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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


RWJF Health Policy Fellow Robert Mabry Welcomed to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce


House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) announced on January 8, 2016 the addition of Dr. Robert Mabry, a new Robert Woods Johnson Health Policy Fellow, to the Health Subcommittee. Mabry served as president of the Special Operations Medic ...

January 25, 2016


NAM Members to Receive National Medals of Science, Technology by President Obama


Read President Obama’s remarks at the awards ceremony >> On December 22, 2015, the White House announced this year’s recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation. These medals are the nation̵ ...

January 22, 2016


NAM Gant/ABOG Fellow Named Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals in Louisiana


Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards has named the NAM’s inaugural Norman F. Gant/American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellow, Dr. Rebekah Gee, as his Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals secretary. Previously, Gee served as Louisiana’s Medic ...

January 21, 2016


2015 DC Public Health Case Challenge Results


On October 16, 2015, the National Academy of Medicine and the Institute of Medicine hosted the third annual DC Public Health Case Challenge. The case challenge aims to promote interdisciplinary, problem-based learning around a public health issue  of importanc ...

November 20, 2015


Robert Brent receives 2015 Gustav O. Lienhard Award


The National Academy of Medicine today awarded the Gustav O. Lienhard Award to Robert Brent for his foundational research into environmental risk factors for birth defects and cancer, and for his career-long dedication to free, compassionate counseling for exp ...

October 19, 2015


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