David Rall Medal


The David Rall Medal is awarded to a member of the National Academy of Medicine who has demonstrated particularly distinguished leadership as a chair of a study committee or other such activities in a manner that was particularly exemplary, demonstrating a commitment substantially above and beyond the usual expectations of a committee chair.


2019 Recipient

 David Savitz, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pediatrics
Brown University

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For more information, contact Donna Duncan, Membership Officer, at dduncan@nas.edu

Past Recipients - 2018


Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Radiology
Carroll and Milton Petrie Chair
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Past Recipients - 2017


Richard O. Hynes, Ph.D., FRS
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Past Recipients - 2016


Donna E. Shalala, Ph.D.
The Clinton Foundation

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Past Recipients - 2015


Jonathan Samet
Distinguished Professor
Flora L. Thornton Chair
Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California (USC)
USC Institute for Global Health 

Past Recipients - 2014


Richard B. Johnston, Jr., M.D.
Associate Dean for Research Development
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine 

Past Recipients - 2013


Ellen Wright Clayton, J.D., M.D.
Craig Weaver Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Law
Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society
Vanderbilt University 

Past Recipients - 2012


Linda Rosenstock, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Medicine, Health Policy & Management
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Dean Emeritus
University of California, Los Angeles
School of Public Health

Past Recipients - 2011


Virginia A. Stallings, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 

Past Recipients - 2010


Nancy E. Adler, Ph.D.
Professor of Medical Psychology
Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Director, Center for Health and Community
University of California, San Francisco 

Past Recipients - 2009


Bernard Guyer, M.D., M.P.H.
Zanvyl Kreiger Professor of Children’s Health
Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

Past Recipients - 2008


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

Past Recipients - 2007


William C. Richardson, Ph.D.
President Emeritus
Johns Hopkins University
W.K.  Kellogg Foundation 

Past Recipients - 2006


Fitzhugh Mullan, M.D.
Murdock Head Professor of Medicine and Health Policy
Department of Health Policy
The George Washington University

Past Recipients - 2005


Torsten N. Wiesel, M.D.
President Emeritus
The Rockefeller University 

Past Recipients - 2004


Marie C. McCormick, M.D., Sc.D.
Summer and Esther Feldberg Professor of Maternal and Child Health
Harvard School of Public Health

Past Recipients - 2003


Daniel D. Federman, M.D.
Senior Dean for Alumni Relations and Clinical Teaching
Harvard Medical School 

Past Recipients - 2002


Joshua Lederberg, Ph.D.
Sackler Foundation Scholar
The Rockefeller University 

Past Recipients - 2001


Dorothy P. Rice, Sc.D. (Hon)
Professor Emeritus
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Institute for Health & Aging 
University of California, San Francisco 

Past Recipients - 2000


Stuart Bondurant, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Dean Emeritus
School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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