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National Academy of Medicine Announces 10 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholars

May 5, 2020

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the 2020 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholars. These individuals are early- to mid-career professionals from a wide range of health-related […]


U.S. Funding for World Health Organization Should Not Be Interrupted During COVID-19 Pandemic, Say Presidents of the NAS, NAE, and NAM

April 15, 2020

It is critical for the U.S. to continue its funding for the World Health Organization in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic given the WHO’s lead role in coordinating an […]


Effectiveness of Homemade Fabric Masks to Protect Others from Spread of COVID-19 Examined in New Rapid Response to Government from Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases

April 9, 2020

A new rapid expert consultation from a standing committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine responds to questions from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) […]


Spread of COVID-19 Virus from Infected Patients, Antibody Response, and Interpretation of Laboratory Testing Examined in New Rapid Responses to Government from Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases

April 9, 2020

A new rapid expert consultation from a standing committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine responds to a request from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy […]


Potential Effects of Seasonal and Temperature Changes on Spread of COVID-19 Examined in New Rapid Response to Government from Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases

April 8, 2020

A new rapid expert consultation from a standing committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine responds to questions from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) […]


“G-Science” Academies Stress Critical Need for International Cooperation in Responding to COVID-19 Pandemic

April 8, 2020

WASHINGTON — A statement released today by science and medical academies of the G-7 nations and seven additional academies emphasizes the urgency of international cooperation in responding to the global […]


The Critical Need for International Cooperation During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Joint Statement of Academies of Sciences and Medicine

April 8, 2020

As a novel coronavirus spreads throughout the world and the number of cases and deaths continues to rise, almost no country or community remains untouched by this rapidly evolving threat. […]


Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases Provides Rapid Response to Government on Whether COVID-19 Could Also Be Spread by Conversation

April 2, 2020

The recently formed National Academies Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats, assembled at the request of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and […]


Our Response to COVID-19: A Message from the Presidents of the NAS, NAE, and NAM

March 24, 2020

Learn how the National Academies are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic >> Dear National Academies Community: As the COVID-19 pandemic grips the nation and the world, policymakers and the public […]


Harvey Fineberg Named Chair of Standing Committee Requested by White House in Response to Coronavirus

March 6, 2020

WASHINGTON — The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced today that Harvey Fineberg, former president of the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) and current […]


National Academy of Medicine Releases Model for Developing Community-Driven Health Equity Action Plans in Collaboration with Community Leaders

March 5, 2020

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), with the input and involvement of diverse community leaders across the country, created and piloted a model for developing Community-Driven Health Equity Action Plans. […]


White House Requests National Academies Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats in Response to Spread of Coronavirus

February 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to establish a […]


National Academies Provide Rapid Response to White House on Coronavirus Data Needs

February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON — The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) this week requested that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine rapidly examine the information and data needed to help […]


Victor J. Dzau Outlines Plans and Priorities for Second Term as NAM President in Letter to Members

February 6, 2020

In a letter to NAM members today, Victor J. Dzau outlined plans and priorities for his second term as president of the Academy. Dzau’s election, announced in January, marked the […]


National Academy of Medicine Announces Committee on Emerging Science, Technology, and Innovation (CESTI)

January 31, 2020

The National Academy of Medicine announced today the newly established Committee on Emerging Science, Technology, and Innovation in health and medicine (CESTI).  The committee will assess the landscape of emerging […]


NAM President Victor J. Dzau Joins Fellow Members of Global Preparedness Monitoring Board in Issuing Statement on Outbreak of 2019-novel Coronavirus

January 30, 2020

The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), an independent monitoring and accountability body co-convened by the World Bank Group and the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure preparedness for global health […]


A Message from the Presidents of the NAS, NAE, and NAM: A Look Ahead in 2020

January 24, 2020

Dear Friends of the National Academies, As we welcome a new year and a new decade, we can make one prediction with certainty — profound change lies ahead. We enter […]


Five NAM Members Elected to the Academy’s Governing Council

January 23, 2020

Five NAM members have been elected to serve 3-year terms on the Academy’s Governing Council beginning July 1, 2020: Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, Chief Health Officer, Google Health […]


NAM Elects Dzau for Second Term as President, Elects Del Rio as International Secretary

January 23, 2020

WASHINGTON — Victor J. Dzau, president of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), has been elected to a second, six-year term, beginning in July. In addition, Carlos del Rio, executive […]


National Academy of Sciences honors 2 NAM members for major contributions to science

January 22, 2020

The National Academy of Sciences will honor 15 individuals with awards in recognition of their extraordinary scientific achievements in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological, and medical […]



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