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National Academy of Medicine Names 11 Scholars in Diagnostic Excellence for 2023
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected 11 professionals for the 2023 class of the NAM Scholars in Diagnostic Excellence program. Funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, this collaborative program in partnership with the Council of Medical...
NAM Member Nominated to Lead NIH
President Joseph Biden has nominated National Academy of Medicine member Monica Bertagnolli to serve as director of the National Institutes of Health. A surgical oncologist, cancer researcher, educator, and physician-leader, Bertagnolli is currently director of the...
Victor Dzau delivers Commencement Addresses at Tulane, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Receives Honorary Degree
Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine, has been the honored guest at two distinguished commencement ceremonies this academic year. On May 19, 2023, Dzau spoke at the commencement exercises of Tulane University’s School of Medicine on the...
NAM President Honors AANHPI Heritage Month
In a new video, National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau shares his reflections on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Listen to his remarks below. https://vimeo.com/823043262/22d0f6d2e5?share=copy
Transforming Human Health: Celebrating 50 Years of Discovery and Progress
The past half-century has been an era of astonishing progress for biomedical science, health, and health care in the United States and worldwide. This volume, commissioned to mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine (NAM; formerly the Institute of Medicine [IOM]), tells the story of that progress across five major fields: biomedical science and technology; diseases and conditions; public health; U.S. health care; and global health.
Since the NAM was founded in 1970, the nation and the world have seen multitudes of remarkable “firsts”—including the dawn of targeted gene therapies, the near eradication of polio, revolutionary treatments for cancers and cardiovascular disease, and many more. NAM members were the architects of many of these breakthroughs, alongside countless dedicated scientists, clinicians, educators, and public health leaders worldwide. The milestones chronicled in this volume are a testament to their remarkable work, which has saved and improved innumerable lives.