Faculty in Acclaimed Academies
For over 225 years, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has been honoring excellence and providing service to the nation and the world. Through independent, nonpartisan study, its ranks of distinguished "scholar-patriots" have brought the arts and sciences into constructive interplay with the leaders of both the public and private sectors. The Academy's unique strength lies in the distinguished leadership of its 4,000 Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members and the wide range of expertise they bring to its multidisciplinary analyses of compelling contemporary issues.
On March 15, 2016, the division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) that focuses on health and medicine was renamed the Health and Medicine Division (HMD) instead of using the name Institute of Medicine (IOM). This new name builds on the heritage of the IOM’s work in medicine while emphasizing its increased focus on a wider range of health matters.
The Health and Medicine Division maintains the quality and soundness of our past health policy advice to the nation through rigorous study processes and the independent, objective analysis and advice for which the IOM and the National Academies have been known. HMD will continue to conduct consensus studies and convening activities through the six core boards that were part of the IOM.
HMD is now fully integrated into the broader work of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which is facilitating more collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. This integration results from organizational changes that took place in July 2015, when the National Academy of Medicine was formed and joined the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in overseeing the seven program divisions of the National Academies.
Founded in 1964, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. The NAE operates under the same congressional act of incorporation that established the National Academy of Sciences. The NAE is a private, independent, nonprofit institution. In addition to its role as advisor to the federal government, the NAE also conducts independent studies to examine important topics in engineering and technology. The NAE has more than 2,000 peer-elected members and foreign associates, senior professionals in business, academia, and government who are among the world's most accomplished engineers. They provide the leadership and expertise for numerous projects focused on the relationships between engineering, technology, and the quality of life.
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is an honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare. The Academy membership is comprised of approximately 2,000 members and 350 foreign associates, of whom more than 200 have won Nobel Prizes. Members and foreign associates of the Academy are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research; election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a scientist or engineer.