In February 2020, Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FACP, FSCT, FASCO, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of ASCO, was designated a National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for his decades-long contributions to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FACP, FSCT, FASCO
In response to this honor, Dr. Schilsky said, “I am deeply humbled and grateful to have been recognized as a National Associate by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. For the past 20 years, I’ve had the honor of serving the Academies, most recently as part of its National Cancer Policy Forum (NCPF), working to address some of the most pressing issues in oncology. From drug development to survivorship care planning, there is virtually no aspect of oncology care, treatment, and research that the NAM/NCPF has not helped to advance. The work of the National Academies has undoubtedly benefited the millions of Americans living with cancer and the clinicians who care for them. Thank you to the National Academies for this honor and to the many collaborators of the National Cancer Policy Forum.”
The Council of the National Academy of Sciences launched the National Associates program in 2001. The program recognizes extraordinary contributions to the organization through pro bono service on study and oversight committees of the Academy and as reviewers of its reports. The work of the Academy includes advising the government and the public on matters of science, technology, and health care.