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More Than 150 Innovators Awarded in Global Competition Seeking Solutions with the Aim to Improve Healthy Longevity

September 22, 2021

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), together with eight global collaborators representing over 50 countries and territories, today announced the awardees of the 2021 Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards. These awards are part of the Healthy Longevity Global Competition, a multiyear, multistage, and multimillion-dollar international competition seeking potential breakthrough innovations aiming to extend human health and […]


Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Receives Lienhard Award; Spero M. Manson Receives Sarnat Prize

September 15, 2021

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Receives Lienhard Award From National Academy of Medicine for Leadership to Improve the Health of All Americans   The National Academy of Medicine today announced Risa Lavizzo-Mourey is the recipient of the 2021 Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care for her unwavering efforts to improve the health of all Americans by […]


New Discussion Paper Urges Health Care Quality and Safety Initiatives to Center Health Equity

September 15, 2021

A new individually authored discussion paper in NAM Perspectives — the digital periodical of the National Academy of Medicine — published September 15, 2021 identifies health equity as the area of most urgent and cross-cutting concern for health care quality organizations and outlines a proposed agenda for centering equity in efforts moving forward. On the […]


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

September 14, 2021

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the 2021 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholars. These individuals are early- to mid-career professionals from a wide range of health-related fields, from emergency medicine and health economics to biomedical engineering and research and public health policy. The scholars are an essential part of a major […]


National Academy of Medicine Names Five NAM Fellows for 2021

August 5, 2021

The National Academy of Medicine has selected five outstanding health professionals for the class of 2021 NAM Fellowships. The fellows were chosen based on their professional qualifications and accomplishments, reputations as scholars, and the relevance of their current field expertise to the work of the NAM and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. […]


Expert Papers from the NAM Identify Lessons Learned and Compelling Needs for Quality, Safety, and Standards Organizations and Biomedical Research after COVID-19

July 26, 2021

In response to the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the American health system, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has convened experts in 9 sectors of health, health care, and biomedical research to review how each sector responded to COVID-19, identify challenges encountered in combating the pandemic, and outline what opportunities exist to reinforce, revitalize, […]


Discussion Paper Offers Guidance on Identifying Credible Sources of Health Information in Social Media

July 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — A new individually authored discussion paper in NAM Perspectives — the digital periodical of the National Academy of Medicine — outlines principles and attributes that social media platforms can use to identify potentially credible sources of health information online.  In order to enhance the accessibility of trustworthy health information on its platform, earlier […]


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

July 20, 2021

Today, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) named the 2021-2022 class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows. The six health professionals joining the fellowship program will come to Washington, D.C. this September to spend a year working on health-related legislative and regulatory issues with members of Congress and the executive […]


17th Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Rachel L. Levine, Joins National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic as Co-Chair

July 20, 2021

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is pleased to welcome U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel L. Levine as a co-chair of the Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic, alongside Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine, Jonathan Perlin, President of Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer at HCA Healthcare, and Ruth […]


G20 High Level Independent Panel Releases Report on Financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response

July 9, 2021

The National Academy of Medicine and the Wellcome Trust serve as Administrative Secretariat for a G20 High Level Executive Panel that today released a report titled A Global Deal for Our Pandemic Age. NAM President Victor J. Dzau served as advisor to the panel, whose report finds that “the world remains very poorly equipped to […]


NAM Member Cato Laurencin to Receive Prestigious Spingarn Medal from NAACP

July 6, 2021

Cato T. Laurencin, member of the NAM, NAS, and NAE, will receive the Spingarn Medal during the NAACP’s 112th Annual Convention, recognizing his work in tissue regeneration, biomaterials science, nanotechnology, and regenerative engineering, a field he founded. The Spingarn Medal “is awarded for the highest or noblest achievement by a living African American during the […]


Victor Dzau & National Academies Presidents Call For Allowing Scientific Evidence Determine the Origin of SARS-CoV-2

June 15, 2021

National Academy of Medicine president Victor J. Dzau, National Academy of Sciences president Marcia McNutt, and National Academy of Engineering president John Anderson issued a statement today on letting scientific evidence determine the origin of SARS-CoV-2. Read the Full Statement


NAM President Victor Dzau Delivers UMD Commencement Address and Receives Honorary Degree from UBC

June 10, 2021

Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine, has been the honored guest at two distinguished commencement ceremonies this academic year. On May 20, 2021, Dzau spoke at the commencement exercises of the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine on how he has dedicated his career to advancing science to improve individual health […]


21st Surgeon General Joins National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience as Co-Chair

June 3, 2021

Following the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) announcement in February 2021 of the extension of its Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience (Clinician Well-Being Collaborative) through 2022, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joins the initiative as the fourth co-chair in its new phase.“As a member of the profession, I want to commend the National […]


Expert Papers from the National Academy of Medicine Identify Lessons Learned and Compelling Needs for Health Care Payers and Clinicians and Professional Societies after COVID-19

May 26, 2021

WASHINGTON – In response to the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the American health system, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has convened experts in 9 sectors of health, health care, and biomedical research to review how each sector responded to COVID-19, identify challenges encountered in combating the pandemic, and outline what opportunities exist to […]


NAM Publishes an Expert Panel Paper on Priority Opportunities for CMMI

May 25, 2021

Washington, DC – An expert panel convened by the National Academy of Medicine’s Leadership Consortium for a Value & Science-Driven Health System has published a communication proposing priority opportunities for CMS’ Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to catalyze progress toward high-quality value-based health and health care. The panel suggests that “CMMI should enhance […]


G20 Scientific Expert Panel, Co-Chaired by NAM President, Identifies Key Recommendations to Address Global Health Crises

May 21, 2021

Today, the Global Health Summit Scientific Expert Panel, established by the G20 and European Commission, co-chaired by NAM president Victor J. Dzau, presented key recommendations and characteristics of effective systems for health threat prevention, preparedness, and response at the Global Health Summit to G20 members, heads of international and regional organizations, and representatives of global […]


National Organizations Share Strategies to Improve Crisis Standards of Care Implementation During Future COVID-19 Surges and Beyond

May 13, 2021

The Best Time to Address Crisis Standards of Care Issues Is Now Although the late winter wave of COVID-19  in the United States seems to have crested, the emergence of variant strains and ongoing questions about immunity and vulnerability leave open the real possibility of additional waves later this year. Meanwhile, there is a growing […]


NAM Publishes Letter Urging the Biden Administration to Immediately Allocate a Portion of U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Supply to Countries in Need

April 13, 2021

Washington, DC — The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has published a letter addressed to Xavier Becerra, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Jeffrey Zients, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, urging the Biden administration to immediately allocate a portion of the U.S. COVID-19 vaccine supply to countries in need. The […]


Expert Papers from the National Academy of Medicine Identify Lessons Learned and Compelling Needs for Public Health and Care Systems after COVID-19

April 7, 2021

In response to the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the American health system, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) convened experts in nine sectors of health, health care, and biomedical research to review how each sector was impacted by COVID-19, identify challenges encountered in combating the pandemic, and outline what opportunities exist to reinforce, revitalize, […]



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