The National Academy of Sciences' IOM welcomesnewest member Graeme Bell Graeme Bell, a Louis Block Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Medicine and Human Genetics and an investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine.
One of 55 new members chosen this year, Bell is the 11th Chicago faculty member elected to the 574-member institute.
The IOM's mission is to "advance scientific knowledge and the health and well-being of all people . . . by providing objective, timely and authoritative information to government, the professions and the public."
Institute members, chosen for their professional achievements, serve without compensation.
They conduct studies into matters of national health policy. Election is "both an honor and an obligation," notes the IOM, "to work on behalf of the organization, its governance and its studies."