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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 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 […]


COP26 Presents Historic Opportunity for a More Sustainable Future, Says Victor Dzau and Presidents of National Academies

October 29, 2021

The reality of the climate change crisis demands an urgent and ambitious global response. The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Scotland presents a historic […]


National Academy of Medicine Elects 100 New Members

October 18, 2021

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the election of 90 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered one of […]


National Academy of Medicine Announces Creation of David and Beatrix Hamburg Award for Advances in Biomedical Research and Clinical Medicine

October 17, 2021

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has announced the creation of a new award — the David and Beatrix Hamburg Award for Advances in Biomedical Research and Clinical Medicine — […]


NAM Announces Recipients of the 2021 Cecil Awards

October 17, 2021

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Cecil Awards. The Cecil Awards recognize staff from throughout the National Academies who have demonstrated […]


National Academy of Medicine Honors Two Members for Outstanding Service

October 17, 2021

Today at its annual meeting, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) honored two members for their outstanding service — Christine Cassel, visiting professor at the University of California, San Francisco; […]


NAM President Victor Dzau Delivers Commencement Address and Receives Honorary Degree from Boston University

October 8, 2021

Victor J. Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine, was the honored guest and commencement speaker at Boston University’s commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020, held on October […]


NAM member David Julius Receives Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

October 4, 2021

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet announced today that they have awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their for […]



National Academy of Medicine Launches Action Collaborative on Decarbonizing the U.S. Health Sector

September 27, 2021

Recognizing the critical need to address climate change through health sector leadership, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announces the launch of its Action Collaborative on Decarbonizing the U.S. Health […]


Four NAM Members Appointed to President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

September 23, 2021

President Joseph Biden announced the members of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) on September 22, 2021, including four members of the National Academy of Medicine […]


More Than 150 Innovators Awarded in Global Competition Seeking Solutions with the Aim to Improve Healthy Longevity

September 22, 2021

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), together with eight global collaborators representing over 50 countries and territories, today announced the awardees of the 2021 Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards. These awards […]



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