Moses Kariuki Njenga, Ph.D., elected to National Academy of Medicine

Mayo Clinic alumnus Moses Kariuki Njenga, Ph.D. (N ’95), was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

Dr. Kariuki Njenga is a professor of epidemiology and virology at Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health and WSU Global Health-Kenya, Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced the election of 70 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting — representing the most exceptional scholars and leaders in science, medicine, and health in the U.S. and around the globe. Their expertise will help the NAM address today’s most pressing health challenges and inform the future of health and health care

New members are elected by current members through a process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health. Established originally as the Institute of Medicine in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine addresses critical issues in health, science, medicine, and related policy and inspires positive actions across sectors.

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