AAMC News and Leadership Announcements, 2012 October 3

The current issue of AAMC News and Leadership Announcements includes the following stories that may be of particular interest at City of Hope:

The University of California, Riverside on Tuesday announced that it has received notification that its planned medical school has received “preliminary accreditation” from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The school said it will immediately begin recruiting students for its charter class entering in August 2013. Dr. G. Richard Olds is vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the medical school.

http://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/9212 <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994877:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>

The Commonwealth Fund on Tuesday issued a new report, “Health Care in the 2012 Presidential Election: How the Obama and Romney Plans Stack Up.” The report considers seven key questions: Will the plans increase the number of Americans with health insurance?; Will the plans make health insurance more affordable?; Will the plans protect consumers?; Will the plans improve consumer choice?; Will the plans help small businesses?; Will the plans improve Medicare?; and, Will the plans improve health care quality and slow health care spending growth?

http://tinyurl.com/9htecos <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994878:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>

The New York Times has created a debate page focused on “Breaking the Bias Against Women in Science.” The page features essays from various leaders on strategies to advance women in science.

http://tinyurl.com/9zt8kls <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994882:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>

The new issue of “Findings,” a publication of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, features a lead article on improving access to science for people with disabilities.

http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept12/opening-up-the-lab.asp <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994883:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>

UPMC has announced a five-year, $100 million investment in “a sophisticated enterprise analytics effort that will foster personalized medicine. Together with technology partners Oracle, IBM, Informatica and dbMotion, UPMC [Monday] announced that it intends to create a best-in-class data warehouse that brings together clinical, financial, administrative, genomic and other information that today is difficult to integrate and analyze.” The Pittsburgh institution reported, “Advanced analytic and predictive modeling applications for clinical and financial decision-making are expected to produce better patient outcomes, enhanced research capabilities, continual quality improvements across UPMC, and reduced costs.”

http://tinyurl.com/9oazxeq <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994886:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>

The National Physicians Alliance and the American Medical Student Association are sponsoring an event on October 12 (4-5:30pm ET), “National Grand Rounds: Managing Industry Conflict of Interest in the Clinical and Academic Setting.” The program also is being broadcast as a webinar. For those wishing to attend in person, the program will be held in Steele Auditorium on the campus of Nova Southeastern University and College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale.

http://action.npalliance.org/p/salsa/web/common/public/signup?signup_page_KEY=7089 <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994887:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>  (webinar registration)

http://action.npalliance.org/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=76251 <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994888:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>  (for in-person registration)

The full list of announcements is below.

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The University of California, Riverside on Tuesday announced that it has received notification that its planned medical school has received “preliminary accreditation” from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The school said it will immediately begin recruiting students for its charter class entering in August 2013. Dr. G. Richard Olds is vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the medical school.

http://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/9212 <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994877:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>

 

The Commonwealth Fund on Tuesday issued a new report, “Health Care in the 2012 Presidential Election: How the Obama and Romney Plans Stack Up.” The report considers seven key questions: Will the plans increase the number of Americans with health insurance?; Will the plans make health insurance more affordable?; Will the plans protect consumers?; Will the plans improve consumer choice?; Will the plans help small businesses?; Will the plans improve Medicare?; and, Will the plans improve health care quality and slow health care spending growth?

http://tinyurl.com/9htecos <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994878:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>

 

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday reported, “Insurer Highmark Inc. has filed suit in Allegheny County’s Court of Common Pleas asking for a temporary ‘restraining order to prevent West Penn Allegheny Health System from starting affiliation or acquisition discussions with other organizations.’ Highmark said it wants to protect the sizable monetary investment, $400 million in loans and grants, that it has already made in the financially ailing health system, and to do that it must keep intact its exclusivity agreement with West Penn Allegheny.”

http://tinyurl.com/92ffsvy <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994879:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>

 

DePaul University and the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science are scheduled to announce the details a five-year “strategic alliance” on Wednesday morning, according to media sources.

http://tinyurl.com/9y4j6hd <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994880:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>

 

At the recent joint meeting of the AAMC Group on Research Advancement and Development (GRAND) and the AAMC Group on Research Education and Training (GREAT), the first recipients of the AAMC Award for Innovations in Research Training and Education were announced. The awardees are: Robert Dittus, M.D., M.P.H. (award winner with distinction – Vanderbilt University School of Medicine); Mark Hellmich, Ph.D. (University of Texas Medical Branch); Stephen Hsu, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Florida College of Medicine); Ralph Keil, Ph.D. (Penn State College of Medicine); and, Richard Steinman, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine). Abstracts of the innovations for which the awardees were honored are available on-line.

http://tinyurl.com/8bgfmq3 <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994881:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>

 

The New York Times has created a debate page focused on “Breaking the Bias Against Women in Science.” The page features essays from various leaders on strategies to advance women in science.

http://tinyurl.com/9zt8kls <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994882:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>

 

The new issue of “Findings,” a publication of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, features a lead article on improving access to science for people with disabilities.

http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/sept12/opening-up-the-lab.asp <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994883:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>

 

A report released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that in 2010, working-age adults made an average of 3.9 visits to doctors, nurses or other medical providers, down from 4.8 in 2001. Among those with at least one such visit, the average number of visits also declined, from 6.4 to 5.4 over the period.

http://tinyurl.com/8rbovxw <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994884:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>

The 2012 MacArthur Fellows were announced on Tuesday. Included among the fellows are: Eric Coleman, a geriatrician at the University of Colorado School of Medicine; Elissa Hallem, a neurobiologist at UCLA; Sarkis Mazmanian, a microbiologist at California Institute of Technology; Melody Swartz, a bioengineer are École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; and, Benjamin Warf, a pediatric neurosurgeon, Boston Children’s Hospital. Each fellow receives a stipend of $500,000, paid out in equal quarterly installments over five years.

http://www.macfound.org/fellows/class/2012/ <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994885:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>

UPMC has announced a five-year, $100 million investment in “a sophisticated enterprise analytics effort that will foster personalized medicine. Together with technology partners Oracle, IBM, Informatica and dbMotion, UPMC [Monday] announced that it intends to create a best-in-class data warehouse that brings together clinical, financial, administrative, genomic and other information that today is difficult to integrate and analyze.” The Pittsburgh institution reported, “Advanced analytic and predictive modeling applications for clinical and financial decision-making are expected to produce better patient outcomes, enhanced research capabilities, continual quality improvements across UPMC, and reduced costs.”

http://tinyurl.com/9oazxeq <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994886:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>

The National Physicians Alliance and the American Medical Student Association are sponsoring an event on October 12 (4-5:30pm ET), “National Grand Rounds: Managing Industry Conflict of Interest in the Clinical and Academic Setting.” The program also is being broadcast as a webinar. For those wishing to attend in person, the program will be held in Steele Auditorium on the campus of Nova Southeastern University and College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale.

http://action.npalliance.org/p/salsa/web/common/public/signup?signup_page_KEY=7089 <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994887:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>  (webinar registration)

http://action.npalliance.org/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=76251 <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994888:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>  (for in-person registration)

Dr. Russell R. Lonser has been named chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the Ohio State University and College of Medicine and Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Lonser has spent the last 11 years at the NIH, most recently as chief of the Surgical Neurology Branch in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

http://tinyurl.com/9qxuprg <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994889:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>

The University of Nevada School of Medicine has made two leadership appointments. James Kenyon, Ph.D., professor of physiology and cell biology, has been appointed interim senior associate dean for research. Dr. Kenyon is director of the Nevada IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence and has an experienced background in clinical and translational research development. Evan M. Klass, M.D., associate professor of medicine, has been appointed to the new position of Associate Dean for Statewide Initiatives.

http://tinyurl.com/9r73wnw <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994890:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>

A Q&A on implementation science with Ralph Gonzales, MD, a professor in the UCSF School of Medicine, and director of the Implementation Science program at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), has been posted on the UCSF web page.

http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2012/10/12845/implementation-science-q-program-director-ralph-gonzales <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994891:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>

Winthrop-University Hospital has named Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education. Dr. Shelov is charged with overseeing the 80 third- and fourth-year medical students who come to Winthrop’s Clinical Campus of Stony Brook University’s School of Medicine for the majority of their clinical experience and classroom training. Winthrop is a 591-bed medical center in Mineola, NY.

http://www.winthrop.org/newsroom/press/release.cfm?id=823 <http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/17994892:20572674798:m:1:1612442508:D876A01CDD6B9B27B97A72F890CDB7A4:r>

Howard A. Cohen, MD, has been appointed Professor of Medicine and Director of the Institute of Interventional Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, and Director of Interventional Cardiology and the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at Temple University Hospital, effective October 1, 2012. Dr. Cohen comes to Temple from Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City where he was Director of the Division of Cardiac Intervention, and Co-Director of Cardiovascular Interventional Laboratories.

 

Tony Mazzaschi

AAMC

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