October 25, 2005
CONTACT: Karen Kreeger
Four Penn School of Medicine Faculty Named to
Institute of Medicine
(Philadelphia, PA) - Four faculty members from the University
of Pennsylvania School of Medicine were elected yesterday to
the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Two other Penn faculty were also elected,
bringing the total to six Penn professors in this year’s list of
64 new members and five foreign associates.
The new Penn IOM members are:
The Institute of Medicine was established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to honor professional achievement in the health sciences and to serve as a national resource for independent analysis and recommendations on issues related to medicine, biomedical sciences, and health.
PENN Medicine is a $2.7 billion enterprise dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and high-quality patient care. PENN Medicine consists of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Penn’s School of Medicine is ranked #2 in the nation for receipt
of NIH research funds; and ranked #4 in the nation in U.S. News &
World Report’s most recent ranking of top research-oriented medical
schools. Supporting 1,400 fulltime faculty and 700 students, the School
of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior education and training
of the next generation of physician-scientists and leaders of academic