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Expert Paper from the National Academy of Medicine Identifies Lessons Learned and Compelling Needs to Center Patients, Families, and Communities in the Delivery of Health and Health Care After COVID-19

November 29, 2021

WASHINGTON – An individually-authored discussion paper was published in NAM Perspectives today that focuses on the experience and needs of patients, families, and communities, was published on November 29, 2021. Patients, Families, and Communities COVID-19 Impact Assessment: Lessons Learned and Compelling Needs reviews the impact and implications of COVID-19 on patients, families, and communities, offers […]


Four New Reports from the National Academy of Medicine Focus on How to Prepare for Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Through Lessons Learned from COVID-19

November 17, 2021

The NAM released four reports on applying lessons learned from COVID-19 to prepare for seasonal influenza, as well as the next influenza pandemic. The reports provide recommendations on leveraging COVID-19 vaccine technology for influenza vaccine research and development, bolstering the influenza vaccine supply chain, improving global coordination, and effectively using non-vaccine public health measures, such […]


NAM Releases Special Publication Titled Priorities on the Health Horizon: Informing PCORI’s Strategic Plan

November 9, 2021

To inform the next steps in their organizational strategy, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), enlisted the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) to convene meetings of experts to identify emerging priorities for the future of health care. These priorities were published today in the special publication, Priorities on the Health Horizon: Informing PCORI’s Strategic Plan. […]


Team From Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Wins Grand Prize in 2021 D.C. Public Health Case Challenge

November 3, 2021

The winners of the eighth annual D.C. Public Health Case Challenge were announced on October 29, 2021. The challenge aims to promote interdisciplinary, problem-based learning around a public health issue of importance to the Washington, D.C. community. The challenge topic was “Addressing Infectious Diseases Using a Population Health Approach: Prevention and Control of Bacterial Sexually […]


COP26 Presents Historic Opportunity for a More Sustainable Future, Says Victor Dzau and Presidents of National Academies

October 29, 2021

The reality of the climate change crisis demands an urgent and ambitious global response. The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Scotland presents a historic opportunity to align on emissions reduction targets to prevent unacceptable outcomes. Climate change scientists have warned for decades, with increasing certainty and growing alarm, that […]


National Academy of Medicine Elects 100 New Members

October 18, 2021

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. “It is […]


National Academy of Medicine Announces Creation of David and Beatrix Hamburg Award for Advances in Biomedical Research and Clinical Medicine

October 17, 2021

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has announced the creation of a new award — the David and Beatrix Hamburg Award for Advances in Biomedical Research and Clinical Medicine — to recognize creative and accomplished biomedical scientists who are advancing health and the human condition around the world. Named for David Hamburg, who was president […]


NAM Announces Recipients of the 2021 Cecil Awards

October 17, 2021

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Cecil Awards. The Cecil Awards recognize staff from throughout the National Academies who have demonstrated superb skill and commitment in furthering the mission of the NAM: to improve health for all by advancing science, accelerating health equity, and providing independent, […]


National Academy of Medicine Honors Two Members for Outstanding Service

October 17, 2021

Today at its annual meeting, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) honored two members for their outstanding service — Christine Cassel, visiting professor at the University of California, San Francisco; and Mary Wakefield, visiting distinguished professor at Georgetown University and distinguished fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. “I am delighted to honor these […]


NAM President Victor Dzau Delivers Commencement Address and Receives Honorary Degree from Boston University

October 8, 2021

Victor J. Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine, was the honored guest and commencement speaker at Boston University’s commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020, held on October 3rd, 2021. “I’m here because like so many others, I had to learn how to overcome obstacles in my life’s path. Indeed some of the […]


NAM member David Julius Receives Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

October 4, 2021

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet announced today that they have awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch. Julius is a dual member of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, […]


National Academy of Medicine Releases Video Encouraging Latinx/Latino(a)/Hispanic Americans to Accept the COVID-19 Vaccine

September 28, 2021

Today, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) released a video encouraging Latinx/Latino(a)/Hispanic Americans to get vaccinated for COVID-19. The video, which features 11 Latinx/Latino(a)/Hispanic members of the NAM, highlights the safety and efficacy of the vaccines, reinforces their integral role in bringing families and communities back together safely, and features personal affirmations from the NAM […]


National Academy of Medicine Launches Action Collaborative on Decarbonizing the U.S. Health Sector

September 27, 2021

Recognizing the critical need to address climate change through health sector leadership, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announces the launch of its Action Collaborative on Decarbonizing the U.S. Health Sector (“Climate Collaborative”), a public-private partnership of leaders from across the health system committed to addressing the sector’s environmental impact while strengthening its sustainability and […]


Four NAM Members Appointed to President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

September 23, 2021

President Joseph Biden announced the members of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) on September 22, 2021, including four members of the National Academy of Medicine and 20 members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and/or NAM. The NAM members appointed to PCAST include: Lisa A. Cooper […]


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, […]



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