Sidebar: IOM Members

With the election last month of 55 new members, the Institute of Medicine (IoM) has increased the number of minorities in its ranks, bringing the percentage of minority members to its highest point since the honor society was organized 26 years ago. The new slate will be formally inducted at the institute's annual dinner, which will take place next October.

The addition of four minority members will bring the institute's total minority representation to 47. That amounts to nearly 9 percent of its total active membership of 546, up from 6 percent in 1993. Joining IoM's ranks are new minority members Marilyn Gaston, assistant surgeon general and director of health resources and services administration at the Bureau of Primary Health Care with the Public Health Service; James Gavin, senior scientific officer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy chase, Md.; Mario Molina, Martin Professor of Atmospheric...

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