Two Boston University Faculty Elected to Institute of Medicine

For Immediate Release, Oct. 21, 2013

Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary, 617-638-6841,

(Boston) — Two members of the Boston University Medical Campus community were among the newly selected members of the Institute of Medicine: Brian Jack, MD, Chief of Family Medicine at Boston Medical Center and Professor and Chair of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, and Alan Jette, MPH, PhD, Director of the Health & Disabilities Research Institute and Professor of Health Policy & Management at Boston University School of Public Health.


Election to the IOM 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.


The names of the 70 new members and 10 foreign associates were announced today during the IOM’s 43rd annual meeting. Drs. Jack and Jette were elected by current active members through a highly selective process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health.


“It is an honor to welcome our highly distinguished colleagues to the Institute of Medicine,” said IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg.  “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.”


Established in 1970 as the health branch of the National Academy of Sciences, the IOM has become recognized as a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues.


To see a complete list of the new members, go to