Lipsitt named to AAAS Council
Lewis P. Lipsitt, professor emeritus of psychology, medical science, and human development, has been elected to the Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for the years 2012-2015. He will begin his duties at the annual AAAS meeting in Boston, Feb. 14-18, 2013. On the Brown faculty since 1957 and founder in 1967 of Brown’s Child Study Center (now the Center for the Study of Human Development, Lipsitt is the current president of the New England Psychological Association and was cited in 2012 by the American Humane Association for career-long work on behalf of the well-being of children. Still active in child development research and continuing work on his study of sudden infant death syndrome, Lipsitt is a contributor of op-ed pieces to the Providence Journal, his latest appearing Dec. 10, 2012, on the psychological implications in and lessons from the revelations by Gen. David Petraeus.