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Discussion Paper Offers Guidance on Identifying Credible Sources of Health Information in Social Media

July 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — A new individually authored discussion paper in NAM Perspectives — the digital periodical of the National Academy of Medicine — outlines principles and attributes that social media platforms can use to identify potentially credible sources of health information online.  In order to enhance the accessibility of trustworthy health information on its platform, earlier […]


Six Health Professionals Selected for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Program at the National Academy of Medicine

July 20, 2021

Today, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) named the 2021-2022 class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows. The six health professionals joining the fellowship program will come to Washington, D.C. this September to spend a year working on health-related legislative and regulatory issues with members of Congress and the executive […]


17th Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Rachel L. Levine, Joins National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic as Co-Chair

July 20, 2021

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is pleased to welcome U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel L. Levine as a co-chair of the Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic, alongside Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine, Jonathan Perlin, President of Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer at HCA Healthcare, and Ruth […]


G20 High Level Independent Panel Releases Report on Financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response

July 9, 2021

The National Academy of Medicine and the Wellcome Trust serve as Administrative Secretariat for a G20 High Level Executive Panel that today released a report titled A Global Deal for Our Pandemic Age. NAM President Victor J. Dzau served as advisor to the panel, whose report finds that “the world remains very poorly equipped to […]


NAM Member Cato Laurencin to Receive Prestigious Spingarn Medal from NAACP

July 6, 2021

Cato T. Laurencin, member of the NAM, NAS, and NAE, will receive the Spingarn Medal during the NAACP’s 112th Annual Convention, recognizing his work in tissue regeneration, biomaterials science, nanotechnology, and regenerative engineering, a field he founded. The Spingarn Medal “is awarded for the highest or noblest achievement by a living African American during the […]


Victor Dzau & National Academies Presidents Call For Allowing Scientific Evidence Determine the Origin of SARS-CoV-2

June 15, 2021

National Academy of Medicine president Victor J. Dzau, National Academy of Sciences president Marcia McNutt, and National Academy of Engineering president John Anderson issued a statement today on letting scientific evidence determine the origin of SARS-CoV-2. Read the Full Statement


NAM President Victor Dzau Delivers UMD Commencement Address and Receives Honorary Degree from UBC

June 10, 2021

Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine, has been the honored guest at two distinguished commencement ceremonies this academic year. On May 20, 2021, Dzau spoke at the commencement exercises of the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine on how he has dedicated his career to advancing science to improve individual health […]


21st Surgeon General Joins National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience as Co-Chair

June 3, 2021

Following the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) announcement in February 2021 of the extension of its Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience (Clinician Well-Being Collaborative) through 2022, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joins the initiative as the fourth co-chair in its new phase.“As a member of the profession, I want to commend the National […]


Expert Papers from the National Academy of Medicine Identify Lessons Learned and Compelling Needs for Health Care Payers and Clinicians and Professional Societies after COVID-19

May 26, 2021

WASHINGTON – In response to the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the American health system, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has convened experts in 9 sectors of health, health care, and biomedical research to review how each sector responded to COVID-19, identify challenges encountered in combating the pandemic, and outline what opportunities exist to […]


NAM Publishes an Expert Panel Paper on Priority Opportunities for CMMI

May 25, 2021

Washington, DC – An expert panel convened by the National Academy of Medicine’s Leadership Consortium for a Value & Science-Driven Health System has published a communication proposing priority opportunities for CMS’ Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to catalyze progress toward high-quality value-based health and health care. The panel suggests that “CMMI should enhance […]


G20 Scientific Expert Panel, Co-Chaired by NAM President, Identifies Key Recommendations to Address Global Health Crises

May 21, 2021

Today, the Global Health Summit Scientific Expert Panel, established by the G20 and European Commission, co-chaired by NAM president Victor J. Dzau, presented key recommendations and characteristics of effective systems for health threat prevention, preparedness, and response at the Global Health Summit to G20 members, heads of international and regional organizations, and representatives of global […]


National Organizations Share Strategies to Improve Crisis Standards of Care Implementation During Future COVID-19 Surges and Beyond

May 13, 2021

The Best Time to Address Crisis Standards of Care Issues Is Now Although the late winter wave of COVID-19  in the United States seems to have crested, the emergence of variant strains and ongoing questions about immunity and vulnerability leave open the real possibility of additional waves later this year. Meanwhile, there is a growing […]


NAM Publishes Letter Urging the Biden Administration to Immediately Allocate a Portion of U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Supply to Countries in Need

April 13, 2021

Washington, DC — The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has published a letter addressed to Xavier Becerra, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Jeffrey Zients, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, urging the Biden administration to immediately allocate a portion of the U.S. COVID-19 vaccine supply to countries in need. The […]


Expert Papers from the National Academy of Medicine Identify Lessons Learned and Compelling Needs for Public Health and Care Systems after COVID-19

April 7, 2021

In response to the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the American health system, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) convened experts in nine sectors of health, health care, and biomedical research to review how each sector was impacted by COVID-19, identify challenges encountered in combating the pandemic, and outline what opportunities exist to reinforce, revitalize, […]


National Academy of Medicine members urge Black Americans to get vaccinated

March 30, 2021

In a new video released today, Black members of the National Academy of Medicine are urging Black Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them. The members initially made their case encouraging Black Americans to get vaccinated in a New York Times op-ed published on February 7, 2021. The scientists, doctors, […]


National Academy of Medicine Extends Culture of Health Program until 2024

March 30, 2021

In the face of ongoing structural barriers that have a direct and negative impact on health, disproportionate outcomes for people of color related to COVID-19, and increased national dialogue around racial injustice, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is pleased to announce a second phase of its Culture of Health Program (CoHP). “The NAM is […]


National Academy of Medicine Extends Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic Through 2022

March 25, 2021

The National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic is pleased to announce the continuation of its work through the end of 2022.  Focusing on reversing the trends of the opioid epidemic is more vital than ever, as rising overdose rates and anecdotal evidence show a significant increase in substance […]


60 Black NAM Members Author Op-Ed Urging Black Americans to Get COVID-19 Vaccines

February 7, 2021

Today, 60 Black members of the National Academy of Medicine, led by Thomas A. LeVeist and Georges C. Benjamin, authored an op-ed in the New York Times titled “60 Black Health Experts Urge Black Americans to Get Vaccinated.”The op-ed, which reads as an urgent call to action, states in part:”Many of us fought our way […]


National Academy of Medicine Extends Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience until 2022

February 4, 2021

In the face of the ongoing national clinician burnout crisis and the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience (Clinician Well-Being Collaborative) is announcing a two-year extension of its work. “The NAM recognizes there has never been a more critical time to invest […]


NAM to Serve as Executive Secretariat for G20 High Level Independent Panel on Financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response

January 28, 2021

On January 26, 2021, G20 Members announced the formation of a High Level Independent Panel on Financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response. The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), partnering with Wellcome Trust, will serve as Administrative Secretariat for the Panel. NAM president Victor J. Dzau will act as an advisor. The COVID-19 […]



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