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The latest news from HMD, including information about new reports, activities, meetings, and other noteworthy events.


News Release

African Science Academies Gather in Ghana
Released: 11/9/2009

The fifth annual conference of the African Science Academy Development Initiative is under way in Accra, Ghana. The three-day event will focus on how expert advice from science academies and others can guide policies aimed at reducing maternal, newborn, and child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. The opening ceremony began with video messages by science and policy leaders from around the world, congratulating the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences on its 50th anniversary, and emphasizing the importance of evidence-based advice in the policymaking process.

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Summary of the Summit on Integrative Medicine Offers Data, Expertise
Released: 11/4/2009

Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public: A Summary of the 2009 Summit, which was released today, offers a wealth of data and information that can be useful to media interested in following developments taking place in integrative medicine.

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Announcement

Health Reform Beyond Health Insurance

IOM President Dr. Harvey Fineberg discusses the future of health insurance in a reformed system in his annual address to IOM members.

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IOM Recommends New Nutritional Requirements for School Meal Programs
Released: 10/20/2009

Report at a Glance

  • Comparison of Current Requirements and New Recommendations (PDF, HTML)
  • Press Release (HTML)
  • Report Brief (PDF, HTML)
  • Report Recommendations (HTML)
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Smoking Bans Reduce the Risk of Heart Attacks Associated with Secondhand Smoke
Released: 10/15/2009

An IOM committee concludes that secondhand-smoke exposure increases the risk of coronary heart disease and heart attacks and that smoking bans reduce this risk.

Report at a Glance

  • Press Release (HTML)
  • Report Brief (Chinese) (PDF)
  • Report Brief (PDF, HTML)
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Thomas E. Starzl, pioneer of organ transplantation science, receives Institute of Medicine's 2009 Lienhard Award
Released: 10/12/2009

The Institute of Medicine presented the 2009 Gustav O. Lienhard Award to Thomas E. Starzl, Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery and director emeritus of the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The award honors Starzl -- regarded as the "father of modern organ transplantation" -- for his foundational role in pioneering and advancing transplantation science.

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Members Don E. Detmer, Bernard Guyer, and Joseph P. Newhouse honored for outstanding service to the IOM
Released: 10/12/2009

The Institute of Medicine honored today members Don E. Detmer, Bernard Guyer, and Joseph P. Newhouse for their outstanding service to the institution at the IOM's 39th annual meeting.

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The IOM Welcomes 65 New Members and Five Foreign Associates
Released: 10/12/2009

The Institute of Medicine today announced the names of 65 new members and five foreign associates in conjunction with its 39th annual meeting. Election to the IOM 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.

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Sociologist David Mechanic receives Institute of Medicine's 2009 Sarnat Prize in Mental Health
Released: 10/12/2009

The Institute of Medicine awarded the 2009 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to David Mechanic, University Professor and René Dubos Professor of Behavioral Sciences; and director, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. The Sarnat Prize, consisting of a medal and $20,000, was presented to Mechanic at IOM's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Announcement

IOM Launches Website for Ending the Tobacco Problem

The Institute of Medicine has launched a website aimed at providing additional information for community coalitions looking to take action.

Report at a Glance

  • Report Brief (PDF)
  • Report Brief: Federal Government (PDF)
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  • Report Brief: State and Local Governments (PDF)
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