Deborah Veis, MD, PhD has been accepted for active membership in the Association of American Physicians (AAP). The AAP is an honorary medical society founded in 1885 by the Canadian physician Sir William Osler and six other distinguished physicians of his era for “the advancement of scientific and practical medicine.” Election to the AAP is an honor extended to physicians with outstanding credentials in basic or translational biomedical research and is limited to 70 persons per year. The AAP seeks to promote professional and social interactions among biomedical scientists, the dissemination of information related to biomedical science and teaching, the recognition of outstanding, diverse physician-scientists, and the establishment of role models in medicine and medical science. Veis is the Director of the Washington University Musculoskeletal Research Center (MRC) Histology and Morphology Core, and Associate Director of the Skeletal Disorders Training Program and of the Musculoskeletal Research Center. She also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal JBMR® Plus. Veis’s research focuses on alternative NF-κB signaling, on mitochondrial dynamics in bone cells, and more recently on osteomyelitis, specifically, on the interactions of pathogens such as S. aureus with cells in the bone microenvironment. She will be officially inducted as active member during the AAP annual meeting on April 21-23, in Chicago, IL. We are proud to see her being elected to this prestigious professional organization. Warmest congratulations for this outstanding achievement!