The Institute for Medicine is the premier medical research and policy organization in the United States.
Its mission is to advance health through knowledge and to advance public health through evidence.
The organization was founded in 1924 and serves as the principal research arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Institute has a $100 billion budget and an annual budget of $4.3 billion.
Its members include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, epidemiologists, scientists, policy analysts, administrators, and policy makers.
This article originally appeared on Newsweek.com.