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Investigator Award Winner Named Provost of Harvard

Apr 25, 2011, 2:37 PM, Posted by mtomlinson

Alan M. Garber, M.D., Ph.D., recipient of a 2003 RWJF Investigator Award in Health Policy Research (2003), will become the new provost of Harvard University on September 1. He attended Harvard as an undergraduate and also received his Ph.D. in economics there.

Garber is currently a professor of medicine and economics at Stanford University, where he earned his M.D. He directs the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research at Stanford Medical School, and is a staff physician at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System.

“I think it’s very important to have somebody who has crossed disciplinary boundaries and schools and departments, because that remains an area where Harvard will have to get stronger and stronger,” current provost Steven E. Hyman said at a reception in Garber’s honor on April 15.

Learn more about the RWJF Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Human Capital Blog. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors.