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Daniel H. Geschwind Receives National Academy of Medicine’s Sarnat Prize for Contributions to Understanding of the Genetics of Autism

September 15, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced that Daniel H. Geschwind is the recipient of the 2022 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health for his groundbreaking scientific […]


Mary Naylor Receives Lienhard Award From National Academy of Medicine for Pioneering the Field of Transitional Care

September 15, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine today announced Mary D. Naylor is the recipient of the 2022 Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care for improving the lives of […]


Jeffrey Gordon Receives Inaugural Hamburg Award for Pioneering Contributions to Microbiome Research

September 15, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, is the recipient of the 2022 David and Beatrix Hamburg Award for Advances in Biomedical Research and Clinical […]


NAM Special Publication on the Opportunity Agenda for CMMI’s Work to Catalyze Health System Transformation

September 13, 2022

Since its founding in 2010 as a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) has tested over 50 alternative payment models reaching […]


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

September 1, 2022

WASHINGTON — The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the 2022 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholars. These individuals are early- to mid-career professionals from a wide range […]


Statement from the Presidents of the National Academies on Landmark Legislation

August 17, 2022

In a statement released today, the presidents of the National Academies noted the passage of historic legislation for the future of science, engineering, and medicine in the United States. They […]


NAM Special Publication on Lessons from COVID-19 Identifies Compelling Needs for Health System Transformation

August 10, 2022

To date, in mid-2022, the United States has lost more than a million people to the COVID-19 pandemic. The American people have been real-time witnesses to scores of heroic responses […]


National Academy of Medicine Names Seven NAM Fellows for 2022

August 9, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected seven outstanding health professionals for the class of 2022 NAM Fellowships. The fellows were chosen based on their professional qualifications, reputations as […]


Cheryl Killion Announced as the National Academy of Medicine’s 2022-2023 Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence

July 28, 2022

Cheryl Killion, PhD, MA, MS, RN, FAAN, has been selected as the National Academy of Medicine’s 2022-2023 Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence. Supported for nearly 30 years by the American Academy of […]


NAM Welcomes New Councilors for 2022-2025

July 1, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine is pleased to welcome new members of the NAM Council, the Academy’s governing and oversight body, for 3-year terms effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025: […]


NAM Commends Biden Administration Pledge Initiative to Mobilize Health Care Sector to Decarbonize and Increase Resilience to Climate Change

June 30, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) applauds the Biden Administration on their Climate Pledge initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the health care sector. The NAM joined the pledge […]


Statement from NAM President Victor Dzau and NAS President Marcia McNutt on the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022

National Academy of Medicine president Victor J. Dzau and National Academy of Sciences president Marcia McNutt issued a statement today on the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read the […]


Six Health Professionals Selected for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Program at the National Academy of Medicine

June 23, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today named the 2022-2023 class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows. Beginning in September, six health professionals will spend […]


New Report from the National Academy of Medicine Provides Paths To Ensure Aging, Intergenerational Societies are Poised to Thrive by 2050

June 3, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine today released the Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity (Global Roadmap), its first consensus study. The report provides multi-sector recommendations for countries and societies around the […]


Three NAM Members included in the 2022 Kavli Prize Laureates

June 1, 2022

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters today announced the 2022 Kavli Prize Laureates in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. Eleven scientists from five countries are honored for […]


Statement by NAM President Victor J. Dzau in Response to Multiple Mass Shootings in May 2022

May 31, 2022

I am saddened and outraged by the recent unconscionable acts of firearm violence in Uvalde, Buffalo, and Laguna Woods. I last made a statement about firearm violence in March 2018, […]


NAM Provides Opportunity for Public to Inform National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being

May 20, 2022

Given the current shortage and burnout crisis faced by the health workforce, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience is working urgently to deliver […]


NAM to Deliver National Plan to Strengthen Health Workforce Well-Being and Restore the Health of the Nation

April 28, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience is working urgently to develop a National Plan for health workforce well-being. The draft plan will be […]


More Than 110 Organizations Join the National Academy of Medicine in Addressing Climate Change

April 22, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced today that more than 110 organizations around the world have joined the NAM in declaring their commitment to mitigate climate change and protect […]


NAM Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic Releases Patient-Centered Chronic Pain Journey Map

April 20, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM)’s Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic (Opioid Collaborative) announced the release of a new, interactive resource—called the Chronic Pain Journey Map—that visually […]



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