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Announcing the 2015-2016 Class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows

July 13, 2015

The National Academy of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) proudly announce the 2015-2016 class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows. Beginning in September, the six health professionals selected will spend a year in Washington, DC, working on health-related legislative and regulatory issues with members of Congress and the executive branch. They will also […]


Marcia K. McNutt Nominated as Next NAS President

July 6, 2015

The Council of the National Academy of Sciences has approved the nomination of Marcia K. McNutt, editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals, for election as president of the Academy, to succeed Ralph J. Cicerone when his second term as NAS president ends on July 1, 2016. A geophysicist, McNutt earned her bachelor’s degree in […]


Advisory Group for Human Gene Editing Initiative Named

June 15, 2015

The NAS and the NAM have formed an advisory group for the academies’ joint Initiative on Human Gene Editing. The role of the advisory group will be to identify and gather information and advice from the scientific and medical communities that will enable the academies to guide and inform researchers, clinicians, policy makers, and the […]


NAM President Victor J. Dzau Honored at Project HOPE Gala

June 9, 2015

On June 9, 2015, NAM President Victor J. Dzau received the Project HOPE Global Health Partner Award, “which acknowledges an individual who has been a lifelong champion for global health issues.” The Project HOPE press release reads: As President of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), past President and CEO of the Duke University Health System […]


NAS and NAM Announce Initiative on Human Gene Editing

May 18, 2015

Read an editorial by Victor J. Dzau and Ralph J. Cicerone on Responsible Use of Human Gene Editing Technologies >> The NAS and the NAM are launching a major initiative to guide decision making about controversial new research involving human gene editing. Human gene-editing technologies may lead to promising treatments for disease, but recent experiments […]



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