Three Indian-Americans have been chosen as members of the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM), including Subra Suresh, who has become the only current university president to be chosen to all three US national academics.
Suresh is the one of only 16 living Americans to be chosen to all three national academies.
The three national academies are- IOM (Institute of Medicine), National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.
Suresh along with other 2 Indian-Americans named Ashish K Jha and Nirav Ramesh Shah were chosen were chosen as members of IOM, among 70 new members and 10 foreign associates, during its 43rd annual meeting.
Suresh is currently president of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based Carnegie Mellon University, 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.
IOM President Harvey V Fineberg who spoke to the gathering said, "It's an honour to welcome our highly distinguished colleagues to the Institute of Medicine. These individuals have inspired us through their achievements in research, teaching, clinical work and other contributions to the medical field. Their knowledge and skills will deeply enrich the IOM."
Inspite of the three US National Universities, Suresh has been chosen to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Indian National Academy of Engineering, Indian National Science Academy and Indian Academy of Sciences. He is also chosen as a fellow or honorary member of all major materials research societies in the US and India.