Two members of the GSA community have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly known as the Institute of Medicine. 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.


Mario Capecchi

Mario R. Capecchi, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics and Biology
University of Utah School of Medicine
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2007
National Medal of Science, 2001


Kevin StruhlKevin Struhl, PhD
David Wesley Galser Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Harvard Medical School

GENETICS Author, 2008, 2001, 2000, 1999


NAM 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, health care, and public health. The newly elected members raise NAM’s total active membership to 1,826 and the number of international members to 137.

Established originally as the Institute of Medicine in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine addresses critical issues in health, science, medicine, and related policy and inspires positive actions across sectors. NAM works alongside the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering to provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions. The Academies also encourage education and research, recognize outstanding contributions to knowledge, and increase public understanding in matters of science, engineering, and medicine. With their election, members make a commitment to volunteer their service in the Academies’ activities.


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Adam Fagen was formerly Executive Director of the Genetics Society of America.

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