publication date: Oct. 25, 2019

Aberle, DuBois, Gupta, Jaffee, Mardis among new members of the National Academy of Medicine

The National Academy of Medicine announced the election of 90 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting Oct. 21.

The NAM’s Articles of Organization stipulates that at least one-quarter of the membership is selected from fields outside the health professions. The newly elected members bring NAM’s total membership to more than 2,200 and the number of international members to approximately 180.


Newly elected members whose work is relevant to cancer include:

Edwin (Ted) G. Abel, Ph.D., Roy J. Carver Chair in Neuroscience; director, Iowa Neuroscience Institute; and chair, department of neuroscience and pharmacology, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City. For pioneering work in defining the molecular mechanisms of long-term memory storage, and identifying how these processes go awry in neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders.

Denise R. Aberle, M.D., professor of radiology and bioengineering and vice chair for research/radiological sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. For leading the National Cancer Institute-sponsored National Lung Screening Trial, in which low-dose CT screening was shown to reduce lung cancer mortality by 20 percent over chest radiographic screening.

Charles S. Abrams, M.D., Francis C. Wood Professor of Medicine, departments of medicine, pathology, and laboratory medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. For launching an initiative to improve the lives of sickle cell patients worldwide, which led to a National Clinical Trials Network, a program to improve access to care for U.S. patients, and a plan to enable newborn screening in Africa.

Anthony P. Adamis, M.D., senior vice president, development innovation, Genentech/Roche; and lecturer … Continue reading Aberle, DuBois, Gupta, Jaffee, Mardis among new members of the National Academy of Medicine

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