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Five NAM Members Elected to the Academy’s Governing Council

January 23, 2020

Five NAM members have been elected to serve 3-year terms on the Academy’s Governing Council beginning July 1, 2020: Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, Chief Health Officer, Google Health Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH, Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health (elected for a second term) Paula T. […]


NAM Elects Dzau for Second Term as President, Elects Del Rio as Foreign Secretary

January 23, 2020

WASHINGTON — Victor J. Dzau, president of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), has been elected to a second, six-year term, beginning in July. In addition, Carlos del Rio, executive associate dean for Emory University School of Medicine at Grady Health System and professor of global health and epidemiology at Emory Rollins School of Public […]


National Academy of Sciences honors 2 NAM members for major contributions to science

January 22, 2020

The National Academy of Sciences will honor 15 individuals with awards in recognition of their extraordinary scientific achievements in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological, and medical sciences. Two of the fifteen are also members of the National Academy of Medicine: Bert Vogelstein, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Ludwig Center, Lustgarten Laboratory, […]


United States Government Accountability Office Releases Technology Assessment on Artificial Intelligence and Health Care, Including Field Background Content from the National Academy of Medicine

January 22, 2020

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released a new technology assessment titled Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Benefits and Challenges of Machine Learning in Drug Development. The technology assessment is in two parts – the first part was authored by the National Academy of Medicine and presents material excerpted and adapted from the […]


Apply Now for a Healthy Longevity Catalyst Award

January 13, 2020

Starting today, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) will accept applications from researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs from all backgrounds for the NAM Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, February 24 through the website of the American Federation for Aging Research. Individuals and teams residing in the United […]


New Report Offers Framework for Developing Evidence-Based Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Common Medical Conditions, Surgical Procedures

December 19, 2019

For severe acute pain due to surgeries and medical conditions, there is a lack of guidance on the appropriate type, strength, and amount of opioid medication that clinicians should prescribe to patients, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. A standardized process for developing clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) would […]


NAM Special Publication Provides an Overview of the Current State and Future Possibilities of Integrating Artificial Intelligence in to Health Care

December 17, 2019

The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care offers unprecedented opportunities to improve patient and clinical team outcomes, reduce costs, and impact population health. However, it is imperative to balance the need for thoughtful, inclusive health care AI with potential unintended consequences, marketing hype, profit motives, potential user disillusionment, and exacerbation of existing health- […]


One Year After Hong Kong Summit, Developments in Human Genome Editing Underscore Urgency for International Agreement on Standards and Oversight

December 5, 2019

By: Molly Galvin It has been a little over a year since the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong, where scientist He Jiankui (pictured above) announced the birth of twins whose healthy embryonic genomes had been edited to confer resistance to HIV.  The revelation drew condemnation from the summit organizers and much of […]


National Academy of Medicine to Join The Longevity Project as Independent Content Collaborator

November 15, 2019

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) will serve as an independent content collaborator on The Longevity Project, which focuses on driving discussion around the 100-year life and identifying “key policy, product and organizational opportunities of the new era of longevity.” Launching in November 2019, The Longevity Project was founded by Palisades Media Ventures, in concert […]


Young Leaders Illustrate Health Equity in their Lives and Communities in NAM Art Gallery

November 4, 2019

On October 28, 2019, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) hosted a pop-up art exhibition that offers insights from young people, ages 5-26, about how the social determinants of health – factors in the environment where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age – shape their lives and their communities. These factors can and […]


To ensure high quality patient care, the health care system must address clinician burnout tied to work and learning environments, administrative requirements

October 23, 2019

Between one-third and one-half of U.S. clinicians experience burnout and addressing the epidemic requires systemic changes by health care organizations, educational institutions, and all levels of government, says a new report from the National Academy of Medicine. Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being outlines six goals that these stakeholders should pursue to […]


Team From University of Maryland, Baltimore, Wins Grand Prize in 2019 D.C. Public Health Case Challenge

October 22, 2019

The winners of the seventh annual D.C. Public Health Case Challenge were announced at this year’s National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Annual Meeting.  The challenge aims to promote interdisciplinary, problem-based learning around a public health issue of importance to the Washington, D.C., community. The challenge topic was “Reducing Health Disparities in Maternal Mortality by Addressing […]


National Academy of Medicine Elects 100 New Members

October 21, 2019

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the election of 90 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. “These newly […]


National Academy of Medicine Launches Global Competition Seeking Solutions for Improving Healthy Longevity

October 21, 2019

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), in collaboration with eight global organizations representing more than 40 countries and territories, announced today the launch of the Healthy Longevity Global Competition, a multiyear, multimillion-dollar international competition seeking breakthrough innovations to extend human health and function later in life. Dramatic advances in medicine and public health have resulted […]


NAM Announces Recipients of the 2019 Cecil Awards

October 21, 2019

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Cecil Awards. The Cecil Awards recognize staff from throughout the National Academies who have manifested superb skill and commitment in furthering the mission of the NAM — to improve health for all by advancing science, accelerating health equity, and providing independent, […]


National Academy of Medicine Honors Three Members for Outstanding Service

October 21, 2019

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) honored three members today at its annual meeting for their outstanding service. The honorees are Cato Laurencin, University Professor and Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Connecticut; David Savitz, professor of epidemiology, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics at Brown University; […]


NAM Members William Kaelin Jr. and Gregg Semenza receive Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

October 7, 2019

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet announced today that they have awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe, William G. Kaelin, Jr., and Gregg L. Semenza for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability. Kaelin and Semenza are dual members of the National […]


Celebrating Dr. Herbert Kleber

September 30, 2019

  Dr. Herbert David Kleber, M.D. was a pioneer in the field of addiction research and treatment. As a physician working at the federal prison hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, Herb saw addiction not as a moral failing, but as a medical problem he wanted to solve through science. Helping addicts to overcome addiction through research […]


Patricia Gabow Receives Lienhard Award From National Academy of Medicine for Transforming Safety Net Hospital Into Nationally Recognized Health System

September 19, 2019

For her role in transforming a safety net hospital into a national model for high-quality, cost-efficient health care, the National Academy of Medicine today announced Patricia Gabow is the recipient of the 2019 Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care. The award, which recognizes Gabow’s achievements with a medal and $40,000, will be presented […]


Daniel Weinberger Receives National Academy of Medicine’s Sarnat Award for His Pioneering Research on Developmental Origins of Schizophrenia

September 19, 2019

The National Academy of Medicine today announced Daniel Weinberger is the recipient of the 2019 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health, for his fundamental role in elucidating the biological origins and genetic expressions of schizophrenia, and for transforming how clinicians, researchers, and the public understand mental illness. The award, which recognizes Weinberger’s achievements with […]



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