National Academy of Medicine

NAM Member Keith Yamamoto Receives Luminary Award for Work in Precision Medicine

This past week, National Academy of Medicine (NAM) member Keith R. Yamamoto received the Luminary Award from the Precision Medicine World Conference. He receives this prestigious award for his “Conception, Implementation and Advocacy for Precision Medicine.” Dr. Yamamoto h
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NASEM Publications Round-Up: April 2017

Browse all health-related publications released by the National Academies in April 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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NAM Member James Allison Named One of TIME’s Most Influential

Dr. James Allison, who made pivotal insights to treat cancer by training our immune system instead of attacking the tumor directly, has been named to the 2017 TIME 100. Dr. Allison’s work has led to a transformation in cancer research and has significantly improved patient outco
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NAM President Victor Dzau Receives Honorary Degree from the University of South Florida

On April 20, 2017, National Academy of Medicine (NAM) President Victor J. Dzau a distinguished USF degree for his extraordinary leadership in academic medicine, translational research, health care innovation, national health policy and global health. Born in Shanghai and raised in Hon
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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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