Date:  Oct. 13, 2008

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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 38th 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 influential individuals to the Institute of Medicine," said IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg.  "Members are elected through a highly selective process that recognizes people 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.  Current active members elect new members from among candidates nominated for their outstanding accomplishments.  The newly elected members raise IOM's total active membership to 1,576 and the number of foreign associates to 89.  With another 71 members holding emeritus status, IOM's total membership is now 1,736.


The Institute of Medicine is unique for 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 human health issues.  With their election, members make a commitment to volunteer a significant amount of time as members of IOM committees, which engage in a broad range of studies on health policy issues.  Studies completed in the past year include: Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce, which calls for bold initiatives to ensure there are enough health care workers adequately trained to tend to the expanding population of older patients; Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs, a blueprint for how cancer care providers can address patients' psychological, emotional, and social needs in addition to their physical ailments; Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Assessment of the Evidence, which found that research to determine the effectiveness of various treatments for PTSD is urgently needed in light of uncertainties about most therapies and growing patient needs; and Knowing What Works in Health Care: A Roadmap for the Nation, which provides a vision and roadmap for improving how the nation uses scientific evidence to identify the most effective clinical services.


Newly elected members of the Institute of Medicine are:


Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, Ph.D., associate director for minority health and health disparities research, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.


Kathryn V. Anderson, Ph.D., chair, developmental biology program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City


Jeffrey R. Balser, M.D., Ph.D., associate vice chancellor for research and James Tayloe Gwathmey Professor of Anesthesiology, departments of anesthesiology, medicine, and pharmacology, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn. 


Jean Bennett, M.D., Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology and cell and developmental biology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Bruce Beutler, M.D., professor and chair, department of genetics, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif.


Maureen A. Bisognano, R.N., M.S.N., executive vice president and chief operating officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Boston


Thomas S. Bodenheimer, M.D., M.P.H., professor and director, Center for Excellence in Primary Care, department of family and community medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco


Lisa A. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore


Lawrence Corey, M.D., senior vice president and co-director, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute,

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; and professor of medicine and laboratory medicine, University of Washington, Seattle


Patrick H. DeLeon, M.P.H., Ph.D., J.D., chief of staff, Office of Senator Daniel Inouye, United States Senate, Washington, D.C.


Angela Diaz, M.P.H., M.D., Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor of Pediatrics, department of pediatrics and community preventative medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City


Harry C. Dietz, M.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Victor A. McKusick Professor of Genetics and Medicine, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore


Peter Charles Doherty, Ph.D., F.R.S., member, department of immunology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.


Kathryn M. Edwards, M.D., professor of pediatrics and vice chair for pediatric research, department of pediatrics, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.


Jonathan A. Epstein, M.D., William Wikoff Smith Professor and Chair, department of cell and developmental biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


José J. Escarce, M.D., Ph.D., senior natural scientist, RAND; and professor of medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles


Maria C. Freire, Ph.D., president, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, New York City


Walter R. Frontera, M.D., Ph.D., dean, faculty of medicine, and professor, department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, department of physiology, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan


Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, M.D., Ph.D., head, division of nuclear medicine, and director, molecular imaging program, departments of radiology and bioengineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.  


Naomi Lynn Gerber, M.D., director, Center for Study of Chronic Illness and Disability, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va.


Jeffrey I. Gordon, M.D., Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor, and director, Center for Genome Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis


David S. Guzick, M.D, Ph.D., dean, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y.


Doug Hanahan, Ph.D., professor, department of biochemistry and biophysics, member, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and member, Diabetes Center, University of California, San Francisco


James E.K. Hildreth, M.D., Ph.D., director, Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research, and professor of internal medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn.


David Michael Holtzman, M.D., Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor of Neurology and chair, department of neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis


Arthur Horwich, M.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Sterling Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics, department of genetics, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.


Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., president, Sabin Vaccine Institute; and Walter G. Ross Professor and chair, department of microbiology, immunology, and tropical medicine, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.


Elaine C. Sarkin Jaffe, M.D., chief, hematopathology section, laboratory of pathology, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.


Phyllis Jean Kanki, D.V.M., D.Sc., professor, department of immunology and infectious diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, Mass.


John W. Kappler, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, integrated department of immunology, National Jewish Health, Denver


Nancy Kass, Sc.D., Phoebe R. Berman Professor of Bioethics, department of health policy and management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and deputy director for public health, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Baltimore


Gary A. Koretzky, M.D., Ph.D., Leonard Jarett Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vice chair for research, and chief scientific officer, department of medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Arnold R. Kriegstein, M.D., Ph.D., director, Institute for Regeneration Medicine, and professor of neurology, University of California, San Francisco


Raju S. Kucherlapati, Ph.D., Paul C. Cabot Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School; and scientific director, Harvard Partners Center for Genetics and Genomics, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston


W. Marston Linehan, M.D., chief, Urologic Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.


Husseini K. Manji, M.D., vice president, central nervous system and pain, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Titusville, N.J.


Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine; director, Center for the History of Medicine; and professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Philippa Marrack, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, integrated department of immunology, National Jewish Health, Denver


Helen S. Mayberg, M.D., professor of psychiatry, behaviorial sciences, and neurology; and Dorothy C. Fuqua Chair in Psychiatric Neuroimaging and Therapeutics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta


Linda A. McCauley, Ph.D., F.A.A.N., Nightingale Professor of Nursing and associate dean for research, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Juanita L. Merchant, M.D., Ph.D., professor of internal medicine and molecular and integrative physiology, division of gastroenterology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Michael M. Merzenich, Ph.D., professor emeritus of otolaryngology, and founding member, Keck Center for Integrative Neuroscience, University of California, San Francisco


James W. Mold, M.D., professor and director of research, department of family and preventive medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City


Marsha A. Moses, Ph.D., professor of surgery, Harvard Medical School; and interim director, vascular biology program, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston


Ralph W. Muller, chief executive officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia


Milap C. Nahata, Pharm.D., division chairman and professor, College of Pharmacy, and professor of pediatrics and internal medicine, College of Medicine, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus 


John E. Niederhuber, M.D., director, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.


Olufunmilayo F. Olopade, M.B., Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor in Medicine and Human Genetics and director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago


Joseph P. Ornato, M.D., professor and chair, department of emergency medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond


Peter R. Orszag, Ph.D., director, Congressional Budget Office, Washington, D.C.


David C. Page, M.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; director, Whitehead Institute; and professor of biology, Massachusetts Institute for Technology, Cambridge  


Nicholas A. Peppas, D.Eng., Sc.D., Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Pharmacy, departments of chemical engineering and biomedical engineering and College of Pharmacy, University of Texas, Austin


David H. Perlmutter, M.D., physician in chief and scientific director, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh; and Vira I. Heinz Professor and Chair, department of pediatrics, and professor of cell biology and physiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh


Etta D. Pisano, M.D., vice dean for academic affairs; Kenan Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, department of radiology; and director, Biomedical Research Imaging Center, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill  


Linda A. Randolph, M.D., M.P.H., president and chief executive officer, Developing Families Center Inc., Washington, D.C.


Barbara K. Rimer, Dr.P.H., dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Louise M. Ryan, Ph.D., Henry Pickering Walcott Professor of Biostatistics and chair, department of biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston


Charles L. Sawyers, M.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and chair, human oncology and pathogenesis program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City


Anne Schuchat, M.D., director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and rear admiral and assistant surgeon general, United States Public Health Service, Atlanta


J. Sanford Schwartz, M.D., Leon Hess Professor in Internal Medicine, School of Medicine; and professor of health care systems, health management, and economics, Wharton School; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Terrence J. Sejnowski, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Francis Crick Professor, Salk Institute, La Jolla, Calif.; and professor of biology and neurosciences, University of California, San Diego


Ira Shoulson, M.D., Louis C. Lasagna Professor of Experimental Therapeutics and professor of neurology, pharmacology, and medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y.


William A. Vega, Ph.D., professor, department of family medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles


Gary L. Westbrook, M.D., senior scientist and co-director, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland


Phyllis M. Wise, Ph.D., provost and executive vice president; and professor of physiology, biophysics, obstetrics, and gynecology, School of Medicine and College of Arts and Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle


Newly elected foreign associates are

Aaron J. Ciechanover, M.D., D.Sc., Distinguished Research Professor, Tumor and Vascular Biology Research Center, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and Research Institute, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa


George Davey Smith, M.D., professor of clinical epidemiology; director, Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Their Children; and director, MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, department of social medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, England


Depei Liu, Ph.D., professor of molecular biology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing


Anthony David Mbewu, M.B.B.S., M.D., F.R.C.P., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, South African Medical Research Council, Tygerberg


Peter Alexander Singer, M.D., M.P.H., F.R.S.C., director, McLaughlin Rotman Center for Global Health, University Health Network and University of Toronto, Toronto


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