The Institute of Medicine Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States will hold its first meeting in Washington, DC, at the Keck Center of the National Academies. The committee will hear from speakers on several subjects that are relevant to the statement of task. More information will be posted closer to the meeting date, including the agenda. Register >>

On March 2, 2016 the Roundtable on Health Literacy of the Institute of Medicine will conduct a workshop on Health Literacy and Precision Medicine: An Important Partnership. The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions of the issues that surround the role of health literacy in the growing field of precision medicine.

While major strides have been made over the past two decades in basic neurosciences, the pace of translation into more effective treatments has eluded the field. Among the many factors contributing to this reality are the standard clinical trial methods that have barely changed, perhaps with the exception of increased use of electronic data acquisition and analysis.