publication date: Oct. 23, 2020

Myles Brown, Judy H. Cho, Peter L. Choyke, Yolonda Lorig Colson, Levi A. Garraway, Antoni Ribas, Louis M. Staudt, John E. Dick, 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. 19.

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.

“This distinguished and diverse class of new members is a truly exceptional group of scholars and leaders whose expertise in science, medicine, health, and policy will be integral to helping the NAM address today’s most pressing health challenges and inform the future of health and health care for the benefit of everyone around the globe,” NAM President Victor J. Dzau said in a statement.

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 175.

 

Newly elected members whose work is relevant to cancer include:

Susan L. Ackerman, PhD

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Stephen W. Kuffler Chair in Biology and professor, department of cellular and molecular medicine, University of California, San Diego.

For her identification of genes and their accompanying function in establishing novel mechanisms necessary for neuronal homeostasis and which, when defective, lead to neurodegeneration.

Sonia Yris Angell, MD, MPH

Assistant clinical professor of medicine, department of medicine, Vagelos College … Continue reading Myles Brown, Judy H. Cho, Peter L. Choyke, Yolonda Lorig Colson, Levi A. Garraway, Antoni Ribas, Louis M. Staudt, John E. Dick, among new members of the National Academy of Medicine

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