October 15, 2012
David B. Allison, Ph.D. , Distinguished Professor, Quetelet Endowed Professor, associate dean for science, director of Office of Energetics , and director of Nutrition Obesity Research Center  in the University of Alabama at Birmingham  School of Public Health , has been elected as a new member of Institute of Medicine  (IOM) of National Academies.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public. Each year, the full membership elects up to 70 new members and 10 foreign associates to the IOM. The newly elected members raise the IOM’s active membership to 1,732 and the number of foreign associates to 112.
New Members are elected by the incumbent membership on the basis of professional achievement and of demonstrated interest, concern and involvement with problems and critical issues that affect the health of the public. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
The members of IOM Class of 2012 will be formally welcomed to the Institute at next year's annual meeting, scheduled for 19-21 October 2013.
IOM News Release:
IOM Elects 70 New Members, 10 Foreign Associates