During the National Academy of Medicine’s annual meeting on October 17, Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America, received the Adam Yarmolinsky Medal, awarded to a member from a discipline outside the health and medical sciences who has contributed to the mission of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) over a significant period.
“Serving the public’s interest is what the National Academy of Medicine is all about. Adam Yarmolinsky epitomized that. He was clear about the importance of sensitivity to the public – including the political – frame of serving the public’s interest. Yarmolinsky served several U.S. Presidents with that sensitivity clearly in mind,” Woolley said in her acceptance speech.
Lynn R. Goldman, dean and professor of environmental occupation and health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, received the Walsh McDermott Medal. Donna E. Shalala, president of the Clinton Foundation (on leave from University of Miami, where she is trustee professor of political science and health policy), received the David Rall Medal.
“Year after year, these exceptional members have demonstrated their dedication to improving health and advancing science,” said NAM president and Research!America board member, Victor J. Dzau, M.D. “Their service to the NAM and the Academies in so many capacities has been invaluable to our work as we continue to address critical challenges in health and medicine.”
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