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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


2015 DC Public Health Case Challenge Results

November 20, 2015

On October 16, 2015, the National Academy of Medicine and the Institute of Medicine hosted the third annual DC Public Health Case Challenge. The case challenge aims to promote interdisciplinary, problem-based learning […]


Robert Brent receives 2015 Gustav O. Lienhard Award

October 19, 2015

The National Academy of Medicine today awarded the Gustav O. Lienhard Award to Robert Brent for his foundational research into environmental risk factors for birth defects and cancer, and for his career-long […]


Jamison & Kendler receive 2015 Sarnat Prize

October 19, 2015

The National Academy of Medicine today awarded the 2015 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to Kay Redfield Jamison and Kenneth Kendler — the first time two […]


2015 Anniversary Fellows Announced

October 19, 2015

The National Academy of Medicine has selected five outstanding health professionals for the class of 2015 NAM Anniversary Fellows. Chosen from excellent groups of nominees, they were selected based on […]


NAM Elects 80 New Members

October 19, 2015

The National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine, announced today the election of 70 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting.  Election to the Academy […]


Leshner, Samet, and Scrimshaw Honored for Outstanding Service

October 19, 2015

The NAM honored members Alan Leshner, Jonathan M. Samet, and Susan C. Scrimshaw for their outstanding service at the NAM/IOM Anniversary Celebration Gala on October 18 in Washington, DC. Leshner […]


National Governors Association & NAM cohost state health care retreats

October 5, 2015

Leadership Gathering Focuses on Health Care Transformation Governors play a critical role in health care transformation and are leading innovative efforts to improve the quality of health care while reducing […]


Announcing October 5 Information-Gathering Session for Human Gene Editing Initiative

September 25, 2015

To inform a committee that is planning an international summit on human gene editing, taking place this December in Washington, DC, the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of […]


International Summit on Human Gene Editing December 1-3, 2015

September 14, 2015

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Royal Society (the science academy of the U.K.) are joining the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the U.S. National Academy […]


NAM member Chad A. Mirkin wins prestigious prize in convergence research

September 11, 2015

Chad A. Mirkin is the inaugural recipient of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Convergence Research, the National Academy of Sciences announced today. A professor at Northwestern University and […]


2015 NAKFI Communication Award Winners Announced

September 9, 2015

The recipients of the 2015 Communication Awards were announced today by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Supported by the W.M. Keck Foundation since 2003 as part of […]


NEJM Perspective — Creating a Global Health Risk Framework

August 5, 2015

NAM President Victor J. Dzau, chair of the International Oversight Group of the Global Health Risk Framework, and Judith Rodin, vice-chair, have authored a new Perspective in the New England Journal […]


Announcing the 2015-2016 Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellows

August 3, 2015

The NAM, along with the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), have named the 2015-2016 class of the FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellows. These five individuals were chosen […]


NAM Receives $750,000 Gift to Establish Bioethics Fellowship

July 27, 2015

The Greenwall Foundation has made a bequest of $750,000 to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly the Institute of Medicine, to establish a permanent two-year fellowship in bioethics. The Greenwall […]


Countering Threats of Epidemic Infectious Diseases: First Meeting of the Commission on a Global Health Risk Framework for the Future

July 27, 2015

Over the past 15 years, outbreaks of Ebola, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and H1N1 have demonstrated the lack of an adequate local and global […]


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 […]


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, […]



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