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IOM Report Details Strategy for Monitoring Safety of Childhood Immunization Schedule
Released: 1/16/2013

A review of the available evidence underscores the safety of the federal childhood immunization schedule, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Should signals indicate the need for investigation of the schedule, however, the report offers a framework for conducting safety research using existing or new data collection systems.

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Americans Have Worse Health Than People in Other High-Income Countries; Health Disadvantage Is Pervasive Across Age and Socio-Economic Groups
Released: 1/9/2013

On average, Americans die sooner and experience higher rates of disease and injury than people in other high-income countries, says a new report from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. The report finds that this health disadvantage exists at all ages from birth to age 75 and that even advantaged Americans - those who have health insurance, college educations, higher incomes, and healthy behaviors - appear to be sicker than their peers in other rich nations.

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Collegiate Challenge Urges Students to 'Go Viral to Improve Health' and Win up to $18,000
Released: 1/8/2013

Students pursuing degrees toward careers in health, engineering, and computer science could earn a distinctive addition to their resumes by participating in "Go Viral to Improve Health," a contest that challenges undergraduate and graduate students to create innovative health-related apps and offers $18,000 in prizes.

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Institute of Medicine Receives $750,000 Gift to Establish Omenn Fellowship
Released: 1/4/2013

Gilbert S. Omenn and Martha Darling have made a gift of $750,000 to the Institute of Medicine to create a permanent two-year biomedical science and public policy or population-based medicine fellowship. The Omenn Fellowship is the newest addition to the Institute of Medicine Anniversary Fellows program, which provides early-career health science scholars with the opportunity to participate in evidence-based health care or public health policy studies that improve the nation's health.

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Independent Review Commends CIRM's Achievements, But Calls on Institute to Revise Governance and Policies to Maintain Credibility and Impact
Released: 12/6/2012

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has achieved many notable results during its first seven years and helped establish the state of California as an international hub of stem cell research and development, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. However, CIRM's efforts could be enhanced by creating an external scientific advisory board to provide continuing and consistent strategic advice, by dealing more effectively with the perception of conflicts of interest on its governing board, and by reorganizing its governance to ensure that the board is able to provide independent oversight.

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IOM Elects 70 New Members, 10 Foreign Associates
Released: 10/15/2012

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) today announced the names of 70 new members and 10 foreign associates during its 42nd 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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Donald M. Berwick, Champion of Health Care Quality Improvement, Receives Institute of Medicine's 2012 Lienhard Award
Released: 10/15/2012

The Institute of Medicine today presented the 2012 Gustav O. Lienhard Award to Donald M. Berwick, a physician whose work has catalyzed a national movement to improve health care quality and safety.

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Huda Akil and Stanley J. Watson Receive Institute of Medicine's 2012 Sarnat Prize For Their Research on Underpinnings of Mental Illness, Addiction
Released: 10/15/2012

The Institute of Medicine today awarded the 2012 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to Huda Akil and Stanley J. Watson, co-directors of the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in recognition of their individual and collaborative efforts to elucidate the neural underpinnings of emotions, mental illnesses, and substance abuse.

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Institute of Medicine Honors Three Members for Outstanding Service
Released: 10/15/2012

Today at its 42nd annual meeting, the Institute of Medicine honored members Haile T. Debas, Linda Rosenstock, and Gail Warden for their outstanding service.

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Institute of Medicine Receives $826,000 Gift to Establish Pharmacy Fellowship
Released: 10/9/2012

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy have pledged $826,000 to the Institute of Medicine to create a permanent two-year pharmacy fellowship. Samuel G. Johnson, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacy specialist at Kaiser Permanente Colorado in Denver, has been selected as the 2012-2014 Anniversary Fellow.

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