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Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 NAM Cecil Awards!

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Cecil Awards. The Cecil Awards recognize staff from throughout the National Academies who have manifested superb skill and commitment in furthering the mission of the NAM  ...

October 12, 2018

NAM Special Publication Outlines Use of Procurement Requirements to Drive Interoperability in Health Care

While health care has made great strides in recent years with the proliferation of electronic health records (EHRs), establishment of regional health information exchanges, and development of data exchange standards and interfaces, interoperability among healt ...

October 12, 2018

NAM International Member wins the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Denis Mukwege, an International Member of the NAM, Class of 2014, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this year “for his efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.” From “As a pediatrician a ...

October 05, 2018

NAM, NAS, and NAE member wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Frances Arnold, a member of all three Academies, shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter. She was awarded the prize for her work in “the directed evolution of enzymes.” From “In ...

October 03, 2018

NAM and NAS Members win Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Tasuku Honjo, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and James P. Allison, member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine, jointly won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their “discovery of can ...

October 01, 2018

Kenneth Wells Receives National Academy of Medicine’s Sarnat Award for Outstanding Achievements in Improving Mental Health

The National Academy of Medicine today announced Kenneth Wells is the recipient of the 2018 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health, for his work developing quality and outcomes approaches to psychiatry and mental health, fostering a gene ...

September 25, 2018

Stuart Altman Receives Lienhard Award From National Academy of Medicine for Leading Health Policy and Services Research in United States

For his pioneering role in national health policy and health services research, the National Academy of Medicine today announced Stuart Altman is the recipient of the 2018 Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care.  The award, which recognizes Al ...

September 25, 2018

National Academies Keck Futures Initiative announces winners of the NAKFI challenge

The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) is pleased to announce the recipients of three $500,000 NAKFI Challenge awards. A 15-year, $40 million dollar program funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation, NAKFI was initiated in 2003 to break down barriers ...

September 05, 2018

2018 Communication Award Winners Announced

‘The Death and Life of the Great Lakes’ Wins Best Book Award From Academies; Crossing the Line Productions and HHMITangled Bank Studios, Science Magazine, ProPublica/NPR Also Take Top Prizes WASHINGTON — The National Academies of Sciences, En ...

August 23, 2018

National Academy of Medicine Launches Action Collaborative to Counter Opioid Epidemic; Public-Private Partnership Will Coordinate Initiatives Across Sectors to Drive Collective Solutions

In recognition of the need for a national coordinated and collective response to the epidemic of opioid addiction in the U.S., the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), in partnership with the Aspen Institute, launched a public-private partnership made up of mor ...

July 31, 2018

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