New on Human Capital

May 31, 2011, 12:00 PM, Posted by

Each week, the Human Capital section of features in-depth stories, features and briefs about the work of the many grantees this portfolio supports. In recent weeks, stories include:

With Simple Tool, Primary Care Providers May be Able to Identify, Refer Foster Care Youth with Social and Emotional Problems

A study by RWJF Physician Faculty Scholar alumna Sandra Jee, M.D., M.P.H., shows that a short survey of youth and foster parents at the beginning of routine clinical visits can help identify mental health problems, as well as strengths.

RWJF Health & Society Scholars Present Research at National Institutes of Health During Annual Meeting

Over the course of several days in May, each of the current scholars presented on their ongoing research, and got feedback and ideas from fellow scholars. In a highlight of the session, the scholars visited the National Institutes of Health to hear remarks from Sir Michael Marmot, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., F.R.C.P., an international leader in the field of health disparities.

Ladder to Leadership Fellow Steers Nonprofit through Challenging Times

The nation’s economic woes are putting the pinch on service-delivery organizations around the nation. With leadership from CEO Cassandra Sheets, L.M.S.W., the Center for Family Life and Recovery in Utica, New York, has moved aggressively to strengthen its operation. (Sheets also wrote a related post for the Human Capital blog.)

Advancing Interprofessional Education

Have you been keeping up with the Human Capital blog interviews with leaders from the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC)? Learn more about the two groundbreaking reports released by IPEC on May 10.

Trauma Center Locations and Procedures a Barrier to Care for Elderly and Vulnerable Patients

Physician Faculty Scholar Renee Hsia, M.D., finds that factors such as age and geographic location may impact who gets trauma and emergency room care. Read about her research on trauma care inequalities.

RWJF Grantee is Caring Godmother to Inner-City Moms-to-Be

Low-income women in Washington, D.C. are delivering healthy babies thanks to Ruth Watson Lubic, C.N.M., Ed.D. The clinic she started in 2000 has shown remarkable benefits, like much lower rates of pre-term birth and low-birthweight babies than pregnant women in the city as a whole.

Gender Bias in Research Ignores Estrogen's Effect on the Brain

Emily Jacobs, Ph.D., a Health & Society Scholar, looks at the role hormones play in brain function and finds that the sex of study participants is a critical factor in determining research outcomes.

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