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Three Health Professionals Named 2018 National Academy of Medicine Fellows

October 15, 2018

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected three outstanding health professionals for NAM Fellowships. The fellows were chosen based on their professional qualifications, reputations as scholars, professional accomplishments, and […]


National Academy of Medicine Honors Three Members for Outstanding Service

October 15, 2018

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) honored three members today at its annual meeting for their outstanding service. The honorees are Elaine L. Larson,  senior associate dean of scholarship and […]


National Academy of Medicine Elects 85 New Members

October 15, 2018

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the election of 75 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered one of […]


Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 NAM Cecil Awards!

October 12, 2018

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Cecil Awards. The Cecil Awards recognize staff from throughout the National Academies who have manifested […]


NAM Special Publication Outlines Use of Procurement Requirements to Drive Interoperability in Health Care

October 12, 2018

While health care has made great strides in recent years with the proliferation of electronic health records (EHRs), establishment of regional health information exchanges, and development of data exchange standards […]


NAM International Member wins the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

October 5, 2018

Denis Mukwege, an International Member of the NAM, Class of 2014, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this year “for his efforts to end the use of sexual violence as […]


NAM, NAS, and NAE member wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

October 3, 2018

Frances Arnold, a member of all three Academies, shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter. She was awarded the prize for […]


NAM and NAS Members win Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

October 1, 2018

Tasuku Honjo, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and James P. Allison, member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine, jointly won […]


Kenneth Wells Receives National Academy of Medicine’s Sarnat Award for Outstanding Achievements in Improving Mental Health

September 25, 2018

The National Academy of Medicine today announced Kenneth Wells is the recipient of the 2018 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health, for his work developing quality and […]


Stuart Altman Receives Lienhard Award From National Academy of Medicine for Leading Health Policy and Services Research in United States

September 25, 2018

For his pioneering role in national health policy and health services research, the National Academy of Medicine today announced Stuart Altman is the recipient of the 2018 Gustav O. Lienhard […]


National Academies Keck Futures Initiative announces winners of the NAKFI challenge

September 5, 2018

The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) is pleased to announce the recipients of three $500,000 NAKFI Challenge awards. A 15-year, $40 million dollar program funded by the W.M. Keck […]


2018 Communication Award Winners Announced

August 23, 2018

‘The Death and Life of the Great Lakes’ Wins Best Book Award From Academies; Crossing the Line Productions and HHMITangled Bank Studios, Science Magazine, ProPublica/NPR Also Take Top Prizes WASHINGTON […]


National Academy of Medicine Launches Action Collaborative to Counter Opioid Epidemic; Public-Private Partnership Will Coordinate Initiatives Across Sectors to Drive Collective Solutions

July 31, 2018

In recognition of the need for a national coordinated and collective response to the epidemic of opioid addiction in the U.S., the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), in partnership with […]


National Academy of Medicine and FDA Announce the 2018 Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellows

July 26, 2018

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) have named the 2018-2019 class of FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellows. […]


National Academy of Medicine Announces Participants in Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Program

July 19, 2018

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine. The individuals are early- to mid-career professionals from a wide range of health-related fields, such […]


Class of 2018-2019 RWJF Fellows and Nurse-Scholar-in-Residence Announced

June 28, 2018

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today named the 2018-2019 class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows.  Beginning in September, eight health professionals will spend a […]


Statement on Harmful Consequences of Separating Families at the U.S. Border

June 20, 2018

We urge the Department of Homeland Security immediately to stop separating migrant children from their families, based on the body of scientific evidence that underscores the potential for lifelong harmful […]


In Memoriam: Stuart Bondurant

May 29, 2018

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) honors the life and work of Stuart Bondurant, who passed away on May 26, 2018. Dr. Bondurant served as Acting President of the NAM […]


Statement by the Presidents of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine on Preventing Sexual Harassment

May 22, 2018

Sexual harassment in science, engineering, and medicine diminishes the integrity of the U.S. research enterprise. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine take this issue very seriously. We have […]


National Academy of Medicine Sheds Light on Clinician Burnout and Well-Being Through Art Exhibition in Washington, DC

April 25, 2018

On May 2, 2018, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) will host a pop-up art exhibition that collects insights from around the country on clinician burnout and well-being. Clinician burnout […]



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