Guy Clifton ('06-'07) has a new book out called Flatlined: Resuscitating American Medicine, published by Rutgers University Press. Look for it in bookstores.
For Jay Himmelstein ('91-'92), the most unexpected, fun and unusual event in 2008 was getting inducted into the national wrestling hall of fame as “Outstanding American from the state of Maryland” – no kidding – and attending the induction ceremony in Annapolis in the fall. It was a blast reconnecting with his brothers, Baltimore and Philadelphia relatives, and wrestling friends and teammates from the past, and gained a new appreciation for his father and the role that wrestling played in shaping his life. You can see an 8-minute video of Jay's wrestling in junior league and at Baltimore city college high school that was shown at the Hall of Fame reception.
Robin Hemphill ('05-'06) and colleagues at Emory University were awarded a research grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study how pay for performance impacts care in the emergency department.
Lisa Kaplowitz ('96-'97) is now the Director of the Alexandria Health Department in Virginia. You can read the full press release for details.
Jerome Paulson ('85-'86) was appointed as medical director for national and global affairs at the Child Health Advocacy Institute. In this new role, Jerome will provide leadership and coordination for national and global initiatives as well as promote physician involvement in advocacy and public policy development efforts. Jerome will also join Drs. Joseph Wright and Eric Rosenthal in support of CNMC’s legislative advocacy and public policy efforts, working in collaboration with the Government and External Affairs team. Jerome is a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospitals and Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD. For 18 years, he was on the faculty of the CNMC primary care track and provided patient care at GW Pediatrics and Children’s Pediatricians & Associates at Foggy Bottom. Jerome is one of the Co-Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health & the Environment (MACCHE), one of 10 pediatric environmental health specialty units in the United States. He will continue serving in that capacity.
Eugene Rich ('06-'07) has now moved to the Association of American Medical Colleges where he is spending the year as a Scholar in Residence working primarily on clinical and translational research issues, with a particular focus on comparative effectiveness research. In his Creighton and SGIM roles, he also continues his work on the research agenda relevant to the patient centered medical home.
Nancy Ridenour ('07-'08) has been named dean of the University of New Mexico College of Nursing. You can read the press release by UNM Today.
Lupita Salazar-Letscher ('07-'08) caught Potomac Fever and joined the National Association of Community Health Centers. As the Associate Director of Federal Affairs, she is the lead legislative policy staffer on issues related to insurance payments for Health Centers, including through the Medicaid, SCHIP, and Medicare programs as well as through private insurance. Lupita tracks insurance reform proposals in Congress for NACHC.
Howard Tuch ('06-'07) was recently interviewed for the Commonwealth Fund newsletter on Increasing Access to Hospice and Palliative Care. You can listen to the entire interview (MP3) with Vida Foubister, the editor of the newsletter.
William Turner ('07-'08) has received a formal offer to join the faculty at Vanderbilt University. Beginning in July, he will become an endowed full professor --the Betts Chair-of Counseling and Community Research and Action in the Department of Human and Organizational Development and have a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology. His wife has also accepted an Associate Dean position at Vanderbilt. They are very excited to be moving to Nashville (their daughter will be a senior at Vanderbilt when they arrive). He will also be a Senior Faculty Fellow in the brand new Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Center jointly administered by Vanderbilt and the Meharry Medical College. The purpose of the center is to increase the number and diversity of those with formal training in sociology and economics who engage in health services and health policy research. You can read the full News release in the Foundation's Building Human Capital Program page. He is certain that the fellowship played an instrumental role in creating this opportunity.