Date:  Oct. 21, 2013





Institute of Medicine Elects 70 New Members, 10 Foreign Associates


WASHINGTON — The Institute of Medicine (IOM) today announced the names of 70 new members and 10 foreign associates during its 43rd 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 an honor to welcome our highly distinguished colleagues to the Institute of Medicine," said IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg.  "These individuals have inspired us through their achievements in research, teaching, clinical work, and other contributions to the medical field.  Their knowledge and skills will deeply enrich the IOM."


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 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 law, engineering, social sciences, and the humanities.  The newly elected members raise IOM's total active membership to 1,753 and the number of foreign associates to 120.  With an additional 93 members holding emeritus status, IOM's total membership is 1,966.


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 activities.  Projects during the past year include studies of the benefits of including physical activity in the school environment, direct health outcomes of sodium intake, regional variations in Medicare spending, child abuse and neglect in the U.S., improved delivery of cancer care, the commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the U.S., post-deployment needs of Iraq and Afghanistan service members, gun violence research priorities in the U.S., and the international problem of illegitimate and substandard medications.


Newly elected members of the Institute of Medicine are:


Janis L. Abkowitz, M.D., Clemant A. Finch Professor and head, division of hematology, department of medicine, University of Washington, Seattle


Frederick R. Appelbaum, M.D., executive vice president and deputy director, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; and president and executive director, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle


Katrina Alison Armstrong, M.D., physician in chief, Massachusetts General Hospital; and Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Diana W. Bianchi, M.D., Natalie V. Zucker Professor of Pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston


Jeffrey A. Bluestone, Ph.D., A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor, UCSF Diabetes Center, University of California, San Francisco


Charles L. Bosk, Ph.D., professor of sociology and of anesthesiology and critical care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., Christine E. Lynn Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience, and professor of cell biology, neurological surgery, and neurology, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami


Molly Cooke, M.D., professor of medicine and director of education, Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco


Delos M. Cosgrove III, M.D., CEO, president, and chairman of the board of governors, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland


Janet M. Currie, Ph.D., Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, and director, Center for Health and Wellbeing, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.


Mary E. D'Alton, M.D., Willard C. Rappleye Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and chair, department of obstetrics and gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; and director of Ob/Gyn services, New York-Presbyterian/Sloan Hospital for Women, New York City


Carlos del Rio, M.D., Hubert Professor and chair, Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, and professor of medicine, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta


David L. DeMets, Ph.D., Max Halperin Professor of Biostatistics, department of biostatistics and medical informatics, University of Wisconsin, Madison


Phyllis A. Dennery, M.D., professor of pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania; and chief, division of neonatology, Werner and Gertrude Henle Chair in Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia


James R. Downing, M.D., executive vice president, scientific director, and deputy director, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.


Jeffrey Adam Drebin, M.D., Ph.D., John Rhea Barton Professor and chairman, department of surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Gideon Dreyfuss, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Isaac Norris Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Eric R. Fearon, M.D., Ph.D., Emanuel N. Maisel Professor of Oncology, department of internal medicine, and professor of medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Mark Edwin Frisse, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., Accenture Professor, department of biomedical informatics, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.


Judy E. Garber, M.D., M.P.H., director, center for cancer genetics and prevention, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston


Ronald N. Germain, M.D., Ph.D., chief, laboratory of systems biology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.


Arline T. Geronimus, Sc.D., professor, health behavior and health education, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor


Karen Glanz, Ph.D., M.P.H., George A. Weiss University Professor (Penn Integrates Knowledge [PIK] Professor), and professor of epidemiology and nursing, Perelman School of Medicine and School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Joseph G. Gleeson, M.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor, neurosciences and pediatrics, University of California, San Diego


Susan B. Hassmiller, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, senior adviser for nursing, and director, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, N.J.


Jody Heymann, M.D., Ph.D., dean, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles


Waun Ki Hong, M.D., FACP, D.M.Sc. (Hon.), head, division of cancer medicine; American Cancer Society Professor; Samsung Distinguished University Chair in Cancer Medicine; and professor of medicine, department of thoracic/head and neck medical oncology; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston


Brian Jack, M.D., professor and chair, family medicine, School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston


Clifford R. Jack Jr., M.D., professor of radiology, diagnostic radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.


Carlos Roberto Jaén, M.D., Ph.D., Dr. and Mrs. James L. Holly Distinguished Professor and chair, department of family and community medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio


Alan M. Jette, P.T., M.P.H., Ph.D., professor of health policy and management, School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston


Ashish K. Jha, M.D., M.P.H., professor, health policy and management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston


Gary S. Kaplan, M.D., FACP, FACMPE, FACPE, chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Health System, Seattle


Evan D. Kharasch, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for research, and Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Professor of Anesthesiology, department of anesthesiology, Washington University, St. Louis


Richard D. Kolodner, Ph.D., member and professor, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of California, San Diego


Sally Kornbluth, Ph.D., James B. Duke Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, and vice dean for basic science, School of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, N.C.


Ann Elizabeth Kurth, Ph.D., professor and executive director, College of Nursing Global Division, and associate dean for research, Global Institute of Public Health, New York University, New York City


Nancy E. Lane, M.D., director, center for musculoskeletal health; Endowed Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology; and director, Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH); UC Davis Health System, University of California, Davis


Thomas A. LaVeist, Ph.D., William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor in Health Policy, department of health policy and management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore


Quynh Thu Xuan Le, M.D., chairman and professor, department of radiation oncology, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.


Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Robert and Janice McNair Endowed Chair in Molecular and Human Genetics and professor, department of molecular and human genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston


Warren J. Leonard, M.D., NIH Distinguished Investigator; chief, laboratory of molecular immunology; and director, immunology center; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.


Pat R. Levitt, Ph.D., provost professor of pediatrics, neuroscience, psychiatry, and pharmacy, and W.M. Keck Chair in Neurogenetics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; and director, program in developmental neurogenetics, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles


Beverly Louise Malone, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, CEO, National League for Nursing, New York City


Eve Marder, Ph.D., Victor and Gwendolyn Professor of Neuroscience and head, division of science,

Volen Center and Biology Department, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.


Jonna Ann Mazet, D.V.M., M.P.V.M., Ph.D., professor of epidemiology and disease ecology, and executive director, One Health Institute, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis


Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.


Diane E Meier, M.D., director, center to advance palliative care; Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics; vice chair for public policy; and professor, department of geriatrics and palliative medicine and department of medicine, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City


Michelle M. Mello, Ph.D., professor of law and public health, department of health policy and management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston


Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Ph.D., R.N., FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, associate vice president for health promotion; university chief wellness officer; dean and professor, College of Nursing; and professor of pediatrics and psychiatry, College of Medicine, Ohio State University, Columbus


David J. Mooney, Ph.D., Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Louis Joseph Muglia, M.D., Ph.D., director, center for prevention of preterm birth, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; and professor of pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati


Joan M. O'Brien, M.D., William F. Norris and George E. de Schweinitz Professor and chairman, department of ophthalmology, and director, Scheie Eye Institute, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Daniel Samuel Pine, M.D., chief, emotion and development branch, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.


Helen Piwnica-Worms, Ph.D., vice provost for science, and professor of cancer biology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston


Bruce Mark Psaty, M.D., Ph.D., professor, departments of medicine, epidemiology and health services, and investigator, Group Health Research Institute, cardiovascular health research unit, University of Washington, Seattle


Danny Reinberg, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor, department of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology, New York University School of Medicine, New York City


J. Evan Sadler, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, department of medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis


Yoel Sadovsky, M.D., director, Magee-Womens Research Institute; and Elsie Hilliard Hillman Chair of Women's Health Research, professor of OB/GYN, microbiology and molecular genetics, and vice chair (research), department of OB/GYN and reproductive sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh


Peter Salovey, Ph.D., president and Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.


Mark A. Schuster, M.D., Ph.D., William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; and

chief of general pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston


Nirav Ramesh Shah, M.D., M.P.H., commissioner, New York State Department of Health, Albany


George M. Shaw, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, division of hematology/oncology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Lisa Simpson, M.B.B.Ch., M.P.H., FAAP, president and CEO, AcademyHealth, Washington, D.C.


Pamela Sklar, M.D., Ph.D., professor, departments of psychiatry, neuroscience, and genetics and genomic sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City


Matthew W. State, M.D., Ph.D., Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor and chair, department of psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco


Subra Suresh, Sc.D., president, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh


Christopher A. Walsh, M.D., Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; chief, division of genetics and genomics, Boston Children's Hospital; and Bullard Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston


Elizabeth (Betsy) Elder Weiner, Ph.D., RN-BC, FACMI, FAAN, senior associate dean for informatics, Centennial Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing, and professor of biomedical informatics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn.


James Owen Woolliscroft, M.D., dean, Lyle C. Roll Professor of Medicine, and professor of internal medicine and medical education, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor


Newly elected foreign associates are:


Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Ph.D., D.Sc., FRCS, FRCOG, professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology, and president, St. George's University of London; and president, Federation International of Gynecology and Obstetrics, United Kingdom


Patrick Couvreur, Ph.D., Pharm.D., professor, Institut Galient, University of Paris-Sud (Paris XI)



Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham, PC, KBE, FRS, HonFREng, FMedSci, professor of surgery, Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery, and director, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, United Kingdom


Daiming Fan, M.D., Ph.D., vice president, Chinese Academy of Engineering, Beijing; and professor and director, Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, China


Mauricio Hernández-Ávila, M.D., Dr.P.H., general director, National Institute of Public Health Mexico, Cuernavaca, Mexico


Anne Laude, Ph.D., professor of health law, and director, Health Law Institute, Université Paris Descartes, France 


Francis Omaswa, M.B.B.Ch., M.Med, FRCS, FCS (ECSA), executive director, African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation, Kampala, Uganda 


Moshe Oren, Ph.D., professor, molecular cell biology, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel 


Xiaoming Shen, M.D., Ph.D., professor, pediatrics, Xin Hua Hospital and Shanghai Children's Medical Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China


Georg Stingl, M.D., professor and chair, division of immunology, allergy, and infectious diseases,

department of dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria 




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