Seven Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators and two members of HHMI’s Scientific Review Board have been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies. The HHMI scientists are among 70 new IOM members 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 analysis and recommendations on issues related to medicine, biomedical sciences, and health.
“The Institute of Medicine is greatly enriched by the addition of our newly elected colleagues, each of whom has significantly advanced health and medicine,” said IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg. “Through their research, teaching, clinical work, and other contribute ions, these distinguished individuals have inspired and served as role models to others. We look forward to drawing on their knowledge and skills to improve health through the work of 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 1,732 and the number of foreign associates to 112. With an additional 84 members holding emeritus status, IOM's total membership is 1,928.
The HHMI investigators newly elected to the Institute of Medicine are:
Nancy M. Bonini
University of Pennsylvania
James J. Collins
Dan R. Littman
New York University
Stephen R. Quake
Kerry J. Ressler
Emory University School of Medicine
Steven A. Siegelbaum
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Wayne M. Yokoyama
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
The HHMI Scientific Review Board members newly elected to the Institute of Medicine are:
Vishva M. Dixit