NAM Responds to the COVID-19 Crisis

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are responding to the COVID-19 crisis across diverse sectors, including health and medicine, scientific discovery and innovation, technology, transportation, and beyond. Browse the latest updates below or visit our Coronavirus Resource Center for a comprehensive list of events, publications, and engagement opportunities.

COVID-19 Update Featuring Experts Including Anthony Fauci
Part of the 157th National Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, this special late-breaking session provided deeper insights into the latest developments in the global response to COVID-19.

National Academies, National Science Foundation Create Network to Connect Decision-Makers with Social Scientists on Pressing COVID-19 Questions | April 29, 2020
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the National Science Foundation announced the formation of a Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN) to connect social and behavioral science researchers with decision-makers who are leading the response to COVID-19. SEAN will respond to the most pressing social, behavioral, and economic questions that are being asked by federal, state, and local officials by working with appropriate experts to quickly provide actionable answers. Read the full announcement >>

Exploring the Importance of Pharmacies to Public Health | April 22, 2020
Pharmacies have been one of the few types of businesses allowed to stay open despite states’ closures of nonessential businesses to help contain COVID-19 — a fact that reflects the key role they play in supporting public health, explains Dima M. Qato, an associate professor at the University of Illinois’ College of Pharmacy and the current National Academy of Medicine Fellow in Pharmacy. Read the full story >>