Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Announces New NAC Member
The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program announced that Kevin B. Johnson, MD, MS, (’93), will join its national advisory committee. Johnson is a professor and chair of biomedical informatics at Vanderbilt University, with a joint appointment in the department of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. An internationally-respected developer and evaluator of clinical information technology, Johnson is assistant editor for the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), and serves on the editorial board of Ambulatory Pediatrics.

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Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College Announces the 2013–2014 Health Policy Associates
The RWJF Center for Health Policy is pleased to announce the 2013–2014 Health Policy Associates. The Health Policy Associates Program provides the faculty of Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University, and other universities with an opportunity to enhance training, collegiality, and support of health policy and social science research.

Fifteen faculty members from Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University, and Lipscomb University were selected from a pool of applicants based on their qualifications and expertise: Chad K. Gentry, PharmD, BCACP, CDE (Lipscomb University); Machelle Fleming Thompson, RDH, MSPH; Leslie R. Halpern, MD, DDS, PhD, MPH; Tawana K. Ware, DDS, MSD; Tultul Nayyar, PhD; Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI; Chasidy Singleton, MD; Regina S. Offodile, MD; William N. Washington, DPA, MPA, MPH, CHES; Thomas D. Luten, MA; Boris Voinov, MD; Carolyn Szetela, PhD; Suzette Marie Stines, DDS (Meharry Medical College); Derek M. Griffith, PhD; and Richard A. Epstein, PhD, MPH (Vanderbilt University).

New Connections Grantees and Program Staff Present at the 2013 Society for Social Work Research Conference
New Connections grantees, Kim Cassie, PhD, MSSW, MA, (’11) and Dnika Travis, PhD, (’11) and program staff presented a session at the Society for Social Work Research Conference on January 19, 2013, entitled: “Exploring the Intersection of Workforce Development, Diversity, and Health: Research Perspectives from RWJF’s New Connections Program.”