The US National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has announced the election of 70 regular members and 10 international members. Among them is Nicholas Patrick Jewell, University of California, Berkeley.

Nicholas Jewell

Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, recognizing individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health. A diversity of talent among NAM’s membership is assured by its Articles of Organization, which stipulate that at least one-quarter of the membership is selected from fields outside the health professions, for example, from law, engineering, social sciences, and the humanities—and statistics.

The newly elected members bring NAM’s total membership to 2,127 and the number of international members to 172.

IMS Fellow Nicholas P. Jewell is Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. Since arriving at Berkeley in 1981, he has held various academic and administrative positions, most notably serving as Vice Provost from 1994 to 2000. He has also served as an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Princeton University (1979–1981), and held academic appointments at the University of Edinburgh, Oxford University, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and at the University of Kyoto. In 2007, he was a Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study Center in Italy.

Dr. Jewell is a Fellow of IMS, the American Statistical Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received the 2012 Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science from Harvard University. He is the 2005 winner of the Snedecor Award from COPSS, and won the Distinguished Teaching Award from UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health in 2004. In 2000, he was honored by the Director’s Award from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for providing “extraordinary leadership and vision in implementing strategies that enhance the disaster resistance of the University of California, Berkeley, and universities throughout America.” In addition the 2005 Alfred E. Alquist Award was given to UC Berkeley’s SAFER program that he launched and led for many years.