Institute Of Medicine Author: Edward R. Silverman

Sidebar: Members of the IOM

With the election last month of its latest slate of members, the Institute of Medicine (IoM)-an honor society affiliated with the National Academy of Sciences-will have more women in its ranks than at any other time in its 25-year history when the honorees are inducted next year.

Including the 15 women who are among the crop of 55 new members elected in October, women now constitute 21 percent of the society's 519 regular members. That's up from 19 percent last year, when 17 women were elected. In addition to the 55 new regular members, five individuals were elected directly to senior IoM membership, bringing the total of senior members to 559. In addition, four people were elected as foreign associates; this membership category, established seven years ago, now totals 41. The new members will be formally inducted...

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