LDI Senior Fellow Christopher Forrest, MD, PhD, was named a new member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) at their Oct. 8 annual meeting.

Forrest is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where he is the Director of the CHOP Applied Clinical Research Center.

Christopher Forrest, MD, PhD

Forrest was among 100 members named to what is one of the highest honors in the field of health and medicine. The election process recognizes “individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.”

Leadership and Expertise

“Their contributions to health and medicine are unparalleled, and their leadership and expertise will be essential to helping the NAM tackle today’s urgent health challenges, inform the future of health care, and ensure health equity for the benefit of all around the globe,” said NAM President Victor J. Dzau as he announced the new members.

Forrest serves as the Director of the National Institutes of Health’s PEDSnet, a national consortium of children’s hospitals with more than 8 million children that conducts patient-centered outcomes research among children and youth. He is also the Chair of the Steering Committee for an NIH program called the Pediatric Patient Reported Outcomes in Chronic Diseases (PEPR) Consortium, which evaluates patient-reported outcome measures for children with chronic conditions.

Forrest joins 30 other LDI Senior Fellows who are members of the NAM.


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