D. Wade Clapp has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. He serves as chair of the department of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Clapp, the Richard L. Schreiner Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, is a neonatologist and physician-in-chief at IU Health Riley Hospital for Children. Clapp runs an active lab at IU School of Medicine, producing internationally acclaimed research and receiving grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). According to the academy, Clapp was elected as a member for work that has led to fundamental new insights into the pathogenesis of neurofibromatosis and improved lives for children and adults with this disorder. In addition, Clapp’s creation of robust career development programs for trainees and faculty to become leaders themselves was highlighted by the group.

After earning his medical degree and completing residency at IU School of Medicine, Clapp was a fellow in neonatology and experimental hematology at Case Western Reserve University before returning to IU as a faculty member, starting his lab in 1991. He has served as chair of the Department of Pediatrics since 2009.

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