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AHRQ Director elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine

Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, has been elected to membership in the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM). Members are elected through a highly selective process that recognizes people who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health. Election to the IOM is considered to be one of the highest honors in the fields of medicine and health.

The IOM is a component of the National Academies, which also includes the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Research Council. The Institute is recognized as a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on issues related to health.

Dr. Clancy is one of 65 new members of the Institute, bringing the total active membership to 1,416. With their election to the IOM, Dr. Clancy and the other new members make a commitment to devote a significant amount of volunteer time as members of IOM committees, which engage in a broad range of scientific studies.

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