October 20, 2000
MEDIA CONTACT: Kate O'Rourke
PHONE: (410) 955-8665
The dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and five other faculty have joined the ranks of the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine, a prestigious body that brings together national scholars and leaders in health and medicine, social and behavioral sciences, law, administration and economics to develop recommendations on a broad range of health policy issues.
The new members from Hopkins are Dean Edward D. Miller Jr., M.D., who is also CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine; Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., chairman of the Department of Radiology and executive vice dean of the School of Medicine; Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Ph.D., R.N., professor and associate dean for doctoral education and research in the School of Nursing; Thomas J. Kelly, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics; Lawrence O. Gostin, J.D., L.L.D, professor of health policy and management at Hopkins School of Public Health, professor of law at Georgetown University, and co_director of the Georgetown/Johns Hopkins Program on Law and Public Health at Georgetown University Law Center; and Catherine D. De Angelis, M.D., on leave from Hopkins and former vice dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty, editor of The Journal of the American Medical Association, and editor in chief of scientific publications, information and multimedia at the American Medical Association.
Current active members elect new members from among candidates chosen for their major contributions to health and medicine or to related fields, such as social and behavioral sciences, law, administration and economics. With their election, members pledge to volunteer significant amounts of time on committees that evaluate ways to improve health. Recent IOM projects include studies on the creation of a medical system to support long_duration space travel beyond Earth's orbit, the development of new technologies for the early detection of breast cancer, and the safety and efficacy of the anthrax vaccine used by the U.S. military.