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.
"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 contributions, 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."
New members are elected by current active members through a selective process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health. IOM's charter ensures diversity of talent among the Institute's membership by requiring at least one-quarter of the members to be selected from fields outside the health professions, such as engineering, social sciences, law, 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 Institute of Medicine is unique in its structure as both an honorific membership organization and an advisory organization. Established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, IOM has become recognized as a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues. With their election, members make a commitment to volunteer their service on IOM committees, boards, and other activities. Projects during the past year include studies of environmental factors in breast cancer, health IT and patient safety, nutrition rating systems and graphics on food packaging, the scientific necessity of chimpanzees in research, establishing crisis standards of care during catastrophic disasters, improving care for epilepsy, and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Newly elected members of the Institute of Medicine are:
Gustavo D. Aguirre, V.M.D., Ph.D., professor of medical genetics and ophthalmology, department of clinical studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
David B. Allison, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Quetelet Endowed Professor of Public Health, and associate dean for science, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Norman B. Anderson, Ph.D., CEO and executive vice president, American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
Lawrence J. Appel, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine and director, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; and professor of epidemiology and international health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Jacqueline K. Barton, Ph.D., Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry and chair, division of chemistry and chemical engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D., F.A.C.S., John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery and chair, section of surgical sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; and surgeon-in-chief, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.
Shelley L. Berger, Ph.D., Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor and Daniel S. Och University Professor, department of cell and developmental biology, School of Medicine, and department of biology, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Bruce R. Blazar, M.D., Regents Professor and Andersen Chair in Transplantation Immunology, department of pediatrics, and associate vice president for clinical and translational science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Michael L. Boninger, M.D., professor and chair, department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, and director, UPMC Rehabilitation Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Nancy M. Bonini, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Florence R.C. Murray Professor of Biology, department of biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
David A. Brenner, M.D., vice chancellor for health sciences and dean and professor of medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego
John M. Carethers, M.D., John G. Searle Professor and chair, department of internal medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor
Amitabh Chandra, Ph.D., professor of public policy and director of health policy research, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Boston
Lynda Chin, M.D., M.G. & Lillie A. Johnson Chair for Cancer Treatment and Research; professor and chair, department of genomic medicine; and scientific director, Institute for Applied Cancer Science, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
Don W. Cleveland, Ph.D., professor of medicine, neurosciences, and cellular and molecular medicine, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, La Jolla, Calif.; and chair, department of cellular and molecular medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego
Myron S. Cohen, M.D., J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Immunology, and associate vice chancellor for global health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
James J. Collins, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; William F. Warren Distinguished Professor and University Professor, department of biomedical engineering, Boston University; and founding faculty member, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Boston
PonJola Coney, M.D., senior associate dean for faculty affairs and professor, department of obstetrics and gynecology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond
Eileen Crimmins, Ph.D., AARP Professor of Gerontology, Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Lisa DeAngelis, M.D., chair and professor, department of of neurology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and professor of neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City
John O. DeLancey, M.D., Norman F. Miller Professor of Gynecology, department of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor
Sherin U. Devaskar, M.D., Mattel Executive Endowed Chair and professor, department of pediatrics, and assistant vice chancellor of children's health, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
Vishva M. Dixit, M.D., vice president, physiological chemistry, Genentech Inc., San Francisco
John P. Donoghue, Ph.D., Henry Merritt Wriston Professor and professor of neuroscience and engineering, department of neuroscience, and director, Brown Institute for Brain Science, Brown University, Providence, R.I.
Robert H. Edwards, M.D., professor, departments of neurology and physiology, University of California, San Francisco
Christopher J. Elias, M.D., M.P.H., president, Global Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle
Michael C. Fiore, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine and director, Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Thomas R. Fleming, Ph.D., professor, departments of biostatistics and statistics, University of Washington, Seattle
Sandro Galea, M.D., Dr.P.H., Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor and Chair, department of epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York City
Jennifer R. Grandis, M.D., F.A.C.S., UPMC Endowed Chair in Head and Neck Cancer Surgical Research and Distinguished Professor of Otolaryngology and Pharmacology, and vice chair for research, department of otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh
Robert M. Groves, Ph.D., provost and professor of mathematics, statistics, and sociology, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Paul H. Grundy, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.M., F.A.C.O.E.M., director of health care transformation, IBM, New York City; adjunct professor, department of family and preventive medicine, University of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City; and president, Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative, Washington, D.C.
George Hripcsak, M.D., M.S., Vivian Beaumont Allen Professor of Biomedical Informatics and chair, department of biomedical informatics, Columbia University, New York City
Donald E. Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology, departments of pathology and surgery, Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Boston; professor of bioengineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and founding director, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Boston
David Julius, Ph.D., professor and chair, department of physiology, University of California, San Francisco
Carl H. June, M.D., Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy, department of pathology and laboratory medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, and program director of translational research, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Daniel L. Kastner, M.D., Ph.D., scientific director, National Human Genome Research Institute, and director, division of intramural research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
Lydia E. Kavraki, Ph.D., Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science and professor of bioengineering, Rice University; and professor, graduate program in structural and computational biology and molecular biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Paula M. Lantz, Ph.D., professor and chair, department of health policy, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Tracy A. Lieu, M.D., M.P.H., director, division of research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland
Dan R. Littman, M.D., Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology; professor, departments of pathology, microbiology and molecular pathogenesis; and faculty member, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York City
Jens Ludwig, Ph.D., McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy, Harris School of Public Policy, and director, University of Chicago Crime Lab, University of Chicago, Chicago
Terry R. Magnuson, Ph.D., Sarah Graham Kenan Professor and chair, department of genetics, and vice dean for research, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Tom Maniatis, Ph.D., Isidore S. Edelman Professor of Biochemistry and chair, department of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, Columbia University Medical Center, New York City
Antonios G. Mikos, Ph.D., Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, department of bioengineering, and director, Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering, Rice University, Houston
Lloyd B. Minor, M.D., dean designate, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.
Albert G. Mulley Jr., M.D., M.P.P., director, Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science, and professor of medicine, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.
Jack Needleman, Ph.D., F.A.A.N., professor, department of health policy and management, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles
Peter Palese, Ph.D., professor and chair, department of microbiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City
Martin A. Philbert, Ph.D., dean and professor of toxicology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor
Marina Picciotto, Ph.D., Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and professor of neurobiology and pharmacology, department of psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.
Jennifer M. Puck, M.D., professor, departments of immunology and pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco
Stephen R. Quake, D.Phil., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Lee Otterson Professor and professor of bioengineering and applied physics, department of applied physics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Marilyn J. Rantz, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Curators' Professor, University Hospitals and Clinics Professor of Nursing, and Helen E. Nahm Chair, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia
Kerry J. Ressler, M.D., Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and associate professor, department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta
Wayne J. Riley, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., president, CEO, and professor of internal medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville
Sara Rosenbaum, J.D., Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy, department of health policy, School of Public Health and Health Services; and professor of law, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.
Arthur B. Sanders, M.D., M.S., professor, department of emergency medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson
Andrew I. Schafer, M.D., E. Hugh Luckey Distinguished Professor of Medicine and chair, department of medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College; and physician-in-chief, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York City
Mitchell D. Schnall, M.D., Ph.D., Eugene P. Pendergrass Professor and chair, department of radiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Gregg L. Semenza, M.D., Ph.D., Michael Armstrong Professor of Medicine and professor, departments of pediatrics, medicine, oncology, radiation oncology, and biological chemistry; and director, vascular program, Institute for Cell Engineering, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore
Steven A. Siegelbaum, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor of neuroscience and pharmacology and chair, department of neuroscience, Columbia University Medical Center, New York City
David Spiegel, M.D., Willson Professor and associate chair, department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.
Andy S. Stergachis, Ph.D., R.Ph., professor of epidemiology and global health and adjunct professor of pharmacy and health services, departments of epidemiology and health services, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle
David K. Stevenson, M.D., Harold K. Faber Professor of Pediatrics, vice dean, and senior associate dean for academic affairs, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.
Sten H. Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, preventive medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology, department of pediatrics, and Amos Christie Chair of Global Health and director, Institute for Global Health, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn.
Kevin G.M. Volpp, M.D., Ph.D., attending physician, Philadelphia VA Medical Center; professor, department of health care management, Wharton School; professor of medicine, Perelman School of Medicine; and director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Leonard Davis Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Diana J. Wilkie, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N., professor and Harriet H. Werley Endowed Chair for Nursing Research, and director, Center for Excellence for End-of-Life Transition Research, department of biobehavioral health science, College of Nursing, University of Illinois, Chicago
Wayne M. Yokoyama, M.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and professor of medicine, pathology, and immunology and Sam J. Levin and Audrey Loew Levin Chair for Research on Arthritis, division of rheumatology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Charles F. Zorumski, M.D., Samuel B. Guze Professor of Psychiatry, professor of neurobiology, and head, department of psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Newly elected foreign associates are:
Salim S. Abdool Karim, M.Med., Ph.D., F.F.P.H.M., director, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, and pro vice chancellor, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
David Alastair Standish Compston, Ph.D., F.R.C.P., F.Med.Sci., professor and head, department of clinical neurosciences, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Nigel Crisp, K.C.B., Independent Cross Bench Member, House of Lords, London, United Kingdom
Jian-Ping Dai, M.D., professor, department of radiology, Beijing Neurosurgical Institute and Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, People's Republic of China
Albert Lee, M.P.H., M.D., F.R.C.P.I., F.R.A.C.G.P., F.F.P.H., professor, Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, and director, Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China
Diane McIntyre, Ph.D., South African Research Chair in Health and Wealth, health economics unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Martin Roland, C.B.E., D.M., F.R.C.G.P., F.R.C.P., F.Med.Sci., professor of health services research, department of public health and primary care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Fritz H. Schröder, M.D., Ph.D., emeritus professor and chair, department of urology, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Nelson K. Sewankambo, M.Med., M.Sc., F.R.C.P., F.T.W.A.S., professor of medicine and principal, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Gerold Stucki, M.D., M.S., professor and chair, department of health sciences and health policy, University of Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland