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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 […]



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 Communication 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 […]




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, […]



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