UC Irvine pathology and pharmacology professor Dr. Sandor Szabo has been elected to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious learned societies. A Hungarian national, Szabo was made an international member of the medical sciences section. In a career of more than 30 years, he has made key research discoveries on gastrointestinal ulcers and methods to heal them, and he helped create the first animal models for the study of ulcers in the small intestine. Szabo also serves as chief of staff and chief of diagnostic & molecular medicine at Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Long Beach.