Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
An organization that provides science-based advice on matters of biomedical science, medicine, and health for the government and other clients, as well an honorific membership organization.
"The Institute of Medicine serves as adviser to the nation to improve health. Established in 1970 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine provides independent, objective, evidence-based advice to policymakers, health professionals, the private sector, and the public."
"About Us," from the Institute's website (accessed May 18, 2007)
Nonprofit organization established by a charter of U.S. Congress
1,633 total as of May 8, 2007 (Regular members - 1,481; Foreign Associates - 81; Emeritus - 71)