Schuster Elected to National Academy of Medicine Council

KPSOM Founding Dean and CEO will serve a three-year term on oversight body

June 07, 2024

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Mark Schuster, MD, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine Founding Dean and Chief Executive Officer, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine Council, the academy’s governing and oversight body, to serve a three-year term. His term on the council is for three years effective July 1, 2024.

“I’m looking forward to serving on the National Academy of Medicine Council,” said Dean Schuster. “The Academy provides major contributions to the advancement of medicine, healthcare, and health in the U.S. and globally, and I’m excited about the opportunity to be more involved.”  

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization and part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, along with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the National Research Council (NRC). The National Academies seek to achieve authoritative, objective, and scientifically balanced answers to difficult questions of national importance. Their work is conducted outside the U.S. government by a volunteer force of scientists and experts operating under a peer-review system. Members of the oversight council are elected by the membership based on distinguished achievements in a relevant field.

Schuster was originally elected to NAM in 2013 and has most recently served on its Membership Committee and as Vice Chair and Chair of its Section 9 (Public Health, Biostatistics, and Epidemiology). He also earlier served on the committees on Supporting Parents of Young Children; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities; and Adolescent Health Care Services and Models of Care for Treatment, Prevention, and Healthy Development.

Read the full announcement from NAM .