Summary

Seven HHMI investigators and four members of HHMI advisory boards have been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Seven Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators and four members of HHMI advisory boards 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. “Election recognizes those who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health. It is considered one of the highest honors in these fields,” 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. 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 investigators who were elected are:

The members of HHMI advisory boards who were elected are:

  • Peter C. Agre , Duke University, (HHMI Scientific Review Board)
  • J. Larry Jameson , Northwestern University, (HHMI Scientific Review Board)
  • Steven L. McKnight , University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, (HHMI Scientific Review Board)
  • Jonathan D. Moreno , University of Virginia, (HHMI Bioethics Advisory Board)

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Jim Keeley 301.215.8858 keeleyj@hhmi.org