New National Advisory Committee member, M. Roy Wilson, was named the new president of Wayne State University. He currently is the deputy director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and is an ophthalmologist.
In an editorial piece, Nicholas Christakis (Penn CSP 91-93), discusses how areas within the social sciences have stagnated compared to the natural sciences in the New York Times.
Efrain Talamantes (UCLA CSP 11-13), a current Veterans Affairs scholar, advocates for a more diverse physician population in United States healthcare in a recent RWJF Human Capital blog post.
Lisa Rosenbaum (Penn CSP 12-14, VA Scholar) was part of a study that looked at people who fell ill during a flight and if their was a doctor present. Dr Rosenbaum helped a pregnant women on a flight in 2007 and had the pilot make an emergency landing. To read more about the study read the Associated Press' article.
Eight Clinical Scholar alums were chosen as Modern Healthcare's "50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare:" Kelvin Baggett (John Hopkins CSP 03-05), Mark Chassin (UCLA CSP 76-78), Patrick Conway (Penn CSP 05-07), Elliott Fisher (Washington CSP 83-85), Gary Gottlieb (Penn CSP 83-85), Risa Lavizzo-Mourey (Penn CSP 83-86), Reed Tuckson (Penn CSP 81-83), and Robert Wachter (UCSF CSP 88-90). RWJF's Human Capital Blog posted an announcement regarding the award.
University of Washington Public Health Associate Dean, Fred Connell (Washington CSP 76-78), will retire after 35 years at the University. The Daily, University of Washington's newspaper, published a story on his retirement.
Director of the Yale program site, Harlan Krumholz, provides three important things everyone needs to know about it about gut bacteria increasing risk of heart disease in a Forbes Magazine online article.
Joe Ross (Yale CSP 04-06) and Harlan Krumholz (Yale Program Site Director) wrote a research letter to the Journal of the American Medical Association on time to publication for clinical trials.
A ceremony honoring Dr. Stephen Thacker (Duke CSP 74-75) will be held February 5, 2013 at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta GA. For more on the event: www.cdc.gov/about/thacker. For updates on Dr. Thacker's condition and to support him and his family please visit the following: www.teamthacker.com
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, alumna (Penn CSP) and President & CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is featured in a Star-Ledger series called "I Am New Jersey" that profiles some of the people who make the Garden State special.
Kelly Doran (Yale CSP) has written a posting for the RWJF Human Capital series on "Health Care in 2013."
Mitesh Patel (Penn CSP) has posted a blog piece on the importance of incorporating behavioral economics into systems that encourage health behaviors during everyday activities.