Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine

2013 Edition
| Editors: Marc D. Gellman, J. Rick Turner

Institute of Medicine

  • Martica H. Hall
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1005-9_807

Basic Information

The Institute of Medicine is a nonprofit organization whose mission is the advancement of medical and biological sciences in the service of health.

Established in 1970 as a branch the National Academies (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council, Institute of Medicine), the IOM is a nonprofit organization committed to the advancement of medical and biological sciences in the service of health. The IOM’s underlying principle is that authoritative evidence in the medical and biological sciences expands the capabilities of medicine and health care.

Major Impact on the Field

Members are elected to the IOM based upon their record of scientific achievement. The membership and governing Council interact with other scientists and government officials to identify IOM projects. These projects encompass a variety of formats including establishment of expert committees to facilitate cross-disciplinary discussion and discovery, the...

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© Springer Science+Business Media, New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA