Navigation Links
AcademyHealth honors leading health services researchers
Date:6/27/2010

BOSTON (June 27, 2010) AcademyHealth announced its 2010 award winners today, recognizing leading researchers in different stages of their careers for significant contributions for the fields of health services research and policy.

"These prestigious awards, each independently selected by distinguished leaders from our field, honor new and established leaders whose research advances policy and practice to improve health and health care," said W. David Helms, Ph.D., president and CEO of AcademyHealth.

The following awards will be presented at the 2010 Annual Research Meeting, June 27-29 in Boston:

DISTINGUISHED INVESTIGATOR AWARD

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc.

Dr. Iezzoni is professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Mongan Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital. She previously spent 16 years in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Iezzoni has conducted numerous studies for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institutes of Health, the Medicare agency, and private foundations on various topics, including evaluating methods for predicting costs, clinical outcomes, and substandard quality of care.

The Distinguished Investigator Award recognizes investigators who have made significant and lasting contributions to the field of health services research through scholarship, teaching, advancement of science and methods, and leadership. Notable past recipients include David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Karen Davis, Ph.D., The Commonwealth Fund; Mark V. Pauly, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; and Uwe Reinhardt, Ph.D., Princeton University.

ALICE S. HERSH NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARD

Aaron S. Kesselheim, M.D., J.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Kesselheim is an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and a faculty member in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He is board certified in internal medicine, serves as a primary care physician, and attends on the general medicine inpatient service at BWH. His research focuses on the effects of intellectual property laws and regulatory policies on pharmaceutical development, the drug approval process, and the costs, availability, and use of prescription drugs both domestically and in resource-poor settings.

ARTICLE-OF-THE-YEAR AWARD

Deborah N. Peikes, Ph.D.

Dr. Peikes is recognized for her work as lead author on the article, "Effects of Care Coordination on Hospitalization, Quality of Care, and Health Care Expenditures Among Medicare Beneficiaries: 15 Randomized Trials," which appeared in the February 2010 issue of JAMA. The article was co-authored by Arnold Chen, Jennifer Schore and Randall Brown.

Dr. Peikes is a senior researcher at Mathematica Policy Research. She has technical and substantive expertise in studying how to improve the effectiveness of care coordination and disease management for people with chronic illnesses; delivery of primary care through medical homes; and health, employment, and social integration of beneficiaries with severe disabilities.

OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION AWARD

Janet R. Cummings, Ph.D.

Dr. Cummings is recognized for her doctoral dissertation, "Mental Health Counseling Use among Adolescents: An Elaboration of the Role of Contextual Sociodemographic Characteristics," at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health. Dr. Cummings is an assistant professor of health policy and management at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. Her primary research interests are in mental health services, geographic variations in health services and outcomes, racial/ethnic disparities in health care, and Medicare.


'/>"/>

Contact: Kristin Rosengren
kristin.rosengren@academyhealth.org
202-292-6700
AcademyHealth
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. New Senior Housing in Minnesota by Ecumen Honors Agricultural Heritage
2. "Descubre Tu Estilo: Tu Gua Para Vestir Mejor" Wins Triple Crown Award and Honors at the 12th International Latino Book Awards
3. Mount Sinai School of Medicine Commencement Honors Leaders in Genetics and Global Health
4. 25 US Organizations Receive Annual Diversity Council Honors Awards During Reception in Atlanta
5. San Antonio Chamber Honors Women Business, Community Leaders
6. Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation honors Michael C. Soulen as Dotter lecturer
7. The Sturge-Weber Foundation Honors Dr. David J. Goldberg
8. Alzheimers Association Honors Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue With Humanitarian Award
9. The Association of Diversity Councils Announces Its 2010 Diversity Council Honors Award™ Recipients
10. AMA Honors U.S. Delegate Donna Christensen, M.D. With Top Government Service Award
11. AMA Honors Maine Governor John Baldacci With Top Government Service Award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/20/2017)... SANTA CLARA, CA (PRWEB) , ... July 20, ... ... some form of travel protection services since 2014, top travel insurance solution company ... agents the tools to sell all major international travel insurance products online, under ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... A local summer theatre camp is celebrating ... support fine arts programs in Chester County’s Elementary Schools. In late June, students ... , More than 850 people attended the two performances, an increase from ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... ... Med Tech Solutions (MTS), a leading health care cloud computing company, recently announced ... move that will help the company better serve its clients and promote continued growth. ... to help MTS expand its presence in the Midwest and deepen MTS’ ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... A July 5th article on Reuters Health News ... received a body contouring procedure reported experiencing a better quality of life, compared to ... provides both types of procedures, notes that this report jibes with what they regularly ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... ... the Buffalo and Her Adventures”: a collection of heartwarming children’s stories. “Lucky the Buffalo ... Jr. was born in Toledo, Ohio. He attended Woodward High School. He earned ... to a brilliant woman with a caring heart named Tiina, who is a hospice nurse. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/11/2017)... Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP ) ( ... development of oral drug delivery systems, announced today that ... to schedule an End-of-Phase II meeting with Oramed for ... insulin capsule ORMD-0801 in the treatment of type 2 ... endpoints by indicating a statistically significant lowering of glucose ...
(Date:7/10/2017)...  The tenth annual BioPharm America™ will ... at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, September 26–27. The event ... decision makers and innovative biotech startup companies. The event ... two impactful days. BioPharm America is now part of ... opportunities with 4,500+ life science industry influencers participating in ...
(Date:7/5/2017)... , July 5, 2017 ... www.oramed.com ), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused ... that it has received approval from the Israel Securities Authority ... Exchange (TASE). Oramed common stock will commence trading on the ... on the current market capitalization of the Company, it is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: