News and Events
HEALTH POLICY SCHOLARS AWARDED PRIZES AT MEHARRY 57th ANNUAL RESEARCH DAY
Congratulations to RWJF Health Policy Scholars Ballington Kinlock, Irwine Sainvil, LaKeisha Tillery, and Tulani Washington-Plaskett, who all took home top prizes at the 57th Annual Student Research Day at Meharry Medical College on March 13, 2013.
Ballington Kinlock won the 1st Place prize in the category for senior level biomedical Ph.D. students after presenting his work entitled, "Transmission of HIV-1 across the mucosal vaginal epithelial layer utilizes the Rab-11 dependent recycling endosomal pathway and can be influenced by the sex hormone progesterone."
Irwine Sainvil won 3rd Place among dental students for "Readability of informed consent documents for limited literacy of minority populations."
Lakeisha Tillery, a doctoral student in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, won 2nd Place for her research poster titled, "Protease-activated receptor-3 signals independent of protease-activated receptor-1 to regulate endothelial nitric oxide synthase in human edothelial cells."
Tulani Washington-Plaskett won 1st Place in the category for Medical Research for her abstract titled, "Race differences in the age at diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases."
NAB MEMBER PUBLISHES OP-ED IN THE WASHINGTON POST
April 30, 2013 - Senator William H. Frist, MD, a member of the Center's National Advisory Board and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, recently published an op-ed in the Washington Post on the release of the bipartisan report related to increasing value and controlling healthcare costs. The article, titled "How to build a better health-care system," uniquely brings together policy and budget communities.
HEALTH POLICY ASSOCIATE FEATURED IN USA TODAY
March 8, 2013 - Health Policy Associate Manish K. Sethi, M.D., was featured in a USA Today article published this week for his 2012 study on gun violence. The article is part of "Gunfight in America," about America's ongoing debate on gun control. Dr. Sethi has garnered national attention for his pilot project study, sponsored by the RWJF Center for Health Policy, and has been featured by The Tennessean, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Dr. Sethi is a trauma surgeon at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and co-director of the Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute Center for Health Policy. Click here to read the article.
HEALTH POLICY ALUMNI LUNCHEON
Former Health Policy Scholars Chat about Life After Graduation
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. Discussion
RWJF Center for Health Policy | Clay Simpson Bldg. | 1st Floor Classroom
Naa Amponsah, MSPH
Senior Editorial Assistant
Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved Meharry Medical College
Asher Turney, MD, MBA, MSPH
Choice Medicine | Toney, Alabama
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RWJF CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
November 19, 2012—The RWJF Center for Health Policy held its second National Advisory Board (NAB) meeting on November 14 – 15, 2012 on the campus of Vanderbilt University, sharing with the Board the outstanding work that affiliated faculty, students, and staff have accomplished during the Center's third year. A slate of new course selections for Health Policy Scholars and Fellows was also reported as well as the success of the Center's first Summer Institute on Health Policy.
The National Advisory Board (NAB) consists of the most prominent national leaders in health policy and research as well as established national scholars within the disciplines of economics, sociology, and political science whose central role is to provide an outside expert evaluation of the Center's progress. Additionally, the NAB provides advice and counsel in the development and implementation of the Center's strategic plan; assists in identifying opportunities for furthering the development of the Center; and promotes the Center's affiliated Health Policy Fellows and Scholars. Click here to view a list of our NAB members and to learn more about these twelve esteemed national leaders.
THE URBAN INSTITUTE’S LISA DUBAY JOINS THE CENTER’S NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
November 7, 2012—The RWJF Center for Health Policy is pleased to introduce Lisa Dubay, PhD, ScM as the newest member of our National Advisory Board. Dr. Dubay joins us from the Urban Institute, where she serves as a senior fellow for the Health Policy Center.
Dr. Dubay recently returned to the Urban Institute after being an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a special advisor in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Dr. Dubay brings a wealth of health policy expertise to the NAB. She is a nationally recognized expert on the Medicaid and CHIP programs. She is a health services researcher who has focused on evaluating the effects of public policies on access to care, health care utilization, health outcomes and health insurance coverage using quasi-experimental designs. Dr. Dubay's evaluation work has included assessing the impacts of expansions in public health insurance programs for children, pregnant women and adults for federal agencies and major foundations. She has also assessed the impact of the movement to Medicaid managed care on access to care and health outcomes. Her early work focused evaluating the impact of Medicaid nursing home reimbursement strategies on quality of care and health outcomes of residents and of Medicare's hospital prospective payment system on hospital, nursing home and home health use under Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Dubay developed the Health Policy Center's Medicaid eligibility simulation model, which she has used to produce estimates of eligible but uninsured children and participation rates in Medicaid and CHIP.
RWJF CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY FEATURED IN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012 LEADERS’ LINK NEWSLETTER
Dr. Jonathan Metzl
and Dr. Maria C. Mejia de Grubb
November 7, 2012—The September/October 2012 issue of the RWJF Leaders' Link Newsletter has been published, listing the latest progress, achievements, and accolades of the RWJF Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College and other RWJF programs. Featured in this issue is Health Policy Associate Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD, and Maria C. Mejia de Grubb, MD, MPH. Read about our progress, achievements and accolades here.