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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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Institute of Medicine Honors Members for Outstanding Service
Released: 10/20/2014

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) honored members Dan G. Blazer and Richard B. Johnston Jr. for their outstanding service during the IOM’s 44th annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Extensive Study on Concussions in Youth Sports Finds 'Culture of Resistance' for Self-Reporting Injury; Not Enough Evidence to Support Claim That Helmets Reduce Concussion Risk
Released: 10/30/2013

Young athletes in the U.S. face a "culture of resistance" to reporting when they might have a concussion and to complying with treatment plans, which could endanger their well-being, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. The report provides a broad examination of concussions in a variety of youth sports with athletes aged 5 to 21.

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Institute of Medicine Elects 70 New Members, 10 Foreign Associates
Released: 10/21/2013

The IOM today announced the names of 70 new members and 10 foreign associates during its 43rd 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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Leader of Smoking Cessation and Tobacco Prevention Efforts Receives Institute of Medicine's 2013 Lienhard Award
Released: 10/21/2013

The Institute of Medicine today presented the 2013 Gustav O. Lienhard Award to Steven A. Schroeder, whose pioneering efforts to control tobacco use have helped save millions from premature, smoking-related deaths.

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Pioneer in Schizophrenia and Ethics Research Receives Institute of Medicine's 2013 Sarnat Prize
Released: 10/21/2013

The Institute of Medicine today awarded the 2013 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to William T. Carpenter, professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.

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Institute of Medicine Honors Members for Outstanding Service
Released: 10/21/2013

The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies honored members Donald Berwick, R. Alta Charo, and Ellen Wright Clayton for their outstanding service today at the IOM's 43rd annual meeting.

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George Family Foundation Gives $500,000 to IOM for 'A Healthy America'
Released: 9/16/2013

he George Family Foundation has made a gift of $500,000 to the Institute of Medicine to help launch "A Healthy America," a public health media campaign that will draw upon evidence-based advice to motivate people to live healthy lives.

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