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National Academy of Medicine to deliver a high-quality report around precision medicine at the World Summit for Health 2016


The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF) launched an annual summit called the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) in 2013. The Summit is aimed to foster and kindle innovation in health policy, health systems, and health ...

April 20, 2016


National Academy of Medicine offers resources for National Healthcare Decisions Day (April 16)


Washington, DC—National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), held every year on April 16, highlights the importance of advance health care decision-making. To mark NHDD this year, the NAM is providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes ...

April 15, 2016


22 Members of the National Academy of Medicine elected to 2015 class of Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors


Washington, DC—Twenty-two members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) will be inducted as Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) on Apr. 15, 2016, as part of the Fifth Annual Conference of the NAI in Washington, D.C. “It was an honor to be in ...

April 07, 2016


21 NAM Members Named in the Top 50 Most Influential Physician Leaders and Executives by Modern Healthcare


This week, Modern Healthcare recognized National Academy of Medicine (NAM) President Victor J. Dzau and 20 other NAM members as the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders. The 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders honors physicians ...

April 05, 2016


Queen of Jordan Attends Meeting of Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally


Amman, Jordan—On March 16, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan attended a meeting of the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Amman, Jordan. This meeting brought toget ...

April 04, 2016


NAM Holds Second i2I Meeting for Health Levers across the Life Course


Washington, DC—On March 4, 2016, the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM’s) i2I program held its second meeting for its Health Levers across the Life Course project. With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, i2I, along  with the Committee on Nation ...

March 21, 2016


NAM President Victor J. Dzau Receives Honorary Degree from the University of Hong Kong


Hong Kong, China—On March 15, 2016, National Academy of Medicine (NAM) President Victor J. Dzau received a Doctor of Science honoris causa degree from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). The ceremony took place at HKU’s 195th Congregation, held at their Loke Ye ...

March 18, 2016


Innovation to Incubation (i2I) of the National Academy of Medicine hosts first meeting for Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: Implementation Planning


Washington, DC—On February 5, 2016, the Innovation to Incubation (i2I) program of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) hosted the first meeting for its Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: Implementation Planning project. This Institu ...

February 24, 2016


Global Scientific Community Commits to Sharing Data on Zika


Leading global health bodies including academic journals, NGOs, research funders and institutes, have committed to sharing data and results relevant to the current Zika crisis and future public health emergencies as rapidly and openly as possible. Organisation ...

February 10, 2016


Appointment of J. Michael McGinnis as Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer of NAM


The National Academy of Medicine has announced the appointment of J. Michael McGinnis as the new Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer. In this role, Dr. McGinnis will serve as the chief operating officer and will be responsible for managing NAM’s progr ...

January 27, 2016


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