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Keep up with former CSP Scholars! See how alumni are advancing health and health care (hyperlink through start of this sentence) through awards and accomplishments, presentations, publications and press, and life updates.

Alumni Awards and Accomplishments

Glenn Flores (Yale CSP 93-95) was awarded the 2017 Academic Pediatric Association Public Policy and Advocacy Award.

SreyRam Kuy (Yale CSP 07-09 VA) is the Random Acts: Caught in the Act 2016 public vote winner.

SreyRam Kuy (Yale CSP 07-09 VA) was selected for the 2017 Early Career Achievement Award from OHSU School of Medicine. 

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey (Penn CSP 83-86 and RWJF President Emerita) was named the University of Pennsylvania's 19th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, effective January 1, 2018. 

Rita Mangione-Smith (UCLA CSP 95-97) was awarded the 2017 Academic Pediatric Association Research Award.

Raina Merchant (Penn CSP 07-10) was named an Associate Vice President for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Director of the newly created Penn Medicine Center for Digital Health.

Hoangmai Pham (JHU CSP 99-01) was named vice president of provider alignment solutions for Anthem Inc. 

Wagahta Semere (Yale CSP 14-16) received one of the coveted Dean's Diversity Awards at the University of California San Francisco. The award includes $75,000 per year of salary support for three years. 

Alumni Publications and Press

Mahshid Abir (Michigan CSP 09-11) and John Burkhardt wrote op-ed, "How a travel ban could worsen doctor shortages in US hospitals and threaten primary care," in The Conversation

Harrison Alter (Washington CSP 97-99), founding executive director of the Levitt Center for Social Emergency Medicine, partnered with the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Emergency Medicine Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to create a consensus conference to establish the intellectual underpinnings of social emergency medicine. The invitational conference, to be held in Dallas in September 2017, will help further establish the field, which explores the interplay of social forces and the emergency care system as together they influence the lives of individuals and communities.

Elizabeth Barnert (UCLA CSP 12-14), Rebecca Dudovitz (UCLA CSP 10-12), Bergen Nelson (UCLA CSP 08-11), Tumaini Coker (Chicago CSP 04-06), Paul Chung (Chicago CSP 00-02), and colleague publish, "How Does Incarcerating Young People Affect Their Adult Health Outcomes?" in Pediatrics.  Find coverage by Healio here

Paul Blanc (UCSF CSP 85-87) published Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon (Yale Press: 2016).

Aaron Carroll (Washington CSP 01-03) published op-ed, "Wearable Fitness Devices Don't Seem to Make You More Fit," in NY Times: The Upshot

Aaron Carroll (Washington CSP 01-03) wrote, "Why Cystic Fibrosis Patients in Canada Outlive Those in the U.S." in NY Times: The Upshot

Tammy Chang (Michigan CSP 11-13), Michelle Moniz (Michigan CSP 13-15), Matthew Davis (Chicago CSP 98-00), and Caroline Richardson (Michigan CSP 99-01), and colleagues published, "Characteristics of women age 15-24 at risk for excess weight gain during pregnancy" in PLOS ONE.

Lauren Patty Daskivich (UCLA CSP 10-12 VA) was featured in the Los Angeles Times for her work to increase eye screenings for diabetic patients within the LA County healthcare system. The article also discusses access to specialty care and care coordination under the ACA.

Nate Favini (UCLA CSP 15-17) and colleagues published, "Comparative Trends in Payment Adjustments Between Safety-Net and Other Hospitals Since the Introduction of the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program and Value-Based Purchasing," in JAMA

Cary Gross (JHU CSP 97-99 and Yale CSP co-director) and colleagues published, "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Oncotype DX Test Receipt in a Statewide Population-Based Study" in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Cary Gross (JHU CSP 97-99 and Yale CSP co-director) wrote op-ed, "When cancer treatments do more harm than good" in The Washington Post

John Harris (Michigan CSP 14-16), Elena Byhoff (Michigan CSP 14-16 VA), Chithra Perumalswami (Michigan CSP 14-16 VA), Kenneth Langa (Michigan CSP 97-99 VA), and colleagues published, "The Relationship of Obesity to Hospice Use and Expenditures: A Cohort Study" in Annals of Internal Medicine. Press coverage can be found here

John Harris (Michigan CSP 14-16), Chithra Perumalswami (Michigan CSP 14-16 VA), Michelle Moniz (Michigan CSP 13-15), and colleagues published, "Geographic access to assisted reproductive technology health care in the United States: a population-based cross-sectional study" in Fertility and Sterility. The study was also discussed by UofM IHPI

SreyRam Kuy (Yale CSP 07-09 VA) was a guest on Louisiana Public Broadcasting's "The State We're In" to discuss the state's opioid epidemic.

Tara Lagu (Penn CSP 05-08) is the lead author in study, "Website Characteristics and Physician Reviews on Commercial Physician-Rating Websites" published in JAMA. The research was also discussed in Medscape

As part of Pelvic Pain Awareness Month, Stacy Lindau (Chicago CSP 00-02) shared her expertise with Hello Giggles writer S. Nicole Lane in an article titled, "6 reasons why you might be experiencing pelvic pain, according to an expert.

Kavita Patel (UCLA CSP 03-05) was featured in MedPage Today article, "'Connectivity' as the Key to Health Communities." 

Sanjay Saint (Wash CSP 96-98 VA) and Molly Harrod wrote "8 things that excellent hospital doctors do" for STAT News.

David Shulkin's (Penn CSP 90-92) work as Secretary of Veterans Affairs was praised in NYTimes article, "New Veterans Affairs Chief: A Hands-On, Risk-Taking 'Standout.'

Lee Squitieri (UCLA CSP 14-16 VA) had a paper accepted by BMJ Quality & Safety entitled, “Consistency of Pressure Injury Documentation Across Interfacility Transfers.”

Renuka Tipirneni (Michigan CSP 13-15), Karin Rhodes (Chicago CSP 99-01), Rodney Hayward (UCLA CSP 86-88 and current Michigan CSP Director), Matthew Davis (Chicago CSP 98-00), and colleagues published, "Geographic Variation in Medicaid Acceptance Across Michigan Primary Care Practices in the Era of the Affordable Care Act" in Medical Care Research and Review

Charlene Wong (Penn CSP 13-15), Kristin Kan (Michigan CSP 14-16), and colleagues published, "Pediatric and Adult Physician Networks in Affordable Care Act Marketplace Plans" in Pediatrics and discussed in Newswise



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