The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly the Institute of Medicine, announced today the election of 80 new members, including five Harvard faculty and an Overseer, during its annual meeting.

Sudhir Anand, D.Phil., professor of economics, University of Oxford, United Kingdom; and adjunct professor of global health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston

Friedhelm Hildebrandt, M.D., Warren E. Grupe Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; and chief, division of nephrology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston

Frank Hu, M.D., Ph.D., professor, departments of nutrition and epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; and professor of medicine, Channing Division of Network Medicine, department of medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston

Beth Y. Karlan, M.D., professor, obstetrics and gynecology; director, Women’s Cancer Program, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute; and director, division of gynecologic oncology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

Joan W. Miller, M.D., FARVO, Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology and chair, department of ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School; and chief of ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Kevin Struhl, Ph.D., David Wesley Gaiser Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Election to NAM 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. 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, healthcare, and public health.

“Our newly elected members represent the brightest, most influential, and passionate people in health, science, and medicine in our nation and internationally,” said NAM President Victor J. Dzau.  “They are at the top of their fields and are committed to service.  The expertise they bring to the organization will help us respond to today’s most pressing health-related challenges and inform the future of health, science, and medicine.”

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