Marder Elected to Institute of Medicine

This past October, Eve Marder ’69, the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience, was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM), the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences. 

The IOM produces scientific studies about national health issues for the U.S. Congress, federal agencies and independent organizations. Its members act as medical advisers to politicians and nongovernmental workers, and the organization runs forums, roundtables and other activities to promote discussion and discovery in medicine. 

Marder is the recipient of numerous scholarly awards, most recently the 2013 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2007, and served as president of the Society for Neuroscience in 2007-08. Last year, she was appointed to the scientific group leading the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative, a $100 million effort spearheaded by the White House to revolutionize scientists’ understanding of the brain.