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Statement by NAS, NAE, and NAM Presidents on the Political Review of Scientific Proposals

January 16, 2018

The highest standards of scientific integrity, transparency, and accountability are critical to maintaining public confidence in our nation’s research enterprise and in the wise use of the public investment in research.  The public expects policymakers and agencies to base those investments on independent advice and assessment from unbiased experts without political interference.  For these reasons, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, […]


More than 130 Organizations Join the National Academy of Medicine in Committing to Clinician Well-Being

January 11, 2018

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced that more than 130 organizations across the U.S. — including associations, hospital and medical systems, universities, and professional societies — have joined NAM in declaring their commitment to reducing burnout and promoting well-being among clinicians. To provide an opportunity for organizations around the country to discuss and […]


Statement by NAS, NAE, and NAM Presidents on Report of Banned Words at CDC

December 18, 2017

We are concerned deeply by a report that staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were instructed not to use certain words in budget documents. As leaders of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, we are especially stunned that “evidence-based” and “science-based” are reportedly among the barred terms.  Evidence-based advice to […]


National Academy of Medicine to Feature Local Artists in “Visualize Health Equity” Exhibition in Washington, DC

October 30, 2017

On November 9, 2017, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) will host a first-of-its-kind pop-up art exhibition that explores health equity and gives voice to communities around the nation. Health equity means that everyone has the same shot at living a healthy life and requires attention to “social determinants of health” – like access to […]


Winners of 2017 D.C. Public Health Case Challenge Announced at National Academy of Medicine Annual Meeting

October 16, 2017

The winners of the fifth annual D.C. Public Health Case Challenge were announced at this year’s National Academy of Medicine Annual Meeting.  The challenge aims to promote interdisciplinary, problem-based learning around a public health issue of importance to the local Washington, D.C. community. Universities in the D.C. area formed teams consisting of five to six […]


Diane Meier Receives Lienhard Award From National Academy of Medicine for Driving Awareness and Adoption of Palliative Care Services in U.S.

October 16, 2017

For her leading role in driving awareness and adoption of palliative care services in the United States, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today awarded the Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care to Diane Meier, professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City. The […]


Joseph Coyle, Catherine Lord, and Matthew State Receive National Academy of Medicine’s Sarnat Award for Outstanding Achievements in Improving Mental Health

October 16, 2017

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today awarded 2017 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to Joseph Coyle, whose research laid the foundation for integrating neuroscience and clinical psychiatry and shifted psychiatry’s emphasis toward empirically based brain research; and to the team of Catherine Lord and Matthew State, whose work revolutionized the […]


Five Health Professionals Named 2017 National Academy of Medicine Fellows

October 16, 2017

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected five outstanding health professionals for the class of 2017 NAM Fellows. They were chosen based on their professional qualifications and accomplishments, reputations as scholars, and relevance of current field expertise to the work of the NAM and the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of […]


National Academy of Medicine Elects 80 New Members

October 16, 2017

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the election of 70 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. “These newly […]


National Academy of Medicine Honors Three Members for Outstanding Service

October 16, 2017

[message_box title=”New! Read Our Interviews with the 2017 Member Award Recipients” color=”blue”] Barbara McNeil (Walsh McDermott Award) Richard Hynes (David Rall Award) Ruth Faden (Adam Yarmolinsky Award) [/message_box] The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) honored three members today at its annual meeting for their outstanding service. The honorees are Barbara J. McNeil, Ridley Watts Professor […]


NAM Member Joseph DeSimone Receives 22nd Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment

September 25, 2017

Earlier this month, the Heinz Family Foundation announced NAM member Dr. Joseph DeSimone as the recipient of the 2017 Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment. Dr. DeSimone is a polymer scientist whose research is at the interface of polymer science, medicine, energy, and other advanced technologies areas. He has led multiple efforts to […]


NAM Member Douglas R. Lowy Receives Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award

September 22, 2017

NAM member Douglas R. Lowy has received this year’s Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for pioneering technological advances that led to the creation of HPV vaccines for prevention of cervical cancer and other tumors caused by human papillomaviruses. He shares the award with John T. Schiller. Each year, more than 500,000 news cases of cervical […]


National Academy of Medicine Releases New Special Publication Guide to Help Health Clinicians Counter the Opioid Epidemic

September 21, 2017

Halting the opioid epidemic requires aggressive action across multiple dimensions, including informed, active, and determined front-line leadership from health clinicians working in every setting throughout the nation, says a new National Academy of Medicine special publication developed at the request of the National Governors Association to assist the nation’s governors as they work with clinicians […]


Appointment of Gregg S. Margolis as Director of Health Policy Educational Programs and Fellowships at NAM

September 5, 2017

The National Academy of Medicine has announced the appointment of Gregg S. Margolis, PhD, as the new Director of Health Policy Educational Programs and Fellowships. In this role, Dr. Margolis will lead and direct the NAM’s four national health policy fellowship and scholar programs with a mission of building health policy leadership and expertise for […]


NASEM Publications Round-Up: June 2017

July 31, 2017

Browse all health-related publications released by the National Academies in April 2017 below. To receive updates from the NAM, please subscribe to our mailing list. Reports document the evidence-based consensus of an authoring committee of experts. Proceedings chronicle the presentations and discussions at a workshop, symposium, or other convening event. Perspectives are individually-authored expert commentaries and discussion papers […]


2017-2018 Nurse Scholar Announced

July 19, 2017

Tener Goodwin Veenema has been selected as the Distinguished NAM Nurse Scholar-in-Residence for 2017-2018 Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, FAAN, has been chosen as the 2017–2018 Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence at the National Academy of Medicine. The NAM Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence program, initiated in 1992, provides a yearlong leadership opportunity to participate in shaping health […]


New National Academy of Medicine Special Publication Examines ‘High-Need Patients’

July 6, 2017

New National Academy of Medicine Special Publication Offers Opportunities for Improving Outcomes and Reducing Costs in the Treatment of  ‘High-Needs Patients’ – Those Who Make Up  5 Percent of All Patients but  Account for Nearly Half of All Health Care Spending.New N Nearly half of the nation’s spending on health care is driven by 5 […]


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

June 19, 2017

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today named the 2017-2018 class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows.  Beginning in September, six health professionals will spend a year in Washington, D.C., working on health-related legislative and regulatory issues with members of Congress and the executive branch.  They will also engage in […]


NASEM Publications Round-Up: May 2017

June 5, 2017

Browse all health-related publications released by the National Academies in April 2017 below. To receive updates from the NAM, please subscribe to our mailing list. Reports document the evidence-based consensus of an authoring committee of experts. Proceedings chronicle the presentations and discussions at a workshop, symposium, or other convening event. Perspectives are individually-authored expert commentaries and discussion papers […]


U.S. National Academy of Medicine to Establish Its First International Health Policy Fellowship; A Fellow in the Inaugural Class Will Come From The Chinese University of Hong Kong

June 2, 2017

The U.S. National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced today that it will establish the National Academy of Medicine International Health Policy Fellowship Program with the goal of fostering a pipeline of health policy scholars who will put forth informed solutions to some of the world’s most critical health challenges.  The first class of fellows for […]



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