Dr. Christine Grady elected to National Academy of Medicine
On Oct. 16, Dr. Christine Grady, chief of the NIH Clinical Center's Department of Bioethics, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine. The academy was established in 1970 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences to advise the nation on medical and health issues.
Grady is among 70 new members elected this fall. Since 1985, 47 NIH employees have joined the academy. Grady is the ninth woman at NIH to join the academy.
Membership is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements and commitment to service. Members are elected by their peers for distinguished contributions to medicine and health.
The academy is an independent organization of professionals from health and medicine; the natural, social and behavioral sciences; and beyond. It serves as an adviser to the nation and the international community.