The Institute of Medicine elected 65 new members and four foreign associates to its prestigious ranks at its 40th annual meeting this week in Washington, DC.
"It is a great pleasure to welcome these distinguished and accomplished individuals to the Institute of Medicine," IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg said in a statement to media. "Each of these new members stands out as a professional whose research, knowledge, and skills have significantly advanced health and medicine and who has served as a model for others. The Institute of Medicine is greatly enriched by the addition of our newly elected colleagues."
A complete list of the new members and associates can be found at the IOM Web site.
New members are elected by current members through a process that recognizes people who have advanced the medical sciences, healthcare, and public health. IOM stipulates that at least one-quarter of its members be selected from outside the health professions, from such fields as the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; law; engineering; and the humanities. The new members raise the IOM's active membership to 1,649 and 96 foreign associates. With 72 members holding emeritus status, IOM's total membership is 1,817.