Congratulations to our Colleagues Elected to the NAM Class of 2022

Submitted on Wed, 10/19/2022 - 16:29

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) recently announced the elections of 90 regular members and 10 international members at its annual meeting. Election to the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.  

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is delighted to recognize the outstanding work of Drs. Miguel Marino and Chien-Wen Tseng, elected as regular members; and Dr. Robert Mash, elected as an international member. New members are elected annually through a selective process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.

Miguel Marino, PhD, is an associate professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Biostatistics at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. Dr. Marino was elected to NAM for being a world leader in primary care biostatistics. As co-founder of the Primary Care Latino Equity Research lab, he pioneers novel quantitative approaches to study racial/ethnic subpopulations in electronic health record (EHR) data. Dr. Marino’s pioneering methods to use EHR data for health equity research have revolutionized this field.

Chien-Wen Tseng, MD, MSEE, MPH, is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu. Dr. Tseng was elected to NAM for her work in making seminal contributions to ensure medication access for 1 in 4 Americans unable to afford their prescriptions. Her work on Medicare Part D drug benefits (11 JAMA-affiliated manuscripts) supported 2020 legislation to redesign Part D to protect 48 million patients from losing coverage mid-year.

Robert James Mash, MBChB, DCH, DRCOG, FRCGP, FCP (SA), PhD, serves as Distinguished Professor and Executive Head of Family and Emergency Medicine, and Head of Division, Family Medicine and Primary Care, faculty of medicine and health sciences at Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Mash was elected to NAM for being internationally known as “the leading family medicine researcher” in sub-Saharan Africa and being recognized as a lifetime honorary member of the World Organization of Family Doctors, and for his “extraordinary contribution to medicine” by the South African Medical Association. He is president of the South African Academy of Family Physicians.

“This extraordinary class of new members is comprised of exceptional scholars and leaders who have been at the forefront of responding to serious public health challenges, combatting social inequities, and achieving innovative discoveries.” said National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau.

The NAM’s website states that a diversity of talent among NAM’s membership is assured by its Articles of Organization, which stipulate that at least one-quarter of the membership is selected from fields outside the health professions — for example, from such fields as law, engineering, social sciences, and the humanities. The newly elected members bring NAM’s total membership to more than 2,200, including the 190 international members.

The full story and complete list of new members can be found here: National Academy of Medicine Elects 100 New Members

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