Dr. Minal Patel, the John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, has been selected for the National Academy of Medicine’s Emerging Leaders in Health & Medicine Program.
[Photo: Dr. Minal Patel]
The program facilitates opportunities for mentorship, collaboration, and innovation between the emerging leaders, National Academy of Medicine (NAM) members, and experts across sectors. Participants also provide valuable input and feedback to help shape the priorities of the NAM and sustain its impact and reputation as a national leader in advancing knowledge and accelerating progress in science, medicine, policy, and health equity.
NAM leaders select early- to mid-career professionals from a wide range of health-related fields to participate in this program and engage in a variety of activities throughout the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine over a three-year term.
“These exceptional individuals were selected to the National Academy of Medicine’s Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine program for their leadership attributes and because they are poised to shape the future of health and medicine,” said NAM president Dr. Victor J. Dzau. “I look forward to engaging these impressive individuals, who are the next generation of scientists, health care providers, public health professionals, and policymakers, to develop a network of young leaders and catalyze innovative and cross-disciplinary activities addressing some of the most pressing challenges in health and medicine.”