National Academy of Medicine
  • About the National Academy of Medicine

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    The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), established in 1970 under the name Institute of Medicine (IOM), is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and beyond. It serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as adviser to the nation and the international community. Through its domestic and global initiatives, the NAM works to address critical issues in health, medicine, and related policy and inspire positive action across sectors. The NAM collaborates closely with its peer academies and other divisions  within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

    Programs

    In addition to its honorific functions, the NAM administers fellowships, scholarships, and awards; hosts workshops, expert meetings, and symposia; and conducts programs to enrich the broader work of the academies. The NAM also publishes Perspectives, an expert commentary and discussion paper series.

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    Initiatives

    The NAM’s initiatives respond to current and emerging needs in health, medicine, and related policy.

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  • Membership in the National Academy of Medicine

    The NAM has more than 2,000 members elected in recognition of professional achievement and commitment to volunteer service in activities of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (“the National Academies”). The NAM elects no more than 70 regular members and 10 international members annually. For those at the top of their field, NAM membership reflects the height of professional achievement and commitment to service.

    • Election Criteria and Process

      Membership in the National Academy of Medicine is based upon:

      • distinguished professional achievement in a field related to medicine and health;
      • demonstrated and continued involvement with the issues of health care, prevention of disease, education, or research;
      • skills and resources likely to contribute to achieving the Academy’s mission; and
      • willingness to be an active participant in the work of the Academy.

      The NAM Articles of Organization stipulate that at least one-quarter of the membership shall be selected from fields outside the health professions that interface with health and medicine, such as the natural, social, computational and behavioral sciences, as well as law, administration, and engineering.

      The election of individuals to the National Academy of Medicine begins with a confidential nomination by two NAM members who are well acquainted with the candidate’s work. In sponsoring the nomination, the NAM member affirms his or her personal assessment that the candidate meets the NAM’s primary criterion of excellence and outstanding professional achievement in a field relevant to the mission of the NAM. Each year, up to 70 regular members and 10 international members are elected to the NAM by the regular membership body at large. The annual nomination cycle begins on November 1 and closes on February 1. The election takes place in late summer with new members announced in conjunction with the NAM Annual Meeting in October.

    • Class of 2016

      Meet the Class of 2016

      The National Academy of Medicine announced the names of 80 new members, including 10 international members, during its Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, on October 15, 2016. Election to the National Academy of Medicine is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

      “Our newly elected members represent the brightest, most influential, and passionate people in health, science and medicine in our nation and internationally,” said NAM President Victor Dzau. “They are at the top of their fields and are committed to service. The expertise they bring to the organization will help us respond to today’s most pressing health-related challenges and inform the future of health, science, and medicine. It is my privilege to welcome these distinguished individuals to the National Academy of Medicine.”

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      Election to membership in the National Academy of Medicine is based upon:

      • distinguished professional achievement in a field related to medicine and health;
      • demonstrated and continued involvement with the issues of health care, prevention of disease, education, or research;
      • skills and resources likely to contribute to achieving the Academy’s mission; and
      • willingness to be an active participant in the work of the Academy.

      The NAM Articles of Organization stipulate that at least one-quarter of the membership be selected from fields outside the health professions that interface with health and medicine, such as the natural, social, computational and behavioral sciences, as well as law, administration, and engineering.

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      President Victor J. Dzau will welcome members elected in 2016 at the October 2017 NAM Annual Meeting.  These new members include:

      Anissa Abi-Dargham, M.D.
      Professor and Vice Chair of Research
      Department of Psychiatry
      Stony Brook University
      Professor Emerita
      Columbia University

      Anita Allen, JD, Ph.D.
      Vice Provost for Faculty
      Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law
      Professor of Philosophy
      University of Pennsylvania

      Maria J. Alonso, PharmD, Ph.D. (International Member)
      Full Professor
      Research Institute in Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases (CIMUS)
      University of Santiago de Compostela

      Masayuki Amagai, M.D., Ph.D. (International Member)
      Professor and Chair
      Department of Dermatology
      Keio University School of Medicine

      Cheryl Ann Marie Anderson, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.
      Associate Professor
      Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
      University of California, San Diego

      Peter B. Bach, M.D., MAPP
      Director
      Center for Health Policy and Outcomes
      Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
      Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

      Bonnie L. Bassler, Ph.D.
      Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
      Department of Molecular Biology
      Chair and Squibb Professor of Molecular Biology
      Princeton University

      Andrew W. Bazemore, M.D., M.P.H.
      Director, Robert Graham Center for Policy
      Studies in Family Medicine & Primary Care
      American Academy of Family Physicians

      Per-Olof Berggren, Ph.D. (International Member)
      Professor
      Karolinska Institutet
      Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery
      The Rolf Luft Research Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology
      Karolinska University Hospital, Solna

      Karen F. Berman, M.D.
      Chief and Senior Investigator
      Clinical & Translational Neuroscience Branch
      Chief, Section on Integrative Neuroimaging
      Chief, Psychosis and Cognitive Studies Section
      NIMH Intramural Research Program
      National Institutes of Health

      Stefano Bertozzi, M.D., Ph.D.
      Dean
      School of Public Health
      University of California, Berkeley

      Leslie G. Biesecker, M.D.
      Chief & Senior Investigator
      Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch
      National Human Genome Research Institute

      Agnes Binagwaho, M.D., M(Ped), Ph.D. (International Member)
      Professor of the Practice of Global Health Delivery
      University of Global Health Equity
      Senior Lecturer, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
      Harvard Medical School
      Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine
      Dartmouth College

      Antonello Bonci, M.D.
      Scientific Director
      Director, Intramural Research Program
      National Institute on Drug Abuse

      Malcolm K. Brenner, M.A., M.B., B.Chir., Ph.D., FRCP
      Fayez Sarofim Distinguished Service Professor
      Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics and Molecular and Human Genetics
      Founding Director, Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
      Baylor College of Medicine

      L.D. Britt, M.D., M.P.H. D.Sc. (Hon), FACS
      Henry Ford Professor and Edward J. Brickhouse Chairman
      Department of Surgery
      Eastern Virginia Medical School

      Deborah W. Bruner, RN, Ph.D., FAAN
      Robert W. Woodruff Chair in Nursing  and Professor of Nursing and Radiation Oncology
      Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Winship Cancer Institute
      Emory University

      Robert M. Califf, M.D.
      Duke University

      Alicia L. Carriquiry, Ph.D.
      Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences
      Department of Statistics and Sciences
      Iowa State University

      Laura L. Carstensen, Ph.D.
      Professor of Psychology
      Department of Psychology
      Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr Professor, Public Policy
      Stanford University

      Andrea L. Cheville, M.D., MSCE
      Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
      Mayo Clinic

      Anne L. Coleman, M.D., Ph.D.
      The Fran and Ray Stark Professor of Ophthalmology
      Department of Ophthalmology
      Stein Eye Institute
      Professor of Epidemiology
      UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
      University of California, Los Angeles

      Kathleen L. Collins, M.D.
      Professor of Internal Medicine
      Department of Internal Medicine
      University of Michigan

      Roger D. Cone, Ph.D.
      Mary Sue Coleman Director, Life Sciences Institute
      Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
      University of Michigan

      Martha A. Curley, RN, Ph.D., FAAN
      Ellen and Robert Kapito Professor in Nursing Science
      School of Nursing
      Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
      University of Pennsylvania

      Joseph L. DeRisi, Ph.D.
      Professor and Chair
      Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
      Co-President, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub
      University of California, San Francisco

      Francis J. Doyle, III, Ph.D.
      Dean
      School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
      Harvard University

      Karen M. Emmons, Ph.D.
      Professor and Dean for Academic Affairs
      Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

      Elissa S. Epel, Ph.D.
      Professor, Department of Psychiatry
      Director, Aging, Metabolism, & Emotions Center
      Associate Director, Center for Health and Community
      University of California, San Francisco

      Timothy G. Evans, DPhil, M.D.
      Senior Director, Health, Nutrition, and Population
      Global Practice
      The World Bank

      Carol Friedman, Ph.D., FACMI
      Professor of Biomedical Informatics
      Columbia University

      K. Christopher Garcia, Ph.D.
      Professor
      Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, and Structural Biology
      Stanford University School of Medicine

      Patricia J. Garcia, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.  (International Member)
      Minister of Health
      Ministry of Health for Peru

      Carmen García-Peña, M.D., MSc., Ph.D. (International Member)
      Research Director
      National Institute of Geriatrics
      National Institutes of Health (NIH/Mexico)

      Martin Gaynor, Ph.D.
      E.J. Barone Professor of Economics and Health Policy
      H. John Heinz III College
      Carnegie Mellon University

      Maura L. Gillison, M.D., Ph.D.
      Professor of Medicine
      Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology
      The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

      Alison M. Goate, D.Phil.
      Willard T.C. Johnson Research Professor of Neurogenetics
      Director
      Ronald M. Loeb Center for Alzheimer’s Disease
      Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

      Sarah J. Halton, B.A. (International Member)
      Adjunct Professor
      University of Canberra

      Paula T. Hammond, Ph.D.
      David H. Koch Professor of Engineering
      Department Head
      Department of Chemical Engineering
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology

      Stanley L. Hazen, M.D., Ph.D.
      Chair, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
      Lerner Research Institute
      Section Head, Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation
      Cleveland Clinic

      Mukesh K. Jain, M.D.
      Ellery Sedgwick Jr. Chair & Distinguished Scientist
      Chief Scientific Officer, Harrington Discovery Institute
      Chief Scientific Officer, Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute
      Chief Scientific Officer, University Hospitals Health System
      Vice Dean for Medical Sciences, Professor of Medicine
      Case Western Reserve University

      Maria Jasin, Ph.D.
      Member and William E. Snee Chair
      Developmental Biology Program
      Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

      Prabhat Jha, OC, M.D., D.Phil, FCAHS (International Member)
      Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology
      University of Toronto

      Jeffrey Kahn, Ph.D., M.P.H.
      Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director
      Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy
      Berman Institute of Bioethics
      Johns Hopkins University

      Melina R. Kibbe, M.D.
      Zack D. Owens Distinguished Professor and Chair
      Department of Surgery
      Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
      The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

      Allan D. Kirk, M.D., Ph.D., FACS
      David C. Sabiston, Jr. Distiguished Professor and Chairman
      Department of Surgery
      Duke University School of Medicine

      Mark A. Krasnow, M.D., Ph.D.
      Professor of Biochemistry and Howard Hughes
      Medical Institute Investigator
      Department of Biochemistry
      Stanford University School of Medicine

      Francis S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
      Mortimer D. Sackler Professor
      Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology
      Department of Psychiatry
      Weill Cornell Medical College

      T. Jake Liang, M.D.
      Chief of Liver Diseases Branch
      Deputy Director of Translational Research
      National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

      Maureen Lichtveld, M.D., M.P.H.
      Professor and Chair
      Department of Environmental Health Sciences
      Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

      George A. Macones, M.D., M.S.C.E
      Mitchell and Elaine Yanow Professor and Head
      Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
      Washington University School of Medicine

      Kelsey C. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
      Dean, David Geffen School of Medicine
      Professor of Biological Chemistry
      Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
      University of California, Los Angeles

      Donald P. McDonnell, Ph.D.
      Glaxo-Wellcome Professor of MCB and Chairman
      Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
      Professor, Department of Medicine
      Co-Director, Women’s Cancer Program
      Duke Cancer Institute
      Duke University School of Medicine

      Bruce L. Miller, M.D.
      A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished
      Professor in Neurology
      Joint Appointment in Psychiatry
      Director, Memory and Aging Center
      Weill Institute for Neurosciences
      University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

      Samir Mitragotri, Ph.D.
      Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Chair of Systems
      Biology and Bioengineering
      Department of Chemical Engineering
      University of California, Santa Barbara

      Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D.
      President and Dean
      Office of the President and Dean
      Morehouse School of Medicine

      John H. Morrison, Ph.D.
      Director, California National Primate Research Center
      Professor, Department of Neurology
      School of Medicine
      University of California, Davis School of Medicine

      Mark A. Musen, M.D., Ph.D.
      Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics)
      and of Biomedical Data Science
      Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research
      Stanford University School of Medicine

      K.M. Venkat Narayan, M.D., M.Sc.
      Director, Emory Global Diabetes Research Center
      Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health
      Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
      Hubert Department of Global Health
      Rollins School of Public Health
      Emory University

      Kenneth Offit, M.D., M.P.H.
      Member and Vice Chairman, Academic Affairs
      Department of Medicine
      Member, Cancer Biology and Genetics Program
      Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

      James M. Perrin, M.D.
      Professor of Pediatrics
      John C. Robinson Chair in Pediatrics
      MassGeneral Hospital for Children
      Harvard Medical School

      Bernice A. Pescosolido, Ph.D.
      Distinguished Professor
      Department of Sociology
      Indiana University

      Thomas A. Rando, M.D., Ph.D.
      Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
      Director, Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging
      Stanford University School of Medicine

      Lynne D. Richardson, M.D., FACEP
      Professor & System Vice Chair, Emergency Medicine
      Professor of Population Health Science & Policy
      Mount Sinai School of Medicine

      James A. Roth, D.V.M., Ph.D.
      Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professor
      Director, Center for Food Security and Public Health
      Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
      College of Veterinary Medicine
      Iowa State University

      Paul B. Rothman, M.D.
      Dean and CEO
      Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

      James F. Sallis, Ph.D.
      Distinguished Professor and Chief
      Department of Family Medicine and Public Health
      Division of Behavioral Medicine
      University of California, San Diego

      Jane E. Salmon, M.D.
      Professor of Medicine
      Weil Cornell Medicine
      Collette Kean Research Chair
      Hospital for Special Surgery

      Aziz Sancar, M.D., Ph.D.
      Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

      Tadatsugu Taniguchi, Ph.D. (International Member)
      Professor Emeritus and Project Professor
      Department of Molecular Immunology
      Institute of Industrial Science
      Director, Max Planck-University of Tokyo
      Center for Integrative Inflammology
      University of Tokyo

      Hugh Smith Taylor, M.D.
      Anita O’Keeffe Young Professor and Chair
      Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
      Professor Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
      Yale School of Medicine

      Oyewale Tomori, DVM , Ph.D. (International Member)
      The Nigerian Academy of Science

      J. Craig Venter
      Founder, Chairman, CEO
      The J. Craig Venter Institute
      Co-Founder, Executive Chairman
      Human Longevity, Inc.

      Cheryl L. Walker, Ph.D.
      Director, Center for Precision Environmental Health
      Professor, Departments of Molecular & Cell Biology and Medicine
      Baylor College of Medicine

      David R. Walt, Ph.D.
      University Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor
      Department of Chemistry
      Tufts University

      Huntington F. Willard
      President and Director
      Marine Biological Laboratory
      Professor of Human Genetics
      University of Chicago

      Michelle A. Williams, Sc.D.
      Dean of Faculty
      Harvard Chan School of Public Health

      Xiaoliang Sunney Xie, Ph.D.
      Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
      Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
      Harvard University

      Clyde W. Yancy, M.D.
      Magerstadt Professor of Medicine
      Chief of Cardiology
      Vice-Dean of Diversity
      Internal Medicine
      Northwestern University
      Feinberg School of Medicine

      Michael J. Yaszemski, M.D., Ph.D.
      John and Posy Krehbiel Endowed Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
      and Biomedical Engineering
      Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
      Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

    For more information about membership, contact Donna Duncan at dduncan@nas.edu

     

  • NAM Leadership

     

    Victor J. Dzau, M.D., President

    Dzau head shotVictor J. Dzau, M.D.,  is the President of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly the Institute of Medicine (IOM). In addition, he serves as Chair of the Health and Medicine Division Committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He is Chancellor Emeritus and James B. Duke Professor of Medicine at Duke University and the past President and CEO of the Duke University Health System. Previously, Dr. Dzau was the Hersey Professor of Theory and Practice of Medicine and Chairman of Medicine at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as well as Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University.

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      Dr. Dzau has made a significant impact on medicine through his seminal research in cardiovascular medicine and genetics, his pioneering of the discipline of vascular medicine, and his leadership in health care innovation. His important work on the renin angiotensin system (RAS) paved the way for the contemporary understanding of RAS in cardiovascular disease and the development of RAS inhibitors as widely used, lifesaving drugs. Dr. Dzau also pioneered gene therapy for vascular disease, and his recent work on stem cell paracrine mechanisms and the use of microRNA in direct reprogramming provides novel insight into stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.

      In his role as a leader in health care, Dr. Dzau has led efforts in health care innovation. His vision is for academic health sciences centers to lead the transformation of medicine through innovation, translation, and globalization. Leading this vision at Duke, he and his colleagues developed the Duke Translational Medicine Institute, the Duke Global Health Institute, the Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, and the Duke Institute for Health Innovation. These initiatives create a seamless continuum from discovery and translational sciences to clinical care, and they promote transformative innovation in health.

      As one of the world’s preeminent academic health leaders, Dr. Dzau advises governments, corporations, and universities worldwide. He has  been a member of the Council of the IOM and the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as Chair of the NIH Cardiovascular Disease Advisory Committee and the Association of Academic Health Centers. He served on the Governing Board of the Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School and the Board of Health Governors of the World Economic Forum and chaired its Global Agenda Council on Personalized and Precision Medicine. He also served as the Senior Health Policy Advisor to Her Highness Sheikha Moza (Chair of the Qatar Foundation). Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Singapore Health System, the Expert Board of the Imperial College Health Partners, UK, and the International Advisory Board of the Biomedical Science Council of Singapore. In 2011, he led a partnership between Duke University, the World Economic Forum, and McKinsey, and he founded the International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery and currently chairs its Board of Directors.

      Among his honors and recognitions are the Gustav Nylin Medal from the Swedish Royal College of Medicine; the Max Delbruck Medal from Humboldt University, Charité, and the Max Planck Institute; the Commemorative Gold Medal from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich; the Inaugural Hatter Award from the Medical Research Council of South Africa; the Polzer Prize from the European Academy of Sciences and Arts; the Novartis Award for Hypertension Research; the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Heart Association (AHA); and the AHA Research Achievement Award for his contributions to cardiovascular biology and medicine. Recently, he was awarded the Public Service Medal by the President of Singapore. He has received 10 honorary doctorates.

    J. Michael McGinnis, M.D., The Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer

    Michael McGinnis, MD, MA, MPP: Physician, epidemiologist, and active front-line participant for more than four decades in national and international health policy and programs. Now Senior Scholar at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), NAM Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer, and Executive Director of the NAM Leadership Consortium for a Value & Science-Driven Health System. Also an elected Member of the NAM.  

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      In a tenure unusual for political and policy posts, held continuous appointment through the Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton Administrations at HEW/HHS with policy responsibility for disease prevention and health promotion (1977-1995). Other posts: Senior Vice President, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (1999-2005); Chair of the World Bank & European Commission Task Force for Health Reconstruction in Bosnia (1995-6); Visiting Professor of Public Policy, Princeton and Duke (1996-9); Acting Director, HHS Office of Research Integrity (1992-3); Director of the World Health Organization’s smallpox eradication program in Uttar Pradesh, India (1974-5); and Coordinator, U.S.-Eastern European Cooperative Health Programs (1972-4).

      Chair appointments: National committee chairmanships include: National Governors Association Committee on Childhood Obesity (2008-10); Partnership for Prevention Health Professionals Roundtable on Preventive Services (2004-13); NIH State of the Science Panel on Multivitamins in Chronic Disease Prevention (2004-6); IOM Committee on Children’s Food Marketing (2004-5); National Commission Clinical Preventive Service Priorities (1997-2000);  HHS Working Group on Sentinel Objectives for Healthy People 2010 (1996-7);  HHS Nutrition Policy Board (1978‑1995); HEW Secretary’s Task Force on Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (1977‑9); HEW Secretary’s Task Force on Smoking and Health (1977‑9).

      Contributions: Core studies on population health and society’s root causes of illness, injury, and death (e.g. “Actual Causes of Death in the United States” JAMA 270:18, “The Case for More Active Policy Attention to Health Promotion,” Health Affairs, 21:2). Conceived and launched various national health and health care programs and policies, including: the Healthy People program of national goals and objectives; the HHS/USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans; the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force; the Public Health Functions Steering Group and its Ten Essential Services of Public Health; the 1995 Joint Agreement for Health Reconstruction in Bosnia; the RWJF Active Living family of programs; the RWJF Young Epidemiology Scholars Program; the RWJF Health and Society Scholars Program; the ongoing Learning Health System initiative of the NAM; and the NAM/IOM report Vital Signs: Core Metrics for Health and Health Care.

      Personal: Educated at Berkeley (AB), UCLA (MA, MD), and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (MPP); was the commencement speaker at each. Other recognitions include various named lectureships, the federal Distinguished Service Medal, the 1996 National Health Leader of the Year award, and the 2013 national Public Health Hero award. Married since 1978 to Patricia G. McGinnis, GWU Distinguished Professor of Public Administration. They live in Washington DC and have two adult children.

    2017-2018 NAM Council

    The NAM is governed by a Council composed of NAM members elected by the membership.

    Victor J. Dzau, M.D., Chairman

    Margaret Hamburg, M.D., Foreign Secretary

    Jane E. Henney, M.D., Home Secretary

     

    Nancy Andrews, Ph.D., M.D.
    Vice Chancellor and Dean
    Duke University School of Medicine

    Sheila P. Burke, M.P.A., R.N.
    Faculty Research Fellow, Malcolm Weiner Center for Social Policy
    John F. Kennedy School of Government
    Harvard University

    Alta Charo, J.D.
    Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law & Bioethics, School of Law and Department of Medical History and Bioethics
    School of Medicine and Public Health
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Angela Diaz, M.D., M.P.H.
    Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor of Adolescent Health, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Preventive Medicine
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    Mark C. Fishman, M.D.
    Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
    Harvard University

    Linda P. Fried, M.D., M.P.H.
    Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health, Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health
    Columbia University
    Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
    Senior Vice President
    Columbia University Medical Center

    Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
    Investigator, HHMI
    Laboratory Head of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development
    The Rockefeller University

    Lynn R. Goldman, M.D., M.P.H.
    Dean, School of Public Health and Health Services
    Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health
    The George Washington University

    Diane E. Griffin, M.D., Ph.D.
    Distinguished University Service Professor,
    W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Steven E. Hyman, M.D.
    Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
    Director, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research
    Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

    Raynard Kington, M.D., Ph.D.
    President
    Grinnell College

    Story Landis, Ph.D.
    Scientist Emeritus
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

    Gilbert Omenn, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Public Health
    University of Michigan

    Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
    Vice President for Medical Affairs
    University of Maryland
    John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean
    University of Maryland School of Medicine

    Sanford (Sandy) Schwartz, M.D.
    Leon Hess Professor of Medicine, Health Management and Economics, Perelman School of Medicine and Wharton School of Business
    University of Pennsylvania

    Keith R. Yamamoto, Ph.D.
    Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy
    Vice Dean for Research, School of Medicine
    Professor, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology
    University of California, San Francisco

  • Awards and Honors at the National Academy of Medicine

    The NAM presents awards annually to recognize singular individuals in the fields of health, medicine, and science.

    sarnatThe Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health

    The Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations for outstanding achievement in improving mental health.

    lienhardGustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care

    The Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care recognizes outstanding achievement in improving health care services in the United States.

    Member and Staff Awards

    The NAM presents awards annually to members and staff whose service to the mission of the NAM and the National Academies has been especially distinguished.

    The 2017 NAM Member Awards Nomination cycle is now closed.  Awards will be presented on Monday, October 16 in conjunction with the 2017 NAM Annual Meeting.

    mcdermottThe Walsh McDermott Medal

    The Walsh McDermott Medal recognizes an NAM member for distinguished service to the NAM and the Academies over an extended period of time.

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    The Adam Yarmolinsky Medal

    The Adam Yarmolinsky Medal is awarded to an NAM member from a discipline outside the health and medical sciences.

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    The David Rall Medal

    The David Rall Medal is awarded to an NAM member  who has demonstrated particularly distinguished leadership as a chair of a study committee or other activity.

    cecil

    Cecil Award

    The Cecil Award recognizes a current or former staff member for outstanding, sustained contributions to programs or membership activities.

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    The National Academy of Medicine is the premier organization of health and medical professionals in the world. Our members are architects of major scientific breakthroughs, policy leaders in the United States and abroad, exceptional care practitioners, and the brightest minds in academia. Our mission is to improve human health worldwide.

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    Locations

    The Keck Center
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC
    Phone: 202-334-2000

    • Directions

      Map

      By Car from Ronald Reagan National Airport

      1. Exit the airport to George Washington Memorial Parkway NORTH.
      2. Exit to Memorial Bridge.
      3. Bear LEFT after crossing Memorial Bridge into Washington, DC.
      4. Take second LEFT onto Henry Bacon Drive, NW. You must turn LEFT at this point as your route will be blocked by Jersey walls.
      5. Turn RIGHT at the traffic light onto Constitution Avenue, NW.
      6. Turn LEFT onto Sixth Street, NW.
      7. Cross E Steet, NW. and look to your right for the parking entrance immediately before the fire station.

      By Car from Dulles International Airport

      1. Exit the airport to Airport Access Road EAST.
      2. Follow until Access Road merges with Interstate 66 EAST.
      3. Follow I-66 EAST across the Roosevelt Bridge into Washington, DC. After the bridge, I-66 becomes Route 50 EAST/Constitution Avenue, NW.
      4. Turn LEFT onto Sixth St, NW.
      5. Cross E Street, NW. and look to your right for the parking entrance immediately before the fire station.

      By Car from Baltimore/Washington International Airport

      1. Exit the airport to Interstate 195 WEST.
      2. Exit I-195 to MD-295 SOUTH (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) towards Washington, DC.
      3. Follow MD-295 SOUTH to exit for Route 50 WEST to downtown Washington, DC.
      4. Follow Route 50 WEST as it turns into New York Avenue, NE.
      5. Turn LEFT onto Sixth Street, NW.
      6. Cross F Street, NW, and look to your left for the parking entrance immediately after the fire station.

      By Metro’s Red Line

      1. Take Metro’s Red Line to the Judiciary Square station.
      2. Exit the station by following signs to the Building Museum (F Street) exit, between Fourth and Fifth Streets, NW.
      3. Turn LEFT and walk WEST on F Street, NW.
      4. Cross Fith Street, NW, and turn LEFT.
      5. Walk past the fire station parking lot. The next building on your right will be 500 Fifth Street, NW.

      By Metro’s Green or Yellow Line

      1. Take Metro’s Green or Yellow Line to the Gallery Place-Chinatown station.
      2. Exit the station by following signs to Seventh and F Streets/Arena.
      3. Turn LEFT and walk EAST on F Street NW, two blocks past the MCI Center.
      4. Turn RIGHT on to Fifth Street, NW.
      5. Walk past the fire station parking lot. The next building on your right will be 500 Fifth St, NW.

    The National Academy of Sciences Building
    2101 Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC
    Phone: 202-334-2000

    • Directions

      Map

      By Car from Ronald Reagan National Airport

      1. Exit the airport to George Washington Memorial Parkway NORTH. Exit to Memorial Bridge.
      2. Bear LEFT after crossing Memorial Bridge into Washington, DC.
      3. Take second LEFT onto Henry Bacon Drive NW You must turn LEFT at this point as your route will be blocked by Jersey walls.
      4. Turn RIGHT at the traffic light onto Constitution Avenue, NW.
      5. Turn LEFT at second light onto 21st Street, NW.
      6. Parking lot entrance is on left before traffic light at intersection with C Street NW.

      By Car from Dulles International Airport

      1. Exit the airport to Airport Access Road EAST.
      2. Follow until Access Road merges with Interstate 66 EAST.
      3. Follow I-66 EAST across the Roosevelt Bridge into Washington, DC. After the bridge, I-66 becomes Route 50 EAST/Constitution Avenue, NW.
      4. Turn LEFT at fourth light onto 21st Street, NW.
      5. Parking lot entrance is on left before traffic light at intersection with C Street, NW.

      By Car from Baltimore/Washington International Airport

      1. Exit the airport to Interstate 195 WEST.
      2. Exit I-195 to MD-295 SOUTH (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) towards Washington, DC.
      3. Follow MD-295 SOUTH to exit for Route 50 WEST to downtown Washington, DC.
      4. Follow Route 50 WEST as it turns into New York Avenue, NE.
      5. Turn LEFT onto Ninth Street, NW.
      6. Turn RIGHT onto Constitution Avenue, NW.
      7. Turn RIGHT onto 21st Street, NW.
      8. Parking lot entrance is on left before traffic light at intersection with C Street, NW.

      By Metro’s Orange or Blue Line

      1. Take Metro’s Orange or Blue Line to the Foggy Bottom-GWU station.
      2. Turn RIGHT on to 23rd Street, NW, when you exit the station.
      3. Walk SOUTH on 23rd Street, NW, for approximately 7 blocks.
      4. Turn LEFT on to C Street, NW, (after the State Department).
      5. Cross 22nd Street, NW, and enter the NAS building through its rear entrance at 2100 C Street, NW.

    The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
    100 Academy Drive
    Irvine, CA
    Phone: 949-721-2200

    • Directions

      Map

      From the Los Angeles Area

      1. Follow Interstate 405 South to Highway 73 South/SJH Toll Road.
      2. Take Highway 73 approximately 2 miles and EXIT at University Drive.
      3. Turn LEFT on University Drive and continue to California Avenue.
      4. Turn RIGHT on California Avenue, then RIGHT at the first street, Academy. The center’s address is 100 Academy Drive.

      From the San Diego Area

      1. Follow Interstate 5 North to Interstate 405 North.
      2. Take the Jeffrey/University Drive off-ramp and turn LEFT.
      3. Continue on University Drive approximately 3 miles to California Avenue.
      4. Turn LEFT on California Avenue, then RIGHT at the first street, Academy. The center’s address is 100 Academy Drive.

      From the Riverside Area

      1. Take the 91 Freeway West to the 55 Freeway South to Interstate 405 South.
      2. EXIT at Jamboree Road West, toward the coast.
      3. Continue on Jamboree Road to Campus Drive.
      4. Turn LEFT at Campus Drive.
      5. Turn RIGHT on University Drive.
      6. At the second signal, California Avenue, turn LEFT.
      7. Turn RIGHT at the first street, Academy. The center’s address is 100 Academy Drive.

    The J. Erik Jonsson Conference Center
    314 Quissett Avenue
    Woods Hole, MA
    Phone: 508-548-3760

    • Directions

       Map

      Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis, MA, is the local public airport serving the Falmouth/Woods Hole area, a distance of approximately 25 miles. Several airlines operate regularly scheduled air shuttle services from Boston and New York to Hyannis. Major airports serving the New England/Cape Cod area are:

      Logan Airport in Boston, MA
      T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rl
      LaGuardia Airport in New York, NY

      The Center operates a shuttle service (mini-van) which can assist in transporting meeting participants from their hotels to the Center. Arrangements should be made in advance with the receptionist at the Center or by calling the Center at least one half-hour prior to desired time of pickup. Groups transporting large numbers of participants may need to hire the services of a local bus company. Bus transportation to the Falmouth/Woods Hole area is provided by Bonanza Bus Lines, Inc. Car rental agencies operate at each airport location. Driving time from Boston or Providence is approximately 1.5 hours and from New York City is approximately 5 hours.

      From New York City

      1. Follow I-95 North through Connecticut and Rhode Island to Providence, Rl.
      2. Follow instructions below from Providence.

      From Providence, RI

      1. Take I-95 North to Providence
      2. Take Exit 20 to Interstate 195 East Providence/Cape Cod.
      3. In Fall River, follow 195E New Bedford/Cape Cod.
      4. In Wareham take exit 22A/25 East – Cape Cod/The Islands
      5. Follow signs to Bourne Bridge – Falmouth/The Islands
      6. Take South 28 Falmouth/Martha’s Vineyard
      7. Follow sign for 28 South – Falmouth/Woods Hole

      From Boston, MA

      1. Take Southeast Expressway to MA 3
      2. Take US6 to Sagamore
      3. Follow US6 to Buzzards Bay, over Bourne Bridge
      4. Go south on 28 to Falmouth/Woods Hole

      To the Jonsson Center

      1. Entering Falmouth, follow signs toward Woods Hole
      2. At the second traffic signal on Woods Hole Road turn right on Quissett Harbor Road
      3. Proceed one block.
      4. Turn left on Quissett Avenue
      5. The Center entrance is located on the right, approximately 3/4 of a mile, and is identified by a large gray sign board.

      Parking

      Parking is free and space is usually plentiful. Participants are requested to park in the designated areas only and not on the lawn, driveways or in delivery entrances. Please observe all ONE WAY and NO PARKING signs.