Institute of Medicine elects 65 new members, 5 foreign associates

WASHINGTON -- The Institute of Medicine today announced the names of 65 new members, raising its total active membership to 1,501. In addition, the Institute honored five individuals by election to foreign associate membership, bringing the total members in that category to 82. With another 68 members holding emeritus status, the total IOM membership is now 1,651.

"It is a great pleasure to welcome these distinguished and influential individuals to the Institute of Medicine," said IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg. "Members are elected through a highly selective process that recognizes people who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health. Election is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of medicine and health."

Current active members elect new members from among candidates nominated for their professional achievement and commitment to service. An unusual diversity of talent is assured by the Institute's charter, which stipulates that at least one-quarter of the membership be selected from outside the health professions, from such fields as the natural, social, and behavioral sciences, as well as law, administration, engineering, and the humanities.

The Institute of Medicine is unique for its structure as both an honorific membership organization and an advisory organization. Established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute has become recognized as a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on issues related to human health. With their election, members make a commitment to devote a significant amount of volunteer time as members of IOM study committees.

Studies from the Institute completed in the past year include THE FUTURE OF DRUG SAFETY: PROMOTING AND PROTECTING THE HEALTH OF THE PUBLIC, an agenda for addressing the vulnerabilities that have hindered the optimal functioning of the nation's drug safety system; PREVENTING MEDICATION ERRORS, which documents the impact of drug-related mishaps and provides an agenda for improving the safety of medication use; THE FUTURE OF EMERGENCY CARE, a series of three reports that recommend steps to shore up the nation's struggling emergency care system; PATHWAYS TO QUALITY HEALTH CARE, a series of three reports on redesigning how health care providers' performance is measured and compensated to encourage improvements in health care delivery; and PROGRESS IN PREVENTING CHILDHOOD OBESITY: HOW DO WE MEASURE UP?, which assesses how well public and private organizations have done in pursuing and evaluating initiatives aimed at reducing the rate of childhood obesity.

Newly elected members are:

NANCY C. ANDREWS, M.D., PH.D., George R. Minot Professor of Pediatrics, division of hematology/oncology, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston

SUZANNE BAKKEN, R.N., F.A.A.N., D.N.SC., Alumni Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, and professor of biomedical informatics, department of nursing and biomedical informatics, Columbia University, New York City

LANCE B. BECKER, M.D., professor, department of emergency medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

TIMOTHY R. BILLIAR, M.D., George Vance Foster Professor and chair, department of surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

JOHN D. BIRKMEYER, M.D., George D. Zuidema Professor of Surgery, division of gastrointestinal surgery, department of surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

ROBERT W. BLUM, M.D., M.P.H., PH.D., William H. Gates Sr. Professor and chair, department of population and family health sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore

MICHAEL BOEHNKE, PH.D., Richard G. Cornell Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics, department of biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

DAN W. BROCK, PH.D., Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Medical Ethics, and director, division of medical ethics, department of social medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston

LINDA B. BUCK, PH.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; associate director for basic sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; and affiliate professor, department of physiology and biophysics, University of Washington, Seattle

R. ALTA CHARO, J.D., Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics, Law School and School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and visiting professor of law, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley

NICHOLAS A. CHRISTAKIS, M.D., PH.D., professor of medical sociology, department of health care policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston

FRANCISCO G. CIGARROA, M.D., president, and professor of pediatric and transplantation surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

ELLEN WRIGHT CLAYTON, M.D., J.D., Rosalind E. Franklin Professor of Genetics and Health Policy, professor of pediatrics, professor of law, and co-director, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.

GRAHAM A. COLDITZ, M.D., DR.P.H., professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, and epidemiologist, department of medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston

CHI VAN DANG, M.D., PH.D., Johns Hopkins Family Professor of Oncology Research, professor of medicine, cell biology, oncology, and pathology, and vice dean for research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore

BETTY A. DIAMOND, M.D., chief of rheumatology and professor of medicine and microbiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York City

ELAZER R. EDELMAN, M.D., PH.D., Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

STEPHEN J. ELLEDGE, PH.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and of Medicine, department of genetics, Harvard Medical School; and department of medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston

ELLIOTT S. FISHER, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine and community and family medicine, Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H.

RICHARD A. FLAVELL, PH.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Sterling Professor and chair, section of immunobiology, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

GARY R. FLEISHER, M.D., Egan Family Foundation Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and pediatrician in chief and chair, department of medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston

THEODORE G. GANIATS, M.D., professor and interim chair, department of family and preventive medicine, University of California, San Diego

KATHLEEN M. GIACOMINI, PH.D., professor and chair, department of biopharmaceutical sciences, University of California, San Francisco

SHERRY A. GLIED, PH.D., professor and chair, department of health policy and management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York City

STEPHEN P. GOFF, PH.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Higgins Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and professor of microbiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York City

MARTHE R. GOLD, M.D., M.P.H., Arthur C. Logan Professor and chair, department of community health and social medicine, City University of New York Medical School, New York City

FRANCISCO GONZALEZ-SCARANO, M.D., professor and chair, department of neurology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

DAVID A. GRIMES, M.D., vice president of biomedical affairs, Institute for Family Health, Family Health International, Research Triangle Park, N.C.

MAXINE HAYES, M.D., state health officer, Washington State Department of Health, Olympia

SUSAN BAND HORWITZ, PH.D., Distinguished Professor and co-chair, department of molecular pharmacology; Distinguished Professor, department of cell biology; and Rose C. Falkenstein Professor of Cancer Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, New York City

RUDOLF JAENISCH, M.D., professor of biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and founding member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge

DILIP V. JESTE, M.D., Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging; director, Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging; and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego, and VA San Diego Healthcare System

EMMETT B. KEELER, PH.D., professor of health services, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles; professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and senior mathematician, RAND Corp., Santa Monica, Calif.

RAYNARD S. KINGTON, M.D., PH.D., principal deputy director, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

H. CLIFFORD LANE, M.D., director, Office of Clinical Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

MITCHELL A. LAZAR, M.D., PH.D., Sylvan H. Eisman Professor of Medicine; professor of genetics and chief, division of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism; and director, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

SUSAN L. LINDQUIST, PH.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; and professor of biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

GEORGE LISTER, M.D., Robert L. Moore Chair in Pediatrics, and professor and chair of pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and pediatrician-in-chief, Children's Medical Center, Dallas

JOSEPH LOSCALZO, M.D., PH.D., Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Physic, Harvard Medical School, and chair, department of medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston

MARTHA L. LUDWIG, PH.D., research biophysicist and J. Lawrence Oncley Distinguished Professor, department of biological chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

JAMES D. MARKS, M.D., PH.D., professor of anesthesia and pharmaceutical chemistry, and chief of anesthesia, San Francisco General Hospital; and vice chair, department of anesthesia and perioperative medicine, University of California, San Francisco

ROBERT L. MARTUZA, M.D., Higgins Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, and chief, neurosurgical service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

JOAN MASSAGUÉ, PH.D, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Alfred P. Sloan Chair, cancer biology and genetics program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City

JOHN C. MAZZIOTTA, M.D., PH.D., chair, department of neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

CATHERINE G. MCLAUGHLIN, PH.D., professor, department of health management and policy, and director, Economic Research Institute on the Uninsured, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor

RANDOLPH A. MILLER, M.D., Donald A.B. and Mary M. Lindberg Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Medicine, and Nursing, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

ARNOLD S. MILSTEIN, M.D., M.P.H., medical director, Pacific Business Group on Health, San Francisco

RUTH S. NUSSENZWEIG, M.D., PH.D., C.V. Starr Professor of Medical and Molecular Parasitology, department of pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York City

BALDOMERO M. OLIVERA, PH.D., Distinguished Professor of Biology, department of biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

WALTER A. ORENSTEIN, M.D., professor of medicine and director, program for vaccine policy and development, department of medicine, Emory University, Atlanta

GUY HUGHES PALMER, D.V.M., PH.D., D.A.C.V.P., professor, department of veterinary microbiology and pathology, Washington State University, Pullman

KENNETH S. POLONSKY, M.D., Adolphus Busch Professor and chair, department of medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

THOMAS H. RICE, PH.D., vice chancellor, academic personnel, University of California, Los Angeles

JANE S. RICHARDSON, D.SC., James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

JOHN L.R. RUBENSTEIN, M.D., PH.D., Nina Ireland Distinguished Professor in Child Psychiatry, department of psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

PAUL ALBERT SIEVING, M.D., PH.D., director, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

RICHARD J.H. SMITH, M.D., Sterba Hearing Research Professor; director, Molecular Otolaryngology Research Laboratories; and vice chair, department of otolaryngology, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City

GEORGE GAYLE STEPHENS, M.D., professor emeritus, department of community and family medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham

WILLIAM M. TIERNEY, M.D., Chancellor's Professor of Medicine, and chief, general internal medicine and geriatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis

AJIT P. VARKI, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Medicine, department of medicine, University of California, San Diego

ELLEN S. VITETTA, PH.D., professor and director, Cancer Immunology Center, and professor of biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

JUDITH N. WASSERHEIT, M.D., M.P.H., director, HIV vaccine trials network; member, program in infectious diseases, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; and professor of medicine, University of Washington, Seattle

ALASTAIR J.J. WOOD, M.D., F.R.C.P., managing director, Symphony Capital LLC, New York City

SCOTT L. ZEGER, PH.D., Hurley-Dorrier Professor and chair, department of biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore

CHARLES S. ZUKER, PH.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor of biology and neurosciences, University of California, San Diego

ELECTED TO FOREIGN ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

CAROL M. BLACK, M.D., D.B.E., F.R.C.P., chair, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, London

STEN GRILLNER, M.D., PH.D., professor and director, Nobel Institute for Neurophysiology, and chair, network program for neuroscience/psychiatry, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

CLIFFORD MARTIN MCKEE, C.B.E., M.D., F.R.C.P., professor of European public health, department of public health and policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London

ANNE J. MILLS, D.H.S.A., PH.D., professor of health economics and policy, department of public health and policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London

LEENA PELTONEN-PALOTIE, M.D., PH.D., Academy Professor, department of medical genetics, University of Helsinki, and department of molecular medicine, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland

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Established in 1970 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine provides independent, objective, evidence-based advice to policymakers, health professionals, the private sector, and the public. The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council make up the National Academies.

Additional contact:
Judith Shamir, Director, IOM Council and Membership Office
202-334-2174; e-mail jshamir@nas.edu

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