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National Academy of Medicine Announces 10 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the 2019 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholars. These individuals are early- to mid-career professionals from a wide range of health-related fields, from microbiology and surgery to sociology an ...

May 23, 2019

New International Commission Launched on Clinical Use of Heritable Human Genome Editing

An international commission has been convened by the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Society of the U.K., with the participation of science and medical academies around the world, to develop a framework f ...

May 22, 2019

NAM President Victor J. Dzau Receives Honorary Degree from Western University

On May 17, 2019, Victor J. Dzau received an honorary degree from Western University Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He was among nineteen distinguished individuals to receive honorary degrees when Western University hosted its 313th Convocation th ...

May 17, 2019

New Report Calls for Policies and Practices to Promote Positive Adolescent Development and Close the Opportunity Gap

The changes in brain structure and connectivity that occur between the ages of 10 and 25 present adolescents with unique opportunities for positive, life-shaping development, and for recovering from past adversity, says a new report from the National Academies ...

May 16, 2019

NAM President Victor Dzau Gives Keynote Address at Commencement for the University of Texas Southwestern

Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine gave the keynote address at Commencement exercises for the Medical School of the University of Texas Southwestern on May 7, 2019. He spoke about the changing landscape of health and medicine and th ...

May 08, 2019

More Than 100 Organizations Join the National Academy of Medicine in Countering the Opioid Epidemic

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced today that more than 100 organizations across the U.S. — including community organizations, hospital and medical systems, academia, nonprofits, and health professional societies — have joined NAM in declaring th ...

April 30, 2019

NAM President Victor J. Dzau named Honorary Citizen of Singapore, the Country’s Highest Honor

Victor J. Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine, has been named an Honorary Citizen of Singapore for his valuable contributions to the country. Singaporean President Halimah Yacob conferred the award on Professor Dzau and Professor Sir John OR ...

April 26, 2019

Remembering David A. Hamburg, IOM President 1975-1980

The National Academy of Medicine notes with sadness the passing of David A. Hamburg on April 21, 2019. David served as president of the Institute of Medicine from 1975 to 1980. His death is a tremendous loss for the NAM and the National Academies. As president ...

April 23, 2019

NAM Announces Collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation in the Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge

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 Award ...

April 16, 2019

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

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