Three NIH’ers Elected to NAM
Three NIH scientists are among 80 new members elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Election 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.
Dr. Christine Grady is chief of the department of bioethics at the Clinical Center. Dr. George Koob is director of the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse. Dr. John Mascola is director of the Vaccine Research Center.
“These newly elected members represent the most exceptional scholars and leaders in science, medicine and health in the U.S. and around the globe,” said NAM president Dr. Victor Dzau. “Their expertise will help our organization address today’s most pressing health challenges and inform the future of health and health care to benefit us all.”
New members are elected by current members through a process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health.
Established originally as the Institute of Medicine in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, NAM addresses critical issues in health, science, medicine and related policy and inspires positive actions across sectors.