The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), the country's most esteemed independent scientific and policy advisor on matters concerning human health, has named Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., to the NAM Council. The Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology and the University of Michigan James W. Albers Distinguished University Professor will begin her three-year term this July to serve on the governing and oversight council of the NAM.
Joining Dr. Feldman in a newly begun term on the NAM Council is Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., an engineer, physician, scientist, and University Professor of the University of Connecticut. Dr. Laurencin is regarded as the founder of the field of regenerative engineering.
They will join current Council members:
- Karen DeSalvo, M.D., MPH, MSc, Chief Health Officer at Google, and former Assistant Secretary for Health under President Barack Obama
- Mae Jemison, M.D., President of the Jemison Group, Inc., former NASA astronaut and the first African American woman to enter space
- Kelsey Martin, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) and Simons Foundation Neuroscience Collaborations
“Being named to the NAM Governing Council offers me an opportunity to help guide the health-care priorities of our nation. It is both a privilege and an awesome responsibility. Fortunately, I come from an institution like the University of Michigan , which houses some of the finest and most experienced clinicians and scientists in every medical discipline. I will consult with these talented and farsighted colleagues to inform my decisions as we meet to set a course to make the American medical system as effective, equitable and responsible as it possibly can be.”