Institute of Medicine Elects 5 NIH’ers
Five NIH scientists are among 65 new members and five foreign associates elected to the Institute of Medicine. Election to the IOM is considered
one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated
achievement and commitment
Honored from NIH were NIGMS director Dr. Jeremy Berg; NIEHS and National Toxicology Program director Dr. Linda Birnbaum; Dr. Ira Pastan, chief, Laboratory of Cell Biology, NCI; Dr. Thomas Wellems, chief, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, NIAID; and Dr. Carl Wu, chief, Laboratory of Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology, NCI.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome
these distinguished and accomplished individuals
to the Institute of Medicine,”
said IOM president Dr. Harvey Fineberg. “Each of these new members stands out as a professional whose research, knowledge and skills have significantly advanced health and medicine and who has served as a model for others.”
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.
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 on IOM committees, boards and other activities.
Leadership Program Graduates First Class
2010 Executive Leadership Program graduates include (front row, from l) Maryland Pao, NIMH; Dexter Collins, NICHD; Andy Baxevanis, NHGRI; Heng Xie, NCRR; Wendy Liffers, OD; Gwen Collman, NIEHS; Michael Krause, NIDDK; Redonna Chandler, NIDA; Anna Ramsey-Ewing, NIAID; Doug Stenger, CIT; Valerie Florance, NLM. At rear are (from l) Petra Kaufmann, NINDS; Chris O’Donnell, NHLBI; Patricia Powell, NIAAA; Molly Wagster, NIA; L. Michelle Bennett, NHLBI; Mark Rotariu, NIDCD; Emmeline Edwards, NCCAM; Rene Etcheberrigaray, CSR; Bob Carter, NIAMS.
Twenty NIH leaders recently completed NIH’s first competitive leadership program
geared toward aspiring and existing “Top 5” leaders at NIH—the NIH Executive Leadership Program.
The commencement ceremony featured Dr. Lawrence Tabak, NIH principal deputy
director, and Colleen Barros, NIH deputy director for management.
The program integrates the academic experience of NIH’s educational partners—Brookings Executive Education and Washington University in St. Louis—and the hands-on involvement of senior NIH executives to provide a rewarding leadership
experience for participants.
Key features of the program include: content themes Leading at the Top, Executive
Communications, Policy Making on the Hill and Leading in Networks; opportunities to participate and/or lead high-priority work groups and committees;
peer advising/mentoring; leadership coaching; and access to NIH executives
in the form of panel discussions, lectures and special events.
For more information about the program, visit http://trainingcenter.nih.gov/ExLP.html or contact Keisha Berkley at (301) 496-6211.