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 2017

      Meet the Class of 2017

      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 16, 2017. 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 2017 at the October 2018 NAM Annual Meeting.  These new members include:

       

      Mark E. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
      William Osler Professor of Medicine and Director
      Department of Medicine
      Physician in Chief
      Johns Hopkins Hospital
      Johns Hopkins University

       

      Scott A. Armstrong, M.D., Ph.D.
      Chairman
      Department of Pediatric Oncology
      Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
      Associate Chief
      Division of Hematology/Oncology
      David G. Nathan Professor of Pediatrics
      Boston Children’s Hospital

      Amy F. Arnsten, Ph.D.
      Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology
      and the Yale Child Study Center
      Department of Neuroscience
      Yale University School of Medicine

       

      Cornelia I. Bargmann, Ph.D.
      Torsten N. Wiesel Professor
      The Rockefeller University
      President of Science, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

       

       

      Mary T. Bassett, M.D., M.P.H.
      Commissioner
      New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

       

       

      Samuel F. Berkovic, M.D.  (International Member)
      Laureate Professor and Director of the Epilepsy Research Center
      Department of Medicine
      University of Melbourne

       

       

      Christopher N. Bowman, Ph.D.
      James and Catherine Patten Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor
      Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
      Materials Science and Engineering Program, BioFrontiers Institute
      Clinical Professor of Restorative Dentistry
      School of Dental Medicine
      University of Colorado Boulder

       

      Elizabeth H. Bradley, Ph.D.
      President
      Professor, Department of Science, Technology, and Society,
      and Political Science
      Vassar College

       

       

      Robert F. Breiman, M.D.
      Director, Emory Global Health Institute
      Emory University

       

       

       

      Melinda B. Buntin, Ph.D.
      Professor and Chair
      Department of Health Policy
      Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

       

       

      Carrie L. Byington, M.D.
      Dean of Medicine
      Senior Vice President
      Health Science Center
      Vice Chancellor for Health Services
      Texas A&M University

       

      Neil S. Calman, M.D., M.M.S.
      President and Chief Executive Officer
      Institute for Family Health
      Professor and System Chair
      Alfred and Gail Engelberg Department of Family
      Medicine and Community
      Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

      Xuetao Cao, M.D., Ph.D. (International Member)
      President, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
      Peking Union Medical College

       

       

       

      Anne C. Case, Ph.D.
      Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
      Department of Economics and Woodrow Wilson School
      Princeton University

       

       

      Arup K. Chakraborty, Ph.D.
      Director
      Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
      Robert T. Haslam Professor
      Departments. of Chemical Engineering, Physics and Chemistry
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology

       

      Howard Y. Chang, M.D., Ph.D.
      Professor of Dermatology
      Director, Center for Personal Dynamic Regulomes Dermatology
      Stanford University School of Medicine
      Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Genomics
      Stanford University

       

      Wendy W. Chapman, Ph.D.
      Professor and Chair
      Department of Biomedical Informatics
      University of Utah

       

       

      Tina L. Cheng, M.D., M.P.H.
      Director, Department of Pediatrics
      Given Foundation Professor of Pediatrics
      Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
      Professor of Population, Family and Reproductive Health
      Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
      Pediatrician-in-Chief, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
      The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center

      Marshall H. Chin, M.D., M.P.H.
      Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics
      Department of Medicine
      The University of Chicago

       

       

      Lewis A. Chodosh, M.D., Ph.D.
      Professor and Chair
      Department of Cancer Biology
      Professor of Medicine and Associate Director for Basic Science
      Abramson Cancer Center
      Co-Director, 2-PREVENT Translational Center of Excellence
      University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

       

      Christos Coutifaris, M.D., Ph.D.
      The Celso Ramon Garcia Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
      Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
      University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

       

       

      Benjamin F. Cravatt, III, Ph.D.
      Professor and Chair
      Department of Chemical Physiology
      The Scripps Research Institute

       

       

      Mark J. Daly, Ph.D.
      Chief
      Analytical and Translational Genetics Unit
      Massachusetts General Hospital

       

       

      Alan D. D’Andrea, M.D.
      Fuller-American Cancer Society Professor
      Department of Medical Oncology
      Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
      Harvard Medical School

       

      Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.
      William James and Vilas Distinguished
      Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
      Founder and Director
      Center for Healthy Minds
      University of Wisconsin-Madison

       

      Joshua C. Denny, M.D., M.S.
      Professor of Biomedical Informatics & Medicine
      Department of Biomedical Informatics
      Director, Center for Precision Medicine
      Vice President for Personalized Medicine
      Vanderbilt University Medical Center

       

      Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
      Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Health and
      Natl Coordinator for Health Information Technology
      Department of Health and Human Services

       

       

      Sharon M. Donovan, Ph.D., R.D.
      Professor and Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair in Diet and Health
      Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition
      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

       

       

      Mark R. Dybul, M.D.
      Professor of Medicine
      Georgetown University Medical Center

       

       

      Evan E. Eichler, Ph.D.
      Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
      Professor
      Department of Genome Sciences
      University of Washington

       

      Serpil Erzurum, M.D.
      Chair
      Lerner Research Institute
      Cleveland Clinic

       

       

      Jeremy J. Farrar, M.B.B.S., D.Phil. (International Member)
      Director
      Wellcome Trust

      Alain Fischer, M.D., Ph.D. (International Member)
      Professor at Collège de France
      Institut Imagine
      Professor
      Hospital Necker-Enfants maladies

       

       

      Mona N. Fouad, M.D., M.P.H.
      Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
      Director and Professor, Division of Preventive Medicine
      Minority Health and Health Disparities Rsch Center
      School of Medicine
      University of Alabama at Birmingham

       

      Gerard E. Francisco, M.D.
      Distinguished Teaching Professor
      Chairman and Prof., Phys Med and Rehabilitation
      University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School
      The University of Texas System

      Rebekah E. Gee, M.D., M.P.H., FACOG
      Secretary
      Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

       

       

       

      Christine Grady, R.N., Ph.D.
      Chief, Department of Bioethics
      National Institutes of Health

       

       

      Rachel Green, Ph.D.
      Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute;
      Professor and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
      Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
      Department of Biology
      Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

       

      Michael E. Greenberg, Ph.D.
      Nathan Marsh Pusey Professor of Neurobiology and Chair
      Department of Neurobiology
      Harvard Medical School

      Felicia Hill-Briggs, M.D.
      Professor of Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
      Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
      Professor of Health, Behavior and Society
      Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
      Professor of Acute and Chronic Care
      Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

      Chanita Hughes Halbert, Ph.D.
      Professor, Endowed Chair, Associate Dean
      Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
      Hollings Cancer Center, College of Medicine
      Medical University of South Carolina

      Scott J. Hultgren, Ph.D.
      Director of the Center for Women’s Infectious Disease Research
      Department of Molecular Microbiology
      Washington University School of Medicine

       

       

      Yasmin L. Hurd, Ph.D.
      Ward Coleman Chair of Translational Neuroscience
      Director, Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai
      Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
      Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

       

      Nicholas P. Jewell, Ph.D.
      Professor
      School of Public Health & Department of Statistics
      University of California, Berkeley

       

       

       

      V. Craig Jordan, OBE, Ph.D, D.Sc., FMedSci, FAA
      Dallas/Ft Worth Professor of Cancer Research
      Professor of Breast Medical Oncology
      Professor of Molecular and Cellular Oncology
      The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

       

      Eve A. Kerr, M.D., M.P.H.
      Newburgh Research Professor of Internal Medicine
      Director, VA Center for Clinical Management Research
      VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

       

       

      George F. Koob, Ph.D.
      Director
      National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

       

       

       

      Gabriel P. Krestin, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, FRCR (International Member) 
      Professor and Chairman
      Department of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
      Erasmus University Rotterdam

       

       

      Paul P. Lee, M.D., J.D.
      F. Bruce Fralick Professor and Chair
      Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
      University of Michigan Medical School

       

       

      Allan I. Levey, M.D., Ph.D.
      Professor and Chair
      Department of Neurology
      Emory University School of Medicine

       

       

      Charles M. Lieber, Ph.D.
      Joshua and Beth Friedman University Professor
      Chair, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
      Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science
      Harvard University

       

      Daniel H. Lowenstein, M.D.
      Robert B. and Ellinor Aird Professor of Neurology
      Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
      University of California, San Francisco

       

       

      Lynne E. Maquat, Ph.D.
      J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and Professor
      Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and Director
      Center for RNA Biology
      School of Medicine and Dentistry
      Chair, University of Rochester Graduate Women in Science
      University of Rochester

      Gerald E. Markowitz, Ph.D.
      University Distinguished Professor of History
      John Jay College and City
      University Graduate Center
      City University of New York

       

       

      John R. Mascola, M.D.
      Director, Vaccine Research Center
      National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

       

       

      Bongani M. Mayosi, B.Med.Sci., M.B., Ch.B., D.Phi (International Member)
      Professor
      Faculty of Health Sciences
      University of Cape Town

      Tirin Moore, Ph.D.
      Professor
      Department of Neurobiology
      Stanford University School of Medicine

       

       

      Robin P. Newhouse, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN
      Distinguished Professor and Dean
      Indiana University School of Nursing

       

       

      M. Kariuki Njenga, Ph.D.
      Professor of Epidemiology and Virology
      Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health
      and WSU Global Health-Kenya
      Washington State University

       

      Gbenga Ogedegbe, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
      Center for Health & Behavior Population Health
      Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Network Academic Planning
      New York University Langone Medical Center

       

       

      Rebecca Onie, J.D.
      New Initiative (Sigma Prime)
      Health Leads

       

       

      Maria A. Oquendo, M.D., Ph.D.
      Ruth Meltzer Professor and Chair
      Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
      American Psychiatric Association, Immediate Past President
      International Academy of Suicide Research, President

       

      Michael S. Parmacek, M.D.
      Frank Wister Thomas Professor of Medicine
      Chair, Department of Medicine
      University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

       

       

      Ramon E. Parsons, M.D., Ph.D.
      Director, Tisch Cancer Institute
      Professor and Chairman
      Department of Oncological Sciences
      Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

       

      Scott L. Pomeroy, M.D., Ph.D.
      Bronson Crothers Professor of Neurology
      Harvard Medical School
      Chairman, Department of Neurology
      Boston Children’s Hospital

       

      Martin G. Pomper, M.D., Ph.D.
      Henry N. Wagner, Jr. Professor of Radiology
      Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science
      Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

       

       

      Rita Redberg, M.D., M.Sc.
      Professor of Medicine
      Department of Cardiology
      University of California, San Francisco

       

       

      Lesley Regan, M.D., D.Sc., FRCOG  (International Member)
      President
      Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

      Therese S. Richmond, Ph.D., CRNP, FAAN
      Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing
      Associate Dean for Research & Innovation
      University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing

       

      Dorothy E. Roberts, J.D.
      George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology
      Raymond Pace & Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights
      Professor of Africana Studies
      University of Pennsylvania

       

      John H. Sampson, M.D., Ph.D., M.H.Sc., M.B.A.
      Robert H. and Gloria Wilkins Professor of Neurosurgery
      Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
      Duke University Medical Center

       

       

      Robert F. Siliciano, M.D., Ph.D.
      Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
      Professor of Medicine
      Department of Medicine
      Johns Hopkins University

       

      Leif I. Solberg, M.D.
      Senior Research Investigator
      Senior Advisor
      Health Partners Institute

       

       

      Soumya Swaminathan, M.D. (International Member)
      Deputy Director-General (Programs)
      World Health Organization

       

       

      Viviane Tabar, M.D.
      Member and Vice Chair
      Department of Neurosurgery
      Director, Multidisciplinary Skull Base and Pituitary Center
      Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

       

      Masayo Takahashi, M.D., Ph.D. (International Member)
      Project Leader
      Laboratory for Retinal Regeneration
      RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology

      Suzanne L. Topalian, M.D.
      Professor, Department of Surgery and Oncology
      Associate Director
      Bloomberg-Kimmel Inst for Cancer Immunotherapy
      Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

       

      Nicholas J. White, KCMG, OBE, D.Sc., M.D., FRCP (International Member)
      Professor
      Mahidol Oxford Research Unit
      Faculty of Tropical Medicine
      Mahidol University

       

       

      Flaura K. Winston, M.D., Ph.D.
      Distinguished Chair, Department of Pediatrics
      Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
      Professor of Pediatrics
      Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

       

      Donald M. Yealy, M.D.
      Professor & Chair
      Department of Emergency Medicine
      University of Pittsburgh

       

       

       

    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.  2017 awards were presented on Monday, October 16, 2017 in conjunction with the 2017 NAM Annual Meeting.

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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.