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New Report from Global Future Council on Longevity

October 28, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC (October 28, 2020) – A new report from the Global Future Council on Longevity presents opportunities to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on older people. The council, which was convened to inform and drive action and impact by engaging stakeholders to address issues around COVID-19 and the ability of older persons […]


NAM Announces Recipients of the 2020 Cecil Awards

October 21, 2020

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Cecil Awards. The Cecil Awards recognize staff from throughout the National Academies who have manifested superb skill and commitment in furthering the mission of the NAM — to improve health for all by advancing science, accelerating health equity, and providing […]


National Academy of Medicine Elects 100 New Members

October 19, 2020

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the election of 90 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. “This distinguished […]


NAM Awards First-Ever Presidential Citation for Exemplary Leadership to Anthony Fauci

October 19, 2020

Today during the 50th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), president Victor J. Dzau presented the Academy’s first-ever Presidential Citation for Exemplary Leadership to Anthony S. Fauci, NAM member and director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID): “In recognition of extraordinary service and outstanding contributions to biomedical science, […]


National Academy of Medicine Honors Three Members for Outstanding Service

October 19, 2020

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) honored three members today at its annual meeting for their outstanding service. The honorees are David Relman, Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor in Medicine and professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford University; David Eaton, dean and vice provost emeritus of the Graduate School of the University […]


National Academy of Medicine Launches Scholars Program in Diagnostic Excellence

October 15, 2020

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the launch of the NAM Scholars in Diagnostic Excellence program with funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. This new program, in partnership with the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), will support up to 10 scholars in a one-year, part-time remote experience to enhance the […]


More than 150 Innovators Awarded in Inaugural Round of Global Competition Seeking Solutions to Improve Healthy Longevity

October 15, 2020

More Than $7.7 Million in Prizes Awarded   The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), together with seven global collaborators representing nearly 50 countries and territories, today announced the winners of the inaugural round of Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards. The awards are part of the Healthy Longevity Global Competition, a multiyear, multimillion-dollar international competition seeking breakthrough […]



National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau, MD, to Co-Chair New Initiative to Address Brain Health

October 12, 2020

(WASHINGTON, DC – October 12, 2020) – Globally, mental illness is the leading cause of disability; it affects approximately 1 billion people and has annual costs of about $3 trillion. Unfortunately, significant investment has not been made to address barriers to care or to improve the fragmented and disjointed treatment system. To address these issues […]


NAM Member Jennifer A. Doudna Receives Nobel Prize in Chemistry

October 7, 2020

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet announced today that they have awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for their work on the development of a method for genome editing. Doudna is a dual member of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences. […]


NAM member Harvey J. Alter Receives Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

October 5, 2020

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet announced today that they have awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice for their contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis, a major global health problem that causes cirrhosis and liver cancer in people around the […]


National Academies Release Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine

October 2, 2020

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today released a consensus study recommending a four-phase framework to inform national and local guidelines for equitable COVID-19 vaccine allocation. Phase 1a, or the “jumpstart phase” of the framework includes front-line health care workers and first responders. Phase 1b includes people of all ages with 2 or […]


NAS and NAM Presidents Alarmed By Political Interference in Science Amid Pandemic

September 24, 2020

As advisers to the nation on all matters of science, medicine, and public health, we are compelled to underscore the value of science-based decision-making at all levels of government.  Our nation is at a critical time in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic with important decisions ahead of us, especially concerning the efficacy and safety […]


Anthony Fauci Receives 2020 Lienhard Award; Stephen Hinshaw Receives 2020 Sarnat Prize

September 15, 2020

That National Academy of Medicine is pleased to announce that Anthony S. Fauci is the recipient of the 2020 Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care and that Stephen P. Hinshaw is the recipient of the 2020 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health.   Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement […]


Three New NAM Fellows Announced for 2020

September 9, 2020

The National Academy of Medicine has named the class of health professionals who will be NAM Fellows for 2020. These fellows were chosen based on their professional achievements and professional accomplishments and will work on National Academies initiatives with other researchers, policy experts, and clinicians across the United States during their two-year fellowships. They will […]


New Report on Heritable Human Genome Editing Released

September 3, 2020

The National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Society released a new report, Heritable Human Genome Editing, on September 3, 2020. Clinical use of heritable genome editing should not be considered until it’s established that precise genomic changes can be made reliably without introducing undesired changes — a criterion not […]


Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Report Delayed to Incorporate Information on COVID-19’s Impact on the Nursing Field

July 21, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC (July 21, 2020) – In order to incorporate information on the various ways the COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted the field of nursing, the release of the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 report has been delayed. The report is now expected to be released in Spring 2021. In June, the report committee updated the […]


NAM and HKU Announce Second Fellow in Global Health Leadership

June 29, 2020

From 120 applications received from 43 places of origins across six continents, Dr Kai Ning Cheong is named the 2nd NAM-HKU Fellow in Global Health Leadership.   Born in Singapore, Dr Cheong was educated and trained in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom in multiple medical fields with diverse work experiences in both the developing […]


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

June 11, 2020

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today named the 2020-2021 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 […]


Victor Dzau Announces Collaboration with European Union’s Malaria Fund

June 9, 2020

On Wednesday, June 3, NAM president Victor J Dzau spoke at the Online Launch Ceremony to establish the European Union’s Malaria Fund, a public-private partnership between the European Union, international organizations, corporations, and organized civic society. The fund will support the translation and development of promising projects related to malaria. It is a financing initiative […]



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