Published: 21 Oct 2019 | Last Updated: 10 Aug 2023 10:28:50

During its annual meeting today, The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced that Royal Veterinary College Principal, Professor Stuart Reid CBE FRSE FRCVS, has been elected as an international member. The NAM is one of three academies that make up the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in the United States.

Election to NAM is considered one of the highest honours in the fields of health and medicine and recognises individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Each year only 10 members of the international community outside the USA are elected to membership.

Professor Stuart Reid is a leading scientist in the UK, with an illustrious career in veterinary medicine. He is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) as a specialist in veterinary epidemiology, as well as an expert in veterinary public health by the European Board of Veterinary Specialists. He was also appointed a Fellow of the RCVS at their most recent Fellowship Day.

Professor Stuart Reid
Professor Stuart Reid

Throughout his career, Stuart has contributed more than 160 scientific publications and secured over £15 million in competitive funding for research. He has chaired the European Committee on Veterinary Education, been Honorary Secretary to the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges and served as President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2014-2015.  He has also made active contributions to public service, including as Chair of Trustees of The Donkey Sanctuary, and sits on the board of the UK Food Standards Agency. He was made CBE in 2018.

Stuart, along with other members of the election class, will be formally welcomed to the NAM at its next annual meeting, which also celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Stuart Reid, said “I am delighted and flattered to be judged worthy of joining the few international colleagues, and even fewer veterinarians, in the National Academy of Medicine. It is testament to the Academy’s inclusive, global view and commitment to One Health that those from outside the USA and the medical profession are welcome. It will be an honour to serve the Academy and, in doing so, bring our respective sectors and communities closer together for the common good.”

 Victor J. Dzau, President of National Academy of Medicine, said: “ The newly elected members represent the most exceptional scholars and leaders whose remarkable work has advanced science, medicine, and health in the U.S. and around the globe.

“Their expertise will be vital to addressing today’s most pressing health and scientific challenges and informing the future of health and medicine for the benefit of us all. I am honoured to welcome these esteemed individuals to the National Academy of Medicine.”

Notes to Editors

The National Academy of Medicine, established in 1970 as the Institute of Medicine, is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and beyond. It serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as an adviser to the nation and the international community. Through its domestic and global initiatives, the NAM works to address critical issues in health, medicine, and related policy and inspire positive action across sectors. The NAM collaborates closely with its peer academies and other divisions within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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About the RVC

  • The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is the UK's largest and longest established independent veterinary school and is a Member Institution of the University of London.
  • The RVC is ranked as the world’s number one veterinary school in the QS World University  Rankings by subject, 2019.
  • The RVC offers undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD programmes in veterinary medicine, veterinary nursing and biological sciences.
  • RVC was the first veterinary school in the world to hold full accreditation from AVMA, EAEVE, RCVS and AVBC. In 2017, the RVC received a Gold award from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) – the highest rating a university can receive.
  • RVC is a research led institution with 79% of its research rated as internationally excellent or world class in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
  • The RVC also provides animal owners and the veterinary profession with access to expert veterinary care and advice through its teaching hospitals; the Beaumont Sainsbury Animal Hospital (a first opinion teaching hospital) in central London, and the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (Europe's largest small animal referral centre) and the Equine Referral Hospital, both located at the Hertfordshire campus.

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