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Oct 2022 17
Time: 8:00 AM


As part of the 2022 Annual Meeting, the NAM hosted a scientific symposium titled, “Revolutionizing the Biomedical and Health Sciences” on October 17, 2022. The event was held both virtually and in person at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC.

In addition, NAM Members hosted Interest Group sessions on the first day of the meeting Sunday, October 16. Interest groups bring together NAM members from a variety of disciplines to engage and convene on the most current topics affecting science, medicine, technology, and health. More information about the Interest Group Meetings can be found below.


Scientific Symposium (Monday, October 17) Program Features:

Keynote Address — 11:20 am – 11:50 am

Mariana Mazzucato, PhD

Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, University College London; Chair, WHO Council on the Economics of Health for All


Panel 1: Disrupting Challenges in the Scientific Enterprise — 11:50 am – 1:00 pm

: Judy Woodruff

Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour


Neil A. Hanchard, MD, DPhil, FACMG

Senior Investigator, Center for Precision Health Research and Head, Childhood Complex Disease Genomics Section, National Human Genome Research Institute

Dietram A. Scheufele, PhD

Taylor-Bascom Chair in Science Communication and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in the Morgridge Institute for Research

Ali Shilatifard, PhD

Robert Francis Furchgott Professor Biochemistry and Pediatrics, and Director, Simpson Querrey Institute for Epigenetics, Northwestern University; Editor, Science Advances

Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD

Professor, Baylor College of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute


Panel 2: Changing the Game: Emergent Sciences and Technology — 2:30 pm – 3:40 pm

: Apoorva Mandavilli

Reporter, The New York Times


Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS

Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the JAMA Network and the Lee Goldman, MD Endowed Chair and Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco

Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD

D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Bradley A. Malin, PhD, FACMI, FIAHSI, FAIMBE

Professor, Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Jay Shendure, MD, PhD

Professor of Genome Sciences, University of Washington; Director, Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine; and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Panel 3: Shaping the Path Forward: From Disruption to Transformation — 3:40 pm – 4:50 pm

: Mariette DiChristina

Professor of the Practice and Dean, College of Communication, Boston University


Sangeeta N. Bhatia, MD, PhD

John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

Elena Viboch, MS, MBA

Partner, General Catalyst

Leslie B. Vosshall, PhD

Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Robin Chemers Neustein Professor and head of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, The Rockefeller University

Keith R. Yamamoto, PhD

Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy, UCSF, Director, UCSF Precision Medicine and Professor, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco


President’s Forum: Transforming the Future: Perspectives from Scientific and Institutional Leaders  — 4:50 pm – 6:15 pm

The 2022 President’s Forum will convene diverse perspectives to examine how institutions—ranging from philanthropy, federal agencies and government, to universities and science journals—should transform and address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the scientific enterprise.


Victor Dzau, MD

President, National Academy of Medicine


Cori Bargmann, PhD

Distinguished Fellow and Head of Science Emerita, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and head of the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior and Torsten N. Wiesel Professor, Rockefeller University

Francis Collins, MD, PhD

Senior Investigator, National Humane Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health and former NIH Director

Alondra Nelson, PhD

Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director for Science and Society, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, PhD, FRS, FRSC, FMedSci

President, Stanford University

Holden Thorp, PhD

Editor-in-Chief, Science


View the speakers’ biographies and conflict-of-interest statements >>

Planning Committee

  • Jeffrey R. Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dean, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Chair)
  • Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, Chief Health Officer, Google
  • Kathleen Hall Jamison, PhD, Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor, Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania and Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center
  • Juanita L. Merchant, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of Gastroenterology; Research Member, Cancer Biology Program, University of Arizona Cancer Center; University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • William W. Stead, MD, McKesson Foundation Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Leslie B. Vosshall, PhD, Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, HHMI; Robin Chemers Neustein Professor, and Head Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, The Rockefeller University
  • Keith R. Yamamoto, PhD, Vice Chancellor of Science Policy and Strategy; Director, UCSF Precision Medicine; and Professor, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, UCSF
  • Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD, Professor, Baylor College of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute


Interest Group Meetings (Sunday, October 16)

Interest Groups allow NAM members from different disciplines to convene on pertinent and interdisciplinary subjects. During the NAM Annual Meeting, each Interest Group organizes and leads a panel of scholars to discuss current and global challenges affecting science, medicine, technology, and health. The Interest Group titles and topics are listed below, with links to videos.

IG01 –  Health Policy and Health Care Systems | Dobbs vs. Jackson’s Womens Health Organization and Its Aftermath
IG02 – Global Health, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology | Global Infectious Threats – Preparing for Pandemics and Other Challenges
IG03 – Neuroscience, Behavior, Brain Function & Disorders | Integrating Studies of Mental Illness Across Humans And Non-Human Primates
IG07 – Maternal & Child Health and Human Development & IG15 – Human Rights, Professional Ethics and the Values of Medicine | Maintaining Reproductive Options: An Evolving Crisis
IG08 – Health of Populations/Health Disparities | Maximizing Impact of Biomedical Innovations on Population Health Equity
IG09 – Education of the Health Care & Science Workforce | Workforce Needs and Innovations To Revolutionize Health Care
IG10 – Biology of Aging/Geriatrics | Biological Mechanisms of Aging: Impact on Health
IG12 – Nutrition, Diabetes, and Obesity | White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health: Update and Driving the Research Agenda
IG13 – Cancer, Stem Cell Biology & Transplantation | Adopting Pandemic Lessons to Cure Other Deadly Diseases
IG16 – Rehabilitation and Human Function | Interdisciplinary Care and Advocacy for People with Long-COVID
IG17 – Primary Care | Structural Racism and Primary Care: How It Manifests and How It Can Be Addressed
IG18 – Health Technology | Promise and Challenges of AI Algorithms in Health
IG19 – Climate Change | Climate Change, Equity, and Health


Introductions and Awards (Sunday, October 16)

In addition to the scientific program, the 2022 NAM Annual Meeting welcomed the 2019, 2020, and 2021 classes of NAM members, as well as the 2022 class of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy FellowsNAM FellowsNAM Scholars in Diagnostic Excellence, Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-ResidenceEmerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholars, and the 2022 International Health Policy Fellow and NAM-HKU Fellow in Global Health Leadership. The Annual Meeting also featured the presentation of the Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care, the Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health, the inaugural David and Beatrix Hamburg Award for Advances in Biomedical Research and Clinical Medicine, the NAM Member Awards, and the NAM Cecil Awards.


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