Recently Elected National Academy of Medicine Members

The following DoM faculty were elected to the National Academy of Medicine, a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, a private, nonprofit institution chartered by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Election to the NAM represents one of the highest honors that can be achieved in academic medicine in the USA. Membership in the NAM is based upon distinguished professional achievement in the field of medicine, commitment to addressing issues of health care, disease prevention, education, or research. These individuals join more than 2,400 members who are committed to advancing the NAM’s mission. This body provides objective advice on matters of science, technology, and health that informs health care policy. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s annual NAM meeting inducted and celebrated three years of inductees.

Class of 2019

Carol M. Mangione, MD, MSPH, chief, division of general internal medicine and health services research, and Barbara A. Levey MD and Gerald S. Levey MD Endowed Chair, David Geffen School of Medicine, and professor of medicine and public health, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles. For pioneering the understanding of how system-level interventions, benefit design, and cost sharing affect quality and outcomes for low-income persons with diabetes.
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Class of 2020

Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, surgery, and molecular and medical pharmacology, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles. For defining the mechanistic basis of response and acquired resistance to immune checkpoint blockade cancer immunotherapies, and leading multicenter clinical trials that have provided transformative treatments for patients with advanced melanoma, changing it from a fatal disease to one that is often cured.
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Class of 2021

Keith C. Norris, MD, PhD, professor and executive vice chair for equity, diversity, and inclusion, department of medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and co-director, community engagement research program, UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute. For making substantive intellectual, scientific, and policy contributions to the areas of chronic kidney disease and health disparities in under-resourced minority communities; developing transformative methods for community-partnered research; and developing and implementing innovative programs that have successfully increased diversity in the biomedical/health workforce.
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Class of 2022

Arleen F. Brown, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and co-director, UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of California, Los Angeles; and chief, division of general internal medicine and health services research, Olive-View UCLA Medical Center. For being a pioneer in understanding how community, policy, health system, and individual factors contribute to racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and stroke in multiethnic communities. Throughout the pandemic, she has applied this expertise to enhance vaccine uptake and improve recovery from COVID-19.
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Dr’s. Mangione, Ribas, Norris and Brown, join the following DoM faculty who were previously elected to the NAM along with 30 UCLA members from various departments. Congratulations!!

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine &
Chair of the Department of Medicine
Elected in 2015

José J. Escarce, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research
Elected in 2008

Patricia A. Ganz, MD
Professor of Medical Oncology
Elected in 2007

Thomas Coates, PhD
Distinguished Research Professor of Medicine and Director Emeritus of the UCLA Center for World Health
Elected in 2000

Linda Rosenstock, MD, MPH
Dean Emeritus of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health,
Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Health Policy & Management, and Environmental Health Sciences
Elected in 1995

Robert Brook, MD
Professor of Medicine, Health Policy and Management
Elected in 1982

See the full list HERE of elected NAM members within UCLA.

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