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National Academy of Medicine Honors Members for Outstanding Service

October 17, 2016

[message_box title=”New! Read Our Interviews with the 2016 Member Awardees” color=”blue”] Lynn Goldman (Walsh McDermott Award) Donna Shalala (David Rall Award) Mary Woolley (Adam Yarmolinsky Award) [/message_box] Today at the National Academy of Medicine’s annual meeting, members Lynn R. Goldman, dean and professor of environmental occupation and health at the Milken Institute School of Public […]


President Obama to Award NAM Member 2015 National Humanities Medal

September 15, 2016

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, President Obama will award National Academy of Medicine member Abraham Verghese (elected 2011) the National Humanities Medal. Verghese is one of 12 recipients this year. Verghese is a physician, teacher, and author who has been the regular focus of attention in media, ranging from the National Public Radio, the New England […]


Two NAM Members Receive Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

September 15, 2016

NAM Members William G. Kaelin (elected 2007) and Gregg L. Semenza (elected 2012) have been announced as recipients of the 2016 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for illuminating how people respond to variations in oxygen-an essential process for survival. How did it all start? In the late 1980s, Dr. Semenza’s research led to the discovery of a […]


National Academy of Medicine and FDA Select Four Individuals for 2016-2017 Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellows

July 25, 2016

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) have named the 2016-2017 class of FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellows.  Four individuals were selected through a highly selective national competition based on their exceptional, diverse professional qualifications to contribute to the work of CTP. The […]


Announcing NAM President Victor Dzau as NAAAP 100 Award Honoree

July 19, 2016

The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) recently announced NAM President Dr. Victor J. Dzau as the recipient of its NAAAP 100 Award, presented by General Motors. NAAAP’s highest honor is awarded annually to the most influential leaders who have made significant contributions to their profession and to the Asian community. Dr. Dzau is […]


Three National Academy of Medicine Members Awarded 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

June 3, 2016

On June 2, 2016, the Norwegian Academy of Sciences announced the 2016 Kavli Prize Laureates in Astrophics, Nanoscience, and Neuroscience. Eve Marder, Michael Merzenich, and Carla Shatz, all NAM Members, were awarded the Kavli Prize in neuroscience for their research on the flexibility and plasticity of the human adult brain. Over the past 40 years, […]


Announcing the 2016-2017 Class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows

May 26, 2016

The National Academy of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) proudly announce the 2016-2017 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 […]


National Academy of Medicine to deliver a high-quality report around precision medicine at the World Summit for Health 2016

April 20, 2016

The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF) launched an annual summit called the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) in 2013. The Summit is aimed to foster and kindle innovation in health policy, health systems, and health care delivery. Through a regular summit and a range of ongoing initiatives, WISH intends to […]


National Academy of Medicine offers resources for National Healthcare Decisions Day (April 16)

April 15, 2016

Washington, DC—National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), held every year on April 16, highlights the importance of advance health care decision-making. To mark NHDD this year, the NAM is providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and health care providers. To assess progress since the release of Dying […]


22 Members of the National Academy of Medicine elected to 2015 class of Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

April 7, 2016

Washington, DC—Twenty-two members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) will be inducted as Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) on Apr. 15, 2016, as part of the Fifth Annual Conference of the NAI in Washington, D.C. “It was an honor to be inducted as a Fellow of the NAI last year and […]


21 NAM Members Named in the Top 50 Most Influential Physician Leaders and Executives by Modern Healthcare

April 5, 2016

This week, Modern Healthcare recognized National Academy of Medicine (NAM) President Victor J. Dzau and 20 other NAM members as the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders. The 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders honors physicians working in the health care industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to […]


Queen of Jordan Attends Meeting of Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally

April 4, 2016

Amman, Jordan—On March 16, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan attended a meeting of the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Amman, Jordan. This meeting brought together two communities—early childhood development and peacebuilding—to promote knowledge exchange and identification of opportunities to […]


NAM Holds Second i2I Meeting for Health Levers across the Life Course

March 21, 2016

Washington, DC—On March 4, 2016, the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM’s) i2I program held its second meeting for its Health Levers across the Life Course project. With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, i2I, along  with the Committee on National Statistics, launched the Health Levers project to work with experts on identifying key elements […]


NAM President Victor J. Dzau Receives Honorary Degree from the University of Hong Kong

March 18, 2016

Hong Kong, China—On March 15, 2016, National Academy of Medicine (NAM) President Victor J. Dzau received a Doctor of Science honoris causa degree from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). The ceremony took place at HKU’s 195th Congregation, held at their Loke Yew Hall. [column col=”1/2″] [/column] [column col=”1/2″] [/column] Born in Shanghai and raised in […]


Innovation to Incubation (i2I) of the National Academy of Medicine hosts first meeting for Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: Implementation Planning

February 24, 2016

Washington, DC—On February 5, 2016, the Innovation to Incubation (i2I) program of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) hosted the first meeting for its Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: Implementation Planning project. This Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report, released in 2015, provided a blueprint for action for the early care and […]


Global Scientific Community Commits to Sharing Data on Zika

February 10, 2016

Leading global health bodies including academic journals, NGOs, research funders and institutes, have committed to sharing data and results relevant to the current Zika crisis and future public health emergencies as rapidly and openly as possible. Organisations including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Médecins Sans Frontières, the US National Institute of Health and the […]


Appointment of J. Michael McGinnis as Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer of NAM

January 27, 2016

The National Academy of Medicine has announced the appointment of J. Michael McGinnis as the new Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer. In this role, Dr. McGinnis will serve as the chief operating officer and will be responsible for managing NAM’s programs and guiding its operation on a daily basis. Dr. McGinnis currently serves as Senior […]


RWJF Health Policy Fellow Robert Mabry Welcomed to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

January 25, 2016

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) announced on January 8, 2016 the addition of Dr. Robert Mabry, a new Robert Woods Johnson Health Policy Fellow, to the Health Subcommittee. [column col=”1/2″]Regarding Mabry’s addition, Upton remarked, “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Robert Mabry, whose record of service as  a Green Beret in the […]


NAM Members to Receive National Medals of Science, Technology by President Obama

January 22, 2016

Read President Obama’s remarks at the awards ceremony >> On December 22, 2015, the White House announced this year’s recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation. These medals are the nation’s highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. Seven NAM members received […]


NAM Gant/ABOG Fellow Named Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals in Louisiana

January 21, 2016

[column col=”1/4″] [/column] Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards has named the NAM’s inaugural Norman F. Gant/American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellow, Dr. Rebekah Gee, as his Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals secretary. Previously, Gee served as Louisiana’s Medicaid medical director. In her new role, she will oversee the expansion of Louisiana’s Medicaid program–a move […]



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