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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, […]



National Academy of Medicine Extends Culture of Health Program until 2024

March 30, 2021

In the face of ongoing structural barriers that have a direct and negative impact on health, disproportionate outcomes for people of color related to COVID-19, and increased national dialogue around racial injustice, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is pleased to announce a second phase of its Culture of Health Program (CoHP). “The NAM is […]


National Academy of Medicine Extends Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic Through 2022

March 25, 2021

The National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic is pleased to announce the continuation of its work through the end of 2022.  Focusing on reversing the trends of the opioid epidemic is more vital than ever, as rising overdose rates and anecdotal evidence show a significant increase in substance […]



National Academy of Medicine Extends Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience until 2022

February 4, 2021

In the face of the ongoing national clinician burnout crisis and the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience (Clinician Well-Being Collaborative) is announcing a two-year extension of its work. “The NAM recognizes there has never been a more critical time to invest […]


NAM to Serve as Executive Secretariat for G20 High Level Independent Panel on Financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response

January 28, 2021

On January 26, 2021, G20 Members announced the formation of a High Level Independent Panel on Financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response. The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), partnering with Wellcome Trust, will serve as Administrative Secretariat for the Panel. NAM president Victor J. Dzau will act as an advisor. The COVID-19 […]


National Academy of Sciences Awardees Include 3 NAM Members

January 21, 2021

The National Academy of Sciences will honor 20 individuals with awards in recognition of their extraordinary scientific achievements in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological, social, and medical sciences. These include 3 members of the National Academy of Medicine; Pascale Cossart, Peter Schultz, and Tirin Moore. Pascale Cossart is known for her […]


Several NAM Members to Serve on Incoming White House Science Team

January 19, 2021

On January 15, President-Elect Joe Biden announced key members of the incoming White House Science Team, noting that they will “help the Biden-Harris administration confront some of the biggest crises and challenges of our time, from climate change and the impact of technology on society to pandemics, racial inequity and the current historic economic downturn.” […]


Five NAM Members Elected to Serve 3-Year Terms in the Academy’s Governing Council

January 7, 2021

NAM President Victor J. Dzau and Home Secretary Elena Fuentes-Afflick have announced that the following individuals have been elected by the NAM membership to serve 3-year terms on the Academy’s Governing Council, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024: Jeffrey R. Balser, President & CEO, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Dean, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt […]



NAM Special Publication Calls for Trust to be the Foundation for Efficiently, Effectively, and Securely Sharing Health Data Across Stakeholders

November 10, 2020

The effective use and sharing of health data is foundational to the concept of a learning health system—one that leverages and shares data to learn from every patient experience and move toward transforming health, health care, and health equity. However, achieving this vision will require eliminating the artificial boundaries that exist today among patient care, […]


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 […]



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 […]



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