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NASEM Presidents Issue Statement on Call for Moratorium on and International Governance Framework for Clinical Uses of Heritable Genome Editing


A commentary published in Nature calls for a moratorium on clinical uses of heritable human genome editing and the establishment of an international governance framework. (We responded to the commentary with a joint letter, which is an abbreviated version of t ...

March 13, 2019


NAM and HKU announce first Fellow in Global Health Leadership


Thanks to the generous donation from Dr. Patrick Poon, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) have established the NAM-HKU Fellowship in Global Health Leadership which aims to provide a two-year training for early- to mid- ...

February 21, 2019


National Academy of Medicine and the University of Hong Kong School of Public Health and the Launch the NAM-HKU Fellowship in Global Health Leadership


The National Academy of Medicine is partnering with the School of Public Health, LKS Faculty of Medicine at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) to offer the NAM-HKU Fellowship in Global Health Leadership. An official announcement ceremony was held on December 1, ...

December 03, 2018


U.S. NAS and NAM Presidents Issue Statement on the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing 


We thank the organizing committee of the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, held this week in Hong Kong, for planning an important and timely conference on a rapidly advancing area of science and medicine. We support the committee’s concludin ...

November 29, 2018


AAAS and NAM Announce 2018 Fellow


J. Michael McGinnis, MD, the Leonard D. Schaffer Executive Officer of the National Academy of Medicine has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members b ...

November 27, 2018


NAM Special Publication Underscores Importance of Health Services Research and Urges Ongoing Federal Support


It is evident that health and health care in the United States is in a period of unprecedented opportunity, accompanied by imposing challenges. The promises are clear. Yet significant unmet challenges remain, and some of them are worsening. A new National Acad ...

November 14, 2018


J. Michael McGinnis to Receive 2018 Fries Prize for Improving Health


ATLANTA — J. Michael McGinnis, MD, MA, MMP, a highly-regarded epidemiologist and health policy expert, will receive the 2018 Fries Prize for Improving Health. McGinnis is being honored for fundamentally transforming our nation’s understanding about how to impr ...

November 12, 2018


National Academy of Medicine Announces Inaugural International Health Policy Fellow


The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) at its annual meeting announced its inaugural International Health Policy Fellow, Roger Chung, Ph.D., M.H.S., assistant professor in the School of Public Health and Primary Care at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUH ...

October 18, 2018


Team from University of Maryland, Baltimore, Wins Grand Prize in 2018 D.C. Public Health Case Challenge


The winners of the sixth 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 importan ...

October 17, 2018


Three Health Professionals Named 2018 National Academy of Medicine Fellows


The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected three outstanding health professionals for NAM Fellowships. The fellows were chosen based on their professional qualifications, reputations as scholars, professional accomplishments, and relevance of current ...

October 15, 2018


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