Date: Oct. 13, 2008
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"It is a great pleasure to welcome these distinguished and influential individuals to the
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.
Newly elected members of the
Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, Ph.D., associate director for minority health and health disparities research,
Kathryn V. Anderson, Ph.D., chair, developmental biology program,
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,
Jean Bennett, M.D., Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology and cell and developmental biology,
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,
Thomas S. Bodenheimer, M.D., M.P.H., professor and director, Center for Excellence in Primary Care, department of family and community medicine,
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,
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.
Harry C. Dietz, M.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Victor A. McKusick Professor of Genetics and Medicine,
Peter Charles Doherty, Ph.D., F.R.S., member, department of immunology, St. Jude Children's
Kathryn M. Edwards, M.D., professor of pediatrics and vice chair for pediatric research, department of pediatrics,
Jonathan A. Epstein, M.D., William Wikoff Smith Professor and Chair, department of cell and developmental biology,
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,
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,
Jeffrey I. Gordon, M.D., Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor, and director, Center for Genome Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine,
David S. Guzick, M.D, Ph.D., dean,
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,
David Michael Holtzman, M.D., Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor of Neurology and chair, department of neurology, Washington University School of Medicine,
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,
Phyllis Jean Kanki, D.V.M., D.Sc., professor, department of immunology and infectious diseases, Harvard School of Public Health,
John W. Kappler, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor, integrated department of immunology, National Jewish Health,
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,
Raju S. Kucherlapati, Ph.D., Paul C. Cabot Professor of Genetics,
W. Marston Linehan, M.D., chief, Urologic Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health,
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,
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,
Linda A. McCauley, Ph.D., F.A.A.N., Nightingale Professor of Nursing and associate dean for research,
Juanita L. Merchant, M.D., Ph.D., professor of internal medicine and molecular and integrative physiology, division of gastroenterology,
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,
Ralph W. Muller, chief executive officer,
Milap C. Nahata, Pharm.D., division chairman and professor,
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,
Joseph P. Ornato, M.D., professor and chair, department of emergency medicine,
Peter R. Orszag, Ph.D., director, Congressional Budget Office,
David C. Page, M.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; director, Whitehead Institute; and professor of biology, Massachusetts Institute for Technology,
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,
Charles L. Sawyers, M.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and chair, human oncology and pathogenesis program,
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,
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,
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,
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