Oct. 17, 2016




National Academy of Medicine Elects 79 New Members


WASHINGTON - The National Academy of Medicine announced today the election of 70 regular members and 9 international members during its annual meeting.  Election to the Academy 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. 

“These newly elected members are outstanding professionals who care deeply about advancing health and health care in the U.S. and globally,” said National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau.  “Their expertise will help our organization address pressing health challenges and improve health, science, and medicine for the benefit of us all.  It is my privilege to welcome these accomplished individuals to the National Academy of Medicine.”


New members are elected by current active members through a 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 NAM’s membership is assured by its Articles of Organization, which stipulate that at least one-quarter of the membership is selected from fields outside the health professions — for example, from such fields as law, engineering, social sciences, and the humanities.  The newly elected members raise NAM’s total active membership to 1,947 and the number of international members to 146.

Established originally as the Institute of Medicine in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine addresses critical issues in health, science, medicine, and related policy and inspires positive actions across sectors.  NAM works alongside the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering to provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions.  The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine also encourage education and research, recognize outstanding contributions to knowledge, and increase public understanding.  With their election, members make a commitment to volunteer their service in the Academies’ activities.

Newly elected regular members of the National Academy of Medicine are:

Anissa Abi-Dargham, M.D., professor and vice chair of research, department of psychiatry, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y.; and professor emerita, department of psychiatry, Columbia University, New York City


Anita Allen, J.D., Ph.D., vice provost for faculty, Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law, and professor of philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Cheryl Ann Marie Anderson, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S., associate professor, family medicine and public health, University of California, San Diego


Peter Brian Bach, M.D., MAPP, director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City


Bonnie L. Bassler, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Squibb Professor and chair, department of molecular biology, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.


Andrew William Bazemore, M.D., M.P.H., director, Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, Washington, D.C.


Karen Faith Berman, M.D., senior investigator and chief, section on integrative neuroimaging and the clinical brain disorders branch, National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.


Stefano Bertozzi, M.D., Ph.D., dean, School of Public Health, and professor, health and policy management, University of California, Berkeley


Leslie Glenn Biesecker, M.D., senior investigator and chief of the medical genomics and metabolic genetics branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.


Antonello Bonci, M.D., senior investigator, cellular neurobiology research branch, synaptic plasticity section, and scientific director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.


Malcolm K. Brenner, M.A., M.B., B.Chir., Ph.D., FRCP, FRCPath, Fayez Sarofim Distinguished Service Professor, founding director, Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, and professor, departments of medicine, pediatrics, and molecular and human genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston


L.D. Britt, M.D., M.P.H., Henry Ford Professor and Edward J. Brickhouse Chair, department of surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk


Deborah Watkins Bruner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN, Robert W. Woodruff  Professor of Nursing, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, associate director of cancer outcomes research, Winsip Cancer Institute, and professor, radiation oncology, Emory University, Atlanta; and director of symptoms and outcomes research and founding director of the Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia


Robert M. Califf, M.D., commissioner of food and drugs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Washington, D.C.


Alicia Laura Carriquiry, Ph.D., distinguished professor of liberal arts and sciences and professor of statistics, Iowa State University, Ames


Laura L. Carstensen, Ph.D., Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy, professor of psychology, and director, Stanford Center on Longevity, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.


Andrea L. Cheville, M.D., MSCE, professor, physical medicine and rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.


Anne Louise Coleman, M.D., Ph.D., Fran and Ray Stark Professor of Ophthalmology and professor of epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles


Kathleen Loretta Collins, M.D., Ph.D., professor of internal medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Roger D. Cone, Ph.D., Mary Sue Coleman Director, Life Sciences Institute, and professor, molecular and integrative physiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Martha A.Q. Curley, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN, Ellen and Robert Kapito Professor of Nursing Science and professor, anesthesia and critical care medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Joseph L. DeRisi, Ph.D., Albert Bowers Professor in Biochemistry and the Gordon M. Tomkins Professor at UC San Francisco; and co-president, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, San Francisco


Francis J. Doyle III, Ph.D., professor and dean, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Karen M. Emmons, Ph.D., professor and dean for academic affairs, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston


Elissa Sarah Epel, Ph.D., professor, department of psychiatry, and director, Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Lab and Center for Obesity Assessment, Study, and Treatment, UC San Francisco, San Francisco


Timothy G. Evans, D.Phil., M.D., senior director, Health, Nutrition, and Population, World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.


Carol Friedman, Ph.D., FACMI, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor of biomedical informatics, Columbia University, New York City


K. Christopher Garcia, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; professor, molecular and cellular physiology and structural biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.


Martin Gaynor, Ph.D., E.J. Barone Professor of Economics and Health Policy, H. John Heinz III College, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh


Maura Lianne Gillison, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and Jeg Coughlin Chair of Cancer Research, Ohio State University, Columbus


Alison M. Goate, D.Phil., Willard T.C. Johnson Research Professor of Neurogenetics, and director, Ronald M. Loeb Center for Alzheimer’s Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City


Paula Therese Hammond, Ph.D., David H. Koch Professor of Engineering and head, department of chemical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge


Stanley L. Hazen, M.D., Ph.D., chair, department of cellular and molecular medicine, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland


Mukesh K. Jain, M.D., chief scientific officer, Harrington Discovery Institute; chief scientific officer, University Hospitals Health System; chief research officer, University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute; Ellery Sedgwick Jr. Chair, Case Cardiovascular Research Institute; and professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland


Maria Jasin, Ph.D., member, developmental biology program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City


Jeffrey P. Kahn, Ph.D., M.P.H., Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore


Melina Rae Kibbe, M.D., Zach D. Owens Distinguished Professor and chair, department of surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill


Allan Douglas Kirk, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, David C. Sabiston Jr. Professor and chair, department of surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C.


Mark A. Krasnow, M.D., Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor of biochemistry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.


Francis S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Mortimer D. Sackler Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York City


T. Jake Liang, M.D., chief of liver diseases branch and deputy director of translational research, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.


Maureen Lichtveld, M.D., M.P.H., professor and chair, department of global environmental health sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans


George A. Macones, M.D., M.S.C.E., Mitchell and Elaine Yanow Professor and head, department of obstetrics and gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis


Kelsey Catherine Martin, M.D., Ph.D., dean, David Geffen School of Medicine, and professor, biological chemistry and psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, University of California, Los Angeles


Donald P. McDonnell, Ph.D., Glaxo-Wellcome Professor of Molecular Cancer Biology and chair, department of pharmacology and cancer biology, co-director, Women’s Cancer Program, Duke Cancer Institute, and professor, department of medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C.


Bruce L. Miller, M.D., A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor in Neurology and director, UCSF Memory and Aging Center, UC San Francisco, San Francisco


Samir Mitragotri, Ph.D., Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Chair Professor, department of chemical engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara


Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D., president and dean, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta


John H. Morrison, Ph.D., director, California National Primate Research Center, and professor, department of neurology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis


Mark A. Musen, M.D., Ph.D., director, Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, and professor, biomedical informatics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.


K.M. Venkat Narayan, M.D., M.Sc., M.B.A., director, Emory Global Diabetes Research Center, and professor of epidemiology and medicine, Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University, Atlanta


Kenneth Offit, M.D., M.P.H., member and vice chair, academic affairs, department of medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City


James Marc Perrin, M.D., FAAP, John C. Robinson Chair in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, and professor, pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston


Bernice A. Pescosolido, Ph.D., distinguished professor of sociology, Indiana University, Bloomington


Thomas A. Rando, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology and neurological sciences, and director, Glenn Laboratories for the Biology of Aging, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.


Lynne Doreen Richardson, M.D., department vice chair and professor of emergency medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City


James A. Roth, D.V.M., Ph.D., Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professor and director, Center for Food Security and Public Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames


Paul Bennett Rothman, M.D., Frances Watt Baker, M.D., and Lenox D. Baker Jr., M.D., Dean of the Medical Faculty, vice president for medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore


James F. Sallis Jr., Ph.D., distinguished professor, department of family medicine and public health, and chief, division of behavioral medicine, University of California, San Diego


Jane E. Salmon, M.D., professor of medicine and obstetrics and gynecology, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Collette Kean Research Professor, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City


Aziz Sancar, M.D., Ph.D., Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Hugh Smith Taylor, M.D., Anita O'Keeffe Young Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, and chair of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.


J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., founder, chair, and chief executive officer, J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Md.; and co-founder, chair, and chief executive officer, Human Longevity Inc., San Diego


Cheryl Lyn Walker, Ph.D., director, Center for Precision Environmental Health, and professor, departments of molecular and cell biology and medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston


David Walt, Ph.D., university professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, department of chemistry, Tufts University, Medford, Mass.


Huntington Faxon Willard, Ph.D., president and director, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass.; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor; and professor of human genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago


Michelle A. Williams, Sc.D., dean of faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston


Xiaoliang Sunney Xie, Ph.D., Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, department of chemistry and chemical biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Clyde W. Yancy, M.D., Magerstadt Professor of Medicine, chief of cardiology, and vice dean of diversity and inclusion, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.


Michael Jerome Yaszemski, M.D., Ph.D., John and Posy Krehbiel Endowed Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn.



Newly elected international members are:

Maria Jose Alonso, Pharm.D, Ph.D., full professor, faculty of pharmacy, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago, Spain


Masayuki Amagai, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair, department of dermatology, Keio University School of Medicine, and team leader, Laboratory for Skin Homeostasis, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Yokohama, Japan


Per-Olof Berggren, Ph.D., professor, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden


Patricia J. Garcia, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Minister of Health for Peru, Lima


Carmen García-Peña, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., research director, National Institute of Geriatrics, Mexico City, Mexico


Sarah Jane Halton, B.A. (Hons), adjunct professor, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia


Prabhat Jha, OC, M.D., D.Phil, FCAHS, professor of global health and epidemiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Tadatsugu Taniguchi, Ph.D., professor emeritus and project professor, department of molecular immunology, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo; and director, Max Planck-University of Tokyo Center for Integrative Inflammology, Tokyo, Japan


Oyewale Tomori, D.V.M., Ph.D., emeritus president and professor of virology, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Nigeria


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