When Congress wants answers about biomedical research or healthcare in the United States, it goes to the Institute of Medicine, a private nonprofit organization established in 1970 as part of the National Academies. IOM reports are exhaustive and nonpartisan and frequently form the basis for changes in the law and policy.
Baylor College of Medicine’s first member was the late Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, the College’s first president who was elected in 1982. Its latest member is Dr. Brendan Lee, professor of molecular and human genetics and a leader in the study of genetic mutations affected skeletal development and of disorder of metabolism and energy regulation.
A Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, he is co-director of the Rolanette and Berdon Bone Disease Program of Texas and the newly established Center for Skeletal Medicine and Biology at BCM.
Read all the details in the news release.
Learn more about Lee’s story and watch his Giving Life to Possible video.