The goal of the Neilson Society is to support the careers of junior PhD and physician scientists on the tenure track as they develop their independent research careers and national reputations.

Neilson Society Structure:

Chair of Medicine: W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD

Vice Chair for Faculty Development: Mark de Caestecker, PhD, MBBS, PhD, FASN

Membership eligibility: Assistant Professors of Medicine on the tenure track including:   

  • all PhD scientists
  • Physician scientists who have transitioned out of the Newman Society

Eric G. Neilson, M.D.
Eric G. Neilson, M.D.

The Neilson Society is named for Eric G. Neilson, MD, Vanderbilt Chair of Medicine from 1998-2010. Dr. Neilson is currently Dean of the Feinberg School of Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs at Northwestern University.