The Institute of Medicine (IOM) elected 70 new members and 10 foreign associates during its 42nd annual meeting, including Clinical and Translational Science Institute director Bruce Blazar, M.D. 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 chosen through a competitive selection process by current members. Criteria such as major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health are considered.
Join us in congratulating Dr. Blazar on this prestigious honor!