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  • National Academy of Medicine » A Challenge to Unleash the Power of Prevention
    is now Every day across America behavioral health problems in childhood and adoles cence take a heavy toll on millions of lives These problems cause deep often long term damage to young people families schools and communities They erode the social con tract that one generation makes with another to equip its young people for a bright future Behavioral health problems range widely from anxiety and depression to alcohol tobacco and drug abuse delinquent and vio lent behavior dropping out of school and risky sexual activity and unwanted pregnancies Behavioral health is defined so broadly because many of these problems share risk factors and solutions Preventing one prob lem often reduces another or several others For decades the approach to behavioral health problems was to treat them one at a time and only after they were identified at a high and ongoing price The cost of treat ment services and lost productivity attribut ed to depression conduct disorder and sub stance abuse alone are estimated at 247 billion per year Other losses in lifetimes of compromised potential the fraying of our social fabric and the diminishment of our nation s future are incalculable Read more by topic Children s health

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2015-a-challenge-to-unleash-the-power-of-prevention/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Variant Validity (Selected vs. General Population)
    choice can be a significant challenge for the proper application of sequencing in clinical practice This discussion paper the second of seven individually authored commentaries that explores the evidence needed to support the use of genome sequencing in the clinic examines the validation and interpretation of variants from a next generation sequencing based test Read more by topic Public Health Note The views expressed in this Perspective are those of

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2015-variant-validity-selected-vs-general-population/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Marcia K. McNutt Nominated as Next NAS President
    University of California San Diego Her research concentration is in marine geophysics where she has used a variety of remote sensing techniques from ships and space to probe the dynamics of the mantle and overlying plates far from plate boundaries on geologic time scales She is the author or co author of more than 100 peer reviewed articles and has made important contributions to the understanding of the rheology and

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/marcia-k-mcnutt-nominated-as-next-nas-president/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Advisory Group for Human Gene Editing Initiative Named
    Alta Charo 2 Warren P Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics School of Law and Department of Medical History and Bioethics School of Medicine and Public Health University of Wisconsin Madison Jennifer A Doudna 1 2 Investigator Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Professor Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Department of Chemistry University of California Berkeley Diane E Griffin 1 2 University Distinguished Service Professor Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Bloomberg School of Public Health Johns Hopkins University Baltimore Richard O Hynes 1 2 Investigator Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Daniel K Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge Peter S Kim 1 2 Virginia D K Ludwig Professor of Biochemistry Stanford ChEM H Department of Biochemistry Stanford University School of Medicine Stanford Calif Robin Lovell Badge Group Leader and Head Division of Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics The Francis Crick Institute London United Kingdom Edward E Penhoet 2 Associate Dean of Biology University of California Berkeley and Director Alta Partners San Francisco Maxine F Singer 1 2 President Emerita Carnegie Institution for Science Washington D C Marc T Tessier Lavigne 1

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/advisory-group-for-human-gene-editing-initiative-named/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » NAM President Victor J. Dzau Honored at Project HOPE Gala
    of the Institute of Medicine IOM past President and CEO of the Duke University Health System and through his seminal research in cardiovascular medicine and genetics Dr Dzau has dedicated his life to addressing health and social inequities locally and globally At Harvard University Dr Dzau founded the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women s Hospital At Duke one of the four medical universities in North Carolina that participate in the Dr Charles A Sanders and Project HOPE International Residency Scholarship program he has been an inspirational and driving force behind the school s move toward internationalism including the creation of the Duke Global Health Institute Duke NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore and the Duke Institute for Health Innovation He has co founded the International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery to assist innovators in under resourced countries to scale their novel low cost health care solutions At IOM Dr Dzau is overseeing an international commission to develop a Global Health Risk Framework for global preparedness for Ebola and other pandemics and medical crises I m honored to receive this prestigious award from Project HOPE which does so much to improve health systems and provide humanitarian assistance

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/nam-president-victor-j-dzau-honored-at-project-hope-gala/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows
    RWJF Health Policy Fellows Read more The RWJF Health Policy Fellows program is the nation s most prestigious learning experience at the nexus of health science policy and politics Exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists actively participate in health policy processes at the federal level and gain exclusive hands on policy experience More than 250 fellows from across the nation have participated in the program since 1973

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/programs/health-policy-educational-programs-and-fellowships/robert-wood-johnson-foundation-health-policy-fellows/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Grand Challenges in Health and Medicine
    A project to develop electronically mediated strategies for faster communication led to the creation of the World Wide Web and the Internet The Human Genome Project united international researchers around the goal of sequencing the human genome The goals may have been ambitious and the barriers formidable but when the challenges were laid the world s brightest minds took action In the same pioneering spirit the National Academy of Medicine will launch an initiative in 2016 to identify and engage Grand Challenges in Health and Medicine The initiative will inspire leaders across disciplines from academia government industry business philanthropy and the public to coalesce around shared priorities and audacious goals to advance health medicine and health sciences Informed by the fundamental work of related federal efforts such as the Brain Initiative and Grand Challenges for Development as well as nongovernmental endeavors like the National Academy of Engineering s Grand Challenges for Engineering the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation s Grand Challenges in Global Health TEDMED s Great Challenges and the Clinton Global Initiative the NAM s Grand Challenges initiative will aim to spur innovation steward collective strategies and engage public and private sector resources around common goals where the promise of

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/initiatives/grand-challenges-in-health-and-medicine/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Health Policy Educational Programs and Fellowships
    Learn more Distinguished Nurse Scholar in Residence Supported by the NAM the American Academy of Nursing the American Nurses Association and the American Nurses Foundation The Nurse Scholar program is designed to assist outstanding nurse leaders to play a more prominent role in health policy development at the national level The program seeks individuals who have the capacity and skills to bring issues of special interest in nursing to greater public understanding and policy attention Learn more IOM Anniversary Fellows This program is designed for health science scholars who are 1 to 10 years away from completion of a residency or receipt of a doctoral degree to participate in the process by which the Institute of Medicine provides health advice to the nation This direct involvement in the work of the IOM prepares young investigators to contribute to the future direction of health care throughout their careers while also accelerating their career development Learn more Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows This program provides the nation s most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science policy and politics in Washington DC It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health behavioral and social science professionals with an

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