Daniel E. Dawes, JD, Elected to National Academy of Medicine
October 19, 2021
October 18, 2021, Atlanta, GA - The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced the election of 90 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting. Daniel E. Dawes, JD, executive director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine and associate professor in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, is among the Academy's new members.
Election to the Academy 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.
New members are elected by current members through a process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health. A diversity of talent among NAM’s membership is assured by its Articles of Organization, which stipulate that at least one-quarter of the membership is selected from fields outside the health professions — for example, from such fields as law, engineering, social sciences, and the humanities.
The newly elected members bring NAM’s total membership to more than 2,200 and the number of international members to approximately 172.
The National Academy of Medicine, established in 1970 as the Institute of Medicine, is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and beyond. It serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as an adviser to the nation and the international community. Through its domestic and global initiatives, the NAM works to address critical issues in health, medicine, and related policy and inspire positive action across sectors. The NAM collaborates closely with its peer academies and other divisions within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. With their election, NAM members make a commitment to volunteer their service in National Academies activities.