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U.S. National Academy of Medicine to Establish Its First International Health Policy Fellowship; A Fellow in the Inaugural Class Will Come From The Chinese University of Hong Kong

June 2, 2017

The U.S. National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced today that it will establish the National Academy of Medicine International Health Policy Fellowship Program with the goal of fostering a pipeline of health policy scholars who will put forth informed solutions to some of the world’s most critical health challenges.  The first class of fellows for […]


NAM Launches New Online Interview Series, Community Health Heroes, To Spotlight Individuals or Groups Who Are Pursuing Health Equity in Communities Across the Nation

May 31, 2017

The National Academy of Medicine launched a new online interview series today, entitled Community Health Heroes. Inspired by the 2017 National Academies report Communities in Action, this series will highlight individuals or groups who are pursuing health and health equity in communities across the nation. Interviews in this series will feature preventive strategies and programs […]


NAM Member Keith Yamamoto Receives Luminary Award for Work in Precision Medicine

May 26, 2017

This past week, National Academy of Medicine (NAM) member Keith R. Yamamoto received the Luminary Award from the Precision Medicine World Conference. He receives this prestigious award for his “Conception, Implementation and Advocacy for Precision Medicine.” Dr. Yamamoto has been a tireless advocate for precision medicine across the public and private sectors and helped stimulate President […]


NASEM Publications Round-Up: April 2017

May 1, 2017

Browse all health-related publications released by the National Academies in April 2017 below. To receive updates from the NAM, please subscribe to our mailing list. Reports document the evidence-based consensus of an authoring committee of experts. Proceedings chronicle the presentations and discussions at a workshop, symposium, or other convening event. Perspectives are individually-authored expert commentaries and discussion papers […]


NAM Member James Allison Named One of TIME’s Most Influential

April 26, 2017

Dr. James Allison, who made pivotal insights to treat cancer by training our immune system instead of attacking the tumor directly, has been named to the 2017 TIME 100. Dr. Allison’s work has led to a transformation in cancer research and has significantly improved patient outcomes. Dr. Allison was the first person to isolate the T […]


NAM President Victor Dzau Receives Honorary Degree from the University of South Florida

April 26, 2017

On April 20, 2017, National Academy of Medicine (NAM) President Victor J. Dzau a distinguished USF degree for his extraordinary leadership in academic medicine, translational research, health care innovation, national health policy and global health. Born in Shanghai and raised in Hong Kong, Dr. Dzau holds an MD from McGill University. He began his six-year term […]


The Kavli Foundation Gives $10.5 Million to the National Academy of Sciences to Establish Fred Kavli Endowment Fund; NAS Auditorium to Be Renamed in Kavli’s Honor

April 17, 2017

The National Academy of Sciences announced today that it has received a $10.5 million gift from The Kavli Foundation to establish the Fred Kavli Endowment Fund, which honors the late physicist, entrepreneur, innovator, business leader, and philanthropist. To recognize Kavli’s generous and unwavering support for science, the auditorium of the historic National Academy of Sciences […]


NAM Member Thomas Insel Honored with Alexander Award in Psychiatry

April 17, 2017

Dr. Thomas Insel, a distinguished neuroscientist, psychiatrist and leader of the mental health team at the life sciences research organization Verily, will receive this year’s Joan and Stanford Alexander Award in Psychiatry from the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Insel’s career has included research in psychiatry, basic research in behavioral neuroscience, and administration of academic […]


NAM Member David Julius Receives 2017 Canada Gairdner International Award for Groundbreaking Pain Research

April 6, 2017

Last week, the Gairdner Foundation announced Dr. David Julius as its 2017 recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award, one of the most prestigious awards in biomedicine. The Canada Gairdner International Award recognizes outstanding biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine with the goal of contributing through research to increased understanding of human biology and disease. […]


Nominate a Health Leader for 2017 Lienhard Award and Sarnat Prize

April 3, 2017

[message_box title=”” color=”orange”]The National Academy of Medicine is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care and the Rhoda Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health. Nominations will close on May 23, 2017. Additional information is provided below. [/message_box]   About the Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of […]


NAM Member Judy Garber Wins AACR Award for Outstanding Clinical Research Achievement

April 3, 2017

Last week, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute announced that their director for the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention, Judy E. Garber, MD, MPH, has been honored by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) for outstanding achievement in clinical cancer research. Garber, a medical oncologist and clinical cancer geneticist, will receive the Joseph H. Burchenal […]


NASEM Publications Round-Up: March 2017

April 3, 2017

Browse all health-related publications released by the National Academies in March 2017 below. To receive updates from the NAM, please subscribe to our mailing list. Reports document the evidence-based consensus of an authoring committee of experts. Proceedings chronicle the presentations and discussions at a workshop, symposium, or other convening event. Perspectives are individually-authored expert commentaries and discussion papers […]


The National Academies Guide to the 2017 Joint Address to Congress

March 2, 2017

The President’s Joint Address to Congress focused on topics including immigration, health care, and infrastructure. In keeping with their seven-year tradition of providing resources on the topics in Presidents’ State of the Union addresses, the National Academies has annotated the complete text of President Trump’s Address to Congress with relevant reports from the National Academies that provide […]


NASEM Publications Round-Up: February 2017

March 1, 2017

Browse all health-related publications released by the National Academies in February 2017 below. To receive updates from the NAM, please subscribe to our mailing list. Reports document the evidence-based consensus of an authoring committee of experts. Proceedings chronicle the presentations and discussions at a workshop, symposium, or other convening event. Perspectives are individually-authored expert commentaries and discussion papers […]


NAM member Jeffrey Ravetch receives 2017 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine

February 24, 2017

NAM member Jeffrey Ravetch has received the 2017 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine for his research related to the functioning of the immune system. Dr. Ravetch has spent his career studying how the immune system protects against invaders and how a dysfunctional immune system attacks the body’s own tissues in autoimmune disease. A recent study conducted […]


With Stringent Oversight, Heritable Germline Editing Clinical Trials Could One Day Be Permitted for Serious Conditions; Non-Heritable Clinical Trials Should Be Limited to Treating or Preventing Disease or Disability at This Time

February 14, 2017

Clinical trials for genome editing of the human germline – adding, removing, or replacing DNA base pairs in gametes or early embryos – could be permitted in the future, but only for serious conditions under stringent oversight, says a new report from the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine.  The report […]


National Academy of Sciences Awards NAM member Frances H. Arnold 2017 Sackler Prize in Convergence Research

February 10, 2017

This year’s Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Covergence Research was awarded to NAM member Frances H. Arnold for her pioneering work on enzymes. Dr. Arnold, currently Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry at Caltech and Director, Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center, has spent her career working with […]


NAM member Chad A. Mirkin receives annual Dickson Prize in Science from Carnegie Mellon University

February 8, 2017

Last week, Carnegie Mellon University awarded NAM member Chad A. Mirkin this year’s Dickson Prize in Science for his outstanding contributions to the field. Dr. Mirkin is a chemist and a world-renowned nanoscience expert. He is best-known for his development of nanoparticle-based biodetection schemes, an ultrasensitive technique used to determine the concentrations of various chemical agents […]


NAM member Jennifer Doudna named 2017 Japan Prize Laureate for invention of CRISPR-Cas9

February 7, 2017

NAM member Jennifer Doudna has been awarded the 2017 Japan Prize for her invention of the CRISPRI-Cas9 technology. She shares the award with her co-inventor Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier. Doudna and Charpentier have shared numerous awards for their work with CRISPR-Cas9. The CRISPR-Cas9 technology, which has created quite a buzz in the science world, is a genome editing […]


NASEM Publications Round-Up: January 2017

February 1, 2017

Browse all publications released in January 2017 below. To receive updates from the NAM, please subscribe to our mailing list. Reports document the evidence-based consensus of an authoring committee of experts. Proceedings chronicle the presentations and discussions at a workshop, symposium, or other convening event. Perspectives are individually-authored expert commentaries and discussion papers from leading voices in […]



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