Three Indian-Americans have been elected members of the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM), including Subra Suresh, who has become the only current university president to be elected to all three US national academies.
Currently president of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Carnegie Mellon University, Suresh is one of only 16 living Americans to be elected to all three national academies- IOM, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.
Besides Suresh, two other Indian-Americans have also been elected as members of IOM, among 70 new members and 10 foreign associates, during its 43rd annual meeting.
They are Ashish K. Jha, professor, health policy and management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, and Nirav Ramesh Shah, commissioner, New York State Department of Health, Albany.
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