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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 […]


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, […]


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 […]



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. […]


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 […]


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. […]


National Academies Release Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine

October 2, 2020

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today released a consensus study recommending a four-phase framework to inform national and local guidelines for equitable COVID-19 vaccine allocation. Phase 1a, […]


NAS and NAM Presidents Alarmed By Political Interference in Science Amid Pandemic

September 24, 2020

As advisers to the nation on all matters of science, medicine, and public health, we are compelled to underscore the value of science-based decision-making at all levels of government.  Our […]


Anthony Fauci Receives 2020 Lienhard Award; Stephen Hinshaw Receives 2020 Sarnat Prize

September 15, 2020

That National Academy of Medicine is pleased to announce that Anthony S. Fauci is the recipient of the 2020 Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care and that […]


Three New NAM Fellows Announced for 2020

September 9, 2020

The National Academy of Medicine has named the class of health professionals who will be NAM Fellows for 2020. These fellows were chosen based on their professional achievements and professional […]


New Report on Heritable Human Genome Editing Released

September 3, 2020

The National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Society released a new report, Heritable Human Genome Editing, on September 3, 2020. Clinical use of heritable […]


Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Report Delayed to Incorporate Information on COVID-19’s Impact on the Nursing Field

July 21, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC (July 21, 2020) – In order to incorporate information on the various ways the COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted the field of nursing, the release of the Future […]


NAM and HKU Announce Second Fellow in Global Health Leadership

June 29, 2020

From 120 applications received from 43 places of origins across six continents, Dr Kai Ning Cheong is named the 2nd NAM-HKU Fellow in Global Health Leadership.   Born in Singapore, […]


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

June 11, 2020

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today named the 2020-2021 class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows. Beginning in September, six health professionals will spend […]


Victor Dzau Announces Collaboration with European Union’s Malaria Fund

June 9, 2020

On Wednesday, June 3, NAM president Victor J Dzau spoke at the Online Launch Ceremony to establish the European Union’s Malaria Fund, a public-private partnership between the European Union, international […]


Statement on Political Interference in Peer-Reviewed Federal Research Grants

June 8, 2020

In January 2018, the presidents of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine issued a formal statement on Political Review of Scientific Proposals, which read in part: The highest […]


Statement on Racial Equity and the Adverse Effects of Racism by NAM President Victor J. Dzau

June 3, 2020

Many in our community – including our staff, members, volunteers, and the diverse constituencies we serve – are experiencing significant pain, fear, and distress after the tragic death of George […]


May 14-15 Conference: Sustainable Development Goals in the Era of COVID-19: The Role of Science, Technology, and Innovation

May 11, 2020

On May 14 and 15 an online conference will examine the role of science, technology, and innovation (STI) in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in advancing progress toward the […]




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