ICTR in the News: Seven Faculty Members Among New Electees to National Academy of Medicine

The following article profiles the elections of ICTR researchers Tina L. Cheng, M.D., M.P.H., Felicia Hill-Briggs, Ph.D., Martin Pomper, M.D., Ph.D., and Robert F. Siliciano, M.D., Ph.D.

Seven faculty members of The Johns Hopkins University have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Announcement of the new members (80 in all) was made today in conjunction with the academy’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

The NAM is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields, including health, medicine and the natural, social and behavioral sciences. It serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as 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. Membership in the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

New members are elected by current members through a selective process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health.

The new members from Johns Hopkins are:

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.

Mark E. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., William Osler Professor of Medicine and director of the Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Tina Cheng

Tina Cheng, M.D., Ph.D.

Tina L. Cheng, M.D., M.P.H., Given Foundation Professor of Pediatrics and director, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; professor of population, family and reproductive health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and pediatrician-in-chief, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Rachel Green

Rachel Green, Ph.D.

Rachel Green, Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Felicia Hill-Briggs

Felicia Hill-Briggs, Ph.D.

Felicia Hill-Briggs, Ph.D., professor of medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; professor of health, behavior and society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; professor of acute and chronic care, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing; and senior director of population health research and development, Johns Hopkins HealthCare

Martin Pomper

Martin Pomper, M.D., Ph.D.

Martin Pomper, M.D., Ph.D., Henry N. Wagner Jr. Professor of Radiology, Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Robert siliciano

Robert F. Siliciano, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert F. Siliciano, M.D., Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Suzanne L. Topalian

Suzanne L. Topalian, M.D.

Suzanne L. Topalian, M.D., professor of surgery and oncology and associate director, Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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