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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 to the disease, death, inequity, and economic strife unleashed by the virus, but have also experienced the consequences of poor pandemic preparedness and the consequences […]


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 scholars, professional accomplishments, and the relevance of their current field expertise to the work of the NAM and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and […]


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 Nursing (AAN), the American Nurses Association (ANA), and the American Nurses Foundation (ANF), the Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence is a year-long immersion experience for a nurse […]


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: Marshall H. Chin, MD, PhD, Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics, Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago (term ends in 2023) José J. […]


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 and reaffirmed its commitment to mobilize and support organizations across the health sector in setting and meeting decarbonization goals through the work of its Action […]


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 full statement>>


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 a year in Washington, D.C., working on health-related legislative and regulatory issues with members of Congress and the executive branch. The fellows were chosen in […]


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 world to establish critical systems needed to support health and meaningful engagement in all aspects of life for people at all stages of life. With […]


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 their research that has transformed our understanding of the big, the small and the complex. Three of the Laureates in the Neuroscience category are NAM […]


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, following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, that took the lives of 14 children and 3 adults. I remember having […]


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 a National Plan for health workforce well-being, and today released a draft plan for public input. The National Plan intends to provide a roadmap to […]


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 released in May 2022 for public input and builds on almost six years of collective work among 200 Clinician Well-Being Collaborative members and network organizations. […]


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 human health, well-being, and equity. This expansion of the NAM’s Action Collaborative on Decarbonizing the U.S. Health Sector (Climate Collaborative) network was announced as the […]


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 illustrates the experiences of individuals living with chronic pain as they navigate treatment and care systems. To inform the development of the Journey Map, the […]


NAM Statement on the Importance of Ensuring a Systems-Based Approach to Patient Safety and Quality

April 19, 2022

The recent case of a former nurse who was found guilty of negligent homicide after the death of a patient due to a medication error prompts the need to underscore the recommendations from To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System. A core finding of To Err is Human is that medical errors are most often caused by failures […]


New National Academy of Medicine Consensus Study Launched on Improving Cross-Sectoral, Coordinated, and Equitable Governance of Emerging Technologies in Health and Medicine

April 15, 2022

An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has been convened to develop a cross-sectoral governance framework for considering the potential benefits and risks that emerging science, technology, and innovation in health and medicine can bring to society. The framework will translate key ethics principles into the […]


Statement by NAM President Victor Dzau on Responding to the Health Crisis In and Around Ukraine

March 15, 2022

I have been watching with increasing sadness and alarm as health care facilities come under fire during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with devastating impacts on patients, civilians, and frontline workers. Earlier this week, the World Health Organization confirmed at least 31 such attacks, including the shelling of a children’s and maternity hospital. Many facilities are […]


The National Academy of Medicine Remembers Sandra H. Matthews

February 24, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine remembers Sandra H. Matthews, a beloved colleague and friend, on the occasion of her passing on February 16, 2022. Mrs. Matthews supported three presidents throughout her tenure at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in addition to contributing her guidance and wisdom to many other projects. Mrs. Matthews notably chaired the […]


NAM & WHO Encourage Digital Platforms to Apply Global Principles for Identifying Credible Sources of Health Information

February 24, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are encouraging social media companies and other digital platforms to apply global principles for identifying credible sources of health information in their channels. The principles, originally published in a 2021 NAM paper, were validated by an international group of public health experts convened […]


Statement by NAM President Victor J. Dzau on the Passing of Paul Farmer

February 22, 2022

It was with deep personal sadness that I learned of Paul Farmer’s unexpected death on February 21, 2022, in Rwanda. Paul and I have been close friends and colleagues ever since he was a faculty member in the department of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the 1990s. His passion to serve the poor […]



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