On Dec. 14, IU President Michael A. McRobbie hosted a reception in Indianapolis to honor Robin Newhouse, dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing and IU Distinguished Professor, who has been elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine.
Election to the academy, considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Members are selected for major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health.
"Robin is a pioneering scientist and scholar whose prodigious and innovative research in health care delivery systems has improved the quality of care for patients and patient outcomes," McRobbie said. "She is most deserving of this exceptional honor, which is one of the highest honors in her field, and we are extremely proud of the contributions she continues to make to Indiana University’s world-class environment for teaching, research and creative activity."
Newhouse is the principal investigator on Responding to the Addictions Crisis, a $50 million initiative of the IU Grand Challenges Program, which aims to develop transformative solutions for the world's most pressing problems.