The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has a great interest in developing leaders among a broad range of scientists, health professionals, and those in law, administration, engineering, and the humanities who are committed to building a healthier world. As part of its strong commitment to building leadership capacity across diverse disciplines to shape the future of health and medicine, the NAM administers a portfolio of highly regarded health policy fellowships and leadership programs, some of which are listed below.
This program allows exceptional early-career health science scholars to participate in evidence-based health care or public health studies that affect the health of the American people. Currently, the program offers seven distinct opportunities across diverse areas of focus through endowments from various sponsors.
The call for nominations for the following fellowships will be available in March 2021:
The call for nominations for the following fellowships will be available in March 2022:
This new program in partnership with the Council of Medical Specialty Societies will support up to 10 scholars in a one-year, part-time remote experience to enhance the scholars’ knowledge and skills in diagnostic quality and safety, and accelerate their career development toward becoming national leaders in the field. Scholars will build upon the work of the National Academies of Sciences consensus report Improving Diagnosis in Health Care (2015) and propose the implementation of projects that will improve diagnosis and reduce diagnostic errors at the national level.
The 2022-23 Call for Applications will open in January 2022.
The ELHM Program began in 2016 to increase the NAM’s engagement with exceptional, interdisciplinary early- and mid-career professionals working in biomedical science, population health, health care, health policy, and related fields. The ELHM Program facilitates opportunities for mentorship, collaboration, and innovation between the emerging leaders, NAM members, and experts across sectors.
The 2021 call for nominations is open October 6 through December 8, 2021.
Direction and technical assistance are provided by the NAM Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs (HPFLP) Office. Please direct inquiries to NAM/HPFLP at: (202) 334-1506 / NAM.Fellows@nas.edu.
The National Academy of Medicine’s Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Program (the ELHM Program) began in 2016 to increase the NAM’s engagement with exceptional, interdisciplinary early- to mid-career professionals working in biomedical science, population health, health care, health policy, and related fields. The ELHM Program facilitates opportunities for mentorship, collaboration, and innovation between the emerging leaders, NAM members, and experts across sectors. The goals of the NAM ELHM program are:
2021 Call for nominations for NAM Emerging Leaders Scholars
From October 6, 2021 through December 8, 2021, NAM Members are invited to nominate outstanding early- to mid-career professionals to become NAM Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine (ELHM) Scholars. Log in using your NAM Member credentials (single-sign on).
Selection of ELHM Scholars is based on a variety of factors, including personal and professional achievement, demonstrated creativity and field leadership, and the need for diverse perspectives. Qualified candidates will:
Have completed a terminal degree (or have equivalent experience and knowledge) in a relevant profession or field of study
Nomination of ELHM Scholars is easy:
Inquiries about the NAM Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine should be directed to:
Se Kim, PhD, MBA
Director of Membership and Governance
Phone: (202) 334-2624
Gregg S. Margolis, PhD
Director, Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs
Phone: (202) 334-1506