New on the Human Capital Section of the RWJF Website

Feb 2, 2012, 6:00 PM

The Human Capital section of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) website carries a steady stream of stories, profiles and features about the work of the scholars, fellows and grantees the Foundation supports. Check out a few of the new stories:

Is the NCAA's Controversial New Genetic Screening Program Effective?

A trio of RWJF Clinical Scholars examined the implications of a new policy the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has adopted, which requires all Division I student athletes to be tested for the sickle cell trait.

RWJF Scholars Work to Protect Infants from Whooping Cough

Offering free whopping cough (pertussis) vaccines to new parents and caregivers can increase the adult vaccination rate, and in doing so protect infants from this potentially fatal disease, according to a study by Clinical Scholars Deepa Camenga, MD, and Kelly Kyanko, MD.

Investigator Examines Path to More Affordable and Effective Drugs

Read about the research of RWJF Investigator Award in Health Policy Research recipient Aaron Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH, on drug patent law and evidence-based prescribing practices. Read a post Kesselheim wrote on the Human Capital blog about pharmaceutical industry marketing to medical students.

New National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council Could Help Improve Nation's Health

RWJF Health & Society Scholar Elizabeth Rigby, PhD, outlines the opportunities and challenges facing The National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council, a bold federal interagency effort created by the health reform law. The Council will include leaders from a variety of government agencies. Its mandate is to examine how "non-health policies"—like education and housing—affect health. However, its funding is uncertain.

See these stories and more on the Human Capital section of the RWJF website.

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