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New Websites for National Academy of Medicine and Institute of Medicine
Released: 7/1/2015

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), which oversees honorific activities formerly administered by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), has launched a new website at www.nam.edu.

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Press Release: U.S. Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates Around 6 Percent for Those Occurring Outside of a Hospital; New IOM Report Recommends Strategies to Improve Survival Rates
Released: 6/30/2015

Cardiac arrest strikes almost 600,000 people each year, killing the vast majority of those individuals, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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  • Know the Difference between Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest (PDF)
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Health Care Wait Times Vary Greatly Throughout U.S.; New IOM Report Calls for Putting Patients and Families First Using Approaches Applied Successfully in Other Sectors
Released: 6/29/2015

Tremendous variability in wait times for health care appointments exists throughout the U.S., ranging from same day service to several months, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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  • Report Brief (PDF)
  • Key-Findings-Recommendations (PDF)
  • Key Principles (PDF)
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Fifteen ‘Vital Signs’ for Assessing and Monitoring Progress of the Nation’s Health Identified in New IOM Report
Released: 4/28/2015

A new report from the Institute of Medicine presents 15 “vital signs” or core measures for tracking progress toward improved health and health care in the U.S.

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  • Infographic (HTML)
  • Infographic- Print Version (PDF)
  • Recommendations (PDF)
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Press Release: Institute of Medicine to Become National Academy of Medicine
Released: 4/28/2015

Today, at its 152nd annual meeting, the membership of the National Academy of Sciences voted to change the name of the Institute of Medicine to the National Academy of Medicine.

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Margaret A. Hamburg Appointed as Institute of Medicine Foreign Secretary
Released: 4/6/2015

Margaret A. (Peggy) Hamburg, former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has been appointed as the next foreign secretary of the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Linda Aiken, Whose Research Revealed the Importance of Nursing in Patient Outcomes, Receives Institute of Medicine’s 2014 Lienhard Award
Released: 10/20/2014

The Institute of Medicine today presented the 2013 Gustav O. Lienhard Award to Linda Aiken, Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, for her rigorous research demonstrating the importance of nursing care and work environments in achieving safe, effective, patient-centered, and affordable health care.

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Institute of Medicine Elects 70 New Members, 10 Foreign Associates
Released: 10/20/2014

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) today announced the names of 70 new members and 10 foreign associates during its 44th 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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Vikram Patel Receives Institute of Medicine’s 2014 Sarnat Prize for His Research on Global Mental Health, Contributions to Improving Mental Health Care in Developing Countries
Released: 10/20/2014

The Institute of Medicine today awarded the 2014 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to Vikram Patel, professor of international mental health and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and at the Public Health Foundation of India.

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Institute of Medicine Names Four Anniversary Fellows for 2014
Released: 10/20/2014

The Institute of Medicine has selected four outstanding health professionals for the class of 2014 Institute of Medicine Anniversary Fellows. Chosen from excellent groups of nominees, they were selected based on their professional qualifications, reputations as scholars, professional accomplishments, and relevance of current field expertise to the work of the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

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