Oct. 16, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Five Health Professionals Named 2017 National Academy of Medicine Fellows
WASHINGTON -- The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected five outstanding health professionals for the class of 2017 NAM Fellows. They were chosen based on their professional qualifications and accomplishments, reputations as scholars, and relevance of current field expertise to the work of the NAM and the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The fellows will collaborate with eminent researchers, policy experts, and clinicians from across the country during their two-year fellowship. They will help facilitate initiatives convened by the National Academies to provide nonpartisan, evidence-based guidance to national, state, and local policymakers, academic leaders, health care administrators, and the public.
The class of 2017 NAM Fellows is:
Neal Dickert, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor, division of cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta
Each fellow will continue in his or her primary academic post while engaging part time over a two-year period in the National Academies’ health and science policy work. Each will work with an expert study committee or roundtable related to his or her professional interests, including contributing to its reports or other products. A flexible research stipend will be awarded to every fellow.
The overall purpose of the NAM Fellowship program is to enable talented, early career health science scholars to participate actively in the work of the Academies and to further their careers as future leaders in the field. For more information, visit https://nam.edu/programs/health-policy-educational-programs-and-fellowships/nam-fellowship-program/.
The National Academy of Medicine, established in 1970 as the Institute of Medicine, is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and beyond. It serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as an adviser to the nation and the international community. Through its domestic and global initiatives, the NAM works to address critical issues in health, medicine, and related policy and inspire positive action across sectors. The NAM collaborates closely with its peer academies and other divisions within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
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