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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute faculty elected to National Academy of Medicine

Two Dana-Farber Cancer Institute physician-researchers  are among the 100 new members elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The announcement was made today at the NAM annual meeting.

  • Daphne Adele Haas-Kogan, MD, professor of radiation oncology, Harvard Medical School, and chair, department of radiation oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston.

  • Catherine J. Wu, MD, chief, Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies, department of medical oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston; and professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School

Election to the National Academy of Medicine is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. New members are selected by current NAM members through a process that recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and commitment to service in their profession.

“These newly elected members represent the most exceptional scholars and leaders whose remarkable work has advanced science, medicine, and health in the U.S. and around the globe,” said National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau. “Their expertise will be vital to addressing today’s most pressing health and scientific challenges and informing the future of health and medicine for the benefit of us all. I am honored to welcome these esteemed individuals to the National Academy of Medicine.”

The National Academy of Medicine, established in 1970 as the Institute of Medicine, is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and beyond. It serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as an adviser to the nation and the international community. Through its domestic and global initiatives, the NAM works to address critical issues in health, medicine, and related policy and inspire positive action across sectors. The NAM collaborates closely with its peer academies and other divisions within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Posted on October 21, 2019

  • Catherine J. Wu, MD
  • Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD

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Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD

Catherine J. Wu, MD