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What You're Reading - October 2011

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of October, 2011.

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IOM Elects 65 New Members, Five Foreign Associates
Released: 10/17/2011

The IOM announced the names of 65 new members and five foreign associates on October 17 in conjunction with its 41st annual meeting. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

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What You're Reading - September 2011

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of September, 2011.

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Millions of Americans Lack Access to Essential Oral Health Care
Released: 7/13/2011

Millions of Americans are not receiving needed dental care services because of "persistent and systemic" barriers that limit their access to oral health care, says a new report by the IOM and National Research Council.

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Making Oral Health Care More Accessible – New Report
Released: 7/7/2011

A new report from the IOM and National Research Council, examines the scope and consequences of inadequate access to oral health services in the U.S and recommends ways to combat economic, structural, geographic, and cultural factors that prevent access to regular, quality care.

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IOM Report Offers 12 Key Indicators and 24 Objectives to Help Focus Healthy People 2020 Efforts to Improve Americans' Health
Released: 3/15/2011

Healthy People 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' master plan for improving the health of the American population over the next decade, covers 42 topics and nearly 600 objectives. A new report from the IOM singles out 12 indicators as immediate, major health concerns that should be monitored and 24 objectives that warrant priority attention in the plan's implementation.

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Health Reform Beyond Health Insurance

IOM President Dr. Harvey Fineberg discusses the future of health insurance in a reformed system in his annual address to IOM members.

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Thomas E. Starzl, pioneer of organ transplantation science, receives Institute of Medicine's 2009 Lienhard Award
Released: 10/12/2009

The Institute of Medicine presented the 2009 Gustav O. Lienhard Award to Thomas E. Starzl, Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery and director emeritus of the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The award honors Starzl -- regarded as the "father of modern organ transplantation" -- for his foundational role in pioneering and advancing transplantation science.

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