publication date: May. 1, 2015
Institute of Medicine to Become National Academy of Medicine
The membership of the National Academy of Sciences voted April 28 at its 152nd annual meeting to change the name of the Institute of Medicine to the National Academy of Medicine, effective July 1.
The National Academy of Medicine will continue to be an honorific society and will inherit the more than 1,900 current elected members and foreign associates of the IOM.
The National Academy of Medicine will join the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering in advising the nation on matters of science, technology, and health.
IOM President Victor Dzau will serve as the first president of the National Academy of Medicine.
“This change recognizes the important achievements of medical and health researchers, clinicians, and policymakers in improving health and medicine both nationally and globally,” Dzau said. “We look forward to expanding our work together with the other Academies, and I am confident that this development will enhance our ability to provide evidence-based advice aimed at improving the lives of people everywhere.”
According to IOM, this change is part of a broader internal reorganization to more effectively integrate its work with the other national academies. Reports and studies on health and medicine will continue uninterrupted as activities of the Institute of Medicine, which will become one of the six program units operating under the direction of the integrated academies.
“The establishment of the National Academy of Medicine is a significant milestone … Continue reading 41-17 Institute of Medicine to Become National Academy of Medicine
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