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Eight HHMI Scientists Elected to Institute of Medicine

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Seven HHMI investigators and an HHMI professor have been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Seven Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators and an HHMI professor have been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) was established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to honor professional achievement in the health sciences and to serve as a national resource for independent analysis and recommendations on issues related to medicine, biomedical sciences, and health.

“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,” said Harvey V. Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine.

Current active IOM members elect new members from a slate of candidates nominated for their professional achievement and commitment to service. A diversity of talent among members is assured by the Institute's charter, which requires that at least one-quarter be selected from fields outside the health professions—such as the social and behavioral sciences, law, engineering, and the humanities.

The HHMI scientists newly elected to the Institute of Medicine are:

HHMI Investigators

  • Linda B. Buck
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Stephen J. Elledge
    Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Richard A. Flavell
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • Stephen P. Goff
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Susan L. Lindquist
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Joan Massagué
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Charles S. Zuker
    University of California, San Diego          

HHMI Professor

  • Baldomero M. Olivera
    University of Utah

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