National Academy of Medicine

The Kavli Foundation Gives $10.5 Million to the National Academy of Sciences to Establish Fred Kavli Endowment Fund; NAS Auditorium to Be Renamed in Kavli’s Honor

The National Academy of Sciences announced today that it has received a $10.5 million gift from The Kavli Foundation to establish the Fred Kavli Endowment Fund, which honors the late physicist, entrepreneur, innovator, business leader, and philanthropist. To recognize Kavli’s generous
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NAM Member Thomas Insel Honored with Alexander Award in Psychiatry

Dr. Thomas Insel, a distinguished neuroscientist, psychiatrist and leader of the mental health team at the life sciences research organization Verily, will receive this year’s Joan and Stanford Alexander Award in Psychiatry from the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Insel’s career
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NAM Member David Julius Receives 2017 Canada Gairdner International Award for Groundbreaking Pain Research

Last week, the Gairdner Foundation announced Dr. David Julius as its 2017 recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award, one of the most prestigious awards in biomedicine. The Canada Gairdner International Award recognizes outstanding biomedical scientists who have made origina
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Nominate a Health Leader for 2017 Lienhard Award and Sarnat Prize

  About the Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care The Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care recognizes individuals for outstanding achievement in improving health care services in the United States. The award is accompanied by a medal and $40,0
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NAM Member Judy Garber Wins AACR Award for Outstanding Clinical Research Achievement

Last week, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute announced that their director for the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention, Judy E. Garber, MD, MPH, has been honored by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) for outstanding achievement in clinical cancer research. Garber
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NASEM Publications Round-Up: March 2017

Browse all health-related publications released by the National Academies in March 2017 below. To receive updates from the NAM, please subscribe to our mailing list. Reports document the evidence-based consensus of an authoring committee of experts. Proceedings chronicle the presentat
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The National Academies Guide to the 2017 Joint Address to Congress

The President’s Joint Address to Congress focused on topics including immigration, health care, and infrastructure. In keeping with their seven-year tradition of providing resources on the topics in Presidents’ State of the Union addresses, the National Academies has annotated the com
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NASEM Publications Round-Up: February 2017

Browse all health-related publications released by the National Academies in February 2017 below. To receive updates from the NAM, please subscribe to our mailing list. Reports document the evidence-based consensus of an authoring committee of experts. Proceedings chronicle the presen
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NAM member Jeffrey Ravetch receives 2017 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine

NAM member Jeffrey Ravetch has received the 2017 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine for his research related to the functioning of the immune system. Dr. Ravetch has spent his career studying how the immune system protects against invaders and how a dysfunctional immune system attacks t
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With Stringent Oversight, Heritable Germline Editing Clinical Trials Could One Day Be Permitted for Serious Conditions; Non-Heritable Clinical Trials Should Be Limited to Treating or Preventing Disease or Disability at This Time

Clinical trials for genome editing of the human germline – adding, removing, or replacing DNA base pairs in gametes or early embryos – could be permitted in the future, but only for serious conditions under stringent oversight, says a new report from the National Academy of Sciences a
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