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IOM Elects 65 Members

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, October 13, 2010

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.

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