Six HHMI scientists have been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine.
- The Institute of Medicine (IOM) was established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to honor professional achievement in the health sciences.
- IOM members serve as a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues.
Six Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators have been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies. The HHMI scientists are among 70 new IOM members and 10 foreign associates elected today.
The Institute of Medicine 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, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues.
"It is an honor to welcome our highly distinguished colleagues to the Institute of Medicine," said IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg. "These individuals have inspired us through their achievements in research, teaching, clinical work, and other contributions to the medical field. Their knowledge and skills will deeply enrich the IOM."
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 natural, social and behavioral sciences; law; engineering; and the humanities.
The newly elected members raise IOM's total active membership to 1,753 and the number of foreign associates to 120. With an additional 93 members holding emeritus status, IOM's total membership is 1,966.
The HHMI investigators newly elected to the Institute of Medicine are:
University of Pennsylvania
Joseph G. Gleeson
University of California, San Diego
Baylor College of Medicine
Ruslan M. Medzhitov
New York University
Christopher A. Walsh
Boston Children’s Hospital