The Institute of Medicine (IOM) announced the names of new members and foreign associates at its 40th annual meeting today. Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Erline Perkins McGriff Professor and Dean of the New York University College of Nursing, was among this year’s inductees.
"It is an extraordinary honor to join this august group, and to participate in critical dialogues that can fundamentally shape and improve the health of the public, said Dean Fulmer. "The Institute of Medicine is a highly recognized national resource; I look forward to serving on IOM committees that will impact global healthcare issues."
“Everyone at the NYU College of Dentistry is overjoyed at the announcement of Dr. Terry Fulmer’s election as a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM),” said NYU College of Dentistry Dean Charles Bertolami. “This is one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and appropriate recognition of Terry’s stature in the healthcare community and her commitment to service. We are immensely proud of her achievement and confident that she will bring great honor to her new role as a member of the IOM, just as she has done as Dean of the College of Nursing and our partner in the dentistry/nursing enterprise at NYU.”
Election to the IOM 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.
"It is a great pleasure to welcome these distinguished and accomplished individuals to the Institute of Medicine," said IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg. "Each of these new members stands out as a professional whose research, knowledge, and skills have significantly advanced health and medicine and who has served as a model for others. The Institute of Medicine is greatly enriched by the addition of our newly elected colleagues."
New members are elected by current active members through a highly selective process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health. IOM's charter assures a diversity of membership, as it stipulates that at least one-quarter of the membership is selected from outside the health professions, from such fields as the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; law; engineering; and the humanities. The new members raise the Institute's total active membership to 1,649 and the number of foreign associates to 96. With an additional 72 members holding emeritus status, IOM's total membership is 1,817.
The Institute of Medicine is unique in its structure as both an honorific membership organization and an advisory organization. Established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, IOM has become recognized as a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues. With their election, members make a commitment to volunteer on IOM committees, boards, and other activities. Projects completed during the past year include studies on the cardiovascular effects of secondhand smoke exposure, nutrition standards for the federal school meals programs, prevention and control of viral hepatitis, strategies to reduce rates of hypertension and decrease Americans' sodium intakes, and a major summit on integrative medicine.
About the New York University College of Nursing
The College of Nursing is one of the leading nursing programs in the United States. It offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master of Arts and Post-Master’s Certificate Programs; a Doctor of Philosophy in Research Theory and Development, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/nursing.
About the IOM
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public.
Established in 1970, the IOM is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, which was chartered under President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Nearly 150 years later, the National Academy of Sciences has expanded into what is collectively known as the National Academies, which comprises the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Research Council, and the IOM.