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NAM Member Awarded Sjöberg Prize for Laying the Foundations of a Cancer Vaccine

February 14, 2024

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Sjöberg Foundation announced today that National Academy of Medicine (NAM) member Catherine J. Wu has been awarded the Sjöberg Prize. She was […]


New Aspen Health Strategy Group Report Identifies Strategies for Health Sector to Curb Firearm Injury; NAM President Victor Dzau Participated in Developing Report

February 12, 2024

The nonpartisan Aspen Health Strategy Group (AHSG), an initiative of the Aspen Institute, released a new report that examines the need to reduce firearm injury and proposes opportunities for health […]


NAM President Victor Dzau Attends Climate, Vaccine, Women’s Health Events at the World Economic Forum

February 1, 2024

National Academy of Medicine (NAM) President Victor Dzau recently attended a series of events as part of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos. The conference, held from January […]


100 Days Mission Shares New Report Highlighting Recommendations for Pandemic Preparedness

January 24, 2024

Today the International Pandemic Preparedness Secretariat launched the third annual report on the 100 Days Mission for pandemic preparedness at the Accademia dei Lincei in Rome. The report assesses international […]


Placements of the 2023-2024 RWJF Health Policy Fellows Announced

January 18, 2024

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently announced the placements for the 2022-2023 class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows, including bicameral placements in offices […]


COP28 Shines a Light on Health; NAM President Victor J. Dzau Among Global Leaders Marking First-Ever Health Day at U.N. Climate Change Conference

November 30, 2023

As the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP28, gets underway in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, health topics will take center stage This year’s conference—held November 30–December 12—will host a program […]


NAM Member Named to Lead the National Cancer Institute

November 17, 2023

President Joe Biden has announced his intent to appoint National Academy of Medicine (NAM) member W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, as director of the National Cancer Institute. Elected to the […]


Virtual Hackathon Awards $24K for Innovative Solutions to Prevent and Control STIs

November 15, 2023

The winners of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Virtual HACKATHON: Tech & Media Solutions to Reduce Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) were announced today. The virtual event, held from […]


NAM President Victor J. Dzau Attends Oval Office Signing of Presidential Memorandum Establishing White House Initiative on Women’s Health Research

November 14, 2023

Reflecting the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM’s) commitment to advancing women’s health, NAM president Victor J. Dzau took part in the November 13 Oval Office signing of a Presidential Memorandum […]


Network Focused on Community-Driven Climate Solutions Announces Members and Strategic Partners

November 9, 2023

Today the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) Climate Communities Network (CCN)—a dynamic effort to co-develop and drive local solutions to climate-related health inequities—announced that 18 Members and 11 Strategic Partners […]


NAM Action Collaborative Expands Its Work to Tackle Public Health Challenges of Substance Use and Overdose

October 30, 2023

Building on four years of groundbreaking work, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)’s renamed Action Collaborative on Combatting Substance Use and Opioid Crises will broaden its efforts to advance a […]


Seven NAM Members Receive Presidential Awards

October 24, 2023

Today President Joseph Biden honored seven members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) with the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The medals […]


Statement by NAM President Victor Dzau on Humanitarian Crisis in Israel and Gaza

October 19, 2023

I am watching with sadness and horror as a major humanitarian crisis unfolds in Israel and Gaza nearly two weeks after the appalling terrorist attack by Hamas against Israeli civilians. […]


Team From George Washington University Wins Grand Prize in 2023 D.C. Public Health Case Challenge

October 11, 2023

The winners of the 10th annual D.C. Public Health Case Challenge were announced on Oct. 6, 2023. This year’s challenge topic was “A Public Health Approach to Improve the Health […]


National Academy of Medicine Elects 100 New Members

October 9, 2023

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 […]


National Academy of Medicine Honors Four Members for Outstanding Service

October 8, 2023

At its annual meeting today, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) honored four members for their outstanding service. The honorees are Edward Shortliffe, adjunct professor and chair emeritus, Department of […]


Perlin Family Establishes Endowed Position at the National Academy of Medicine

October 4, 2023

The Jonathan B. Perlin MD and Donna J. Perlin MD Director of NAM Programs has been established at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) through a generous gift from Jonathan […]


Statement on NAM Commitment to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

October 4, 2023

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is fully committed to the reduction of emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases as the single most important step all organizations must take […]


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

October 3, 2023

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the 2023 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholars. These individuals are early- to mid-career professionals from a wide range of health-related […]


Health Organizations and Key Actors Invited to Advance Health Workforce Well-Being Movement by Joining NAM Change Maker Campaign

October 3, 2023

Join 190 Founding Change Makers in Taking Action to Support Health Workers   On the 1-year anniversary of the National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being, the National Academy of Medicine […]



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