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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.


Georgina Lucas (Yale CSP Deputy Director) received a certificate of appreciation from the Connecticut office of the US Attorney’s Office for helping to educate the community about gun violence in her role as co-chair of the New Haven Community Violence Response Group.


Exceptional Young Physicians Selected to Train as Health Care's Future Leaders

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program is pleased to announce the selection of 27 of the country’s most promising physician leaders, who will develop the skills to lead the transformation of America’s health and health care. They will begin their two-year fellowships in July 2013.

Click here to read the press release >


RWJF Human Capital Scholars and Alumni participate in the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting. Click here for highlights of this year's conference and for information on attending next years conference visit APHA's website


Clinical Scholars Feature: RWJF 40th Anniversary Celebration - "40 YEARS Forty Force Multipliers"

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The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System health services researchers will join University of Michigan health services researchers (including Clinical Scholars) in one building in the newly formed Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launches new website

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s new website (www.rwjf.org) is a great resource for finding the research that you need, when you need it—whether you’re at your desk or on the go. Stay up to date on the health and health care issues that matter most. Connect with other leaders in your field—and across disciplines—who are also working to improve the nation’s health and health care. Find out about grants and fellowships. Join the conversation on our blogs, on Twitter or on Facebook. Learn more at rwjf.org.


Practice in Participation Online Portal

A new innovative online portal is now making it easier for practitioners to connect and share field-based knowledge on community based participatory practices. View the site, practiceinparticipation.org, and logon to create a profile.


Wired Health Conference October 15-16

Wired and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is hosting a conference October 15-16 at Le Parker Meriden in New York City to engender new ideas of the future of health care. A webcast for the Wired Health Conference is free and information will be available soon via the Foundation’s media channels and on Wired’s website: www.wiredhealthconference.com.


Applicant Recruitment and Alumni Networking Receptions

The National Program Office is sponsoring several receptions in the coming months. We invite you to join us for a reception to network with other local alums and to bring residents or medical students whom you think would be interested in learning more about our national physician leadership and research program.

North American Primary Care Research Group’s National Meeting
Sunday December 2, 2012
5:30-7:00pm
New Orleans, LA
Co-hosts: Lenny Lesser (UCLA CSP 09-12) and Brian Yoshi Laing (UCLA CSP 11-13)
Please let Brian Yoshi Laing (BLaing@mednet.ucla.edu) know if you can attend.

Trevisio Restaurant – Texas Medical Center Wednesday
January 9, 2013
5:30-7:00pm
Houston, TX
Hosts: Jason Mendoza (Washington CSP 04-06), Angelo Giardino (Penn CSP 90-92), and Desmond Runyan (NPO Director and UNC CSP 79-81)
Please let Kathy Donnald (donnald@med.unc.edu) know if you can attend.

Baylor University Medical Center Roberts Hospital
Thursday January 10, 2013
5:30-7:00pm
Dallas, TX
Co-hosts: Brett Stauffer (Yale CSP 06-08) and Desmond Runyan (NPO Director and UNC CSP 79-81)
Please let Kathy Donnald (donnald@med.unc.edu) know if you can attend


NAC member Karen Hein discusses statewide health care reform in Vermont

http://www.commonsnews.org/site/site05/story.php?articleno=5704&page=1

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012307080019&
nclick_check=1


RWJF Leaders' Link Newsletter

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Young Leader Awards

In celebration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) 40th anniversary, please consider submitting nominations for the Young Leader Awards. Nominees should be 40 years old and under who offer great promise for leading the way to improved health and health care for all Americans. The award honors individuals who have demonstrated innovative leadership in health and health care.

The up to 10 recipients will receive $40,000 each and may use the award to advance their work, though this is not a requirement. Awardees will be publicly announced at and will be requested to attend a RWJF conference to be held in Princeton, New Jersey, on October 25-26, 2012.

The nomination acceptance period has already begun and will run until July 16, 2012, 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Please refer to the following link for exact directions and requirements on the nomination process:

http://www.altfutures.org/youngleaderawards


Register Now: May 4th Translating Research to Policy Webinar Sponsored by the RWJF Alumni Network

Would you like to be an influential voice when members of Congress, governors, state legislators and city councils debate the most pressing health and health care issues facing Americans today?

Would you like your research or work to drive meaningful public policy change at the federal, state or local level?

From restaurant smoking bans in small town city halls to Medicare coverage decisions in the halls of Congress, public officials make critical decisions every day that affect the health and health care of all Americans. Your everyday work addresses critical health and health care issues and has the potential to guide public policymakers as they make these important choices. But policymakers sometimes do not have the benefit of cutting-edge information because they do not speak the same language as researchers.

To help make your voice heard among policymakers, the RWJF Alumni Network is hosting a webinar focused on enhancing the public policy impact of your research and program results. During the webinar, communications experts from D.C.-based Spitfire Strategies and Burness Communications will share some of the best ways to translate your work into language that is accessible – and therefore actionable – by policymakers.

The 75-minute webinar–Translating Research to Policy–will take place on Friday, May 4 at 1 p.m. ET.

Reserve a spot today and register for this exciting online meeting.

Also, please take a few minutes to answer the following questions so we can better address your specific questions, needs and concerns during the webinar.

Questions? Contact the Alumni Network Community Manager at AlumniWebFeedback@rwjf.org.


CSP Reception at 2012 Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting

Clinical Scholars alumni and interested medical students, residents and fellows are invited.

Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Reception 4:30 - 5:30pm


Europe Room 11
Walt Disney World Swam and Dolphin Resort
Orlando, Florida

RSVP by May 1st to Robin Clarke at
rclarke@mednet.ucla.edu

- Refreshments & Hors d'oeuvres will be served -


Upcoming RWJF Health & Health Care Webinars

"How Can We Address Health Care's Blind Side?"
Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 1:30- 2:30 p.m. ET
More info >>
Register >>

In December 2011, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released survey findings indicating that 85 percent of primary care doctors surveyed feel it is as important to address patients ’ social needs as it is to treat their medical conditions. Overwhelmingly, they wish they had greater capacity to eliminate social barriers to their patients’ health – things like access to nutritious foods, housing assistance and reliable transportation – and want the ability to write prescriptions to connect patients with such resources.

To continue this important conversation – and identify solutions to bridge the gap between medical care and social needs – the Foundation invites you to participate in a national discussion with prominent health care leaders.

“Under Pressure:Transforming the Health Care Workforce”
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 2:00–3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Register >>

As our health care system adapts to rapid changes spurred by out of control costs and increasing demand, all of us are under pressure to keep pace. In January 2012, the Bureau of Labor of Statistics revealed that the health care sector added more than 300,000 jobs in 2011, and predicted continued growth in the years to come. Nursing is one of the fastest growing professions in the US, while physicians and surgeons can expect a 24 percent growth in jobs by 2018, according to the report.

But the situation on the ground is far more nuanced and complicated than these numbers suggest.

Join our multidisciplinary panel of RWJF grantee experts to discuss how changes in the health care workforce will affect you, and the challenges – and possible solutions – that lie ahead.


Elena Fuentes-Afflick (Former CSP NAC) appointed as vice dean for academic affairs and faculty development. In her new role, she will be responsible for overseeing all academic affairs in the School of Medicine, including the recruitment, development and advancement of a diversified academic work- force. She willalso be responsible for overseeing innovative programs for faculty orientation, career development, and leadership training.


Fredrick Orkin (Penn CSP '74-'77) authors article in Anesthesiology 2011; 115:671–3 entitled "Beyond Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research" detailing how academic anesthesiologists can benefit from fellowship programs offered by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Lisa Iezzoni (CSP NAC) publishes report studying health and healthcare disparities among people with disabilities in Health Affairs; October 2011 vol. 30 no. 10 1947-1954. In her report, “Eliminating Health and Healthcare Disparities Among the Growing Population of People with Disabilities,” Dr. Iezzoni finds people with disabilities confront disadvantages from social and environmental determinants of health, including lower educational levels, lower incomes, and higher unemployment, than people without disabilities.

Health Affairs:
http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/30/10/1947.abstract

American Medical News:
http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2011/11/28/prsa1128.htm


RWJF Leaders' Link Newsletter: November/December 2011

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University of Denver Clinical Scholars Alumni & Recruitment Reception

Clinical Scholars alumni and interested medical students/residents are invited.

New Date: February 2nd, 2012 5:00- 7:00pm

The Kempe Center
Gary Pavilion
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Brandt F. Steele Education Center, 2nd Floor
13123 E 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Please RSVP to Leigh Clasby at the Kempe Center at leigh.clasby@childrenscolorado.org or call (303) 864-5303 by January 6th.

The reception is hosted by the Clinical Scholars National Program Office.


Johns Hopkins University Clinical Scholars Alumni & Recruitment Reception

Clinical Scholars alumni and interested medical students/residents are invited.

January 18th, 2012 6:00- 7:30pm

Johns Hopkins University
School of Nursing
Carpenter Room, 1st Floor
525 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287

Please RSVP to Kathy Donnald at the RWJF Clinical Scholars National Program Office at katherine_donnald@med.unc.edu or call (919) 843-1351 by January 10th.

The reception is co-hosted by the Clinical Scholars National Program Office and Drs. David Gordon Bundy and Albert W. Wu at Johns Hopkins University.


Malcolm Cox (CSP NAC) and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey (RWJF President/CEO, Penn CSP 83-86) named as members of the Veterans Affairs National Academic Affiliations Council. The newly formed advisory committee will provide a forum for joint planning and coordination between the VA and the nation's health professions, schools, and universities.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/va-names-members-of-national-academic-affiliations-council-2011-11-14


Yale CSP Directors Joseph Ross, Cary Gross, and Harlan Krumholz publish report on promoting transparency in pharmaceutical industry-sponsored research in the American Journal of Public Health. The report recommends policies that promote transparency in the clinical trial research process through improved and expanded disclosure of investigator contributions and funding, comprehensive publicly available trial registration, and independent analysis of clinical trial data to address subversive practices in pharmaceutical industry-sponsored research.

http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/full/10.2105/AJPH.2011.300187?prevSearch=
Promoting+Transparency+in+Pharmaceutical+Industry-Sponsored+Research&searchHistoryKey=


September/October 2011 RWJF Leaders' Link Newsletter

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Harlan Krumholz (Yale CSP Director) co-authors study on national and regional trends in heart failure hospitalization and mortality rates for Medicare beneficiaries published in JAMA: 2011;306(15):1669-1678. The study found overall heart failure hospitalization rates declined substantially from 1998 to 2008 but at a lower rate for black men. The overall 1-year mortality rate declined slightly over the past decade but remains high. Additionally, changes in heart failure hospitalization and 1-year mortality rates were uneven across states.

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/306/15/1669


Harlan Krumholz (Yale CSP Director) and Joseph Ross (Yale CSP Assistant Director) outline a model for dissemination and independent analysis of industry data in a JAMA commentary release. October 12, 2011, Vol 306, No. 14, pp 1513-1614

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/306/14/1593.extract


RWJF Human Capital Grantee Network Online Chat: “Improving Doctor-Nurse Collaboration” Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 2–3 p.m. Eastern

Few disagree that health care in the U.S. would greatly benefit from increased collaboration among health care providers—especially between doctors and nurses. But getting there means changes in training, policy and the workplace. This conversation will focus on the latest efforts to improve interprofessional collaboration in the health care workplace with insights from key leaders in the field.

How do we get physicians and nurses to partner more effectively? Can we shift the incentives to reward collaboration? Join RWJF Clinical Scholar alum Matthew Press, M.D., and his guests for a look at the latest on this crucial issue.

Learn about:
• Insights gained from implementing team-based care: what works and what doesn’t
• Changing national health care policy to supportcollaboration
• Future directions for research, policy and practice

Register for the webinar here: https://rwjf.webex.com/rwjf/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=571689449


Registration for 2011 National Meeting

DoubleTree Hotel in Crystal City (Arlington) Virginia

The RWJF Clinical Scholars national research meeting will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Crystal City (Arlington) Virginia 11/8-11/11.

National Meeting Agenda (PDF)

We welcome attendance by program alumni. The national program office will cover the expenses of alumni speakers only. If you wish to register, please send your email address to Debbie Odden with EMCVenues. She operates the registration system. She will then send you an individualized link to register.

Debbie Odden - dodden@emcvenues.com


July/August 2011 RWJF Leaders' Link Newsletter

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Harlan Krumholz (Yale CSP Director) discusses the real world imperative for outcomes research in a new JAMA commentary. August 17, 2011, Vol 306, No. 7, pp 679-781

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/306/7/754.short


Press Release: 26 Exceptional Young Physicians Selected for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program is pleased to announce the selection of 26 of the country’s most promising physician leaders, who will develop the skills to lead the transformation of America’s health and health care. They will begin their two-year fellowships in July 2012.

Click here to read the press release >>


RWJF Alumni Are Living Example of Interprofessional Collaboration: Nurse leader and physician work together to improve pediatric care in Michigan

http://www.rwjf.org/humancapital/product.jsp?id=72531&cid=xtw_humancap


Georgina Lucas (Yale CSP Deputy Director) is selected to receive an Elm Ivy Award – an award given to individuals who expand the partnership between Yale and the community.

As deputy director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program at Yale, Georgina Lucas trains select physicians to become leaders in improving the nation’s health and health care. When it comes to leadership, Georgina certainly sets a high bar. Armed with her Masters in Social Work, Georgina has contributed to many significant initiatives over the years including improving mental health services to underserved populations and establishing partnerships between the public and private sectors focused on long term care for the elderly.

At Yale, the core mission of the Clinical Scholars program is to work with community members to meet community health needs. Georgina recognizes that this does not mean taking one’s area of interest and forcing its implementation. She trains her scholars that the most impactful studies are ones that are identified by the community as a need and supported by the community as an integral part of the process. It is research collaboration in its truest form. In order for her scholars to become leaders, they must first become partners with the community.

Georgina has developed relationships within New Haven that allow her to guide her scholars in projects throughout the city. Among the projects Georgina has overseen are Project ACCESS, providing medical care and assistance to the uninsured, and Photo Voice, which provided cameras to New Haven children so they could tell stories about their lives


Clinical Scholars Alumni & Recruitment Reception
Society of Academic Emergency Medicine – Annual Research Meeting


Clinical Scholars alumni and interested medical students/residents are invited to this summer reception.

June 4th, 2011 5:30 - 7:30p

Provincetown Room
Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel
110 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

RSVP to ksieben@med.unc.edu by May 27, 2011

The reception is co-hosted by the Clinical Scholars National Program Office, current Clinical Scholars at University of Pennsylvania, Drs. Anand Shah and Kalpana Narayan, and Program Co-Director at the University of Pennsylvania program, Dr. Joshua Metlay.


Mitesh Rao, MD, MHS (Yale CSP 07-09) and his colleagues, Catherine Lerro, M.P.H., and Yale Clinical Scholar program site co-director and alumnus (1997-1999) Cary Gross, M.D., conducted a survey of emergency department directors to explore the adequacy of on-call coverage in the nation’s emergency departments. The findings pointing to a severe shortage of surgical specialists were published in the December 2010 print edition of Academic Emergency Medicine.

For an interview by RWJF of Dr. Rao, please click on link below: http://www.rwjf.org/humancapital/product.jsp?id=71893&cid=XEM_205596


Kasia Lipska (Yale CSP 09-11) and Joseph Ross (Yale CSP 04-06) have written a commentary in JAMA regarding an advertising campaign from Takeda, the maker of the diabetes medication pioglitazone, that promotes it as safer than another medication rosiglitazone.

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/early/2011/02/01/jama.2011.193.full


Katrina Armstrong (Penn CSP Co-Director) wrote a letter to the editor that appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer regarding the alleged Tuscon shooter, Jared Loughner's, apparent mental illness. She comments on the lack of regular and consistent care of young adults connection by primary care physicians who can work with mental health clinicians around emerging mental health issues.

Link:
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/20110118_Loughner_needed_a_doctor.html


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program
"Ask the Director" Q&A Teleconference for Applicants

Questions about the Clinical Scholars program or the application process? You can "Ask the Director".

Join National Program Director, Desmond Runyan, MD, DrPH, on a Q&A teleconference on February 4th, 2011 at 1 PM to 2 PM (EST) .

The call-in number will be (800) 273-7043 and the access code will be 604011.

Questions can be submitted ahead of time to Erika Walker at emwalker@med.unc.edu.

The call is open to applicants of the program.


Clinical Scholars Alumni & Recruitment Reception
January 18, 2011 6:00-7:30pm
UCLA Faculty Center
RSVP to csp@mednet.ucla.edu by January 10, 2011
The reception is co-hosted by UCLA Program Directors, Drs. Robert Brook, Carol Mangione, and Kenneth Wells.


Harlan M. Krumholz, M.D., S.M., FAHA, Director of Yale Clinical Scholars Program, receives 2010 Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Heart Association.

Link:
http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3074303


Dr. LD Britt, RWJF Clinical Scholars national advisory committee member, has been appointed the President of the American College of Surgeons for 2010-2011.

L. D. Britt, MD, MPH, FACS, a general and acute care surgeon from Norfolk, VA, was installed as the 91st President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) last night during Convocation ceremonies that preceded the official opening of the College’s 2010 Annual Clinical Congress in Washington, DC. A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 1989, Dr. Britt is the Brickhouse Professor and Chairman, department of surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, a position he has held since 1999. He is the first African American in the country to have an endowed chair in surgery. Dr. Britt is currently also director of the American Board of Surgery.

Click here to read the press release >>


Current national advisory committee member and former Scholar Gary Gottlieb interview from the World Health Care Congress

Dr. Gottlieb says the most important tasks to help healthcare reform work are concentrating on what is going to benefit the population the best and being aware of how much of our economy we are putting into a universal program. He explains our biggest challenge will be creating more access and moving towards a holistic health management style while continuing to be leading industry innovators.

Watch the video interview >>


Allen Douma MD (GWU CSP 77-79), Grayson Norquist (UCLA CSP 85-87) and Harlan Krumholz, MD (Yale CSP Director) appointed to the Board of Governors for the new Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

WASHINGTON, DC (September 23, 2010) – Gene L. Dodaro, Acting Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), today announced the appointment of 19 members to the Board of Governors for the new Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

“The research to be developed by PCORI has the potential to improve the quality of health care for people across the nation,” Dodaro said. “This outstanding group of individuals brings an impressive range of knowledge, expertise and professional experience to this important initiative.”

Click here to read the PCORI press release >>


Clinical Scholars alumni and interested medical students/residents are invited to two winter program receptions:

Clinical Scholars Alumni & Recruitment Reception
January 10, 2011 6:00-7:30pm
Case Western University-Cleveland, OH
CWU Alumni House
RSVP to tmcgowan@med.unc.edu by January 3, 2011

The reception is co-hosted by Dr. Des Runyan, Director of the National Program Office, and Dr. Lolita McDavid, Alumnus (Yale CSP 82-84), and Medical Director, Child Advocacy and Protection, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital University Hospitals/Case Medical Center.

Clinical Scholars Alumni & Recruitment Reception
January 27, 2011 6:00-7:30pm
UCSF/Stanford
UCSF Alumni House
RSVP to tmcgowan@med.unc.edu by January 20, 2011

The reception is co-hosted by Dr. Des Runyan, Director of the National Program Office, and National Advisory Committee members and UCSF faculty, Dr. Elena Fuentes-Afflick and Dr. Lawrence Green.


Health Services Research Call for Papers

Special Issue Bridging the Gap Between Research and Health Policy
Insights from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program


Submission deadline: December 17, 2010

Health Services Research (HSR) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program are pleased to announce a call for papers to a Special Issue of the Journal, regarding how research can inform health policy. Current Clinical Scholars and alumni/ae of the program are encouraged to submit their best research on this topic.

More details >>


Robert H. Brook, MD, ScD (UCLA CSP Co-Director) wrote a commentary on Physician Compensation, Cost, and Quality in JAMA.

2010;304(7):795-796. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1174

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/304/7/795


Robert H. Brook, MD, ScD (JHU CSP '69-'72 and Co-Director UCLA program) receives NCHL's 2010 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award.

Link:
http://www.i-newswire.com/releases/robert-h-brook-md-scd-receives-nchls-2010-
gail-l-warden-leadership-excellence-award


http://www.streetinsider.com/Press+Releases/Robert+H.+Brook,+MD,+ScD,+
Receives+NCHL%26apos%3Bs+2010+Gail+L.+Warden+Leadership+
Excellence+Award/5781883.html


http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/07/prweb4221464.htm


Lisa Iezzoni Recognized as 2010 Distinguished Investigator by AcademyHealth at its annual meeting.

The 2010 Distinguished Investigator Award was presented to Lisa Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc.. Iezzoni, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Mongan Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital, received the award from her friend and colleague, Michael Shwartz of Boston University. A widely recognized expert in risk adjustment for predicting cost and clinical outcomes of care, Iezzoni helped design the method used to set capitation payment rates for Medicare managed care organization. Her research interests also include the use of administrative data to assess health care quality and health care experiences and outcomes of persons with disabilities. Dr. Iezzoni has been a member of the RWJF Clinical Scholars program National Advisory Committee since 2008.


Aasim I. Padela, MD, MS (Michigan CSP 2008-2011) and Michelle Heisler, MD MPH (University of Michigian program co-director) authored a study concerning Arab-American post 9-11 abuse. Dr. Padela notes that if psychological distress is left untreated, it can lead to unhealthy responses. American Journal of Public Health, Feb 2010; 100: 284 - 291.

Article:
http://ajph.aphapublications.org/cgi/content/full/100/2/284?maxtoshow=&hits=
10&RESULTFORMAT=1&author1=Padela&andorexacttitle=and&andorexacttitleabs
=and&andorexactfulltext=and&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=relevance&
resourcetype=HWCIT

University of Michigan Newroom:
http://www2.med.umich.edu/prmc/media/newsroom/details.cfm?ID=1415

Press:
http://boyce.iseeblog.com/2010/06/11/about-25-percent-of-arabs-in-greater-detroit-reported-abuse-post-sept-11/


Harlan Krumholz (Program Director Yale University) co-authored the article "Strategies for Reducing the Door-to-Balloon Time in Acute Myocardial Infarction" in the New England Journal of Medicine that examines the strategy of reducing door to balloon time with patients entering the hospital with Acute Myocardial Infarction.

Article Link:

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/355/22/2308

N Engl J Med. 2005;353(3):265-274

Press:

http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/170/11/992

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T18-4TK1SK6-4&_user=130907&_coverDate=10%2F07%2F2008&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=
search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_acct=C000004198&_version=1&
_urlVersion=0&_userid=130907&md5=f63285ba28992e3ebc4c70fae749a38c


American Journal of Preventative medicine

American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Special CBPR Edition

The Clinical Scholars Program has supported a special supplemental issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine: Bridging Clinical Scholarship and Community Scholarship - New Directions for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Clinical Scholars Program.

View the articles >>


RWJF launches new Web site to highlight its Scholars, Fellows and Leadership programs

http://www.rwjfleaders.org/


The 2009 National Meeting of RWJF Clinical Scholars
November 2-6, 2009
La Jolla, CA

Download the Program Book (15 MB) >>

View photos >>


CSP Alumni & Recruitment Receptions

This past open application period, the NPO sponsored two alumni & recruitment receptions on a pilot basis, one in Chicago and one in Boston.  The receptions successfully brought alumni together to network and engaged prospective medical residents and medical students.  We asked alumni to bring one or more prospective applicants.  Attendees briefly talked about their research interests.  The receptions gave alumni the chance to reconnect and yielded applicants and several acceptances into the 2010-2012 cohort.  As such, we will be holding two receptions during the upcoming open application period in January 2010:

  • Seattle, University of Washington - 1/14/2010 6:00 - 8:00 PM (Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington Campus)
  • New York City, Mount Sinai School of Medicine - 1/21/2010 5:30 - 8:00 PM (Mount Sinai School of Medicine - Outside the Hatch auditorium)

Peter Ubel (Co-Director Michigan CSP) co-authors study examing the polarizing effect of news media messages about the social determinants of health

Framing health problems in terms of the social determinants of health aims to shift policy attention to nonmedical strategies to improve population health, yet little is known about how the public responds to these messages. We conducted an experiment to test the effect of a news article describing the social determinants of type 2 diabetes on the public’s support for diabetes prevention strategies. We found that exposure to the social determinants message led to a divergence between Republicans’ and Democrats’ opinions, relative to their opinions after viewing an article with no message about the causes of diabetes. These results signify that increasing public awareness of the social determinants of health may not uniformly increase public support for policy action.

http://www.ajph.org/cgi/content/abstract/AJPH.2009.161414v1


National Health Committee of the NAACP National Board of Directors Honors Ms. Loretta Jones

National Health Committee of the NAACP National Board of Directors recently honored Ms. Loretta Jones as a 2009 W. Montague Cobb Award recipient for her work in Los Angeles County. Ms. Jones has demonstrated unparalleled dedication to the NAACP and the community through service in the field of health disparities and health policy. Each year deserving individuals are chosen as recipients for the Montague W. Cobb Award in recognition of special achievement in social justice, health justice, health education, health promotion, fundraising and/or research. Ms. Jones serves as mentor for Scholars as well as the Co-Chair for the UCLA RWJF Clinical Scholars Program Community Advisory Board.


Please see recent publications by alumni/faculty:

Brook R. (co-director UCLA CSP) Possible Outcomes of Comparative Effectiveness Research. /JAMA. /2009:302(2):194-195//

Brook R. (co-director UCLA CSP) The Science of Health Care Reform. /JAMA/. 2009:301(23):2486-2487

Wells K; Jones L. (co-director UCLA CSP) “Research” in Community-Partnered, Participatory Research. /JAMA/. 2009:302(3):320-321


UCLA Co-Director Ken Wells and community leader Loretta Jones co-author JAMA commentary on CBPR

In many underserved communities, "research" is a loaded word that sets expectations of being examined or exploitedThis is more likely when data are published but not otherwise shared, such as in a community forum. Research, whether it intends to or not, may disadvantage groups by highlighting problems rather than assets. Research can thus become a symbol of distance between community reality and the "ivory tower," where few mechanisms exist to facilitate community access to knowledge. Academics may view pursuit of knowledge as paramount and in entering research partnerships take such perspectives personally rather than as an expected subject of ongoing discussion.

Click here to read the article - JAMA. 2009;302(3):320-321


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars named for 2010-2012
Chapel Hill, N.C.—The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program is pleased to announce the selection of 29 young physicians who will learn to conduct innovative research and work with communities, organizations, practitioners and policy-makers on issues important to the health and well-being of all Americans. They will begin their prestigious two-year fellowships in July 2010.

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Harlan Krumholz, Yale CSP Director, writes editorial on quality

"Which Docs Measure Up?" Washington Post, Sunday, May 31, 2009

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Clinical Scholars Co-sponsoring a Reception with Physician Faculty Scholars Program on Friday May 15, 2009 at the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting in New Orleans

The national program office is co-sponsoring a reception with the RWJF Physician Faculty Scholars Program on Friday May 15, 2009 at the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Please join reception hosts Arthur Kellerman (new Clinical Scholars national advisory committee member) and current Scholars Zachary Meisel (Penn CSP) and Mitesh Rao (Yale CSP). Current and former Clinical Scholars are invited to connect with interested emergency medicine chairs, residency program directors, faculty and resident physicians also in attendance at the reception. Please RSVP by April 6th to Zachary Meisel Zachary.Meisel@uphs.upenn.edu

When: Friday May 15, 2009
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Where: Nottoway Room, New Orleans Sheraton


UCLA Clinical Scholars program Co-Director Dr. Robert Brook, MD, ScD writes commentary on health care quality, transparency and the US government in the Journal of the American Medical Association

JAMA. 2009;301(13):1377-1378.

Some solutions for producing a better health care system in the United States and abroad call for paying clinicians more for better performance. For this solution to work, valid and reliable measures of performance must be available. Although the quality-of-care field has matured and many such measures have been produced, a need for better methods and indicators by which performance can be assessed remains.

In 2001, the government of California, responding to calls to improve quality of care, decided to produce routinely available statewide reports on mortality following isolated coronary artery bypass surgery, by hospital and physician.1 The outcome-reporting program is housed in the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. I was asked to chair the committee that oversees the production of these reports, the purpose of which is to increase public and professional knowledge about this procedure.

Committee members include health services researchers, . . .

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Penn Clinical Scholars Co-Director Josh Metlay wins Penn Fellow award as part of a faculty leadership-development program that recognizes faculty in mid-career

PHILADELPHIA – Eight faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania have been named the inaugural Penn Fellows, a leadership-development program that recognizes faculty in mid-career....

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Clinical Scholars Co-sponsoring a Reception with the RWJF Physician Faculty Scholars Program on Friday May 1, 2009 at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference in Denver, CO

The national program office is coordinating with University of Michigan's Department of Family Medicine and the RWJF Physician Faculty Scholars Program to co-sponsor a Clinical Scholars reception Friday May 1, 2009 at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference in Denver, CO. One of our alumnus, Dr. Terence Steyer (Michigan CSP 1998-2000), will be inducted as society president during this meeting. Clinical Scholars family medicine alumni, current scholars and program sites are invited to connect with interested family medicine chairs, residency program directors, faculty and resident physicians also in attendance at the reception. 
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Dr. Erica Spatz authors article appearing in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes that estimates numbers of older U.S. adults who may benefit from statin therapy

Researchers estimate more than 11 million older Americans may be newly eligible for statin therapy if findings from a recently published large clinical trial are adopted into clinical practice guidelines, according to a new analysis of the trial data. The analysis is published online in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
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Quality Fellows/Clinical Scholars from IHI, VA, NHS, and RWJF hold meet and greet at Institute for Healthcare Improvement Annual Forum 12/9.
Please meet after the *The Scientific Assembly* in the same room on Tuesday, December 9th, at the Nashville Gaylord, from 4:30-5:30 PM. Bring business cards. Questions? Contact Maureen Layden at email: Maureen.Layden@va.gov


RWJF Clinical Scholars Program Names Dr. Richard Krugman New NAC Chair and Names Five New Committee Members
Washington, D.C. – November 19, 2008 – The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars Program named pediatrician Richard Krugman, M.D., Chair of the National Advisory Committee. As chair, Dr. Krugman will provide program oversight, scholar selection and mentorship activities for a program that is over three decades old.

The Clinical Scholars Program has also appointed five new members to the National Advisory Committee: Joann Elmore, M.D., M.P.H., Karen Hein, M.D., Arthur Kellermann, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.E.P., Herminia Palacio, M.D., Carlos Pellegrini, M.D. Along with Dr. Krugman, the NAC members oversee the program and provide individual mentorship to program scholars.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars named for 2009-2011
Chapel Hill – July 25, 2008 -  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars program today announced the selection of 29 new Clinical Scholars who will begin their prestigious two-year fellowships in July 2009. 

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