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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 […]


Statement by NAM President Victor J. Dzau on the Passing of Paul Farmer

February 22, 2022

It was with deep personal sadness that I learned of Paul Farmer’s unexpected death on February 21, 2022, in Rwanda. Paul and I have been close friends and colleagues ever […]


National Academy of Medicine Launches Fellowship to Advance State Health Policy

February 16, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the launch of the NAM Fellowship to Advance State Health Policy with funding from the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the […]


National Academy of Medicine Launches Fellowship in Nursing

February 9, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the launch of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) Fellowship with funding from the AAN. This new program provides talented, early-career health […]


2022 National Academy of Sciences Awardees Include 2 NAM Members

January 26, 2022

The National Academy of Sciences will honor 18 individuals with awards recognizing their extraordinary scientific achievements in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological, social, and medical sciences. These include […]


Expert Papers from the National Academy of Medicine Identify Lessons Learned and Compelling Needs for Health Product Manufacturers & Innovators and Digital Health After COVID-19

January 18, 2022

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 nine sectors of health, health […]


NAM Seeks Innovative Ideas Promoting Healthy Longevity for the 2022 Catalyst Awards

January 17, 2022

With just a 2-page submission, applicants have the opportunity to win a $50k Catalyst Award, offering seed funding for their bold, innovative ideas to extend the human healthspan. In addition […]


NAM Special Publication Collects 11 Case Studies that Demonstrate what Effective, Efficient, Secure, and Safe Health Data Sharing Looks Like

January 11, 2022

Sharing health data and information across stakeholder groups is the bedrock of a learning health system. As data and information are increasingly combined across various sources, their generative value to […]


NAM Announces Results of 2021 Home Secretary and Councilor Elections

January 10, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine is pleased to share the results of the 2021 NAM Leadership Elections. Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH, has been elected as Home Secretary for a 4-year […]


NAM and RWJF Announce Placements for 2021-2022 Class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows

January 5, 2022

Today, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced the placements for the 2021-2022 class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows, including bicameral and bipartisan placements […]


NAM Releases Special Publication Titled Educating Together, Improving Together: Harmonizing Interprofessional Approaches to Address the Opioid Epidemic

December 16, 2021

In order to address the urgent and complex opioid crisis, the NAM’s Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic Health Professional Education and Training Workgroup has released the new […]


Expert Paper from the National Academy of Medicine Identifies Lessons Learned and Compelling Needs to Center Patients, Families, and Communities in the Delivery of Health and Health Care After COVID-19

November 29, 2021

WASHINGTON – An individually-authored discussion paper was published in NAM Perspectives today that focuses on the experience and needs of patients, families, and communities, was published on November 29, 2021. […]


Four New Reports from the National Academy of Medicine Focus on How to Prepare for Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Through Lessons Learned from COVID-19

November 17, 2021

The NAM released four reports on applying lessons learned from COVID-19 to prepare for seasonal influenza, as well as the next influenza pandemic. The reports provide recommendations on leveraging COVID-19 […]


NAM Releases Special Publication Titled Priorities on the Health Horizon: Informing PCORI’s Strategic Plan

November 9, 2021

To inform the next steps in their organizational strategy, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), enlisted the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) to convene meetings of experts to identify emerging […]


Team From Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Wins Grand Prize in 2021 D.C. Public Health Case Challenge

November 3, 2021

The winners of the eighth annual D.C. Public Health Case Challenge were announced on October 29, 2021. The challenge aims to promote interdisciplinary, problem-based learning around a public health issue […]



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