Summer 2010
From the Director | Updates All Around
What's New | Class of 2010-2011 fellows, Alumni Retreat/IOM Annual Meeting, 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award, Philip Goodman
Job Notice | Current Opportunities
Where are they now? | Find out what your colleagues have been doing!

Marie E. Michnich, DrPH

Marie E. Michnich, Director

Updates All Around

Amid an environment that can only be described as the height of uncertainty, our treasured health policy fellowship continues to thrive. Despite our economic woes, the wrenching partisan divide, and environmental catastrophes that shake our very foundation, I take great comfort in the knowledge that our talented, smart, and industrious fellows and alums never fail to make a difference and leave us better off because of it. In this, my eighth year as director and after more than a quarter century since my own fellowship, I have witnessed the passage of major health reform legislation and know full well the critical role that our fellows and alums have played in bringing us to this moment in time. However, we all know the job is not anywhere near being done and, in so many respects, much of the really hard work has just begun. The fact that this fellowship continues to enjoy the unwavering support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine is a tribute to all those who took the risk and came to DC to learn federal health policy making.

2009 - 2010  Class of Fellows
 

Class of 2009-2010

 


The Class of 2009-2010 was not only the largest class (10 strong) but was also the most creative and diverse in their placement choices. For the first time in the history of the program, we had fellows in the House, the Senate, the Department of Health and Human Services and in the White House in the Office of the First Lady! In addition to being in the eye of the storm that accompanied the passage of health reform legislation, early in June, they visited Louisiana to learn about health care and the Katrina recovery and to observe the beginning debates on the health effects of the Gulf oil spill. They encountered a state government that is highly skeptical of the federal role in health care reform. In that same week they experienced the exact opposite reaction when they visited the state offices and the legislature in Maryland, the only remaining hospital rate setting “all payer” state in the nation. Those officials and leaders seemed eager to get on with reform and were well into the development of strategies to take full advantage of the opportunity to expand Medicaid and the ranks of the insured. The variation and range of issues and views between these two states were profound. Now these fellows are experiencing that bittersweet process of bidding adieu to those who are returning home, but all 10 are taking on the challenge of incorporating the fellowship experience into their evolving careers.

The Washington Monument

The Advisory Board is also evolving. I want to express our deep felt gratitude to the three members who departed this spring: Dr. Howard Goldman, The Honorable Nancy L. Johnson, and Dr. Howard K. Rabinowitz. I know that Dr. Rabinowitz (’93-’94), an outstanding alumnus of ours and a member of the IOM will continue in his role as a loyal program ambassador. And we welcome The Honorable David Durenberger, Dr. Arthur Kellermann, and Dr. Kenneth Wells to the Advisory Board. Senator Durenberger is currently a Senior Health Policy Fellow and chairs the National Institute of Health Policy (NIHP) at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Kellermann (’06-’07) an alumnus of the program, holds the RAND Corporation’s Paul O’Neill Alcoa Professorship in Policy Analysis. He spearheads the RAND Public Health Systems and Preparedness Initiative in Washington, DC. Dr. Wells is a psychiatrist, a Senior Scientist at RAND, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine, and Professor of Health Services at the UCLA School of Public Health. He directs the Health Services Research Center of the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, which focuses on improving quality of care for psychiatric and neurological disorders across the lifespan.

My thanks to all of you who shared your news with us for this issue of The Inner Circle. It is such a delight to hear about all that you are doing. Of course, I ask all alums to join in the search for spectacular fellows for 2012. In a few weeks we will be releasing the next call for applications and it is you who are our best recruiters.

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Welcome 2010-2011 Fellows

The National Program Office would like to introduce the 2010-2011 RWJF Health Policy Fellows to the community of alumni and friends. The fellows arrive on 8 September 2010. They are:

  • Echezona Ezeanolue, MD, MPH, associate professor and director of pediatric research at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, is also director of pediatric HIV services and the comprehensive maternal-child HIV program in southern Nevada.
  • Jonathan Jaffery, MD, MS, associate professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Chief Medical Officer for the Wisconsin Medicaid program, focuses on improving the relationship between primary care providers and specialists to improve the delivery of care to patients with chronic kidney disease.
  • Matthew Levy, MD, MPH, FAAP, associate professor of clinical pediatrics and medical director of community pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine, developed and implemented multiple programs that reach high-risk children, including the KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic at Georgetown University Hospital.
  • Paul Lipkin, MD, director of the Center for Development and Learning at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and associate professor of pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, oversees a large clinical outpatient program for the diagnosis and treatment of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders and attention, learning, and language disorders.
  • Rhonda Ozanian, PhD, senior policy analyst to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs and a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, administers the senior executive leadership council in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) that shapes policy and health care delivery, and most recently served as a senior health advisor on the DoD Independent Review Panel Related to Fort Hood.
  • Janice Phillips, PhD, RN, FAAN, is manager of nursing research at the University of Chicago Medical Center and assistant professor and research associate at the Center for Clinical Cancer, Genetics and Global Health, where she conducts breast cancer research with African-American women.

We are excited to welcome yet another outstanding group of fellows.

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2008 - 2009 Class of Fellows
 
Class of 2008 - 2009 will host the Alumni Retreat this year

Save the Date: Alumni Retreat on October 9-10, 2010

This year’s Alumni Retreat is on Saturday-Sunday, October 9-10, 2010 in conjunction with the IOM Annual Meeting on Monday, October 11, 2010 in Washington, DC. Below outlines the overall schedule for the events. Mark your calendar for this outstanding opportunity not only to learn more about the pressing health and health care issues in the nation but also to meet the new fellows and catch up with your fellow alums!

Register now.

∙ Saturday, October 9, 2010
12:00-5:00PM
Institute of Medicine
Keck Center of the National Academies
Room 100
500Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

∙ Sunday, October 10, 2010
9:00AM-11:30AM

Renaissance Hotel
999 Ninth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

12:00-4:30PM
Institute of Medicine
Keck Center of the National Academies
Room 100
500Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

IOM Annual Meeting
∙ Monday, October 11, 2010
8:00AM-5:30PM
followed by reception
Renaissance Hotel
999 Ninth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

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David Michaels, MD, MPH
 
David Michaels, MD, MPH is the recipient of the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award

2010 RWJF Health Policy Fellows Lifetime Achievement Award

Thanks to all who nominated or supported candidates for this year’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement  Award. The Selection Committee received five excellent candidates and had to make a very difficult decision. Please join us in congratulating David Michaels (’93-’94) as the recipient for the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented at the Alumni Retreat on Sunday, October 10 at a luncheon in his honor.

The Selection Committee was chaired by Kathleen Klink (’07-’08), and four additional alumni volunteers represented the long history of the program: Sam Korper (‘76-‘77), Charles Helms (‘85-‘86), E. Andrew Balas (‘97-‘98), and Ellen-Marie Whelan (‘03-‘04). A special thanks to all of them for their time and commitment.
Philip Goodman
 

Philip Goodman, MD, MS


Philip Goodman
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Philip Goodman ('89-'90), professor of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, and founding member of our Sierra Nevada chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. Phil died while hiking on 18 August 2010, apparently by a sudden heart
attack.

Jobs

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
RWJF is seeking to fill various program level positions and is asking your help in targeting appropriate applicants.  If you know anyone that would be a good fit and interested in any of these opportunities, please pass this information on to them. A full listing can be found by visiting the job opportunities section of RWJF's website at http://www.rwjf.org/about/joblisting.jsp.

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Pamela Bataillon

Pamela Bataillon
Pamela Bataillon (’03-’04) has been appointed to the University of Nebraska Medical Center's development team for a Center for Health Policy.

Jay Berkelhamer

Jay Berkelhamer
Jay Berkelhamer (’78-’79) stepped down from his position as Chief Academic Officer at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta this year. Jay now remains active at the hospital part time as a Senior Physician Advisor, helping with their GME efforts. The majority of his professional activities now are focused on volunteer work on various child advocacy initiatives.

Kenneth Chance

Kenneth Chance
Kenneth Chance (’91-’92) and Advisory Board Member married Ms. Keli Green from Columbus, OH, on the beach of Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, HI, on 17 July 2010.

 

Gerald (Gerry) Charles
Declaring himself one of the "long of tooth" fellows, Gerald (Gerry) Charles (’78-’79) reports that he is “primarily concerned about perfecting retirement to the point that only the really fun things appear on the agenda and all the really unfun things don't need to be done anymore.” He is still teaching at UCSF (primarily clinical teaching with some smaller amount of health policy topics thrown in) and still seeing some patients. What Gerry thinks might be a bit unusual is that he still actively consults with the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, which was his work assignment in 1978-1979. An ongoing relationship some thirty two years after being there in a RWJF Health Policy Fellow work assignment may be one of the longer relationships to come out of the Fellowship!

Peter Dans
As noted in his new website (physicianatthemovies.com), Peter Dans (’76-’77) remains on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University principally as the faculty councilor for the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society. He also continues to work with CVS/Caremark as an independent consultant on issues related to polypharmacy and drug-drug interactions in the elderly beneficiaries of their long-term client, the United Mineworkers Health and Retirement Funds. Since 2000, Peter has published four books and is working on a book tentatively titled, "Colette's Story: All in All, Life is Wonderful" about his wife who died of breast cancer in 2004, as well as other manuscripts. The domain name plays off his having written movie reviews as "The Physician at the Movies" for Pharos, AOA's quarterly journal since 1990. Peter also chairs a scholarship committee at his alma mater Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and looks forward, “God willing,” to attending his 50th reunion next year. On the family front, he welcomed the seventh grandchild named Colette in May. See a photo of Peter’s seventh grandchild.

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Louis Diamond

Louis Diamond
Louis Diamond (’90-91) continues to work part-time as Medical Director at Thomson Reuters Healthcare and Science and consults part-time as President, Quality Healthcare Consultants (QHC). Notable accomplishments include chairing a wide variety of national committees, serving as a delegate for the the Immediate Past president of the American college of Medical Quality, and :

  • Renal Physicians Association, to the AMA House of Delegates,
  • Immediate Past Pres, American College of Medical Quality and publications including
  • book chapters on medical informatics and quality---American College Medical Quality Core Curriculum , and HIMSS book on the Davies awards, plus a commentary on standards for reporting quality improvement projects soon to be published by the American J of Medical Quality
He also delivered the Louis Diamond Lecture at the Renal Physician Association annual meeting in March 2010.
Linda Degutis

Linda Degutis
Linda Degutis (’96-’97) has been selected to serve as Director of CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control effective 7 November 2010. Her expertise crosses a broad spectrum of public health and injury disciplines. Linda is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and School of Public Health, and Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing at Yale University. She is the Research Director for Emergency Medicine, and directs the Yale Center for Public Health Preparedness, as well as the Connecticut Partnership for Public Health Workforce Development in the School of Public Health. Read the CDC announcement.

Johanna Dwyer

Johanna Dwyer
Johanna Dwyer (’80-’81) is "still at NIH and having a ball."

 

Burton Edelstein
Burton Edelstein (’96-’97) is happy to share that the Children's Dental Health Project (CDHP), now with a staff of seven and permanent offices on 19th Street, is entering its 13th year as a direct result of the Fellowship. Informed well by the Fellowship experience and carried out by an outstanding staff and committed issues lobbyist, CDHP has succeeded in advancing pediatric oral health policy through multiple provisions in CHIPRA and both HCR bills. It is also the designated MCHB National Oral Health Policy Center, manages a CDC program supporting state oral health authorities in 16 states, conducts policy-related research, and provides extensive technical assistance to policymakers, foundations, and advocates. Personally, Burton continues as Professor of Dentistry and Health Policy at Columbia and was just appointed a MACPAC (Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission) Commissioner.

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Karen Edison

Karen Edison
Karen Edison (’99-’00), continues to serve as the Director of the Center for Health Policy at the University of Missouri, where she is also the Philip C. Anderson Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology. Karen reports that the MU Center for Health Policy has been energized with the recent passage of the Affordable Care Act, and she frequently takes her “Health Policy Explained” presentation on the road to better inform key health care stakeholders across Missouri. In addition to educating health care systems and providers about the Affordable Care Act, the Center also provides tailored trainings for the health care industry on a wide array of cross-cutting topics, including cultural competency, community-based participatory research, health equity and health literacy. Karen was appointed by Governor Nixon to the state’s Health Information Exchange Advisory Board, and as part of a $6.8M federal grant, the Center is taking a lead role in Missouri’s Regional Extension Center helping doctors adopt electronic health records (EHRs) across the state.  Read more about the Center’s work.

Dan English
Though Dan English (’80-’81), and his wife returned to their work in the Department of Surgery at MSU-College of Human Medicine, East Lansing after the RWJF fellowship, they returned to DC in 1983 where Dan worked in an inner city clinic (Columbia Road), served for a year as a consultant to Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), then worked part-time at Group Health Association and  Kaiser-Permanente while pursuing a Master’s degree in Philosophy (bioethics emphasis), which he completed in 1992. This enabled Dan to teach bioethics to undergraduates at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, one semester per year for nine years. After nearly five years in Primary Care, Dan resigned from Kaiser in August of 1998 because of the rigid policy of limiting patient encounters to a maximum of 15 minutes (including the time to attend to notes, lab requests, hurried on-site consultations, and the inevitable prescriptions used as "treatment"). As an Affiliated Scholar in the Center for Clinical Bioethics, Dan has been teaching Georgetown Medical/ post-grad. nursing students since 1992. Among his publications, he most recently co-authored “Case Studies in Biomedical Ethics” with Robert M. Veatch and Amy M. Haddad published by Oxford University Press in 2009.

Myron Genel

Myron (Mike) Genel
Though Myron (Mike) Genel (’82-’83) has been engaged with the International Olympic Committee and the International Association of Athletics Federations(IAAF - i.e., track & field) on various issues relating to gender in elite sports for over 20 years, he reports he hit “celebrity status” this past year as a media "go-to-guy" after the Caster Semenya case broke last August during the World Track & Field championships in Berlin – resulting in appearances on Good Morning America, the CBS Early Morning Show, Canadian Broadcasting and coverage in  Sports Illustrated, Discover Magazine, Washington Post, NY Times, etc. He suspects this was because an article he wrote in 2000 for Medscape - "Gender Verification No More?" The bonus has been his participation in the planning of an IOC/IAAF conference of "medical experts" in Miami this past January and a follow-up meeting with ethical and legal authorities in Lausanne in October(with transportation and lodging for his wife) - not to mention a packaged Grand Rounds presentation on "Athletic Sex".

Though he stepped down from his position in the Dean's Office at Yale Medical School several years ago, Mike remains fully engaged as professor emeritus and senior research scientist in Yale's Child Health Research Center, continues to see patients 1-2 days/week at two sites and each fall shares tutorship of a first year seminar, part of an introductory course on the socioeconomic, philosophical and ethical aspects of medicine. He just completed a two year term as president of the Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering, has served on Connecticut's Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee since its founding five years ago and for the 26th year continues to directpublic affairs activities of three major academic pediatric societies through a joint Public Policy Council. At this stagehe has no intention of watching the flowers grow - but does enjoy watching his patients and grandchildren(8) grow.

Debra Haire-Joshu
Debra Haire-Joshu (’03-’04) is now a Professor and Division Director of Behavioral Science and Health Education and Director of the Obesity Prevention Center at the Saint Louis University School of Public Health. She is “having a blast!” On a side note, Debra has worked on and off with Dora Hughes, Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, over the past year as the obesity initiative moves forward. She notes that “Dora has remained such a good friend to me. Proof that you never really leave the fellowship!! :-) ”

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Karen Hein

Karen Hein
Karen Hein (’93-’94) has a newly posted Health Affairs blog, “Humanitarian Assistance: Turning Commitment And Competence Into Professionalism” in which she shares what she is doing in the big wide world. Karen also wishes to help spread awareness of the new ELRHA report and Professionalisation of Humanitarian Assistance Initiative.

 

Allen Hyman
Allen Hyman (’87-’88) enjoyed observing the "sausage" process in DC on Health Care Reform “albeit vicariously through [his son and RWJF senior program officer] Andy’s eyes.” He recently returned from Israel where he and his family celebrated Bar Mitzvahs of his son Josh's twin boy and girl. They will spend the rest of the summer in Stockbridge. Next May, Allen will be given an award by Columbia/Hillel.

Lisa Kaplowitz

Lisa Kaplowitz
Lisa Kaplowitz (’96-’97) is now Director of the Office of Policy and Planning at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She was hired to restructure their office of Polcy and Planing with its six divisions and more than 80 staff.  She has been involved in addressing the health impacts of the BP oil spill. This has included working with David Michaels (’03-’04), now head of the Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Lisa has also been working with Chip Rice (’91-’92) on training issues, with Sally Phillips (’99-’00) at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on the IOM Preparedness Forum, Mary Mazanec (’98-’99) in orienting her to ASPR, Janet Leigh (’09-’10) a current fellow assigned to ASPR, and  with Art Kellermann (’06-’07) on  a number of contracts with RAND, and Linda Degutis (’96-’97), who she tried to hire but got a better offer from the CDC. Lisa notes that “the past six months have been incredible in terms of the value of the RWJF fellow network.”

In June, Lisa testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, as well as a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on health impacts of the oil spill.
Kathleen Klink

Kathleen Klink
Kathleen Klink (’07-’08) has been appointed Director for the Division of Medicine and Dentistry at the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Read the press release.

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Barbara Kornblau

Barbara Kornblau
Barbara Kornblau (’06-’07) Dean of School of Health Professions and Studies at the University of Michigan – Flint,   has been appointed by Secretary Sebelius to the Negotiated Rule Making Committee to review criteria for the designation of Medically Underserved Areas (MUA) and Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA). View the committee roster and learn more about the committee.

Margaret Moss

Margaret Moss
Margaret Moss (’08-’09) completed her time as an RWJF Fellow in December 2009. During her fellowship, she staffed the Senate Special Committee on Aging under the ranking Senators Martinez and then Corker. She has accepted a new position as Associate Professor and Director of Nursing Management, Policy, and Leadership Specialty at the Yale School of Nursing in New Haven, CT. She will be drawing on her Washington, DC experiences to teach health policy, build curriculum, and expand the new program.

Al Pheley
Al Pheley (’05-’06) notes that things are still going well at the Albion College despite the economic downturn. It presents a challenge in recruiting students to a small college with high tuition - but there is never a dull moment when it comes to the classroom. In the last two semesters of his contemporary policy issues class, they have covered everything from the automotive industry to torture to the Octomom! In the fall, AI taught an Honor's class on Great Social Issues: Health Policy - A Comparison of the United States and Canada. Al and his son, Brendan, were in DC with the Civil Air Patrol for its Winter Board Meeting and National Legislative Day. Brendan was selected as one of six cadets to represent the 1500 people in the Michigan Wing with the Michigan members. Civil Air Patrol is the Volunteer Auxiliary of the Air Force - with three main missions: Emergency Services (Search and Rescue, Disaster Relief - conducting over 90% of the Air Force's inland rescue missions each year), Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs (Leadership, Aerospace, Flight Training, etc). AI is the Government Affairs Advisor for the Michigan Wing, so he set up most of our activities for the Legislative Day. They started a new tradition on Saturday - taking the group's picture at the Einstein statue. Al notes that he is “sorry for ripping that off, but the cadets had a great time with it.” View a picture of Al and his son, Brendan.

David Pollack
David Pollack (’98-’99) has a publication in the Community Mental Health Journal titled, “Reflections on Working for Senator Edward Kennedy, A Vital Ally in the Effort to Improve Mental Health Access and Care.” Read the full article.

Mark Rasenick

Mark Rasenick
Mark Rasenick (’99-’00) recently returned from “a really cool trip to the Amazon (added to a Sao Paolo meeting)” where he stayed not far from Manaus in an "eco-tourism" lodge. Mark notes that “it was spartan, but air conditioned in the sleeping rooms.” Common areas were not air conditioned, but the trip was “cool enough to make up for this.” Upon his return, he has started teaching medical students.

 

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Chip Rice

Charles (Chip) Rice
Charles (Chip) Rice (’91-’92) has been “held captive in the Pentagon for the past six months” performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs and serving as the Acting Director, TRICARE Management Activity. So far, Chip has been involved in issues ranging from the treatment of wounded warriors from Iraq and Afghanistan; planning for the construction of new or replacement military hospitals and clinics around the world; suicide prevention; Haiti relief efforts; pandemic influenza; Tricare contracts; the next generation of the military's electronic health record; VA-DoD interactions; the Department's response to the Burris Amendment, Don't Ask - Don't Tell, same-sex partner benefits; Defense healthcare spending; psychological health, PTSD and traumatic brain injury; and other issues too numerous to count. Chip has also had several opportunities to testify to Congressional committees. “There is no question that the Fellowship helped give me a framework to delve into these issues that has been invaluable,” Chip notes. But as Clint Eastwood said in Dirty Harry, "A man's got to know his limitations." And Chip says that he has exceeded his and is ready to go back to the University. But he reports that he will leave with an even deeper respect for the dedication, commitment, courage, integrity and skill of the men and women who defend our nation.

David Sanchez
David Sanchez (’74-’75) was reappointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom to the San Francisco Health Commission. David is Professor Emeritus and former Assistant Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs at the University of California, San Francisco. He also serves on the JCC for San Francisco General Hospital and on the Board of the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation. During his 36 year rotation at UCSF, he also was elected to the San Francisco Board of Education and Community College District (1968-74), the San Francisco Police Commission (1978-1988), and the Health Commission (1996-2014). He continues to live in his native city with his wife, Barbara, of 43 years.

Justina Trott

Justina Trott
Justina Trott (’08-’09) has been appointed to the New Mexico Human Services Department (NM HSD) Health Care Delivery Work Group by the Secretary of the NM HSD on 10 August 2010. She was also reappointed as chair of the NM Governor’s Women’s Health Advisory Council for a two-year term on 16 August 2010.

Thomas Tsang

Thomas Tsang
Thomas Tsang (’08-’09) is now Medical Director for Meaningful Use Division in the Office of Provider Adoption Support at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

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William Turner

William Turner
William Turner (’07-’08) is enjoying his work at Vanderbilt University. He has been appointed a member of the Board of Directors for the Family Process Institute. William has also been appointed to the Editor Search Committee for the journal Family Process. In early August, he served on a panel discussing “Disparities in Mental Health Practice and Delivery” at the Annual Scientific Assembly of the National Medical Association in Orlando, FL. In June, he held a workshop entitled, “Working with LGBT Youth and Families in Rural Context” at the NIMH Annual International Research Conference on the Role of Families in Preventing and Adapting to HIV/AIDS. William also gave a keynote address entitled, “Light in the Shadow: Finding Solutions to Disparities in Mental Health” at the American Family Therapy Academy conference in Boulder, CO. On a more personal note, William shares that it was great being a member of the faculty at the May graduation of his daughter, Morgan, who will start graduate school next year after doing some traveling and enjoying a year to recuperate from undergrad. View a photo of William and his daughter, Morgan.

Danny Wedding
Danny Wedding (’89-’90) has joined the faculty of the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University on 23 August 2010. Danny is based at the San Francisco campus, where he serves as a Professor of Psychology and the Associate Dean for Management and International Programs. He continues to serve as the editor of PsycCRITIQUES—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books. Read the press release.

Ellen-Marie Whelan

Ellen-Marie Whelan
Ellen-Marie Whelan (’03-’04) recently wrote a report entitled, “Preparing for the Next Public Health Crisis - Establishing a Public Health Response Plan to Address Threats Such as the Gulf Oil Disaster” through the Center for American Progress, where she currently works. Read the full article or watch the video in which Ellen-Marie talks about the BP Oil Disaster and Public Health.

Leonard Zwelling

Leonard Zwelling
Leonard Zwelling (’08-’09) chaired the 26 June 2010 morning session of the 8th Annual Dispaities in Health in America Workshop held at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. The fellow 2008-2009 Class presented at the session dedicated to Health, Health Disparities and Health Policy. Read the summary written by Len and view a group photo from the session.

 

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