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The Institute of Medicine is a Congressionally chartered organization that is designed to provide Congress, the Administration and the nation with analysis of scientific information on topics related to health. It is just over 25 years old, and is a component of the National Academy of Science. Members are elected based on contributions and potential contributions, and reports of the Institute generally have a significant impact on the field.

The Institute's 1988 Report on the Future of Public Health.

There have been recent IOM reports on immunizations, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases, to name a few. If there are recent reports on topics of particular importance to the interests of your students, this would be a good place to mention them.