WASHINGTON – The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation as the principal corporate partner of the Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards in the United States. The Catalyst Awards are part of the NAM’s Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge, which aims to create a worldwide movement to improve physical, mental, and social well-being for people as they age.

NAM president Victor J. Dzau and Johnson & Johnson Global Head of External Innovation William N. Hait formally signed the agreement in a ceremony held April 16, 2019, at the historic National Academy of Sciences Building.

“Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s commitment to a ‘World Without Disease’ aligns perfectly with the NAM’s goal to extend the human healthspan globally and equitably, and I am grateful for their partnership on this important initiative. With its deep knowledge of the entire spectrum of human health, Johnson & Johnson Innovation is uniquely positioned to help advance the most promising innovations. I am confident that, by joining forces, we can accelerate breakthrough innovations that will transform the field and change the way we think about aging forever,” Dzau said.

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