Patricia Silveyra, Ph.D., is the only member selected to serve a second term for the prestigious cohort.
Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B) associate professor Patricia Silveyra is among 22 young professionals named by The National Academies to its 2021–2023 New Voices in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine cohort. Having served as co-chair of New Voices from 2018–2020, Silveyra is the only inaugural member who was selected for inclusion in the group’s second term.
“I am excited to be part of this group of talented scholars,” Silveyra says. “Our combined expertise, connections, and ideas will be a powerhouse to help address national and global challenges. I am honored to represent Indiana University as New Voices co-chair.”
Silveyra was chosen for a second term from a pool of nearly 300 applicants with a broad base of expertise, including academic, business, government, and non-profit disciplines. During their time in the cohort, members work with an interdisciplinary team of leaders to advance scientific objectives defined by the group.
“Dr. Silveyra’s selection to this cohort reflects the recognition from the nation’s leading scientists, engineers, and medical professionals,” says Dr. Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, chair of IUSPH-B’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, “that the health of our species depends on our stewardship of the environment and that Dr. Silveyra’s expertise is critical to this future.”
"Dr. Patricia Silveyra is indeed one of the rising stars of our school, our university, and all of science,” adds IUSPH-B Dean David Allison. “Her acumen matches her generosity of spirit and enthusiasm for helping others. She typifies the best of who we are."
Dr. Claire Pomeroy, president of the Lasker Foundation and a member of the IUSPH-B Dean’s Alliance, agrees. “Dr. Silveyra’s appointment to this important group positions her to further expand her national role in advancing science,” Pomeroy says. “She epitomizes the inspiring power of diverse thought and expertise at Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington.”
According to The National Academies, the New Voices program was created in 2018 “to bring diverse perspectives from early-career U.S. leaders to important dialogues around how science, engineering, and medicine are shaping the global future.” Learn more at nationalacademies.org.