EMBL DG joins National Academy of Medicine

Professor Edith Heard among new members elected to US National Academy of Medicine

Portrait photo of Edith Heard, EMBL Director General
Edith Heard, EMBL Director General. Credit: Kinga Lubowiecka

The National Academy of Medicine has today announced the election of its new members, including EMBL Director General Edith Heard. New members are elected by existing academy members, through a process that recognises individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of medical science, healthcare, and public health.

Reacting to the news, Professor Heard said, “I am honoured to have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. The organisation’s work to encourage research, address critical issues in science, and boost public understanding of STEM subjects, is vital. These aims are shared by EMBL, which has for almost 50 years provided the world with scientific knowledge, skilled researchers, and technological advancement.”

Established as the Institute of Medicine in 1970, the National Academy of Medicine addresses critical issues related to health, science, and medicine, in order to inspire positive policies and action across these sectors.

Further details about the organisation and its aims, as well as the election of members, can be found on the Academy’s website.

Tags: award, director general, medicine, stem, women in science


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