Dr. Mark Huffman, the Quentin D. Young Professor of Health Policy and associate professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Epidemiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Program in Public Health, has been named a 2019 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholar by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
The Emerging Leader Scholars are selected by NAM leadership to engage in a variety of activities throughout the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine over a three-year term, including biannual meetings with NAM leadership; planning an annual Emerging Leaders Forum; participating in National Academies convening activities; publishing NAM Perspectives; and attending the NAM’s annual meeting each October.
“As a representative of Northwestern, I am excited to serve the National Academy of Medicine in this role. It is an outstanding honor and opportunity to work with and learn from other Emerging Leaders and members of the National Academy of Medicine. I am eager to start my tenure and hope that our collective action will help the National Academy of Medicine advance its mission,” said Dr. Huffman.
NAM selects early- to mid-career professionals from a wide range of health-related fields, from microbiology and surgery to sociology and biomedical engineering, to participate in the Emerging Leaders program, which provides a platform for a new generation of leaders to collaborate with the NAM and its members across generations and fields of expertise to advance science, combat persistent challenges in health and medicine, and spark transformative change to improve health for all.Friday Letter Submission