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Institute of Medicine Elects 65 New Members, Five Foreign Associates
Oct. 11, 2010 – The Institute of Medicine (IOM) announced the names of 65 new members and five foreign associates at its 40th annual meeting today. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
"It is a great pleasure to welcome these distinguished and accomplished individuals to the Institute of Medicine," said IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg. "Each of these new members stands out as a professional whose research, knowledge, and skills have significantly advanced health and medicine and who has served as a model for others. The Institute of Medicine is greatly enriched by the addition of our newly elected colleagues."
New members are elected by current active members through a highly selective process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health. IOM's charter assures a diversity of membership, as it stipulates that at least one-quarter of the membership is selected from outside the health professions, from such fields as the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; law; engineering; and the humanities. The new members raise the Institute's total active membership to 1,649 and the number of foreign associates to 96. With an additional 72 members holding emeritus status, IOM's total membership is 1,817.
The Institute of Medicine is unique in its structure as both an honorific membership organization and an advisory organization. Established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, IOM has become recognized as a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues. With their election, members make a commitment to volunteer on IOM committees, boards, and other activities. Projects completed during the past year include studies on the cardiovascular effects of secondhand smoke exposure, nutrition standards for the federal school meals programs, prevention and control of viral hepatitis, strategies to reduce rates of hypertension and decrease Americans' sodium intakes, and a major summit on integrative medicine.
Newly elected members of the Institute of Medicine are:
DAVID M. ALTSHULER, M.D., Ph.D., deputy director and chief academic officer, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT; and professor, departments of genetics and medicine, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
HORTENSIA DE LOS ANGELES AMARO, Ph.D., associate dean and Distinguished Professor of Health Sciences and of Counseling Psychology, Bouvé College of Health Sciences; and director, Institute on Urban Health Research, Northeastern University, Boston
KENNETH C. ANDERSON, M.D., Kraft Family Professor of Medicine, department of medical oncology, Harvard Medical School; and chief, division of hematologic neoplasia, and director, Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
JOHN Z. AYANIAN, M.D., professor of medicine and health care policy, Harvard Medical School; professor of health policy and management, Harvard School of Public Health; and medical director, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
JEREMY M. BERG, Ph.D., director, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
NANCY BERLINER, M.D., professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; and chief, division of hematology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
LINDA S. BIRNBAUM, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., director, National Toxicology Program, and director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, N.C.
BENJAMIN S. CARSON SR., M.D., Benjamin S. Carson Sr., M.D., and Dr. Evelyn Spiro, R.N., Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery, department of pediatric neurosurgery, and professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore
MICHAEL E. CHERNEW, Ph.D., professor, department of health care policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston
PETER CRESSWELL, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Eugene Higgins Professor of Immunobiology, department of immunobiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.
SUSAN J. CURRY, Ph.D., dean, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City
CHARLES A. CZEISLER, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P., Baldino Professor of Sleep Medicine and director, division of sleep medicine, Harvard Medical School; and chief, division of sleep medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
RALPH G. DACEY JR., M.D., Henry G. and Edith R. Schwartz Professor and chair, department of neurological surgery, School of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis
RICCARDO DALLA-FAVERA, M.D., Percy and Joanne Uris Professor of Clinical Medicine, professor of pathology and genetics and development, and director, Institute of Cancer Genetics, Columbia University Medical Center, New York City
ROBERT B. DARNELL, M.D., Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Robert and Harriet Heilbrunn Professor of Cancer Biology, Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-oncology, Rockefeller University, New York City
TITIA DE LANGE, Ph.D., Leon Hess Professor, Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics, Rockefeller University, New York City
FRANK V. DEGRUY III, M.D., Woodward-Chisholm Professor and chair, department of family medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver
KARL DEISSEROTH, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor, departments of bioengineering and psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
SUSAN D. DESMOND-HELLMANN, M.D., M.P.H., chancellor and Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor, University of California, San Francisco
RAYMOND J. DINGLEDINE, Ph.D., executive associate dean for research, and professor and chair, department of pharmacology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta
JENNIFER A. DOUDNA, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, department of molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley
DEBORAH A. DRISCOLL, M.D., Luigi Mastroianni Jr. Professor and chair, department of obstetrics and gynecology, and interim director, Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia
RICHARD L. EHMAN, M.D., professor, department of radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
JACK A. ELIAS, M.D., Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine, professor of immunobiology, and chair, department of internal medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.
CHARIS ENG, M.D., Ph.D., Sondra J. and Stephen R. Hardis Chair of Cancer Genomic Medicine, Cleveland Clinic; and professor and vice chair, department of genetics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
JOSEPH J. FINS, M.D., F.A.C.P., chief, division of medical ethics, and professor of medicine, public health, and medicine in psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City
ELENA FUENTES-AFFLICK, M.D., M.P.H., professor, departments of pediatrics, epidemiology, and biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, and chief of pediatrics, San Francisco General Hospital
ZVI Y. FUKS, M.D., professor of molecular pharmacology and chemistry, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City
TERRY T. FULMER, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., dean and Erline Perkins McGriff Professor, College of Nursing, New York University, New York City
STEPHEN J. GALLI, M.D., professor and chair, department of pathology, professor of microbiology and immunology, and Mary Hewitt Loveless, M.D., Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.
ROBERT S. GALVIN, M.D., chief executive officer, Equity Healthcare; and adjunct professor of medicine and health policy, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.
BRUCE D. GELB, M.D., Gogel Family Professor, professor of pediatrics and genomics and genetic sciences, and director, Child Health and Development Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City
GARY L. GOTTLIEB, M.D., M.B.A., president and chief executive officer, Partners HealthCare System, and professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston
CAROL W. GREIDER, Ph.D., Daniel Nathans Professor and director, department of molecular biology and genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore
BEATRICE H. HAHN, M.D., professor of medicine and microbiology, department of medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham
ROGER A. JOHNS, M.D., professor, department of anesthesiology and critical care, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore
KEVIN B. JOHNSON, M.D., professor and vice chair, department of biomedical informatics, and professor, department of pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn.
ROGER D. KAMM, Ph.D., Singapore Research Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering, departments of biological engineering and mechanical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
JOHN H. KRYSTAL, M.D., Robert L. McNeil Jr. Professor of Translational Research and chair, department of psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, and chief of psychiatry, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.; and director, clinical neurosciences division, VA National Center for PTSD, West Haven, Conn.
NATHAN KUPPERMANN, M.D., Bo Tomas Brofeldt Endowed Chair, department of emergency medicine, and professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis
MICHAEL D. LAIRMORE, D.V.M., Ph.D., professor, department of veterinary biosciences, and associate dean for research and graduate studies, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University, Columbus
CARYN LERMAN, Ph.D., Mary W. Calkins Professor of Psychiatry, department of psychiatry and Annenberg School for Communication, and interim director, Abramson Cancer Center, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
CHARLES J. LOCKWOOD, M.D., Anita O'Keefe Young Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, and chair, department of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.
CHAD A. MIRKIN, Ph.D., director, International Institute for Nanotechnology; George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry; and professor of chemical and biological engineering, biomedical engineering, materials science and engineering, and medicine, department of chemistry, Northwestern University, Chicago
SUZANNE P. MURPHY, Ph.D., R.D., professor and director, Nutrition Support Shared Resource, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu
J. MARC OVERHAGE, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO, Indiana Health Information Exchange; director of medical informatics and research scientist, Regenstrief Institute Inc.; and Regenstrief Professor of Medical Informatics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
IRA H. PASTAN, M.D., co-chief, laboratory of cell biology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
ROBERT L. PHILLIPS JR., M.D., M.S.P.H., director, Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, American Academy of Family Physicians, Washington, D.C.
PETER J. POLVERINI, D.D.S., professor and dean, School of Dentistry, and professor of pathology, School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
JILL QUADAGNO, Ph.D., Mildred and Claude Pepper Eminent Scholar Chair in Social Gerontology and professor of sociology, Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, Florida State University, Tallahassee
NEIL J. RISCH, Ph.D., Lamond Family Foundation Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics and director, Institute for Human Genetics; and professor, department of epidemiology and biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco
BRUCE R. ROSEN, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology and health sciences and technology, Harvard Medical School, and director, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
DAVID ROSNER, Ph.D., Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, professor of history, and co-director, Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York City
KEVAN M. SHOKAT, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor and chair, department of cellular and molecular pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco
DIANE M. SIMEONE, M.D., Lazar Greenfield Professor of Surgery and Molecular and Integrative Physiology and chief, division of gastrointestinal surgery, University of Michigan Health Systems, Ann Arbor
DAVID J. SKORTON, M.D., president and professor, department of biomedical engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.; and professor, departments of medicine and pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City
JOSEPH W. ST. GEME III, M.D., James B. Duke Professor and chair, department of pediatrics, and James B. Duke Professor, department of molecular genetics and microbiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C.
JOHN R. STANLEY, M.D., Milton B. Hartzell Professor and chair, department of dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia
MARGARET G. STINEMAN, M.D., professor, departments of physical medicine and rehabilitation, biostatistics, and epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia
MARY STORY, Ph.D., R.D., professor, division of epidemiology and community health, and associate dean of student affairs, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
JEREMY SUGARMAN, M.D., M.P.H., Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine, department of health policy and management, and deputy director for medicine, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
GEORGE E. THIBAULT, M.D., president, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, New York City; and Daniel D. Federman Professor of Medicine and Medical Education Emeritus, Harvard Medical School, Boston
CONNIE M. WEAVER, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and head, department of foods and nutrition,
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
THOMAS E. WELLEMS, M.D., Ph.D., chief, laboratory of malaria and vector research, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
CARL WU, Ph.D., chief, laboratory of biochemistry and molecular biology, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
Newly elected foreign associates are:
Sydney Brenner, MBBCh, Ph.D., Senior Distinguished Fellow, Crick-Jacobs Center, Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, La Jolla, Calif.
George P. Chrousos, M.D., professor and chair, department of pediatrics, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
Michael F. Drummond, Ph.D., professor of health economics, and director, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, U.K.
QIDE HAN, M.D., president, Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing
Terry P. Klassen, M.D., Ms.C., F.R.C.P.C., professor and chair, department of pediatrics, and director, Evidence-Based Practice Center, University of Alberta, Canada
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