Organization

The National Academy of Sciences was established in 1863 by an Act of Congress, signed by President Lincoln, as a private, nongovernmental institution to advise the nation on issues related to science and technology. Members are elected by their peers for outstanding contributions to research. Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone is president.
 
The National Academy of Engineering was established in 1964 under the charter of the Natonal Academy of Sciences to bring the practices of engineering to advising the nation. Members are elected by their peers for extraordinary contributions to engineering. Dr. C. D. Mote, Jr., is president.
 
The National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) was established in 1970 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences to advise the nation on medical and health issues. Members are elected by their peers for distinguished contributions to medicine and health. Dr. Victor J. Dzau is president.
 
The three Academies work together as the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions. The Academies also encourage education and research, recognize outstanding contributions to knowledge, and increase public understanding in matters of science, engineering, and medicine.

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
President: Ralph J. Cicerone
Executive Officer: Bruce B. Darling
Executive Director: Kenneth R. Fulton

   

National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
President: C. D. Mote Jr.
Executive Officer: Alton D. Romig, Jr.

   

National Academy of Medicine (NAM)
President: Victor J. Dzau
Executive Officer: Clyde J. Behney

   
 

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Chair: Ralph J. Cicerone
Vice Chair: C. D. Mote Jr.
Vice Chair: Victor J. Dzau
Executive Officer: Bruce B. Darling
Deputy Executive Officer: James F. Hinchman

Program Units

Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE)
Chair: Kenneth Prewitt
Executive Director: Robert M. Hauser

Division on Earth and Life Studies (DELS)
Chair: Barbara A. Schaal
Executive Director: Gregory H. Symmes

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (DEPS)
Chair: Steven E. Koonin
Executive Director: Peter D. Blair

Institute of Medicine (IOM)
Chair: Victor J. Dzau
Executive Director: Clyde J. Behney

Division on Policy and Global Affairs (PGA)
Chair: James J. Duderstadt
Executive Director: Richard E. Bissell

Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Division Chair: Susan Hanson
Executive Director: Neil J. Pedersen

Gulf Research Program
Chair: Thomas O. Hunter
Executive Director: Chris Elfring

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