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National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Names Anniversary Fellows

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected three outstanding health professionals for the Class of 2016 NAM Fellows, including this year’s Osteopathic Medicine Fellow.

The Class of 2016 NAM Fellows includes:

  • Osteopathic Medicine Fellow: Jennie H. Kwon, DO, Instructor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine; and Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Pharmacy Fellow: Jonathan H. Watanabe, PharmD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, San Diego
  • James C. Puffer, MD/American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Fellow: Sean C. Lucan, MD, MPH, MS, Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Social Medicine, Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Anniversary Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine

10-2016_JKwon-PhotoJennie H. Kwon, DO, MSCI, has been selected as the 2016 NAM Anniversary Fellow in Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kwon completed an infectious diseases fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM), where she also earned her Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation. She is now an Infectious Diseases faculty member at WUSM and serves as the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Associate Hospital Epidemiologist.

Dr. Kwon is the recipient of the WUSM KL2 Career Development Award, and is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention WUSM Epicenter Investigator. Her research focus is on multidrug-organism transmission dynamics and the fecal microbiome.

It is an honor to be selected as the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Anniversary Fellow in Osteopathic Medicine,” says Dr. Kwon. “This is a pivotal time in health care, and I am looking forward to learning and growing during this two-year fellowship with the NAM. I am driven by a sense of urgency to research methods to combat antimicrobial resistance and drug-resistant organism transmission, and will work hard to make a positive contribution to public health. I am grateful for the support from the NAM, AOA, AACOM, and AOF to enable young early-career health science scholars to be active participants in health care policy writing, expert committee reports, and roundtables. This is truly an opportunity of a lifetime.”

10-2016_NAM-DO-Fellow-luncheonOn October 17, 2016, Dr. Kwon was inducted as a 2016-18 NAM Fellow at its annual meeting in Washington, DC, (pictured at right) where she was also introduced to NAM membership during a luncheon honoring its fellows.

Through the support of AACOM, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF), the Anniversary Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine enables talented, early-career health science scholars to participate actively in health- and medicine-related work of the Academies and to further their careers as future leaders in the field. Read the full release.

Visit AACOM’s NAM Anniversary Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine web page for more information.