Seven faculty members from Johns Hopkins University are among the 80 new members elected to the National Academy of Medicine today in conjunction with the academy's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
The National Academy of Medicine, or NAM, is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields, including health, medicine, and the natural, social, and behavioral sciences. It serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as adviser to the nation and the international community. Through its domestic and global initiatives, the NAM works to address critical issues in health, medicine, and related policy. Membership in the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.
New members are elected by current 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.
The new members from Johns Hopkins are:
Mark E. Anderson, William Osler Professor of Medicine and director of the Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine
Tina L. Cheng, Given Foundation Professor of Pediatrics and director of the Department of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine; professor of population, family, and reproductive health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and pediatrician-in-chief at The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Rachel Green, an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute; a professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the School of Medicine; and a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor with a joint appointment in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Felicia Hill-Briggs, a professor of medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation at the School of Medicine; a professor of health, behavior, and society at the Bloomberg School of Public Health; a professor of acute and chronic care at the School of Nursing; and senior director of population health research and development at Johns Hopkins HealthCare
Martin Pomper, the Henry N. Wagner Jr. Professor of Radiology in the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at the School of Medicine
Robert F. Siliciano, an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a professor of medicine at the School of Medicine
Suzanne L. Topalian, a professor of surgery and oncology at the School of Medicine, and associate director of the Bloomberg–Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy