National Academy of Medicine

The National Academy of Medicine’s Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Program (the ELHM Program) began in 2016 to increase the NAM’s engagement with exceptional, interdisciplinary  early- and mid-career professionals working in biomedical science, population health, health care, health policy, and related fields. The ELHM Program facilitates opportunities for mentorship, collaboration, and innovation between the emerging leaders, NAM members, and experts across sectors.

There are two components of the ELHM Program:

  1. NAM Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholars (ELHM Scholars) and 
  2. NAM Emerging Leaders Forum 

 

NAM Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholars

Each year, up to 10 early- and mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership and exceptional professional achievement in biomedical science, population health, health care and related fields are selected to serve 3-year terms as ELHM Scholars. While continuing to work at their primary institution, the ELHM Scholars will participate in certain NAM activities, exchange ideas with each other and field leaders across sectors and disciplines, receive mentoring from NAM members, and help shape the ELHM Program. Participants also provide valuable input and feedback to help shape the priorities of the NAM and sustain the NAM’s impact and reputation as a national leader in advancing knowledge and accelerating progress in science, medicine, policy, and health equity. ELHM Scholars may publish Perspectives, participate in convening activities throughout the larger National Academies, and participate in interest groups.

Read about the 2018-2019 ELHM Scholars

Call for Applications

Each year, up to 10 early- and mid-career professionals (generally 7-15 years post terminal degree) with demonstrated leadership and exceptional professional achievement in biomedical science, population health, health, health care, and related fields are selected to serve 3-year terms. Meetings of the ELHM Scholars take place in Washington, D.C. on the following dates:

  • 2019: July 14-15, 2019, October 20-21, 2019
  • 2020: Emerging Leaders Forum April 2020, July 12-13, 2020, October 18-19, 2020
  • 2021: Emerging Leaders Forum April 2021, July 11-12, 2021, October 17-18, 2021

Selection is based on the candidates’ record of accomplishments and potential to improve health and medicine. In addition, the committee will consider

  • Professional accomplishments, including (but not limited to) research, publication, innovation, patents, etc. 
  • Demonstrated creativity and leadership to improve health and medicine 
  • Expertise in an area of relevance to health and medicine 
  • Strength of recommendations 

Also considered are the need for diverse representation in personal background, field of training, professional experiences, and other demographic areas.

Applications for the ELHM Scholars are closed for 2019.

NAM Emerging Leaders Forum

The Emerging Leaders Forum is an annual assembly of outstanding early- and mid-career professionals with exceptional professional promise, achievement, and leadership in biomedical science, health, health care, and related fields. Invited attendees will explore some of the most pressing challenges in health and medicine, with the aim of considering and stimulating collaborative interdisciplinary solutions. This year, the Emerging Leaders Forum will be held on July 17-18, 2019, in Washington, DC.

The Emerging Leaders Forum is an invitation-only event and includes both formal panel sessions (Day 1) and interactive breakout groups (Day 2). NAM members and current ELHM Scholars may nominate individuals for consideration.

If you have any questions about the Emerging Leaders Forum, please email Meg McCoy at mmccoy@nas.edu.