At the Ordinary General Assembly held on December 3, the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC, in the Portuguese acronym) released the results of the elections to full members, correspondents, employees, and affiliates. The president of Fiocruz, Nísia Trindade Lima, was elected a full member in the Social Sciences category. And researcher Milena Botelho Pereira Soares, from Fiocruz Bahia, was elected a full member in the Biomedical Sciences category.
All elected officials will take office on January 1. Full members, collaborators, and correspondents will receive their diplomas in May 2021, during the ABC Magna Meeting.
Affiliated members have traditionally had their inauguration ceremonies associated with scientific symposia in each region, in order to present their research. In 2020, the events were suspended due to Covid-19. The Board will assess the situation for 2021.
Among the holders, 43% are women; among affiliates, 46.7%. The full list of new members can be accessed here.