The advisory body of the US National Academy of Sciences, established in 1916 with responsibility for coordinating research findings and government policies to implement these findings. The Institute of Medicine is a major component of the NRC, with the mission of providing leadership and direction for medical and health-related research and implementing relevant policies. See http://www.nationalacademies.org/nrc/. Other countries have similar organizations, for instance Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France.
Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — History of the Americas.