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Revolutionizing the biomedical and health sciences ― National Academy of Medicine Annual Meeting Oct. 16 and 17

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) will hold its 2022 Annual Meeting online and in-person on Oct. 16 and 17.

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Revolutionizing the Biomedical and Health Sciences ― National Academy of Medicine Annual Meeting Oct. 16 and 17

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) will hold its 2022 Annual Meeting online and in-person on Oct. 16 and 17.  On Sunday, Oct. 16, NAM will welcome the 2022 class of new members and present the Lienhard, Sarnat, Hamburg, and member awards and will host Interest Group meetings on topics such as global infectious threats, maintaining reproductive options, and structural racism and primary care.

On Monday, Oct. 17, the meeting features a scientific symposium on Revolutionizing the Biomedical and Health Sciences.  The symposium’s sessions are:


11:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. EDT

Keynote address by Mariana Mazzucato, chair, WHO Council on the Economics of Health for All, and professor of the economics of innovation and public value, University College London


11:50 a.m. – 1 p.m. EDT - Disrupting Challenges in the Scientific Enterprise

Moderated by PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff, this session’s speakers are:

  • Neil A. Hanchard, senior investigator, Center for Precision Health Research, and head, Childhood Complex Disease Genomics Section, National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Dietram A. Scheufele, Taylor-Bascom Chair in Science Communication and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Morgridge Institute for Research
  • Ali Shilatifard, Robert Francis Furchgott Professor, professor of biochemistry and pediatrics, and director of the Simpson Querrey Institute for Epigenetics, Northwestern University; editor, Science Advances
  • Huda Y. Zoghbi, professor, Baylor College of Medicine; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute


2:30 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. EDT - Changing the Game: Emergent Sciences and Technology

This session, moderated by New York Times reporter Apoorva Mandavilli, will feature:

  • Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, editor-in-chief, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the JAMA Network; and Lee Goldman MD Endowed Professor of Medicine and professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco
  • Karl Deisseroth, D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University; and investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Bradley A. Malin, professor of biomedical informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Jay Shendure, professor of genome sciences, University of Washington; director, Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine; and investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


3:40 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. EDT - Shaping the Path Forward: From Disruption to Transformation

Moderated by Mariette DiChristina, dean of the College of Communication, Boston University, this session’s panelists are:

  • Sangeeta N. Bhatia, John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor, and professor of health sciences, technology, electrical engineering, and computer science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Elena Viboch, partner, General Catalyst
  • Leslie B. Vosshall, vice president and chief scientific officer, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Robin Chemers Neustein Professor and head of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, The Rockefeller University
  • Keith R. Yamamoto, vice chancellor for science policy and strategy, director of precision medicine, and professor of cellular and molecular pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco


4:50 p.m. – 6 p.m. EDT - President’s ForumTransforming the Future: Perspectives from Scientific and Institutional Leaders

Victor J. Dzau, president of the National Academy of Medicine, will host a forum convening diverse perspectives to examine how institutions — ranging from philanthropy, federal agencies and government, to universities and science journals — should transform and address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the scientific enterprise. Participants are:

  • Cori Bargmann, distinguished fellow and head of science emerita, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; and head of the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior, and Torsten N. Wiesel Professor, The Rockefeller University
  • Francis Collins, acting science advisor to the president, and former director, National Institutes of Health
  • Alondra Nelson, deputy assistant to the president and deputy director for science and society, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Marc Tessier-Lavigne, president, Stanford University
  • Holden Thorp, editor-in-chief, Science


Read more about the 52nd annual meeting and this year’s theme in this recent Q&A with NAM President Victor J. Dzau.

Sunday, Oct. 16, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT
Monday, Oct. 17, 11:20 a.m. – 6 p.m. EDT
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Dana Korsen, Director of Media Relations
Office of News and Public Information
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