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NAM Fellowship

The NAM Fellowship program allows early-career health science scholars to participate in evidence-based health care or public health studies that affect the health of the American people. Through direct involvement in health- and medicine-related work of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies), the program prepares young investigators to contribute to the future direction of health care throughout their careers while also accelerating their career development.

This fellowship program is designed for health science scholars who are 1-to-10 years out from completion of a residency or receipt of a doctoral degree to participate in the process by which the National Academies provide health advice to the nation. This experience will enable the fellows to build a network of mentors who can be called on throughout their careers and will provide them with the perspective of studying health care challenges from a range of disciplines and viewpoints to develop sound health care strategies and policies.

The NAM is interested in applicants with a diverse range of disciplines, specialties, and backgrounds, and is particularly interested in introducing women and underrepresented minorities to health care policy issues. Over time, the NAM Fellowship program will create a cadre of health science scholars who will expand the nation's capacity for research, leadership and policy development to more effectively advance the public's health.

The following fellowships will be accepting nominations from March 1 until June 1, 2017:

The call for nominations for the following fellowships will be available in 2018:

Program Description

Each fellowship is awarded for a two-year period. During this time, the fellows are expected to continue to work at their principal academic positions, while they are assigned to a health- and medicine-related board of the National Academies. The fellowship requires a 10 to 20 percent commitment of time and includes attendance at a one-week orientation to health policy, the Fall NAM Annual Meeting and the meetings of their assigned board. A flexible research stipend of $25,000 is awarded to the fellow and is administered through the appropriate department in the fellow's home institution.

In addition, fellows participate actively in the work of an appropriate expert study committee or roundtable, including contributing to its reports or other products. This experience introduces fellows to a variety of experts and perspectives, including legislators, government officials, industry leaders, executives of voluntary health organizations, scientists, and other health professionals. Each fellow is assigned an NAM member, who will serve as a senior mentor.

The NAM Fellowship program is administered by the NAM Office of Health Policy Educational Programs and Fellowships (HPEPF). For additional information about HPEPF, please visit the NAM website.

American Board of Emergency Medicine Fellowship

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) bring together the most eminent researchers, policy experts, and clinicians from across the country to work together to provide nonpartisan, scientific, and evidence-based advice to national, state, and local policymakers; academic leaders; health care administrators; and the public. The National Academies are uniquely qualified to offer an exceptional learning environment to selected early-career health science scholars and future leaders in medicine and public health. Through an endowment from the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), the ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship was established under the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Fellowship program in 2015.

Purpose

The overall purpose of the ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship is to provide talented, early-career health science scholars in emergency medicine with the opportunity to experience and participate in evidence-based healthcare or public health studies that improve the care and access to care of patients in domestic and global health care systems. The program especially welcomes nominations of under-represented minority candidates. Diplomates or Active Candidates for Certification by ABEM, who hold non-tenured faculty positions in any university, are eligible for the program.

Program Description

The ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship is awarded for a two-year period. During this time, the fellow is expected to continue to work at his/her primary academic/research post, while being assigned to a health- and medicine-related board of the National Academies. The boards are:

  • Children, Youth, and Families
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Global Health
  • Health Care Services
  • Health Sciences Policy
  • Population Health and Public Health Practice

The fellowship requires a 10 to 20 percent commitment of time for two years, and includes attendance at a one-week orientation to health policy in October, the Fall NAM Annual Meeting and the meetings of the assigned board. Additionally, the fellow will participate actively in the work of an appropriate expert study committee or roundtable, including contributing to its reports or other products. Studies will be identified that would enable the potential for the fellow to contribute to the value of integrating medicine and public health.

This experience will introduce the ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellow to a variety of experts and perspectives, including legislators, government officials, industry leaders, executives of voluntary health organizations, scientists, and other health professionals. In addition, each fellow will be assigned to an NAM member who will serve as a senior mentor during the two years of the fellowship.

A flexible research stipend of $25,000 will be awarded to each ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellow. The stipend will be administered through the appropriate department in the fellow's home institution. Stipends are not intended for use as salary offsets.

Eligibility Criteria

Nominees for the ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship must meet the following requirements:

  • Nomination by a member of the NAM or a board member of the ABEM
  • ABEM Diplomate or meet the emergency medicine credential requirements for board certification
  • Must hold an M.D. or D.O.
  • Two-to-ten years out from completion of post-graduate work
  • Able to commit 10 percent to 20 percent of time to the fellowship for two years
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident status at the time of the nomination

Selection Criteria

Nominees will be evaluated by an NAM-appointed committee according to:

  • Professional accomplishments including research and publications
  • Potential for leadership in health policy or health services
  • Quality of letters of recommendation
  • Expertise in an area of relevance to the NAM

Preference will be given to candidates drawn from the field of Emergency Medicine who have a demonstrated interest in, and focus on, advancing the delivery of emergency care and scholarship related to emergency medicine.

Nomination Packet

A complete nomination packet must be submitted electronically through the online nomination system at https://fellowship.nam.edu/ and will include the following documents:

  • A nomination letter from a member of the NAM or ABEM Board of Directors
  • Three (3) letters of reference
  • A supporting letter from the candidate's department chair, institute director, or equivalent
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A brief one-page bio

Timeline

March 1, 2017 Call for nominations
June 1, 2017 Nomination packet due
July 14, 2017 Awardee notified
October 16, 2017 Awardee introduced to the NAM membership at the NAM Annual Meeting
October 23-27, 2017 Fellow orientation week at the NAM

Program Administrator

Inquiries about the ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship should be directed to:

Marie E. Michnich, DrPH
Senior Director
Health Policy Educational Programs and Fellowships
National Academy of Medicine
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 334-1506
Fax: (202) 334-3862
Email: mmichnich@nas.edu

Norman F. Gant/American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellowship

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) bring together the most eminent researchers, policy experts, and clinicians from across the country to work together to provide nonpartisan, scientific, and evidence-based advice to national, state, and local policymakers; academic leaders; health care administrators; and the public. The National Academies are uniquely qualified to offer an exceptional learning environment to selected early-career scholars and future leaders in medicine and public health. Through an endowment from Norman F. Gant, MD, and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), the Gant/ABOG Fellowship was established under the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Fellowship program in 2009.

Purpose

The Gant/ABOG Fellowship is named in honor of Norman F. Gant, MD, a member of the NAM and a former executive director of ABOG. The overall purpose of the Gant/ABOG Fellowship is to enable talented, early-career health science scholars in obstetrics and gynecology to participate actively in health- and medicine-related work of the National Academies and to further their careers as future leaders in the field. The program especially welcomes nominations of under-represented minority candidates. Diplomates or Active Candidates for Certification by ABOG, who hold non-tenured faculty positions in any university, are eligible for the program.

Program Description

The Gant/ABOG Fellowship will be awarded for a two-year period. During this time, the fellow is expected to continue to work at his/her main academic post, while being assigned to a health- and medicine-related board of the Academies. The boards are:

  • Children, Youth, and Families
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Global Health
  • Health Care Services
  • Health Sciences Policy
  • Population Health and Public Health Practice

The fellowship requires a 10 to 20 percent commitment of time for two years, and includes attendance at a one-week orientation to health policy, the Fall NAM Annual Meeting in October and the meetings of the assigned board. Additionally, the fellow will participate actively in the work of an appropriate expert study committee or roundtable, including contributing to its reports or other products. Studies will be identified that would enable the potential for the fellow to contribute to the value of integrating medicine and public health.

This experience will introduce the Gant/ABOG Fellow to a variety of experts and perspectives, including legislators, government officials, industry leaders, executives of voluntary health organizations, scientists, and other health professionals. Each fellow will be assigned to an NAM member who will serve as a senior mentor during the two years of the fellowship.

A flexible research stipend of $25,000 will be awarded to each Gant/ABOG Fellow. The stipend will be administered through the appropriate department in the fellow's home institution. Stipends are not intended for use as salary offsets.

Eligibility Criteria

Nominees for the Gant/ABOG Fellowship must meet the following requirements:

  • Nomination by a member of the NAM or the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society or a Director of the ABOG
  • Diplomate or Active Candidate for certification by ABOG
  • Non-tenured member of an academic faculty
  • Able to dedicate 10 to 20 percent of time to the fellowship for two years
  • Within the first five years of an initial faculty appointment
  • Sponsorship by academic department head
  • Endorsement by the dean
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status at the time of the nomination

Selection Criteria

Nominees will be evaluated by an NAM-appointed committee according to:

  • Professional accomplishments including research and publications
  • Potential for leadership in health policy
  • Quality of letters of recommendations
  • Expertise in an area of relevance to the NAM

Nomination Packet

A complete nomination packet must be submitted electronically through the online nomination system at https://fellowship.nam.edu/ and will include the following documents:

  • A nomination letter from a member of the NAM or the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society or a Director of the ABOG
  • Letters of recommendation and endorsement from:
    • Department chair
    • Academic dean
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A brief one-page bio

Timeline

March 1, 2017 Call for nominations
June 1, 2017 Nomination packet due
July 14, 2017 Awardee notified
October 16, 2017 Awardee introduced to the NAM membership at the NAM Annual Meeting
October 23-27, 2017 Fellow orientation week at the NAM

Program Administrator

Inquiries about the Gant/ABOG Fellowship should be directed to:

Marie E. Michnich, DrPH
Senior Director
Health Policy Educational Programs and Fellowships
National Academy of Medicine
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 334-1506
Fax: (202) 334-3862
Email: mmichnich@nas.edu

Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) bring together the most eminent researchers, policy experts, and clinicians from across the country to work together to provide nonpartisan, scientific, and evidence-based advice to national, state, and local policymakers; academic leaders; health care administrators; and the public. The National Academies are uniquely qualified to offer an exceptional learning environment to selected early-career health science scholars and future leaders in medicine and public health. Through an endowment from the Greenwall Foundation, the Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics was established under the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Fellowship program in 2015.

Purpose

The overall purpose of the Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics is to provide talented, early-career bioethics scholars with the opportunity to experience and participate in evidence-based healthcare or public health studies and policy-making process that improve the care and access to care of patients in domestic and global health care systems. The Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics enables young investigators to participate actively in the work of the National Academies and to further their careers as future leaders addressing bioethics issues in clinical care, biomedical research, and public policy. The program especially welcomes nominations of under-represented minority candidates.

Program Description

The Greenwall Fellowship is awarded for a two-year period. During this time, the fellow is expected to continue to work at his/her main academic post, while being assigned to a health- and medicine-related board of the National Academies. The boards are:

  • Children, Youth, and Families
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Global Health
  • Health Care Services
  • Health Sciences Policy
  • Population Health and Public Health Practice

The fellowship requires a 10 to 20 percent commitment of time for two years, and includes attendance at a one-week orientation to health policy in October, the Fall NAM Annual Meeting and the meetings of the assigned board. Additionally, the fellow will participate actively in the work of an appropriate expert study committee or roundtable, including contributing to its reports or other products. Studies will be identified that would enable the potential for the fellow to contribute to the value of integrating medicine and public health.

This experience will introduce the Greenwall Fellow to a variety of experts and perspectives, including legislators, government officials, industry leaders, executives of voluntary health organizations, scientists, and other health professionals. In addition, each fellow will be assigned to an NAM member who will serve as a senior mentor during the two years of the fellowship.

A flexible research stipend of $25,000 is awarded to each Greenwall Fellow. The stipend will be administered through the appropriate department in the fellow's home institution. Stipends are not intended for use as salary offsets.

Eligibility Criteria

Nominees for the ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship must meet the following requirements:

  • Nomination by a member of the NAM
  • An M.D., D.O., J.D., Ph.D., or holder of an equivalent degree, with completion of post-graduate work two to ten years prior to the award
  • Demonstrated interest in, focus on, and scholarship on addressing bioethics issues in clinical care, biomedical research, public health, or public policy
  • Able to dedicate 10 percent to 20 percent of time to the fellowship for two years
  • Endorsement by the department chair, institute director, or equivalent

Selection Criteria

Nominees will be evaluated by an NAM-appointed committee according to:

  • Professional accomplishments including bioethics research and publications
  • Potential for leadership in bridging bioethics, biomedical research, population health, and health policy
  • Quality of letters of recommendation
  • Expertise in an area of relevance to the NAM

Nomination Packet

A complete nomination packet must be submitted electronically through the online nomination system at https://fellowship.nam.edu/ and will include the following documents:

  • A nomination letter from a member of the NAM
  • Three (3) letters of reference
  • A supporting letter from the candidate's department chair, institute director, or equivalent
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A brief one-page bio

Timeline

March 1, 2017 Call for nominations
June 1, 2017 Nomination packet due
July 14, 2017 Awardee notified
October 16, 2017 Awardee introduced to the NAM membership at the NAM Annual Meeting
October 23-27, 2017 Fellow orientation week at the NAM

Program Administrator

Inquiries about the Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics should be directed to:

Marie E. Michnich, DrPH
Senior Director
Health Policy Educational Programs and Fellowships
National Academy of Medicine
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 334-1506
Fax: (202) 334-3862
Email: mmichnich@nas.edu

Gilbert S. Omenn Fellowship

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) bring together the most eminent researchers, policy experts, and clinicians from across the country to work together to provide nonpartisan, scientific, and evidence-based advice to national, state, and local policymakers; academic leaders; health care administrators; and the public. The National Academies are uniquely qualified to offer an exceptional learning environment to selected early-career health science scholars and future leaders in medicine and public health. Through an endowment from Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D., and Martha Darling, the Gilbert S. Omenn Fellowship was established under the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Fellowship program in 2012. The award is named for Dr. Omenn, a professor of medicine, genetics, and public health and founder of the Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is a physician scientist whose career bridges biomedical research, public health and public policy, and this fellowship will reflect the integrative role that is emblematic of his professional achievements. More information on Dr. Omenn can be found at: www.ccmb.med.umich.edu/omenn.

Purpose

The overall purpose of the Gilbert S. Omenn Fellowship is to enable talented, early-career scholars combining biomedical science and population health to participate actively in health- and medicine-related study process of the National Academies, promoting the integration of public health and medicine-both scientifically and through practice and policy. The Omenn Fellowship aims to foster a cadre of physician-scientists who will integrate biomedical research, population health, and health policy and will expand the nation's capacity for research, leadership, and policy development that advances health. The program especially welcomes nominations of under-represented minority candidates.

Program Description

The Omenn Fellowship is awarded for a two-year period. During this time, the fellow is expected to continue to work at his/her main academic post, while being assigned to a health- and medicine-related board of the National Academies. The boards are:

  • Children, Youth, and Families
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Global Health
  • Health Care Services
  • Health Sciences Policy
  • Population Health and Public Health Practice

The fellowship requires a 10 to 20 percent commitment of time over two years, and includes attendance at a one-week orientation to health policy in October, the Fall NAM Annual Meeting, and meetings of an assigned board. Additionally, the fellow will participate actively in the work of an appropriate expert study committee or roundtable, including contributing to its reports or other products. Studies will be identified that would enable the fellow to contribute to the value of integrating medicine and public health.

This experience will introduce the Omenn Fellow to a variety of experts and perspectives, including legislators, government officials, industry leaders, executives of voluntary health organizations, scientists, and other health professionals. In addition, each fellow will be assigned an NAM member who will serve as a senior mentor during the two years of the fellowship.

A flexible research stipend of $25,000 is awarded to each Omenn Fellow. The stipend will be administered through the appropriate department in the fellow's home institution. Stipends are not intended for us as salary offsets.

Eligibility Criteria

Nominees for the Omenn Fellowship must meet the following requirements:

  • Nomination by a member of the NAM
  • An M.D. or D.O. with additional study in the medical sciences, public health, and/or public policy
  • One-to-five years out from completion of residency and fellowship training or receiving the terminal doctoral degree, in an appropriate faculty position or its equivalent
  • Able to commit 10 to 20 percent of time to the fellowship for two years, including all the specified experiences
  • Endorsement by the department chair, institute director, or equivalent
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status at the time of the nomination

Selection Criteria

Nominees will be evaluated by an NAM-appointed committee according to:

  • Professional accomplishments including research and publications
  • Potential for leadership in health policy
  • Quality of letters of recommendation
  • Expertise in an area of relevance to the NAM

Nomination Packet

A complete nomination packet must be submitted electronically through the online nomination system at https://fellowship.nam.edu/ and will include the following documents:

  • A nomination letter from a member of the NAM
  • Three (3) letters of reference
  • A supporting letter from the candidate's department chair, institute director, or equivalent
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A brief one-page bio

Timeline

March 1, 2017 Call for nominations
June 1, 2017 Nomination packet due
July 14, 2017 Awardee notified
October 16, 2017 Awardee introduced to the NAM membership at the NAM Annual Meeting
October 23-27, 2017 Fellow orientation week at the NAM

Program Administrator

Inquiries about the Omenn Fellowship should be directed to:

Marie E. Michnich, DrPH
Senior Director
Health Policy Educational Programs and Fellowships
National Academy of Medicine
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 334-1506
Fax: (202) 334-3862
Email: mmichnich@nas.edu

James C. Puffer, M.D./American Board of Family Medicine Fellowship

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) bring together the most eminent researchers, policy experts, and clinicians from across the country to work together to provide nonpartisan, scientific, and evidence-based advice to national, state, and local policymakers; academic leaders; health care administrators; and the public. The National Academies are uniquely qualified to offer an exceptional learning environment to selected early-career health science scholars and future leaders in medicine and public health. Through an endowment from the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Foundation, the James C. Puffer, M.D./ABFM Fellowship was established under the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Fellowship program in 2011.

Purpose

The overall purpose of the Puffer/ABFM Fellowship at the NAM is to enable talented, early-career health policy and science scholars in family medicine to participate actively in health- and medicine-related work of the National Academies and to further their careers as future leaders in the field. In considering qualifications for the Puffer/ABFM Fellowship, preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated interest in and focus on health quality and health services and have an M.D., Ph.D., or D.O. The program especially welcomes nominations of under-represented minority candidates.

Program Description

The Puffer/ABFM Fellowship is awarded for a two-year period. During this time, the fellow is expected to continue to work at his/her main academic post, while being assigned to a health- and medicine-related board of the National Academies. The boards are:

  • Children, Youth, and Families
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Global Health
  • Health Care Services
  • Health Sciences Policy
  • Population Health and Public Health Practice

The fellowship requires a ten-to-twenty percent commitment of time for two years, and includes attendance at a one-week orientation to health policy in October, the Fall NAM Annual Meeting and the meetings of the assigned board. Additionally, the fellow will participate actively in the work of an appropriate expert study committee or roundtable, including contributing to its reports or other products. Studies will be identified that would enable the potential for the fellow to contribute to the value of integrating medicine and public health.

This experience will introduce the Puffer/ABFM Fellow to a variety of experts and perspectives, including legislators, government officials, industry leaders, executives of voluntary health organizations, scientists, and other health professionals. In addition, each fellow will be assigned to an NAM member who will serve as a senior mentor during the two years of the fellowship.

Each Puffer/ABFM Fellow will be asked to designate a tax exempt institution under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, which shall receive an unrestricted award of $25,000, with an expressed preference that the award be used to advance the fellow's professional and academic career in so far as it is practical to do. However, stipends are not intended for use as salary offsets. The stipend will be administered through the appropriate department in the fellow's home institution.

Eligibility Criteria

Nominees for the Puffer/ABFM Fellowship must meet the following requirements:

  • Nomination by a member of the NAM or governing body of the ABFM
  • Active in the field of family medicine and may include a Ph.D., M.D. or D.O.
  • Received a Ph.D. within the past one-to-ten years, or one-to-ten years out from completion of residency training with an M.D. or D.O.
  • Able to dedicate 10 to 20 percent of time to the fellowship for two years
  • Endorsement by the department chair, institute director, or equivalent
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident at the time of the nomination

Selection Criteria

Nominees will be evaluated by an NAM-appointed committee according to:

  • Professional accomplishments including research and publications
  • Potential for leadership in health policy or health services
  • Quality of letters of recommendation
  • Expertise in an area of relevance to the NAM

Nomination Packet

A complete nomination packet must be submitted electronically through the online nomination system at https://fellowship.nam.edu/ and will include the following documents:

  • A nomination letter from a member of the NAM or governing body of the ABFM
  • Three (3) letters of reference
  • A supporting letter from the candidate's department chair, institute director, or equivalent
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A brief one-page bio

Timeline

March 1, 2017 Call for nominations
June 1, 2017 Nomination packet due
July 14, 2017 Awardee notified
October 16, 2017 Awardee introduced to the NAM membership at the NAM Annual Meeting
October 23-27, 2017 Fellow orientation week at the NAM

Program Administrator

Inquiries about the Puffer/ABFM Fellowship should be directed to:

Marie E. Michnich, DrPH
Senior Director
Health Policy Educational Programs and Fellowships
National Academy of Medicine
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 334-1506
Fax: (202) 334-3862
Email: mmichnich@nas.edu

Nomination Process

Only authorized nominators may submit nominations. For further information on who may submit nominations, refer to each fellowship's webpage.

  • Register: To create a user account, click on the "Register" link in the right column and complete and submit the registration form.
  • Log in: Once you have created an account, log in with your email address and password.
  • Create: Create your online nomination.
  • Save: During the call for nominations period, your nomination can be saved as DRAFT multiple times, until all the required information is completed. As you complete each section, you will see a appear on the section tab when the nomination is saved. Please ensure that all attachments are in PDF format. At any time, you can download and print your nomination by clicking on the icon in the Nomination Summary section. You will not have access to your nomination after the deadline. Note: If changes are required before the nomination deadline, you can still make updates and resubmit the updated nomination as FINAL.
  • Submit: Upon completion, submit your nomination as FINAL by the nomination deadline. You may wish to download and print a copy of your nomination for your records by clicking on the icon in the Nomination Summary section. Note: If changes are required before the nomination deadline, you can still make updates and resubmit the updated nomination as FINAL.

The NAM Fellowship program is administered by the NAM Office of Health Policy Educational Programs and Fellowships (HPEPF). Nomination packets and inquiries about the NAM Fellowship should be directed to:

Marie E. Michnich, DrPH
Senior Director
Health Policy Educational Programs and Fellowships
National Academy of Medicine
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 334-1506
Fax: (202) 334-3862
Email: mmichnich@nas.edu






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March 1: Call for nominations (CFN) opens
June 1: CFN closes
July 15: Awardee notification
Oct. 16: NAM Annual Meeting
Oct. 23-27: Fellow orientation week in DC