News

For media inquiries, contact Dana Korsen | DKorsen@nas.edu | 202-334-2843

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. LaVeist 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 […]


National Academy of Sciences Awardees Include 3 NAM Members

January 21, 2021

The National Academy of Sciences will honor 20 individuals with awards in recognition of their extraordinary scientific achievements in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological, social, and medical sciences. These include 3 members of the National Academy of Medicine; Pascale Cossart, Peter Schultz, and Tirin Moore. Pascale Cossart is known for her […]


Several NAM Members to Serve on Incoming White House Science Team

January 19, 2021

On January 15, President-Elect Joe Biden announced key members of the incoming White House Science Team, noting that they will “help the Biden-Harris administration confront some of the biggest crises and challenges of our time, from climate change and the impact of technology on society to pandemics, racial inequity and the current historic economic downturn.” […]


Five NAM Members Elected to Serve 3-Year Terms in the Academy’s Governing Council

January 7, 2021

NAM President Victor J. Dzau and Home Secretary Elena Fuentes-Afflick have announced that the following individuals have been elected by the NAM membership to serve 3-year terms on the Academy’s Governing Council, effective July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024: Jeffrey R. Balser, President & CEO, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Dean, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt […]


National Organizations Call for Action to Implement Crisis Standards of Care During COVID-19 Surge

December 18, 2020

The National Academy of Medicine and nine other national organizations call for key actions to be taken in order to do the most good possible for the largest number of people with limited resources.   The crisis is now: governors, health departments, hospitals, and other health care sector partners must take immediate action to save […]


NAM Special Publication Calls for Trust to be the Foundation for Efficiently, Effectively, and Securely Sharing Health Data Across Stakeholders

November 10, 2020

The effective use and sharing of health data is foundational to the concept of a learning health system—one that leverages and shares data to learn from every patient experience and move toward transforming health, health care, and health equity. However, achieving this vision will require eliminating the artificial boundaries that exist today among patient care, […]


New Report from Global Future Council on Longevity

October 28, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC (October 28, 2020) – A new report from the Global Future Council on Longevity presents opportunities to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on older people. The council, which was convened to inform and drive action and impact by engaging stakeholders to address issues around COVID-19 and the ability of older persons […]


NAM Announces Recipients of the 2020 Cecil Awards

October 21, 2020

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Cecil Awards. The Cecil Awards recognize staff from throughout the National Academies who have manifested superb skill and commitment in furthering the mission of the NAM — to improve health for all by advancing science, accelerating health equity, and providing […]


National Academy of Medicine Elects 100 New Members

October 19, 2020

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 the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. “This distinguished […]


NAM Awards First-Ever Presidential Citation for Exemplary Leadership to Anthony Fauci

October 19, 2020

Today during the 50th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), president Victor J. Dzau presented the Academy’s first-ever Presidential Citation for Exemplary Leadership to Anthony S. Fauci, NAM member and director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID): “In recognition of extraordinary service and outstanding contributions to biomedical science, […]


National Academy of Medicine Honors Three Members for Outstanding Service

October 19, 2020

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) honored three members today at its annual meeting for their outstanding service. The honorees are David Relman, Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor in Medicine and professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford University; David Eaton, dean and vice provost emeritus of the Graduate School of the University […]


National Academy of Medicine Launches Scholars Program in Diagnostic Excellence

October 15, 2020

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the launch of the NAM Scholars in Diagnostic Excellence program with funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. This new program, in partnership with the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), will support up to 10 scholars in a one-year, part-time remote experience to enhance the […]


More than 150 Innovators Awarded in Inaugural Round of Global Competition Seeking Solutions to Improve Healthy Longevity

October 15, 2020

More Than $7.7 Million in Prizes Awarded   The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), together with seven global collaborators representing nearly 50 countries and territories, today announced the winners of the inaugural round of Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards. The awards are part of the Healthy Longevity Global Competition, a multiyear, multimillion-dollar international competition seeking breakthrough […]


Leading the Way: Transforming Global Brain Health with a Bold and Radical Approach

October 12, 2020

(WASHINGTON, DC – October 12, 2020) – Mental illness is the leading cause of disability worldwide; 25 percent of the global population has a mental illness, and health care costs and lost productivity due to mental illness cost $3 trillion annually. Despite these statistics, nearly one-third of people around the world experiencing mental illness cannot […]


National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau, MD, to Co-Chair New Initiative to Address Brain Health

October 12, 2020

(WASHINGTON, DC – October 12, 2020) – Globally, mental illness is the leading cause of disability; it affects approximately 1 billion people and has annual costs of about $3 trillion. Unfortunately, significant investment has not been made to address barriers to care or to improve the fragmented and disjointed treatment system. To address these issues […]


NAM Member Jennifer A. Doudna Receives Nobel Prize in Chemistry

October 7, 2020

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet announced today that they have awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for their work on the development of a method for genome editing. Doudna is a dual member of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences. […]


NAM member Harvey J. Alter Receives Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

October 5, 2020

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet announced today that they have awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice for their contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis, a major global health problem that causes cirrhosis and liver cancer in people around the […]



Join Our Community

Sign up for NAM email updates