Baylor College of Medicine now has 15 members in the National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine. The organization is unique in its structure as both an honorific membership organization and an advisory organization. Established in 1970 as the health branch of the National Academy of Sciences, it has become recognized as a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues. With their election, members make a commitment to volunteer their service on NAM committees, boards, and other activities.

NAM members at Baylor College of Medicine are:

Arthur L Beaudet, M.D.

Henry and Emma Meyer Chair and Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4795

Neuronal carnitine deficiency as a risk factor for autism; Prader-Willi and Angelman syndrome; Genotype-phenotype correlations for CHRNA7…

Dennis M Bier, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7022

Malcolm K Brenner, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-4671

Use of gene therapy to improve responses to cancer

Bill R Brinkley, Ph.D.

Dean Emeritus

C Thomas Caskey, MD, FACP, FACMG, FRSC

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3174

The genetic basis of schizophrenia and the discovery of schizophrenia disease genes

Mary K. Estes, Ph.D.

Distinguished Service Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3585

Human mini-gut cultures to understand gastrointestinal virus-host interactions and mechanisms of pathogenesis and immunity

Richard A Gibbs, Ph.D.

Wofford Cain Chair and Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6539

Genome science, human molecular evolution, and molecular basis of inherited disease

Peter Jay Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.

Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine

Phone

  • (713) 798-1199

Drug and Vaccine Delivery; Tropical Medicine

Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair

Phone

  • (713) 798-5443

Developmental, translational and clinical studies of skeletal dysplasias and inborn errors of metabolism

James R Lupski, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. (hon)

The Cullen Foundation Endowed Chair in Molecular Genetics

Phone

  • (713) 798-6530

Molecular genetics of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and related inherited neuropathies; Molecular mechanisms for human DNA rearrangements…

Bert W O'Malley, M.D.

Chair/Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6205

Hormone action; Coactivator function; Eukaryotic gene expression; Gene therapy; Nanotechnology

Cheryl Walker

Director

Phone

  • (713) 798-8219

Huda Yahya Zoghbi, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6558

Pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease; Rett syndrome; Normal neurodevelopment; Ataxin-1; Akt; Mouse models