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Statement from the Presidents of the National Academies on Landmark Legislation

August 17, 2022

In a statement released today, the presidents of the National Academies noted the passage of historic legislation for the future of science, engineering, and medicine in the United States. They […]


NAM Special Publication on Lessons from COVID-19 Identifies Compelling Needs for Health System Transformation

August 10, 2022

To date, in mid-2022, the United States has lost more than a million people to the COVID-19 pandemic. The American people have been real-time witnesses to scores of heroic responses […]


National Academy of Medicine Names Seven NAM Fellows for 2022

August 9, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected seven outstanding health professionals for the class of 2022 NAM Fellowships. The fellows were chosen based on their professional qualifications, reputations as […]


Cheryl Killion Announced as the National Academy of Medicine’s 2022-2023 Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence

July 28, 2022

Cheryl Killion, PhD, MA, MS, RN, FAAN, has been selected as the National Academy of Medicine’s 2022-2023 Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence. Supported for nearly 30 years by the American Academy of […]


NAM Welcomes New Councilors for 2022-2025

July 1, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine is pleased to welcome new members of the NAM Council, the Academy’s governing and oversight body, for 3-year terms effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025: […]


NAM Commends Biden Administration Pledge Initiative to Mobilize Health Care Sector to Decarbonize and Increase Resilience to Climate Change

June 30, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) applauds the Biden Administration on their Climate Pledge initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the health care sector. The NAM joined the pledge […]


Statement from NAM President Victor Dzau and NAS President Marcia McNutt on the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022

National Academy of Medicine president Victor J. Dzau and National Academy of Sciences president Marcia McNutt issued a statement today on the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read the […]


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

June 23, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today named the 2022-2023 class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows. Beginning in September, six health professionals will spend […]


New Report from the National Academy of Medicine Provides Paths To Ensure Aging, Intergenerational Societies are Poised to Thrive by 2050

June 3, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine today released the Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity (Global Roadmap), its first consensus study. The report provides multi-sector recommendations for countries and societies around the […]


Three NAM Members included in the 2022 Kavli Prize Laureates

June 1, 2022

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters today announced the 2022 Kavli Prize Laureates in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. Eleven scientists from five countries are honored for […]


Statement by NAM President Victor J. Dzau in Response to Multiple Mass Shootings in May 2022

May 31, 2022

I am saddened and outraged by the recent unconscionable acts of firearm violence in Uvalde, Buffalo, and Laguna Woods. I last made a statement about firearm violence in March 2018, […]


NAM Provides Opportunity for Public to Inform National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being

May 20, 2022

Given the current shortage and burnout crisis faced by the health workforce, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience is working urgently to deliver […]


NAM to Deliver National Plan to Strengthen Health Workforce Well-Being and Restore the Health of the Nation

April 28, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience is working urgently to develop a National Plan for health workforce well-being. The draft plan will be […]


More Than 110 Organizations Join the National Academy of Medicine in Addressing Climate Change

April 22, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced today that more than 110 organizations around the world have joined the NAM in declaring their commitment to mitigate climate change and protect […]


NAM Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic Releases Patient-Centered Chronic Pain Journey Map

April 20, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM)’s Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic (Opioid Collaborative) announced the release of a new, interactive resource—called the Chronic Pain Journey Map—that visually […]


NAM Statement on the Importance of Ensuring a Systems-Based Approach to Patient Safety and Quality

April 19, 2022

The recent case of a former nurse who was found guilty of negligent homicide after the death of a patient due to a medication error prompts the need to underscore the recommendations […]


New National Academy of Medicine Consensus Study Launched on Improving Cross-Sectoral, Coordinated, and Equitable Governance of Emerging Technologies in Health and Medicine

April 15, 2022

An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has been convened to develop a cross-sectoral governance framework for considering the potential benefits […]


Statement by NAM President Victor Dzau on Responding to the Health Crisis In and Around Ukraine

March 15, 2022

I have been watching with increasing sadness and alarm as health care facilities come under fire during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with devastating impacts on patients, civilians, and frontline workers. […]


The National Academy of Medicine Remembers Sandra H. Matthews

February 24, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine remembers Sandra H. Matthews, a beloved colleague and friend, on the occasion of her passing on February 16, 2022. Mrs. Matthews supported three presidents throughout […]


NAM & WHO Encourage Digital Platforms to Apply Global Principles for Identifying Credible Sources of Health Information

February 24, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are encouraging social media companies and other digital platforms to apply global principles for identifying credible sources of […]



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