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Jamison & Kendler receive 2015 Sarnat Prize


The National Academy of Medicine today awarded the 2015 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to Kay Redfield Jamison and Kenneth Kendler — the first time two separate nominees are receiving the award. Kay Redfield Jamison, Dalio ...

October 19, 2015


2015 Anniversary Fellows Announced


The National Academy of Medicine has selected five outstanding health professionals for the class of 2015 NAM Anniversary Fellows. Chosen from excellent groups of nominees, they were selected based on their professional qualifications, reputations as scholars, ...

October 19, 2015


NAM Elects 80 New Members


The National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine, announced today the election of 70 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting.  Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of h ...

October 19, 2015


Leshner, Samet, and Scrimshaw Honored for Outstanding Service


The NAM honored members Alan Leshner, Jonathan M. Samet, and Susan C. Scrimshaw for their outstanding service at the NAM/IOM Anniversary Celebration Gala on October 18 in Washington, DC. Leshner received the Walsh McDermott Medal, awarded to an NAM member for ...

October 19, 2015


National Governors Association & NAM cohost state health care retreats


Leadership Gathering Focuses on Health Care Transformation Governors play a critical role in health care transformation and are leading innovative efforts to improve the quality of health care while reducing its cost. At the forefront of those efforts are broa ...

October 05, 2015


Announcing October 5 Information-Gathering Session for Human Gene Editing Initiative


To inform a committee that is planning an international summit on human gene editing, taking place this December in Washington, DC, the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine are holding a meeting on Oct. 5 to provide the committee with ...

September 25, 2015


International Summit on Human Gene Editing December 1-3, 2015


The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Royal Society (the science academy of the U.K.) are joining the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the U.S. National Academy of Medicine (NAM) in co-hosting an international summit on human gene editing to ...

September 14, 2015


NAM member Chad A. Mirkin wins prestigious prize in convergence research


Chad A. Mirkin is the inaugural recipient of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Convergence Research, the National Academy of Sciences announced today. A professor at Northwestern University and the director of its International Institute for Nanotechnol ...

September 11, 2015


2015 NAKFI Communication Award Winners Announced


The recipients of the 2015 Communication Awards were announced today by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Supported by the W.M. Keck Foundation since 2003 as part of the Keck Futures Initiative, these prestigious awards — eac ...

September 09, 2015


NEJM Perspective — Creating a Global Health Risk Framework


NAM President Victor J. Dzau, chair of the International Oversight Group of the Global Health Risk Framework, and Judith Rodin, vice-chair, have authored a new Perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine: …the Ebola outbreak has had catastrophic h ...

August 05, 2015


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