The International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) is a nonprofit federation of physiological societies founded in 1953 and the only organization representing the physiological sciences worldwide. To publicize the important contributions of physiologists to science and health, the IUPS Academy of Physiology was established in 2021. In June, this now announced the first list of honorary members and fellows. Prof. Dr. Ingrid Fleming was one of only two Germans elected as a Fellow. The Fellowship honors researchers who have made extraordinary contributions to the physiological sciences, in the form of original discoveries, sustained excellent contributions to science, or who have otherwise rendered outstanding service to physiology.