National Academy of Medicine

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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National Academy of Sciences Awards NAM member Frances H. Arnold 2017 Sackler Prize in Convergence Research

This year’s Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Covergence Research was awarded to NAM member Frances A. Arnold for her pioneering work on enzymes. Dr. Arnold, currently Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry at Caltech an
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NAM member Chad A. Mirkin receives annual Dickson Prize in Science from Carnegie Mellon University

Last week, Carnegie Mellon University awarded NAM member Chad A. Mirkin this year’s Dickson Prize in Science for his outstanding contributions to the field. Dr. Mirkin is a chemist and a world-renowned nanoscience expert. He is best-known for his development of nanoparticle-base
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NAM member Jennifer Doudna named 2017 Japan Prize Laureate for invention of CRISPR-Cas9

NAM member Jennifer Doudna has been awarded the 2017 Japan Prize for her invention of the CRISPRI-Cas9 technology. She shares the award with her co-inventor Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier. Doudna and Charpentier have shared numerous awards for their work with CRISPR-Cas9. The CRISPR
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NASEM Publications Round-Up: January 2017

Browse all publications released in January 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 presentations and discussions at a workshop, sym
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NAM Member Elaine Fuchs Wins 2017 McEwen Award for Innovation

NAM member Elaine Fuchs, Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor, Robin Chemers Neustein Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development, has been honored with the 2017 McEwen Award for Innovation. The prize, given by the International Society for Stem Cell Research, recognizes original
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Announcing Placements of the 2016-2017 RWJF Health Policy Fellows

The national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows at the NAM is pleased to announce the placements of the 2016-2017 fellows! Daryll C. Dykes, MD, JD, PhD House Committee on Energy and Commerce (Majority)  Elena B. Elkin, PhD, MPA Office of Senator
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