The National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine, announced today the election of 70 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting.  Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.  This is the inaugural annual meeting as the National Academy of Medicine and the 45th year since the establishment of the Institute of Medicine.

“Our newly elected members represent the brightest, most influential, and passionate people in health, science, and medicine in our nation and internationally,” said NAM President Victor J. Dzau.  “They are at the top of their fields and are committed to service.  The expertise they bring to the organization will help us respond to today’s most pressing health-related challenges and inform the future of health, science, and medicine.  It is my privilege to welcome these distinguished individuals to the National Academy of Medicine.”

New members are elected by current active members through a selective process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.  A diversity of talent among NAM’s membership is assured by its Articles of Organization, which stipulate that at least one-quarter of the membership is selected from fields outside the health professions — for example, from such fields as law, engineering, social sciences, and the humanities.  The newly elected members raise NAM’s total active membership to 1,826 and the number of international members to 137.

Established originally as the Institute of Medicine in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine addresses critical issues in health, science, medicine, and related policy and inspires positive actions across sectors.  NAM works alongside the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering to provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions.  The Academies also encourage education and research, recognize outstanding contributions to knowledge, and increase public understanding in matters of science, engineering, and medicine.  With their election, members make a commitment to volunteer their service in the Academies’ activities.

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Newly elected regular members of the National Academy of Medicine are:

Evan Dale Abel, M.B.B.S., D.Phil, John B. Stokes Chair in Diabetes Research, and director, Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City

Christopher P. Austin, M.D., director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Howard Bauchner, M.D., professor of pediatrics and public health, Boston University School of Medicine (on leave); and editor-in-chief, Journal of the American Medical Association, American Medical Association, Chicago

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Ph.D., M.D., M.A.S., professor of medicine, epidemiology, and biostatistics and Lee Goldman, M.D., Endowed Chair in Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Andrew B. Bindman, M.D., professor of medicine, epidemiology, and biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco

Diane Feickert Birt, Ph.D., distinguished professor emeritus, department of food science and human nutrition, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Human Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames

Rena Bizios, Ph.D., Peter T. Flawn Professor, department of biomedical engineering, University of Texas, San Antonio

Linda Burnes Bolton, Dr.P.H., R.N., FAAN, vice president and chief nurse executive, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

Otis Webb Brawley, M.D., M.A.C.P., FASCO, FACE, professor of hematology, medical oncology, medicine, and epidemiology, Emory University; and chief medical officer, American Cancer Society, Atlanta

Serdar E. Bulun, M.D., J.J. Sciarra Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and chair, department of obstetrics and gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, and Prentice Women’s Hospital, Chicago

Atul Butte, M.D., Ph.D., director, Institute for Computational Health Sciences; executive director, Clinical Informatics for UC Health Sciences and Services; and professor of pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco

Joseph D. Buxbaum, Ph.D., professor and vice chair for research, department of psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City

Mario R. Capecchi, Ph.D., distinguished professor, department of human genetics and biology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City

Glenn M. Chertow, M.D., M.P.H., Norman S. Coplon/Satellite Healthcare Professor of Medicine and chief, division of nephrology, department of medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.

Kathleen R. Cho, M.D., Peter A. Ward Professor of Pathology, department of pathology, and vice chair for academic affairs, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor

Benjamin K. Chu, M.D., M.P.H., executive vice president and group president, Southern California and Georgia, Kaiser Permanente, Pasadena, Calif.

Sarah Cleaveland, VetMB, Ph.D., professor of comparative epidemiology, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health, and Comparative Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary, and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

Tejal A. Desai, Ph.D., professor and chair, department of bioengineering and therapeutic sciences, School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Richard DiMarchi, Ph.D., distinguished professor of chemical biology, department of chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington

Dennis E. Discher, Ph.D., Robert D. Bent Professor, chemical and biomolecular engineering, bioengineering, and mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Kenneth A. Dodge, Ph.D., William McDougall Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Ronald Stanton Duman, Ph.D., Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry, department of psychiatry and neurobiology; and director, Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut Mental Health Center, New Haven

James C. Eisenach, M.D., Frank M. James III Professor, anesthesiology and physiology and pharmacology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Napoleone Ferrara, M.D., distinguished professor of pathology and ophthalomology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

Julie A. Freischlag, M.D., dean, School of Medicine, and vice chancellor for human health sciences, University of California, Davis

Amato J. Giaccia, Ph.D., Jack, Lulu, and Sam Willson Professor of Cancer Biology, department of radiation oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.

Melissa Lynn Gilliam, M.D., M.P.H., dean for diversity and inclusion, and professor, department of obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics, The University of Chicago, Chicago

Gary Gilliland, M.D., Ph.D., president and director, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle

Christopher K. Glass, M.D., Ph.D., professor of cellular and molecular medicine, professor of medicine, and Ben and Wanda Hildyard Chair in Hereditary Diseases, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

Michael R. Green, M.D., Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and director, Cancer Center, and professor and chair, department of molecular, cell, and cancer biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester

Murat Günel, M.D., Nixdorff-German Professor and chairman, department of neurosurgery, and professor of neurobiology and genetics, Yale School of Medicine; and chief, department of neurosurgery, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Robert A. Harrington, M.D., Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor and chair, department of medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Sean Hennessy, Pharm.D., Ph.D., professor of epidemiology and of systems pharmacology and translational therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Friedhelm Hildebrandt, M.D., Warren E. Grupe Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; and chief, division of nephrology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston

Frank Hu, M.D., Ph.D., professor, departments of nutrition and epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; and professor of medicine, Channing Division of Network Medicine, department of medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston

Anna Huttenlocher, M.D., Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, departments of pediatrics, medical microbiology, and immunology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison

Frances E. Jensen, M.D., FACP, professor and chair, department of neurology, and co-director, Penn Medicine Translational Neuroscience Center, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Ned H. Kalin, M.D., Hedberg Professor and chairman, department of psychiatry, and director, HealthEmotions Research Institute, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute and Clinics, Madison

Beth Y. Karlan, M.D., professor, obstetrics and gynecology; director, Women’s Cancer Program, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute; and director, division of gynecologic oncology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

Arthur Kaufman, M.D., vice chancellor for community health and distinguished professor of family and community medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Kenneth W. Kinzler, Ph.D., professor of oncology; director, Ludwig Center; and associate director of basic research, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Keith Paul Klugman, M.D., Ph.D., director for pneumonia, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle; emeritus William H. Foege Professor of Global Health, Emory University, Atlanta; and honorary professor, University of the Witwatersrand Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, Johannesburg, South Africa

Walter J. Koroshetz, M.D., director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., A. Lorris Betz Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, department of radiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Kung-Yee Liang, Ph.D., president and professor, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

Roberto Malinow, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurosciences and neurobiology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

Laurie Kay McCauley, D.D.S., Ph.D., William K. and Mary Ann Najjar Professor and dean, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

David A. McCormick, Ph.D., Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neurobiology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

David Owen Meltzer, M.D., Ph.D., chief, Section of Hospital Medicine, and professor, department of medicine, department of economics, and Harris School of Public Policy, The University of Chicago, Chicago

Joan W. Miller, M.D., FARVO, Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology and chair, department of ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School; and chief of ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Vincent Mor, Ph.D., Florence Pirce Grant University Professor, department of health services, policy, and practice, Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, R.I.

James A. Morone, Ph.D., John Hazen White Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, department of political science, Brown University, Providence, R.I.

Vasant Narasimhan, M.D., M.P.P., global head of development, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Basel, Switzerland

Robert W. Neumar, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair, department of emergency medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor

Laura Elizabeth Niklason, M.D., Ph.D., professor and vice chair of anesthesia and biomedical engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Elizabeth Odilile Ofili, M.D., M.P.H., FACC, senior associate dean for clinical and translational research, professor of medicine, and director, Clinical Research Center, Morehouse School of Medicine; senior co-principal investigator, Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute; and principal investigator, RCMI Translational Research Network, Atlanta

Nikola P. Pavletich, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair, structural biology program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City

Jonathan Brian Perlin, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.H.A., M.A.C.P., FACMI, president, clinical services, and chief medical officer, Hospital Corporation of America; clinical professor of medicine and biomedical informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.; and adjunct professor of health administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

Kenneth S. Ramos, M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.B., associate vice president for precision health sciences and professor of medicine, division of pulmonary, allergy, critical care, and sleep medicine, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson

Bonnie W. Ramsey, M.D., director, Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Seattle Children’s Research Institute; and endowed professor and vice chair for research, department of pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Valerie F. Reyna, Ph.D., director, Human Neuroscience Institute; co-director, Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research; co-director, Cornell Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility; and professor of human development, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Alexander Rudensky, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and chairman, immunology program, and director, Ludwig Center for Cancer Immunotherapy, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City

Richard H. Scheller, Ph.D., chief scientific officer, 23andMe Inc., Mountain View, Calif.

Susan E. Skochelak, M.D., M.P.H., professor emeritus, family medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; and group vice president for medical education, American Medical Association, Chicago

Douglas O. Staiger, Ph.D., John French Professor in Economics, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.

Kevin Struhl, Ph.D., David Wesley Gaiser Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Marita G. Titler, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Rhetaugh G. Dumas Endowed Chair, and chair, department of systems, populations, and leadership, University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor

Richard Leo Wahl, M.D., Elizabeth E. Mallinckrodt Professor, chair of radiology, and director, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Alan Reed Weil, J.D., M.P.P., editor-in-chief, Health Affairs; and vice president for public policy, Project Hope, Bethesda, Md.

John Whyte, M.D., Ph.D., director, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute; and professor, rehabilitation medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Elkins Park, Pa.

Newly elected international members are:

Sudhir Anand, D.Phil., professor of economics, University of Oxford, United Kingdom; and adjunct professor of global health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston

Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor and senior attending physician, St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, The Rockefeller University, New York City

Josep Dalmau, M.D., Ph.D., ICREA Research Professor, Institut d’Investigacions Biomediques, August Pi Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Sally C. Davies, FRS, FMedSci, chief medical officer (England) and chief medical advisor to U.K. government, Department of Health, London, United Kingdom

Fastone Mathew Goma, M.B.Ch.B., M.Sc., Ph.D., dean, University of Zambia School of Medicine, Lusaka, Zambia

Edvard Ingjald Moser, Ph.D., director, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

May-Britt Moser, Ph.D., co-director, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, and director, Centre for Neural Computation, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Nahum Sonenberg, Ph.D., James McGill Professor, department of biochemistry and Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Chorh-Chuan Tan, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., president and professor of medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Shinya Yamanaka, M.D., Ph.D., senior investigator and L.K.Whittier Foundation Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease; professor of anatomy, University of California, San Francisco; and director and professor, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University, Japan

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