Statement from Clinical Scholars Co-Directors: Our country continues to face incredibly heartbreaking challenges, including the current rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and the continuing deaths of Black people at the hands of police officers. We all shared the horror at the many stories shared by friends and video footage on the news, giving us painful […]
Clinical Scholars ends Call for Applications as RWJF restructures program
One of the realities of the world in which we now live—dominated by COVID-19 and accelerating conversations about addressing structural racism in health care and in our country broadly—is that change, while not easy, is natural and necessary. That’s certainly true in how to respond to the incredible stressors our country’s clinicians are facing head-on: […]
MSU Sexual Assault Healthcare Program Opens
After three years of hard work, Tana Fedewa (Cohort 2019-2022), Director for the Center for Survivors at MSU, and her team opened the new MSU Sexual Assault Healthcare Program opened November 12. In an interview with WLNS 6 News, referring to the comfortable furniture and cool tone wall colors, Tana said that the center was […]
Juliana Chen and Justin Chen co-present screening of “Maineland” film
During the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2020 Virtual Meeting, Juliana Chen, Justin Chen (Cohort 2020-2023) and others co-hosted a screening and panel discussion of the documentary film Maineland. The film follows two Chinese teenagers who come from abroad to study at a rural boarding school in Maine and “sheds light on the […]
Dr. Charles Moore Recognized by American Medical Association for Community Work
Dr. Charles Moore (Cohort 2016-2019) was recently honored as the 2020 Benjamin Rush Award for Citizenship and Community Service by the American Medical Association. The award recognizes physicians who make outstanding contributions to their community. Dr. Moore is a Emory University professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and serves as chief of otolaryngology service at […]
Clinical Scholars Welcomes Cohort 2020-2023!
We would like to offer a warm welcome to the newest cohort of Clinical Scholars, 2020-2023! These experienced health care providers are joining a national network of changemakers from all sectors, professions, and disciplines. As part of the program experience, they will learn with and from one another—each bringing forth their unique focus, experiences, and […]
Colleen Svoboda Honored with PHAN Lifetime Achievement Award
On September 16, 2020, at the Nebraska Public Health Conference, PHAN honored Colleen Svoboda with a Lifetime Achievement award in recognition for “her impact on our public health system” and her commitment to social justice to ensure health equity in the community. Read the full PHAN award presentation here.
Looking Ahead to Year Two with Cohort 2019-2022
It’s Fellow Friday! This week we spotlight Cohort 2019-2022. They have persevered and thrived despite their first year being impacted by COVID19. And we are SO excited they are starting their second year and cannot wait to see the great things they will accomplish over the coming months! Go Cohort 2019-2022!
Fellow Friday: Cohort 2018-2021!
Today we highlight the Clinical Scholars Fellows of Cohort 2018-2021! We are so excited about what they’ve already accomplished and are looking forward to the great things they will accomplish as they begin their final year of our leadership program. #FellowFriday
Congratulations to Cohort 2017-2020!
We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Cohort 2017-2020! For three years, these Clinical Scholars Fellows have gained the necessary EDI leadership skills to transform their careers and the health of their communities. Thank you to everyone that has been part of their journey!
Podcast: “Melanin, Medicine, and Motherhood”
Since September 2019, Dr. Omolara Uwemedimo, has hosted a podcast titled “Melanin, Medicine and Motherhood” in support of Melanin, Medicine & Motherhood, a company she founded and leads as CEO, to provide “culturally-responsive, work-life integration coaching, training, accountability and community for Black women physicians who are navigating motherhood and trying to fulfill their personal and […]
Syed Ahmed interviewed by Cable News International (CNI) regarding the international impacts of COVID-19
Syed Ahmed was recently interviewed by Cable News International (CNI) to discuss COVID-19 and its international impacts.
Dr. Shannon Zenk Selected as Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research
National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., has selected Shannon N. Zenk, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., F.A.A.N., as director of NIH’s National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).
Dr. Kenneth Fox Recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as Top LGBTQ+ Leader
Dr. Kenneth Fox was recently named in Crain’s list of Notable LGBTQ Executives and Businesses Championing Diversity and Inclusion. Crain’s Chicago Business writes that Dr. Fox and “his team completed work on creating safe and supportive environments for LGBTQ students and recently updated the district’s Guidelines on Support of Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Students, including […]
Johanna Baez Helps Publish Article Advocating for Trauma-Informed Online Teaching for Fall 2020
Johanna Baez has helped publish an article advocating for trauma-informed online teaching in the upcoming school year.
Carolyn Wolf-Gould Honored with Marsha P. Johnson Award
The Marsha P. Johnson Award is given at the Price Center Gala to a person or organization that has made outstanding contributions to the transgender and gender non-conforming communities.
A Tale of Two Crises: Using Tech and Innovation to Combat Opioid Abuse and Diabetes
POLITICO hosted an event featuring a keynote interview with Scott Gottlieb, MD (Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration) and a two-panel conversation with policymakers, federal officials, and technology and health experts (including Clinical Scholars fellow Eric Weintraub) that explored what is already working and what is still needed to address these two massive health care challenges.
Megan Tschudy 1 of 125 Living the Hopkins Mission Honorees
The 125 Living the Hopkins Mission honorees were selected for their outstanding dedication to core values as part of the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Erin Athey Named in “NPs to Admire: 10 Role Models Improving the Lives of Vulnerable Populations”
These ten nurse practitioners are exemplary leaders of professionals who are improving the lives of underserved patients. Not only do they have hands-on experience helping people in their communities and around the world, but they have also made meaningful contributions to educating future nurse practitioners.
Interrupting Trauma’s Trajectory in Schools
Many Chicago Public School students are facing a major public health issue: exposure to violence that has left them traumatized — violence in their homes, communities and schools. It is no secret that the children in Chicago are under siege, particularly children in the Austin community. They are experiencing high levels of traumatic stress that […]
Lorraine Cordova Receives Jeanne Gauna Social Justice Spirit Award
Lorraine Cordova was honored as one of 10 Jeanne Gauna Social Justice Spirit Awardees by the Southwest Organizing Project.
Trump Administration Moves To Penalize Immigrants For Using Government Benefits
Omolara Uwemedimo and her staff make a point of asking patients upfront if they qualify for benefits — including food stamps, or subsidized health insurance. But now Uwemedimo is finding that many of her patients are wary about signing up, because they’ve heard that doing so could hurt their chances of getting a visa for […]
Five Ways To Improve Health Care for Immigrants
“Caring for any population requires much more than focusing on a person’s disease. For immigrants, social isolation, difficult household situations, and poverty may be significant challenges to health care access. Incorporate this understanding of the effects of these social determinants of health into your care.”
Joyce Javier Honored as one of World’s Most Influential Filipinas
The Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) has named Joyce Javier, MD, MPH, MS, one of the world’s 100 Most Influential Filipina Women. The annual Global FWN100™ award celebrates Filipinas across the professional and civic spectrum who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement globally and locally. As assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at Keck and CHLA, Joyce […]
Prescription Drugs May Be Contributing to Depression
Dima Qato‘s new study reports over one-third of Americans take prescription drugs that list depression as a potential side effect. The users of such medications have higher rates of depression than those who don’t take such medications. Many patients are taking more than one drug with depression as a side effect. The study found that […]
Halting Violence in the Heartland
Perhaps clashing with a typical view of America’s Heartland, many homicides in Omaha – Nebraska’s largest city – are the result of gang activity, says Dr. Charity Evans, a trauma surgeon at Nebraska Medical Center. Hospitals and emergency rooms in Omaha and across the country often see the “downstream effects of violence,” and many want […]
Rebecca Trotzky Piloting Program to Treat Opioid Use Disorder in ER
As County USC’s medical director of urgent care, Dr. Rebecca Trotzky’s program aims to intervene in the cycle of addiction through an innovative combination of short-term treatment with buprenorphine and long-term treatment similar to any other chronic disease.
Charles Moore Receives Thomas Jefferson Award for Community Health Service
The Thomas Jefferson Award honors a member of the Emory faculty or staff who has significantly enriched the intellectual and civic life of the Emory community. In addition to providing hands-on care and enlisting the support of other area providers to meet the needs of the underserved, Moore has written grants and helped fundraise millions […]
Hope Bussenius to Receive BAYADA Award for Innovation in Clinical Practice
The BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Health Care Education and Practice recognizes health care providers who have made significant contributions to education or practice through the development or adoption of new technologies. The Bayada Judges have deemed that the Pedia BP®, as a novel smartphone application to assess pediatric high blood pressure that has […]
David Reznik Celebrates More Than 30 Years of Practiced Industry Experience
David Reznik has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
For one U.S. immigrant family, short-term public aid meant long-term security
When Abosede Akingbade Thomas, a Nigerian immigrant to the United States, was ordered to bed rest in 1981 during a difficult pregnancy, she followed her doctor’s advice to sign up for food stamps and another aid program providing support to pregnant and nursing women.
School-based health center works to keep kids in class, out of emergency rooms
Running around the school yard during recess used to leave Eugene Pennington wheezing. The third-grader at KIPP Harmony Academy in North Baltimore has asthma, a condition that can make it difficult for him to breathe when he plays football or baseball.
Where Did All the Corner Drug Stores Go? Areas Lose Easy Access to Medicine
You’ve heard of food deserts — often low-income neighborhoods that are more than a mile from a grocery store. Now another service desert is on the rise in these same neighborhoods: pharmacy deserts. As pharmacies slowly begin to close down on Chicago’s South and West sides, residents are finding it harder to access needed medication.
Poverty Simulation and Facilitator Training Offered on UNC Campus
The Clinical Scholars Program and Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) sponsored an afternoon Poverty Simulation session on January 24 followed by a full-day training for facilitators on January 25. In addition to Clinical Scholars and CHER staff, the events were attended by RWJF staff and RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars. Training was provided by […]
Access to Pharmacies Increasingly Difficult on South, West Sides
In recent years, pharmacies have increasingly become frontline health care providers, offering a range of services from drug counseling to immunizations to physicals. But in poor communities of color on the West and South Sides of the city, many pharmacies have closed their doors, creating so-called “pharmacy deserts.” These areas can have profound health consequences […]
Leaders from RWJF programs connect in Albuquerque, NM
Clinical Scholars Fellows from Team Raíces Fuertes joined Culture of Health Leaders, Riana Anderson, Leroy “Buster” Silva, and Leigh Caswell, during the Health Policy Research Scholars Winter Institute in January.
‘Pharmacy Deserts’ a Growing Health Concern in Chicago, Experts, Residents Say
Even if she wanted to, Chatham resident Emma Washington, 77, cannot skip going to the pharmacy — she relies on 12 medications to stay alive. She typically visits the pharmacy at least three times every month, as she said her insurance does not often cover refills for all of the medicines she needs in one […]
A Stranger Comes to Town
Twenty-five years ago, having completed my family-medicine residency, I left Houston to start a two-year stint practicing in a remote village of fewer than 2,000 souls in the Appalachian Mountains of Ohio.
College of Medicine Announces Seth S. Himelhoch, MD, as Chair of Psychiatry
Seth S. Himelhoch, MD, MPH, will be the College of Medicine’s chair of psychiatry beginning Jan. 1, 2018. He will play a vital role in the college’s mission to impact the standards and delivery of care related to mental health and substance use disorders in the commonwealth.
Reducing oral health disparities in Atlanta
The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has pledged $400 million—the largest gift ever received by Emory—to find new cures, develop innovative patient care models, and improve lives while enhancing the health of people in need.
Bassett Pediatrician Creates State’s First Rural Pediatric Registry to Study Health Outcomes among Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth
“There is not a lot of evidence to help inform clinical care of transgender and gender nonconforming youth, particularly for rural areas,” explains Anne Gadomski, MD, pediatrician and director of the Bassett Research Institute in Cooperstown, NY. Gadomski was recently recognized by the NYS Department of Health for her work in support of gender wellness; […]
Towards practical model for community engagement: Advancing the art and science in academic health centers
Community engagement (CE) has become more prevalent among academic health centers (AHCs), with significant diversity in practices and language. The array of approaches to CE contributes to confusion among practitioners.
Bernalillo County partners with South Valley Community programs to end racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile justice
Why do they run away? That was the question Bernalillo County’s juvenile justice program staff wanted answered after they noticed a trend. In Albuquerque’s South Valley, youth were leaving home while under house arrest, prompting a warrant and jail time.
Medical College of Wisconsin-Led Project to Address Opioid Use Disorder Earns Funding from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Military veterans can experience high levels of chronic pain due to their military service, and are at risk of developing addiction from the opiates used to treat their pain. Nationwide, opioid addiction and misuse is becoming an epidemic.
At one Baltimore public charter school, there’s always time for a checkup
In the classroom, a student complaining about having trouble breathing can turn into a health emergency in a heartbeat. But for students enrolled in KIPP Baltimore, a public charter elementary and middle school, a quick trip to the school-based health center allows them to be treated on site as they would at a doctor’s office.
UIC Researchers to Address Pharmacy Deserts, Closures in Chicago
In some city neighborhoods pharmacies appear to be in abundant supply, but in others they are few and far between. As with areas that lack access to grocery stores, many residents of Chicago now live in “pharmacy deserts.”
A Wave of Closures Has Left Some Neighborhoods in a “Pharmacy Desert”
In well-heeled parts of town, national chains (of the increasingly swanky variety) seem to pop up with the ubiquity of coffee shops. But in less affluent areas, pharmacy closures have reached a level where some neighborhoods are what researchers call “pharmacy deserts.”
Hospital-Based Program Working with At Risk Youth
A new hospital-based program is helping troubled youth get back on track. Organizers want to encourage them to abandon a life on the streets and to keep them out of emergency rooms. This is now happening on the Nebraska Medicine campus and for some people the program is working.
Bassett Welcomes Transgender Doctor for Talk
Bassett Medical Center welcomed a national leader in transgender health and gender confirmation surgery Thursday, where she discussed cultural competency and the needs of transgender patients.
Hartwick’s O’Connor Chair Lecture to Address Transgender Healthcare
The Hartwick College Department of Nursing will present the 2017 O’Connor Chair Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15 in Anderson Center for the Arts Theatre, on the College campus. Dr. Diane Georgeson, a practitioner at the Gender Wellness Center at Oneonta FoxCare’s Susquehanna Family Practice, is the guest speaker.
Getting Dental Care Can Be A Challenge For People With Disabilities
At the Marshfield Clinic dental center in Chippewa Falls, Wis., hygienist Karen Eslinger is getting her room ready. It’s all quite routine — covering the chair’s headrest with plastic, opening instruments, wiping down trays. But then she starts getting creative.
For Transgender Youths in New York, It Would Be a Health Care Milestone
The New York State Health Department has signaled that it intends to allow transgender youths to receive Medicaid coverage for hormones that forestall puberty, wiping away prohibitions that have been criticized by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups.
Reducing mental health stigma in the Filipino community
Recent studies have indicated an increased need for preventive mental health and social services among Filipinos, in part because of higher rates of problem behaviors such as substance use, high school dropout, and teen births compared to other Asian subgroups. Filipino adolescents were also found to have increased reports of depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts […]