publication date: Oct. 20, 2017

National Academy of Medicine elects 80 members

The National Academy of Medicine announced the election of 70 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting. 

New members are elected by current members through a process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health. A diversity of talent among NAM’s membership is assured by its Articles of Organization, which stipulate that at least one-quarter of the membership is selected from fields outside the health professions—for example, from such fields as law, engineering, social sciences, and the humanities. The newly elected members bring NAM’s total membership to 2,127 and the number of international members to 172.

Established originally as the Institute of Medicine in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine addresses critical issues in health, science, medicine, and related policy and inspires positive actions across sectors. NAM works alongside the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering to provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine also encourage education and research, recognize outstanding contributions to knowledge, and increase public understanding. With their election, NAM members make a commitment to volunteer their service in National Academies activities.

Newly elected NAM members whose work involves cancer are:

Scott Allen Armstrong, M.D., Ph.D., chair, department of pediatric oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; associate chief, division of hematology/oncology, Boston Children’s Hospital; and David G. Nathan Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Cornelia Isabella Bargmann, Ph.D., Torsten N. Wiesel Professor, The Rockefeller University; and president of … Continue reading National Academy of Medicine elects 80 members

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