The US GAO appointed leading mental health researcher Grayson Norquist (UCLA CSP 85-87) the chair of the Board of Governors at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
Bowen Chung (UCLA CSP 03-05) and UCLA Clinical Scholars Program Co-Director Ken Wells (UCLA CSP 77-80) created a video to commemorate their work to reduce the stigma of depression in Los Angeles communities through the use of community-based partnerships. UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Library of Medicine, and California Community Foundation funded the program.
Anisha Patel (UCLA CSP 06-09) and Michael Cabana (Johns Hopkins CSP 97-99) published an article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine about the benefits children get for drinking tap water.
Hemal Kanzaria (UCLA CSP 12-14) was featured on the RWJF Blog for his founding of the student-run organization Remedy at UCSF, which recycles medical supplies into global aid markets.
Four recent graduates, Ryan Greysen (Yale CSP 09-11, VA Scholar), Adam Richards (UCLA CSP 08-10), Sidney Coupet (Michigan CSP 11-13), and Aasim Padela (Michigan CSP 08-11) as well as a Yale program site faculty member, Mayur Desai, published an article regarding their survey of US physicians and their experiences in global health. Their study was published in Globalization and Health.
Alumni Ryan Greysen (Yale CSP 09-11, VA Scholar) and Marjorie Rosenthal (Yale CSP 03-05), as well as current Yale program site Deputy Director Georgina Lucas, published an article in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved on improving quality of discharge care for the homeless.
Tammy Chang (Michigan CSP 11-13), along with alums Caroline Richardson (Michigan CSP 99-01) and Matt Davis (Chicago CSP 98-00), examined whether teen pregnancy contributes to obesity later in life. Their study was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Lenny Lesser (UCLA CSP 09-12) and Sean Lucan (Penn CSP 07-09) discuss the potentially ethical message a hospital conveys based on the cafeteria/food options it provides it patients, employees, and visitors in the American Medical Association’s Journal of Ethics.
Margaret Gourlay (UNC CSP 02-04) won the Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award from the Clinical Research Forum for her study on bone density screening for older women. Read more about Dr. Gourlay's great achievement and view an interview on UNC's Health Care website.
Lenard Lesser (UCLA CSP 09-12), in a recent UCLA Department of Family Medicine study, found outdoor food advertisement has a linkage to increased likelihood of obesity. A brief article discussing the research was published by Bio-Medicine and the full version can be found at BMC Public Health.
Alicia Arbaje (Johns Hopkins CSP 03-05), in an interview with NBC Nightly News, talks about how older individuals should involve themselves in “a dynamic