Nathan Kuppermann elected to nation's premier body of experts
Nathan Kuppermann’s efforts to improve standards in pediatric emergency medicine have been recognized with one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Last year he was elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), part of the National Academies of Sciences. The IOM is an independent, nonprofit organization that gathers the world’s experts in specialized areas to provide advice to decision-makers and the public about a variety of health concerns facing the nation.
Election to the IOM is made through a highly selective process. Members commit to volunteer their service on the institute’s committees, boards and other activities. Although the institute has no decision-making authority, its publications carry considerable weight because of the expertise and unbiased process that stand behind its reports.
"It truly is an honor to be recognized by the Institute of Medicine and be able to represent UC Davis among our nation’s top experts. This is an enlightened group of people who have the best interests of the nation in mind."
Before becoming a member, Kuppermann had the opportunity to visit the IOM to address the needs for pediatric emergency medicine research. He was impressed by the collaborative approach of the members and their dedication to thoroughly explore all evidence on all sides of an issue to reach the best decision.
"It truly is an honor to be recognized by the Institute of Medicine and be able to represent UC Davis among our nation’s top experts," says Kuppermann, who holds the Bo Tomas Brofeldt Endowed Chair in Emergency Medicine at UC Davis. "This is an enlightened group of people who have the best interests of the nation in mind."
Kuppermann joins four other faculty members who have been elected to the IOM: Judith S. Stern, distinguished professor of nutrition and internal medicine; Stephen Barthold, distinguished professor of veterinary medicine; Janet King, research professor emerita of nutrition; and Michael Savageau, distinguished professor of biomedical engineering.