Medical School's Burkle Selected by Institute of Medicine

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Tina Shelton 554-2586, 692-0897
Communications Director
Posted: Oct 24, 2007

The prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM) has announced the selection of Frederick M. Burkle, Jr., M.D., to its active membership, as one of only 65 new members.

In 2000, Dr. Burkle retired from the John A. Burns School of Medicine as Professor and Chair of the Division of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Surgery and Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health. He still holds a Clinical Professorship in the Department of Surgery and Adjunct Professorship in Tropical Medicine.

Being elected to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of medicine.

"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," said IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg.

Established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine has become recognized as a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on human health issues.

With their election, members make a commitment to devote a significant amount of volunteer time as members of IOM committees, which engage in a broad range of studies on health policy issues.


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