Jun 18 2012
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Honors, Awards, Accomplishments...

The following are among the honors received recently by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) scholars, fellows and grantees.

Several RWJF scholars were named to the 2012 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellows. They include: RWJF Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research recipients Amy Finkelstein, PhD, MPhil, and Joseph Fins, MD; RWJF Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program alumni Griffin Rodgers, MD, MACP, and Emery Brown, MD, PhD; and RWJF Scholars in Health Policy Research alumnus Vincent Hutchings, PhD.

Amy Finkelstein was also named the 2012 recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal in economics, regarded as economics’ most prestigious award. Read an RWJF Human Capital Blog post by Finkelstein.

Debra Ann Toney, PhD, MS, BSN, FAAN, an alumna of the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program, is one of 22 Americans selected by Coca-Cola to carry the Olympic Flame in the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. The torchbearers will carry the flame in and around Oxford, England, July 9 to 11 before the opening ceremony on July 27.

Dana Toy, a graduate of the RWJF Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) and student at Emory University, was among 18 Americans selected as 2012-2013 Luce Scholars. The program provides a stipend, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for a year of hands-on experience and work.

Kate Krause, PhD, a senior fellow at the RWJF Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico(UNM), was appointed Interim Dean of University College at UNM.

RWJF Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative at the University of New Mexico fellow Carolyn Montoya, MSN, was invited to serve on the New Mexico Medicaid Advisory Committee, an advisory body to the Secretary of the Human Services Department and the Director of the Medical Assistance Division.

Mark V. Pauly, PhD, co-director of the RWJF Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) was named the 2012 recipient of the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research, awarded during the Association of University Programs in Health Administration annual meeting on May 31. Pauly was also awarded the American Society of Health Economists’ 2012 Victor R. Fuchs Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nancy Hanrahan, PhD, RN, FAAN, an alumna of the RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars program, was appointed to the behavioral health steering committee of the National Quality Forum.

Scholars in Health Policy Research alumna Beth Kosiak, PhD, took over the post of Vice President, Quality Measurement and Performance, of United HealthGroup’s research division on April 1.

Jane Kirschling, DNS, RN, FAAN, an alumna of the Executive Nurse Fellows program, assumed the presidency of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing at the organization’s spring meeting in March.

Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN, FSHEA, CIC, also an alumna of the Executive Nurse Fellows program, was named the recipient of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology’s highest honor, the Carole DeMille Achievement Award.

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island named Angelleen Peters-Lewis, BSN, MS, PhD, an Executive Nurse Fellow, senior vice president for Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer.

Emily Haozous, PhD, RN, participated in the National Institutes of Health Native Investigator Program, a pipeline training program for American Indian faculty members. Haozous is a Nurse Faculty Scholar. Read a post she wrote for the RWJF Human Capital Blog.

Executive Nurse Fellows alumna Alexia Green, PhD, RN, FAAN, is among the 13 members appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to the Texas Institute of Health Care Quality and Efficiency Board of Directors.

Sara Shostak, PhD, MPH, an alumna of the RWJF Health & Society Scholars program, is among a number of researchers who will share a $2 million grant award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to investigate the benefits of genetic testing for epilepsy. Read more about the research she is conducting.

Health & Society Scholars alumnus David Rehkopf, ScD, MPH, is part of a research team that received a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to study Asian Americans’ health.

Executive Nurse Fellows alumna Brenda Nevidjon, MSN, RN, FAAN, will become president of the International Society of Nursing in Cancer Care Board of Directors on July 1, 2012.

Duquesne University has named Executive Nurse Fellow Mary Ellen Glasgow, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, to be the new dean of its School of Nursing, effective August 6, 2012.

Mary Lou Manning, CRNP, PhD, CIC, an alumna of the Executive Nurse Fellows program, was named one of five finalists from the Philadelphia Tri-State region for Nurse.com Nursing Spectrum’s 2012 Nursing Excellence Awards, in the education and mentorship category.

Nurse Faculty Scholar Matthew D. McHugh, PhD, JD, MPH, RN, CRNP, was awarded the University of Pennsylvania Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Scholarly Mentorship.

The Aetna Foundation awarded $250,000 to a group of researchers, led by RWJF Clinical Scholars alumnus Matthew Press, MD, MSc, to study communication between home health nurses and physicians caring for recently hospitalized Medicare patients with congestive heart failure.

Malathi Srinivasan, MD, an alumna of the RWJF Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars program, won the Clinician Educator of the Year award from the Society of General Internal Medicine for the California/Hawaii region.

Nurse Faculty Scholar Laura Larsson, PhD, MPH, RN, received the Sigma Theta Tau International, Zeta Upsilon Chapter's Recognition Award at a gala event held in April.

The National Institutes of Health awarded a $4 million, five-year grant to a research team led by Sarah Szanton, PhD, CRNP, MSN, also a Nurse Faculty Scholar, to continue the successful pilot of a home-based intervention study with low-income older adults.

Nurse Faculty Scholar Jodi Ford, PhD, RN, was awarded a seed grant from Ohio State’s Initiative in Population Research for her research on social contexts and adolescent health.

John Brekke, PhD, the recipient of an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, was appointed to the board of directors of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

Derryl Block, PhD, MPH, RN, an alumna of the Executive Nurse Fellows program, was named the new dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences at Northern Illinois University.

RWJF Health Policy Fellow David Sklar, MD, has been named the next editor-in-chief of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ monthly peer-reviewed journal, Academic Medicine.

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