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The National Academy of Medicine’s Perspectives platform extends the National Academies’ convening and advising functions by providing a venue for leading health, medical, science, and policy experts to reflect on issues and opportunities important to the advancement of health, health care, and biomedical science. Perspectives are individually-authored papers that do not reflect consensus positions of the NAM, the National Academies, or the authors’ organizations. They are not reports of the National Academies.
Perspectives come in two forms: commentaries, or brief, op-ed-style opinion pieces; and discussion papers, lengthier peer-reviewed articles that present research, summarize literature, report on field activities, or consider approaches to progress. Authors are not paid, and submissions must be invited by the NAM.
Perspectives are intended to advance the field by spotlighting innovative ideas; sharing information, expertise, and best practices; and promoting dialogue and collaboration among stakeholders. They are frequently cited in media; referenced in academic publications; used as background documents for meetings; adopted in course materials or organizational toolkits; and used as position statements by stakeholder groups, among other outcomes. They are the #1 driver of traffic to NAM.edu.
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Recent advances in cell biology and genetic engineering have changed the way we think about medicine. Indeed, we are witnessing a potential shift from the traditional paradigm of health care to one with greater focus on the possibility of regenerative and cu ...
Authors: Rachel Haddock, Sheng Lin-Gibson, Nadya Lumelsky, Richard McFarland, Krishnendu Roy, Krishanu Saha, Jiwen Zhang, and Claudia Zylberberg
June 23, 2017
As a result of the recommendations from the report Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation (IOM and NRC, 2015), a group of representatives from national organizations came together in a series of meetings in 2016 to ...
Authors: Deborah Adams, Laura A. Bornfreund, Jennifer E. Carinci, Lori Connors-Tadros, Lynette M. Fraga, Amanda B. Guarino, Winona Hao, Bill Hudson, Rose M. Kor, Sarah LeMoine, Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat, Jana Martella, Deborah S. Mathias, Caitlin McLean, Cheryl Polk, Philip S. Rogers, Tonja Rucker, Susan D. Russell, Aaliyah A. Samuel, Carolyn Stevens, Teri N. Talan, Valora Washington, and Vilma Williams
June 19, 2017
Case Study to Bridge the Divide: Upskilling Virginia’s Early Childhood Educators Over the past 18 months, the Commonwealth of Virginia worked to fully understand and begin solving some of the issues surrounding improved educational opportunities for ea ...
Authors: Kathy Glazer, Sara Miller, Christine Schull, Mark Ginsberg, Holly Coy, and Bridget Hamre
June 19, 2017
The current state of diversity within the United States medical workforce does not reflect representative numbers of the Black male population. Research data continues to reveal continuing trends in the areas of discrimination, incarceration, health disparitie ...
Authors: Cato Laurencin and Marsha Murray
June 12, 2017
Standardized Screening for Health-Related Social Needs in Clinical Settings: The Accountable Health Communities Screening Tool
The impacts of unmet health-related social needs, such as homelessness, inconsistent access to food, and exposure to violence on health and health care utilization, are well-established. Growing evidence indicates that addressing these and other needs can help ...
Authors: Alexander Billioux, Katherine Verlander, Susan Anthony, and Dawn Alley
May 30, 2017
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