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NAM Launches Next Phase of Clinician Well-Being Collaborative Focused on Implementation of National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being
The National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience (Clinician Well-Being Collaborative) was created in 2017 to address the national clinician burnout crisis, an ongoing issue which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19...
Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Establishes Endowed NAM Fellowship
The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) has endowed a new National Academy of Medicine (NAM) fellowship to provide early-career anesthesiology scholars with the opportunity to experience and participate in committee, workshop, and roundtable...
International Pandemic Preparedness Secretariat Releases New Report; NAM President Victor Dzau Co-Chairs IPPS Scientific Advisory Group
The independent International Pandemic Preparedness Secretariat (IPPS) has released a new report highlighting progress in the 100 Days Mission, an international effort to ensure that safe, effective vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics are available within 100 days...
NAM President Victor Dzau Discusses Critical Link Between Health and Climate at World Economic Forum
On January 18, 2023, National Academy of Medicine (NAM) President Victor J. Dzau spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, about the important link between addressing climate change and improving health outcomes. During the panel session, Putting Health...
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.