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Date:  Oct. 12, 2009

Contacts:  Christine Stencel, Senior Media Relations Officer

202-334-2138; e-mail <news@nas.edu>

Judith Shamir, Director, IOM Council and Membership Office

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Institute of Medicine Elects 65 New Members, Five Foreign Associates

 

WASHINGTON -- The Institute of Medicine (IOM) today announced the names of 65 new members and five foreign associates in conjunction with its 39th annual meeting.  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.  A diversity of talent among IOM's membership is assured by the Institute's charter, which stipulates that at least one-quarter of the membership is selected from outside the health professions, for example, from such fields as the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; law; engineering; and the humanities.  The newly elected members raise IOM's total active membership to 1,610 and the number of foreign associates to 93.  With an additional 75 members holding emeritus status, IOM's total membership is 1,778.

 

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 their service on IOM committees, boards, and other other activities.  Studies and initiatives during the past year include: a review of the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury among military personnel; an assessment of the health effects due to lack of insurance; recommendations for comparative effectiveness research priorities; new guidelines for how much weight women should gain during pregnancy; a blueprint for American leadership in advancing global health; a strategy for preventing medical conflicts of interest; and a series of meetings on improving health care value through evidence-based medicine.

 

Newly elected members of the Institute of Medicine are:

 

Russ B. Altman, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair, department of bioengineering, and professor of genetics, medicine, and computer science, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

 

Kristi S. Anseth, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Tisone Professor and Distinguished Professor, department of chemical and biological engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder

 

Karen Hsiao Ashe, M.D., Ph.D., Anne Marie Tulloch Professor in Neurology, and director, Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care, University of Minnesota Medical School and Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis

 

Tom P. Aufderheide, M.D., professor of emergency medicine, and associate chair for research affairs, department of emergency medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

 

Michelle Biros, M.D., professor and vice chair of research, department of emergency medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis

 

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Ph.D., Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development and Education, Teachers College and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City

 

Patrick Brown, M.D., Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, department of biochemistry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.

 

Donald S. Burke, M.D., dean, Graduate School of Public Health, UPMC-Jonas Salk Chair in Global Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

 

Martin Chalfie, Ph.D., William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Biological Sciences and chair, department of biological sciences, Columbia University, New York City

 

Setsuko Kuki Chambers, M.D., Bobbi Olson Endowed Chair in Ovarian Cancer Research; professor and vice chair, department of obstetrics and gynecology; and director of women's cancers, Arizona Cancer Center, University of Arizona, Tucson

 

Arul M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; S.P. Hicks Endowed Professor of Pathology, and director, Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, department of pathology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

Michael L. Cleary, M.D., Lindhard Family Professor in Pediatric Cancer Biology, departments of pathology and pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.

 

Thomas Curran, Ph.D., deputy scientific director, Joseph Stokes Jr. Institute, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; and professor of pathology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

 

Michael R. DeBaun, M.D., M.P.H., Ferring Family Chair in Pediatric Cancer and Related Disorders and professor of biostatistics and neurology, department of pediatrics, School of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis  

 

Susan Dentzer, editor in chief, Health Affairs, Bethesda, Md.

 

Ana V. Diez Roux, M.D., Ph.D., professor of epidemiology, department of epidemiology, and director, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

Wafaa El-Sadr, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine and epidemiology, and director, International Center for AIDS and Allied Programs, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York City

 

Amy N. Finkelstein, Ph.D., professor of economics, department of economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 

Garret A. FitzGerald, M.D., McNeil Professor in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics; professor of medicine and pharmacology; associate dean for translational research; and chair, department of pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

 

Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta

 

Alfred L. Goldberg, Ph.D., professor of cell biology, department of cell biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston

 

Sue J. Goldie, M.D., M.P.H., Roger Irving Lee Professor of Public Health, department of health policy and management, and director, Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston

 

Dana P. Goldman, Ph.D., professor and Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy, and director, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; and senior economist, RAND Corp., Los Angeles

 

Deborah Grady, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean for clinical and translational research, departments of medicine, epidemiology, and biostatistics, and professor of medicine, Women's Health Clinical Research Center, University of California, San Francisco

 

Lawrence W. Green, Dr.P.H., professor, department of epidemiology and biostatistics, and co-leader, Society, Diversity, and Disparities Program, School of Medicine and Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco

 

Daniel A. Haber, M.D., Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Kurt J. Isselbacher/Peter D. Schwartz Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and director, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston

 

Michael R. Harrison, M.D., professor emeritus of surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and reproductive sciences, University of California, San Francisco

 

Sam Hawgood, M.B.B.S., dean and vice chancellor for medical affairs, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

 

Eric C. Holland, M.D., Ph.D., vice chair of translational research, department of neurosurgery; director, Brain Tumor Center; and Emily Tow Jackson Chair in Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City

 

Mark S. Humayun, M.D., Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology, biomedical engineering, and cell biology and neurobiology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

 

Tyler E. Jacks, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and David H. Koch Professor of Biology, and director, David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 

Alexandra L. Joyner, Ph.D., Courtney Steel Chair in Pediatric Cancer Research and professor, department of developmental biology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City

 

Frederick S. Kaplan, M.D., Isaac and Rose Nassau Professor of Orthopedic Molecular Medicine and chief, division of molecular orthopedic medicine, department of orthopedic surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

 

Michael B. Kastan, M.D., professor, department of oncology, and director, Comprehensive Cancer Center, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

 

Ichiro Kawachi, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair, department of society, human development, and health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston

 

Isaac S. Kohane, M.D., Ph.D., Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pediatrics and Health Sciences and Technology, department of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; and chair, informatics program, Children's Hospital, Boston

 

Uma R. Kotagal, M.B.B.S., senior vice president for quality and transformation and director of health policy and clinical effectiveness, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; and professor of pediatrics, obstetrics, and gynecology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati

 

Story C. Landis, Ph.D., director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

 

Roger J. Lewis, M.D., Ph.D., professor of emergency medicine, department of emergency medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles; and vice chair for academic affairs, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, Calif.

 

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D., chief, section on organelle biology, cell biology and metabolism branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

 

Joanne J. Lupton, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Regents Professor, and William W. Allen Endowed Chair in Nutrition, department of nutrition and food science, Texas A&M University, College Station

 

Terry F. McElwain, D.V.M., Ph.D., professor and executive director, Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory; and director, Animal Health Research Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman

 

Roberta B. Ness, M.D., M.P.H., dean and M. David Low Chair in Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston

 

Roger A. Nicoll, M.D., professor, departments of cellular and molecular pharmacology and physiology, University of California, San Francisco

 

Nancy H. Nielsen, M.D., Ph.D., senior associate dean for medical education and clinical professor, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York, Buffalo

 

Michel C. Nussenzweig, M.D., Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Sherman Fairchild Professor and senior physician, department of molecular immunology, Rockefeller University, New York City

 

Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D., Philip O'Bryan Montgomery Jr. M.D. Distinguished Presidential Chair in Academic Administration, and Doris and Bryan Wildenthal Distinguished Chair in Medical Science, department of internal medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

 

Joan Y. Reede, M.D., M.P.H., dean for diversity and community partnership and associate professor of medicine, department of medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston

 

Allan L. Reiss, M.D., Howard C. Robbins Professor, department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and director, Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.

 

Mary V. Relling, Pharm.D., faculty member and chair, department of pharmaceutical sciences, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

 

John A. Rich, M.D., M.P.H., professor and chair, department of health management and policy, School of Public Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia

 

Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

 

Gary Ruvkun, Ph.D., professor of genetics, department of molecular biology, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

 

William M. Sage, M.D., J.D., vice provost for health affairs and James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence in Law, University of Texas, Austin

 

Clifford B. Saper, M.D., Ph.D., James Jackson Putnam Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School; and professor and head, department of neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

 

Amita Sehgal, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and John Herr Musser Professor of Neuroscience and vice chair, department of neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia

 

Joe V. Selby, M.D., M.P.H., director, division of research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, Calif.

 

Lawrence Steinman, M.D., professor of neurology, pediatrics, and genetics, department of neurology and neurological sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.

 

Barbara J. Stoll, M.D., George W. Brumley Jr. Professor of Pediatrics and chair, department of pediatrics, Emory University; and president and chief executive officer, Emory-Children's Center, Atlanta

 

Megan Sykes, M.D., associate director, Transplantation Biology Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital; and Harold and Ellen Danser Professor of Surgery and professor of medicine, department of surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston

 

Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., Jay Phillips Professor and chair, department of surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis

 

Bruce D. Walker, M.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and director, Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University, Boston

 

Douglas C. Wallace, Ph.D., Donald Bren Professor of Molecular Genetics and director, Center for Molecular and Mitochondrial Medicine and Genetics, University of California, Irvine

 

Ralph Weissleder, M.D., Ph.D., professor of systems biology and radiology, Harvard Medical School; and director, Center for Systems Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

 

Susan M. Wolf, J.D., McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine, and Public Policy; Faegre and Benson Professor of Law; professor of law and medicine; and chair, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment, and the Life Sciences, Schools of Law and Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

 

Newly elected foreign associates are:

Richard Frackowiak, M.D., D.Sc., professor and head, department of neurology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland

 

R. Brian Haynes, M.D., Ph.D., professor of clinical epidemiology and medicine, and chief, Health Information Research Unit, department of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics, DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

 

Carol P. Herbert, M.D., dean, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, and professor, department of family medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

 

Alan Lopez, Ph.D., professor of medical statistics and population health and head, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

 

Maximilian F. Reiser, M.D., professor of radiology and chair, department of clinical radiology, University Hospitals, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany

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