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NEWSLETTER

Monthly NHMA Newsletter submitted by Dr. Elena Rios

22nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Join us and register today!              

MEMBERSHIP

Have a Voice. Make an Impact. We Invite you to become a member.

Help Victims in Puerto Rico and  Mexico

Hurricane Maria and Earthquake have brought devastating destruction to Puerto Rico and Mexico. As an organization based on helping the Hispanic community, we ask that our members look at some of the following ways to help the victims of these tragedies. 

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PUBLICATIONS

Consensus Summit on Building Diversity in Medicine and Research Report

As a part of an ongoing commitment to promote health care equity and quality, the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) convened a meeting of national experts to the Consensus Summit on Building Diversity in Medicine and Research, on January 29, 2015 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.  National leaders for underrepresented populations in science and medicine discussed their best ideas and practices for improving representation; established recommendations, and formulated a direction and consensus statements, with the aim to build diversity in medicine and research in the U.S. not sure about the wording:  Link here to the Summit Final Report.

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NHMA White Paper: NHMA Produced a white paper entitled: “An Examination of Minority Populations and the Dental Service Organization Model in the US," which examines dental access among minority & low -income populations.

Read full report.

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WHAT'S NEW AT NHMA

Introducing the NHMA Endorsed Employee Benefits Program: NHMA is excited to respond to the needs of its member physicians and supporters by offering our new NHMA Endorsed Employee Benefits Program.  The program offers access to quality health plans and valuable supplemental insurance and business products for NHMA physicians, members and their staff. Click here for more information. 

NHMA's "CALL TO ACTION" against GOP Health Care Bill to Repeal  : This week, the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Bill was introduced in the Senate as a last effort to Repeal the ACA this year. NHMA is not in favor of this bill.  NHMA advocates for health reform that includes access to affordable healthcare insurance for all and Medicaid expansion and subsidies and cost sharing for insurance plans. We must move forward to improve health reform policy that includes Essential Beneifits, health care professional diversity, leadership development and the support for the Offices of Minority Health at the US HHS agencies. Go to Government Affairs for Call to Action for more details and to Call your Senator TODAY.

NHMA Conference - Mar. 22-25, 2018, Washington, DC  - We are seeking Speakers Abstracts - till Sept. 30th; Sponsors; Exhibitors to Share Career Opportunities for physicians and health professionals; and Loan Repayment programs, Masters programs for policy, public health, business for medical students; Financial planning and Technology for physicians and medical students.  See Conference page on this website.

Research Training Programs - NHHF PCORI Program - seeking Jr Faculty Mentees and Sr Faculty Mentors - includes webinars and 2 day training at NHMA Conference on Mar. 21-22

                                                    NIDDK Program seeking Residents for one day training at NHMA Conference on Mar. 22

NHMA College Scholars Program - Conferences for College PreHealth Students - Los Angeles (TBD), San Antonio (TBD), Washington, DC (Mar. 24, 2018) - We are seeking Mentors - medical, nursing, public health, dental students who will meet at least once per month with a college student.

NHMA Medical School Liaison Program - We are seeking NHMA members to meet with medical students 3 times during the academic year.

For programs above - send an email to NHMA@NHMAmd.org

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NHMA Newsletter February 2013

Washington, DC

LEGISLATION UPDATE

START PLANNING TO DO MORE WITH LESS - THE MESSAGE FOR FEDERAL FUNDED PROGRAMS. The Budget Control Act of 2011 (P.L. 112-25) established caps on Federal discretionary spending over 10 years, resulting in $1.5 trillion in spending cuts (compared to 2010 levels adjusted for inflation) and an additional $1.2 trillion cuts over ten years. The failure of the bi-partisan €œsuper committee to come to an agreement on a deficit reduction plan triggered sequestration, originally scheduled to take effect on January 2, 2013. To sequester means to set apart or to take something away until a debt has been repaid. In the context of funding federal programs, sequestration means across-the-board cuts to most programs, both defense and nondefense. There are a few discretionary programs that are exempt from sequestration in the first year, such as Pell grants and Medicaid. The Passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act in January 2013 delayed sequestration by two months to March 1, 2013, and the overall amount of cuts was reduced by $24 billion, equally divided between defense and non-defense programs. The $24 billion cost of the delay was offset by $12 billion in new revenue, and $12 billion in additional discretionary cuts in FY 2013 and FY 2014, split evenly between defense and NDD programs.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) estimates that the NDD sequestration, should it take effect on March 1, would cut more than $26 billion from affected programs, a cut of 5.1 percent. These cuts will truly be across-the-board, with no departmental control on how the sequester impacts individual programs.


NHMA MET WITH CHAIRMAN OF THE CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUSon the importance of developing new efforts to diversity our health care workforce and determine how to connect Hispanic science and math college students with new culturally competent curricula, mentoring and faculty development focused on HEALTH PROFESSIONAL CAREERS. NHMA MET WITH NEW CONGRESSMAN RUIZ, MD on Veterans Health Committee interested in supporting building a diverse health professional workforce and Clinics to provide care for our Veterans.

NHMA AND PARTNERS SEND LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA AND CONGRESS CALLING FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN IMMIGRATION REFORM.
Letter sent to add to the debate to shape the reforms to help our communities across the Latin American families - children, guest workers, adults, and elderly.

NHMA SUPPORTING HISPANIC HEALTH EXPERTS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE POLITICAL APPOINTMENTS NOW NHMA is working with the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of the 30 largest and most influential Latino civil rights and advocacy organizations in the country, with a heightened sense of urgency to address the recent resignations of the only two Latinos in your Cabinet, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. NHMA will write letters of support and send them to the White House and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus for you.

CONGRESS IS ONCE AGAIN CONSIDERING REPEAL OF THE INDEPENDENT PAYMENT ADVISORY BOARD, a panel created under the Affordable Care Act and charged with controlling Medicare costs. U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, a Tennessee Republican, reintroduced the repeal legislation Jan. 23, calling on Congress to get rid of the independent board.In a process that would begin next year, the 15-member IPAB board is tasked with submitting recommendations to Congress to reduce the growth of Medicare expenditures while maintaining or improving the quality of care delivered. The recommendations would be issued each year for which Medicare costs are expected to increase faster than the five-year average of the consumer price index. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would be required to implement the recommendations unless Congress passes -- with a two-thirds supermajority in both houses -- an alternative proposal that provides an equivalent amount of budgetary savings. NHMA signed on to a letter and agrees with the ACP, and other medical/health advocates, which believe that the board should not be able to unilaterally make cost-cutting decisions regarding Medicare.

OPM DIRECTOR JOHN BERRY HAS RENEWED THE HISPANIC COUNCILON FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT FOR 2013

inSPIRE STEM USA
announced the coalition's support of the Immigration Innovation Act of 2013, which establishes the funding stream for national STEM education improvements through fees from the companies that need additional H-1B visas and green cards to fill currently vacant high-skill jobs. The plan, dubbed I-Squared, addresses the thousands of unfilled high-skill jobs and ensures the United States remains competitive by producing more college graduates with engineering, math, and science degrees.

The inSPIRE STEM USA solution:
Short Term: Address the STEM shortage now - Reform High-Skilled Immigration
Establish an increased allocation of H-1B STEM visas to meet employers hiring needs and generate revenue for new investments in the U.S. STEM pipeline.
Recapture unused employment-based green card numbers to reduce the green card backlog and generate revenue for new investments in the U.S. STEM pipeline.
Direct employer investments from these new, targeted immigration benefits to fund targeted initiatives that strengthen the U.S. STEM pipeline.

Long-Term: Increase the Pipeline of STEM Graduates in the US
Recruit and train additional STEM teachers throughout the country.
Improve access to computer science in high schools to encourage more students to consider careers in computing.
Address American college completion crisis by helping students who start college earn their degrees faster and help colleges produce more STEM degrees.


MEDICAID EXPANSION will provide states $7 for each $1 they spend to increase the Medicaid eligibility up to 138% of poverty, according to the Urban institute. States with Republican Governors show support for Medicaid Expansion in the era of health care reform which calls for the drastic decrease in the Federal funding for charity care in hospitals (Disproportionate Share Healthcare Program) as it is expected that there will be increased insured Americans leading to decrease chairty care.
Arizona just joined Nevada, New Mexico and North Dakota and this week, Ohio and Michigan indicated they will also accept the Medicaid exansion to be covered by Federal 100% funding

CMS MEDICARE 2012 REPORT DOCUMENTS THE ACA HEALTH CARE SAVINGS:
6 million Americans who have reached Medicare Part D donut hole have saved over $5.7 million on prescription medicaltions.In 2012, those Medicare beneficiaries who are in the donut hole, were provided 50% discount on medications, and 14% generic drugs. An estimated 34 million Americans used one or more Medicare free preventive services

Prevention services covered by Medicare
Annual Wellness Visit
Alcohol Screening and Behavioral Counseling
Annual Depressive Screening
Intensive Therapy for CVD Risk Reduction
Obesity Screening and Intensive Behavioral Counseling
Bone Mass Measurement
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Diabetes, Colorectal, HIV Screening
Pap Test, Mammograms
Vaccines = flu, hep B
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Screening and Counseling
Tobacco Cessation Counseling


NHMA PROGRAMS UPDATE

NHMA Leadership FellowshipPart I - supported by HRSA, will be 2 day Institute linked to the NHMA Annual Conference in Washington, DC as well as Web Streaming to the nation on Integrated Health Professions Training with second session in the summer by webinar. Part II - NHMA Leadership Fellowship Washington, DC Institute will be in September supported by the California Healthcare Foundation and other partners. APPLICATIONS NOW ONLINE at www.nhmamd.org. Send your application John Aguilar: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Deadline is March 1st.

NHMA Resident Mentoring Program to be launched at the NHMA Conference for the NHMA Council of Residents (COR) and NHMA physicians and public health leaders. This is being developed now by COR chairperson Elizabeth Homan, MD, University of Miami, Vanessa Salcedo, MD, Columbia, and Gerardo Lopez-Mena, MD, resident who worked here at NHMA on a preceptorship.

NHMA/NHHF and State Legislative Latino Caucuses - EARLY CHILDHOOD OBESITY POLICY SUMMITS, supported by Kellogg Foundation, New York Academy of Medicine on FEB. 8th was a great success with 110 participants; Sacramento, CA to be March 19 (tentative date). Need physicians interested in participating, other organizations we should invite to meet with the State Legislature Senators and Assemblymen ---contact Nathalie Manzano, Executive Director - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NEW NHMA CME Online Program. We have all 2016 Sessions on the website for CME Credits. Tell your Colleagues about this opportunity. Paid members- Free CME from Morehouse School of Medicine. www.nhmamd.org

New CDC Foundation and NHMA program to recruit Hispanic students one year out of undergraduate graduation to work in Public Health Associates Program -€“ we will be recruiting and mentoring Hispanic students as they start this 2 year program to learn public health skills in State government positions.

NHMA Recruitment of High School and College Latino Students to Medical School with AAMC and GW University School of Medicine---we are holding our First Recruitment Conference at the NHMA Annual Conference, Marriott Wardman Park on Saturday, April 27th from 8:30 am -1:30 pm. And will have a Recruitment Fair in the Exhibit Hall with recruiters from medical schools across the nation. RSVP to Veronica Ramirez: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


NHMA 17the Annul Conference, "Strategies to Build Patient Centered Medical Homes, Curriculum and Research that Improve the Health of Hispanics," Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC, April 25-28, 2013 see www.NHMAamd.org for Call for Abstracts and Call for Posters.

White House Briefing has been Confirmed for Thursday, April 25th! Space limited so Register Now and bring a friend! Also we have our first Congressman confirmed for our Congressional Roundtable €“Dr. Raul Ruiz, new Congressman from Southern California.

Opening Breakfast Session Friday morning followed by Federal agency Updates on Patient Centered Medical Homes, Medical Education Cultural Competence, Prevention Programs/Mental Health/Oral Health and health care and more. New this year will be Congressional Roundtable Friday morning to respond to key stakeholders who deliver health care to Latinos from community health centers, private practices, hospitals, medical schools, and others on the challenges and opportunities for policy development given the Affordable Care Act.

SATURDAY EXHIBIT HALL will focus on CAREER RESOURCES and ADVANCING your PRACTICES - Residents, please ask your recruiters to come out to provide Exhibits for our Medical Students who attend the Conference; again, we need the input from physicians on type of companies you would like to talk to at our conference to build your practices. We have Financial Planning, Computer, Banks coming this year in addition to NIH, CDC, CMS, OWH, OMH and our Pharma and Insurance Partners and more.

We are also having cooking demonstration in the Exhibit Hall to build healthy awareness of great Latino food!

Of note on Sunday, will be the Leadership Institute with OMH new Director Dr. Gracia and a panel of Leaders from Media the new Media from FUSION - ABC/UNIVISION (news channel in English targeted to Latinos), FOX- LATINO, and more.



MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

Are you interested in Developing NHMA? Consider serving on our Committees of the Board of Directors: Policy, Communications, Development, Membership or the Conference. Call John Aguilar at (202) 628-5895.

Are you interested in a position on a federal advisory commission? Send your resume to E. Rios today -“ we have sent in a leadership list to the White House and will send it to HHS as the committee vacancies requests are sent to NHMA.

NHMA Board also decided to expand membership --we are projecting a Membership of 20,000 by the Conference with our new membership drives and mentorship programs being developed.

Of note NHMA president and ceo featured in the PODER Magazine Dec/Jan Issue and the Hispanic Executive Magazine, Jan Issue ----discussing the role of NHMA in developing Latino Leaders and cultural competence training and information for health care in the US.
And Rios was appointed to the THE HISPANIC COUNCIL ON FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT RENEWED BY OPM DIRECTOR JOHN BERRYwith the goal to increase Hispanics in the Federal government.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW NHMA/NHHF SINGLE DONOR CAMPAIGN -
started to provide tax deductible contributions to NHMA and NHHF Programs through the NHMA's Foundation, the National Hispanic Health Foundation. Go to www.NHMAfoundation.org today to support the NHMA and NHHF Programs. We will recognize all supporters over $100 on the website. Contact Nathalie Manzano, NHHF Executive Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NHMA NET MARCH 2012

National Hispanic Medical Association NHMA NET March 2012
Washington, DC


LEGISLATION UPDATE

Senate passes Transportation Bill that includes Health Communities Grants
The Senate bill includes grants to communities for physical activity – bike paths, walking paths to create healthier populations. The Obesity Epidemic needs all of us to do our part to educate our families to lead more Active Lives. We urge you to go to the First Lady’s Lets Move! Website to see more of how you can change your family’s lifestyle and see the new Mi Plato food guidelines.
 
Congress Committee on Agriculture Hearings Start on the Farm Bill for Reauthorization this fall  
NHMA has joined Public health advocates in signing on to letters requesting support for nutritious food subsidies, SNAP program  and other food programs- for example, farmer’s markets that bring nutritious food to our communities- that are supported by the Farm Bill.
 
President Obama Presents his FY13 Budget
Medicare reductions are capped at 2% in President Obama’s FY13 Budget proposal released on Feb. 13. Medicaid and Social Security remain untouched. Medicare GME would be lowered by nearly $10M over ten years. The AAMC has voiced concerns of this given the physician shortage we have in the US. Finally, the diversity programs – HCOP and COE would be defunded. Go to www.nhmamd.org to send letters to your Congressman and Senators to save diversity in the health professions – recruitment, tutoring, and counseling are still needed for our communities to become doctors and public health leaders.
 
March 2012 Marks the 2nd Year Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act – the most transformative legislation since the 1960’s with the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid -increasing access to health care services, requiring data on racial/ethnic and primary language, expanding health information technology, changing reimbursement of physicians and hospitals based on patient outcomes or value of care, and promoting prevention, primary care, mental health and oral health services in culturally appropriate ways ---that will improve the health of all Americans. NHMA is proud to be a supporter of the ACA, specifically the individual mandate, having submitted the Amicus Curiae brief to the Supreme Court with the American Academy of Pediatrics and other provider groups.

NHMA PROGRAM UPDATE

PHYSICIAN LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION PROGRAM, funded by the Office of Minority Health - NHMA is planning its 3rd Leadership Institute for NHMA Medical Society and Health Professional Leadership Network Association boards of directors and other NHMA conference registrants for the first time at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Sunday, April 29th 8:30 am to 11:30 am  ---Speakers include the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, HHS, Dr. Nadine Gracia;  NHMA will introduce national partners who are interested in supporting NHMA Regional Efforts in 2013 -  Teresa Nino, Director, CMS External Affairs, Russell Bennett, Director, United Health Care Latino Solutions, Speaker, AT&T Health Unit and Dr. First.
  
NEW NHMA CME Online Program– We have started this program to provide lectures on topics related to improving healthcare for Latino patients. You can find the CME program on our website, www.nhmamd.org under Resources for Physicians.  We are starting with two lectures on Obesity and on Diabetes. We will be uploading nore lectures on Hispanic health from the NHMA 15th Annual Conference.  CME being provided by Morehouse School of Medicine and will be offered Free to Members. Support for the program is from Johnson & Johnson’s partnership with NHMA to increase provider education on Hispanic health.

NHHF/NHMA Early Child Obesity Health Communications and Policy Project - NHMA’s Foundation, the National Hispanic Health Foundation, supported by the Kellogg Foundation is developing its communications system on its Portal for the working groups to plan STATE SUMMITS on Early Childhood Obesity Policy in Sacramento, California and New York City next February 2013. If interested in participating, call Astrid Jimenez at NHMA office – 202-628-5895. Space will be limited to physicians and health experts with knowledge on solutions to reduce early childhood (0 – 8 yrs old).

Announcing the NHMA Speaker's Bureau  to focus on the importance of E-Health Technology with our partner, AT&T as we develop messages for the public to understand how providers can reduce child obesity and other diseases with the critical use of new technologies like electronic medical records, texting messages through cell phones, smart phone apps, virtual consultations with emailing and more. NHMA Board of Directors are starting the effort.

NHMA 16th Annual Conference  ---“Innovations that Improve Health of Hispanics, Families and Communities.”  April 26-29, 2012, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DCCME provided by Morehouse School of MedicineJOIN US – see www.nhmamd.org for registration, hotel reservations, agenda, sponsorship opportunities.
 
US DHHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to provide Opening Keynote Address on Friday Apr. 27th at 1 pm. We are honored to have the Secretary address the Obama Administration accomplishments on health care reform and other health programs that impact the Hispanic community. Minister of Health of Mexico and PAHO Official to address Immigrant Health on Apr. 27th at 2:45 pm   Reception honoring our International Guests will be that evening at 6:30 pm
 
White House Briefing – Apr. 26th 5-6:30 pm; Congress Briefing – Apr. 27th 9-10:30 am – to educate our conference participants on the latest trends in Federal thinking/policy and program update for health disparities reduction and succeeding in medical care in the new era of efficiency and affordable care & community care programs, with needs for diversity in health professions and more.
 
New Interest Groups Meetings – Apr. 27th 5-6:30 pmNHMA Fellows Alumni, NHMA Council of Residents, NHHF Clinical Trials, Health Professional Students
 
NHMA Leadership Institute – Apr. 29th 8:30 – 11:30 amopen to all conference participants – “Federal Minority Health Priorities” - Nadine Gracia, MD, Acting Director, US DHHS Office of Minority Health; Building National and Regional Partnerships - NHMAl Partners – CMS, United Health Care, AT&T, others…
 
NHMA Awards Gala – Apr.28th – Keynote Speaker: Lorraine Cortez-Vazquez, Executive Vice President, AARP; Honorees:Ileana Arias, Deputy Director, CDC; John Boyer, Chairman, Maximus Foundation; Russell Bennett, Director, United Health Care Latino Solutions; Jaime Torres, DPM, Director HHS Region II (NHMA Fellow of the Year), Presidents, Hispanic Medical Societies and Health Professional Associations. Sponsored by Eli Lilly.
 
Conference Partners: US DHHS Office of Minority Health, US DHHS Health Resources and Services Administration, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Inc, Otsuka, Novo Nordisk, MedCo, PhRMA, Amerigroup, California Healthcare Foundation, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, United Health Care, Astra Zeneca, Concerned Scientists, NY Academy of Medicine, National Hispanic Health Foundation, Morehouse School of Medicine and our Exhibitors and Advertisers(partial list)
 
Topics  to be addressed research, medical education, preventive and mental and oral health of populations, disparities in diseases that impact Hispanics and new programs that can be replicated in regions across the nation to improve the health of our communities.

Go to our NHMA Website (nhmamd.org) for more information - Tell your colleagues about our conference - the only national conference dedicated to bringing together experts who provide care and oversee programs in Latino populations to share how to improve the health of Latinos across the nation.

NHMA is supported by the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to train Hispanic physicians and residents to become leaders for the nation.
 
NHMA Leadership Fellowship (The Class of 2012 - 10 physicians have been selected!)– an Executive Leadership Program for  midcareer physician interested in leadership careers in public service. This is an executive leadership training in collaboration with the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service Leadership Center and the NY Academy of Medicine.
 
NHMA Resident Leadership Program (The Class of 2012 - 20 residents have been selected!)
residents interested in public service or academic leadership careers will be trained on federal and State policies, decision-making for leadership careers, and meet new role models and key leaders in medicine. Institute in NYC in June and in Sacramento, California in August, 2012.

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE
 
NHMA Physician and Associate Membership Drive -
We encourage all physicians and residents as well as anyone interested in our goal to improve the health of Hispanic populations for the U.S. We encourage you to join NHMA where you will become part of a successful network of professionals interested in gaining skills and sharing strategies to improve health policies, programs for leadership development, medical delivery, faculty development, and public service with high priority for helping Latinos who need our attention, especially as the population grows across the nation. NHMA is developing a speakers’ bureau, works with national and major market media outlets and government and private sector health care leaders and NHMA is constantly called on to participate in national and regional conferences. As a PROFESSIONAL MEMBER OF NHMA, you can become more involved in these and more activities to advance Hispanic health and your careers. We nominate members to national boards and commissions to provide education about health care for Hispanic populations.
  
NHMA Health Professional and Medical Student Membership Drive - To all medical students entering your last year of medical school, NHMA encourages you to join as members and continue to network and advance your career to improve the health of your Hispanic patients. For medical students in Year 01 – 03, we partner with LMSA in encouraging you to join LMSA to receive their valuable student programs. NHMA is proud to have had the LMSA national coordinator, Ray Morales on our Board of Directors to help plan joint activities around our national conferences. NHMA provides medical students opportunities to present posters of their research on Hispanic health. We encourage all health professional students interested in Hispanic health to join too and present research posters at our conference, meet new role models.

NHMA BOARD REQUESTS your interest ---especially NHMA Leadership Fellows and Residents--- in joining the STEERING COMMITTEES for the NORTHEAST and WEST REGION - if interested, let Sara Classen know at (202) 628-5895. Conference Calls and Meeting at the Annual Conference on developing an Annual NHMA Regional Event .
 
JOIN TODAY AS AN NHMA MEMBER–
www.nhmamd.org or call Sara Classen, Program and Membership Officer at 202.628.5895.
 
Members' Activities
 
Thanks to Vanessa Salcedo and the NHMA Council of Residents for their recruitment for NHMA and counseling; and to Sam Arce, MD and Jorge Girotti, PhD for speaking about NHMA and health disparities to the LMSA Medical Student Regional Conferences at University of Miami on Feb. 17 and in Chicago on March 26
 
Kathy Flores, MD
becomes the NHMA Representative to the Chronic Osteoarthritis Management Initiative of the US Bone and Joint Initiative
 
Let us know your announcements, members on the move to share with all of you -----

 We urge you to inform your colleagues to join the NHMA Today and join a unique network of Latino and non – Latino health care professionals and students interested in mentoring and advancing their careers to improve the health of our Latino communities.

We encourage you to join NHMA and take advantage of Affinity Programs to provide members with discounted services in the area of electronic medical records, financial planning and investments, patient discounted medications, and rental cars. We are also proud to announce New Job Board with the National Health Careers Network to be on our website soon.
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS



Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
 
Deputy Director of the Division of Extramural Activities

 
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is one of the largest Institutes of the world-renowned National Institutes of Health (NIH). With a budget approaching $4.5 billion annually, NIAID supports and conducts basic, applied, and clinical research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. The Division of Extramural Activities (DEA) oversees grants, contracts, peer review, and extramural policy and information dissemination for NIAID. DEA also directly supports extramural research through research training and career development programs, small business research awards, and international extramural activities in the areas of allergy, immunology, transplantation, and infectious diseases.
 
DEA seeks applications from exceptional candidates for the position of deputy director of DEA.
 
The selected candidate will serve as deputy to the DEA director and fully share responsibility for managing DEA’s grants, contracts, peer review, and policy functions. In collaboration with the director, the deputy participates in the planning, administration, development, and evaluation of DEA’s research management programs and in directing, overseeing, and evaluating DEA’s ongoing activities through subordinate supervisors, project leaders, program specialists, and contract employees. The deputy also has full responsibility to manage the DEA units and staff responsible for coordination of training and career development programs, small business innovative research, and international extramural research policies. The deputy represents the division at NIAID, NIH, national, and international meetings and conferences; makes scientific policy presentations at scientific/medical meetings; and serves as a key advisor to the directors of DEA and NIAID. The chosen candidate must have the ability to encourage participation and partnering with public and private/commercial entities to transition basic research knowledge into the development of products that will improve human health in the United States and globally.
 
Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree, be a U.S. citizen, and exhibit a broad scientific management vision; an ability to lead staff; an outstanding ability to communicate with diverse audiences; flexibility in responding to multiple and rapidly emerging issues; and a demonstrated expertise in supervision and management of a broad and complex biomedical research program encompassing one or more of the following areas: biomedical research relevant to the NIAID mission, research training and career development, international research collaborations, or small business biotechnology research development. The chosen candidate will possess the supervisory, project management, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills required to interact effectively with staff, representatives of academia, private industry, national and international research and health organizations, other units of NIH, the media, and the general public.
 
Candidates must be familiar with both standard university grantee processes as well as private laboratory and small business organizations with regard to conduct and management of complex biomedical research projects and training programs. They must have a clear understanding of regulatory requirements pertaining to such things as use of animals, human subjects, infectious agents, and other biohazards. Familiarity with research program initiative development, clinical regulatory affairs, and intellectual property issues, either as an NIH grantee or program director, would be a plus. 
 
Salary is commensurate with experience, and a full package of benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, leave, and savings plan (401K equivalent). Provide curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a three-page summary explaining 1) your vision of extramural research, 2) your reasons for being interested in the position, and 3) the specific leadership skills and experience you would bring to NIAID to Ms. Theresa D. Shrader, 6700B Rockledge Drive, Room 2145, Bethesda, MD 20892-7610 (FedEx: Bethesda, MD 20817). The application review process will begin April 14, 2012. Direct inquiries to Ms. Shrader at 301-496-3795 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
 
To learn more about NIAID and how you can play a role in this exciting and dynamic research organization:
 
·         Visit us on the Web: www.niaid.nih.gov/careers/dda5
·         Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/NIAIDCareers
·         Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/niaid.nih
 
HHS, NIH, and NIAID are proud to be equal opportunity employers.

Case Western Reserve University, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine, is seeking a qualified Ph.D. candidate to fill a full-time faculty position at the rank of Instructor in the non-tenure track. Responsibilities include developing concept protocols and other scientific documents for an NIH-funded Clinical Trials Unit, and providing leadership for a funded program to develop community-based initiatives involving education, research, training and service in greater Cleveland, and seek funding opportunities to support this program. Minimum qualifications: doctorate in the area of microbiology and epidemiology; 2 years’ experience after receiving a Ph.D. and prior experience editing and composing scientific documents and working with culturally diverse groups. Please send letter of application and CV to Robert A. Salata, M.D. , e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Milwaukee, Wisconsin


The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), a private, independent academic institution located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. The successful candidate will be an innovative leader and accomplished administrator who understands the changing healthcare economy and is able to leverage the Department’s strengths to advance and support excellence in the delivery of clinical care, research, education and community engagement.

The Pediatrics Department, with an annual budget of $143M, is comprised of 23 divisions and ranked 19th in NIH funding in 2010.  Its principal hospital affiliate is The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, ranked third in the nation by Parents magazine’s 2009 Best Children’s Hospital survey. With premier programs for congenital heart defects and heart disease in children, pediatric bone marrow transplantation, pain management in children from infants to adolescents, outstanding and growing basic research programs in immunology, birth defects, genetics, oncology, stem cell transplantation, diabetes mellitus, hematology, and pulmonary vascular biology, as well as other standard-setting specialties, the Department is well positioned to deliver the best pediatric care to the children in the region.

Reporting to the Dean and Executive Vice President, the Chair will lead the Department towards strengthening its regional and national reputation as a leader in pediatrics, by advancing research in key specialty areas, preserving excellence in clinical care and teaching, and improving the health and well being of the community of children it serves. The successful candidate must be an effective advocate and collaborator on behalf of the Department, both with the leaders within the MCW campus, as well as with external institutions; serving as an effective, credible, and passionate voice in the broader dialogue of pediatric health.

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and applications to Isaacson, Miller, a national retained executive search firm. All replies will be held in strict confidence. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Correspondence and applications, which should include a curriculum vita and a letter of interest describing qualifications for the position, should be submitted electronically to search consultant Denise O’Grady Gaffney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

The Medical College of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

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 California State UniversityFresno

Medical Chief of Staff--Administrator III

Job ID 11763

 Department: University Health and Psych Services

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Medical Chief of Staff, Administrator III, full-time, 12-month position

Appointment  Effective: July 1, 2012 or sooner

 Overview: Under the leadership of the Director of UHPS University Health and Psychological Services, the Medical Chief of Staff is responsible for the clinical management and Wellness/Prevention programming for Fresno State students.  UHPS is a comprehensive Student Health Program for a campus of 21,000 diverse student population, housed in an attractive and up-to-date outpatient facility located near the center of the campus. The Medical Chief of Staff supervises licensed healthcare providers and is responsible for the success of clinical programs and services provided to Fresno State students.

 Position Summary: The UHPS provides a broad range of primary medical care and mental health services, as well as prevention and wellness outreach services. In addition to providing direct patient care, the Medical Chief of Staff is responsible for providing clinical direction and supervision in support of the mission, themes, and values of the department and the Division of Student Affairs.  Under the leadership of the Director, the Medical Chief will also be responsible for collaborating with campus and community departments/agencies to ensure that a high level of care and quality services are provided to students. The focus of the UHPS is both on the provision of direct medical care as well as providing students information and skills to develop a healthy lifestyle.  The successful candidate will perform direct patient care a minimum of 50% of time.  This position requires medical board certification in a specialty such as Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, or Psychiatry--see website below for all qualifications.

 Filing Deadline: Open until filled.  Applications received by April 23, 2012 will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and given full consideration by the hiring manager and/or search committee. Qualified applicants received after that date will be forwarded upon request of the hiring manager and/or search committee.

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NHMA Newsletter April 2012

National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) Newsletter - April 2012
Washington, DC


LEGISLATION UPDATE

Senate passes Transportation Bill that includes Health Communities Grants
The Senate bill includes grants to communities for physical activity: bike paths, walking paths to create healthier populations. The Obesity Epidemic needs all of us to do our part to educate our families to lead more Active Lives. We urge you to go to the First Lady's Lets Move! Website to see more of how you can change your family’s lifestyle and see the new Mi Plato food guidelines.

Congress Committee on Agriculture Hearings Start on the Farm Bill for Reauthorization this fall
NHMA has joined Public health advocates in signing on to letters requesting support for nutritious food subsidies, SNAP program  and other food programs- for example, farmer's markets that bring nutritious food to our communities- that are supported by the Farm Bill.
 
President Obama Presents his FY13 Budget
Medicare reductions are capped at 2% in President Obama's FY13 Budget proposal released on Feb. 13. Medicaid and Social Security remain untouched. Medicare GME would be lowered by nearly $10M over ten years. The AAMC has voiced concerns of this given the physician shortage we have in the US. Finally, the diversity programs HCOP and COE would be defunded. Go to www.nhmamd.org to send letters to your Congressman and Senators to save diversity in the health professions ârecruitment, tutoring, and counseling are still needed for our communities to become doctors and public health leaders.

March 2012 Marks the 2nd Year Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act the most transformative legislation since the 1960's with the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid -increasing access to health care services, requiring data on racial/ethnic and primary language, expanding health information technology, changing reimbursement of physicians and hospitals based on patient outcomes or value of care, and promoting prevention, primary care, mental health and oral health services in culturally appropriate ways ---that will improve the health of all Americans. NHMA is proud to be a supporter of the ACA, specifically the individual mandate, having submitted the Amicus Curiae brief to the Supreme Court with the American Academy of Pediatrics and other provider groups.

NHMA PROGRAM UPDATE

PHYSICIAN LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION PROGRAM, funded by the Office of Minority Health - NHMA is planning its 3rd Leadership Institute for NHMA Medical Society and Health Professional Leadership Network Association boards of directors and other NHMA conference registrants for the first time at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Sunday, April 29th 8:30 am to 11:30 am  ---Speakers include the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, HHS, Dr. Nadine Gracia; NHMA will introduce national partners who are interested in supporting NHMA Regional Efforts in 2013 -Teresa Nino, Director, CMS External Affairs, Russell Bennett, Director, United Health Care Latino Solutions, Speaker, AT&T Health Unit and Dr. First.

NEW NHMA CME Online Program€“ We have started this program to provide lectures on topics related to improving healthcare for Latino patients. You can find the CME program on our website, www.nhmamd.org under Resources for Physicians. We are starting with two lectures on Obesity and on Diabetes. We will be uploading nore lectures on Hispanic health from the NHMA 15th Annual Conference. CME being provided by Morehouse School of Medicine and will be offered Free to Members. Support for the program is from Johnson & Johnson’s partnership with NHMA to increase provider education on Hispanic health.

NHHF/NHMA Early Child Obesity Health Communications and Policy Project - NHMA's Foundation, the National Hispanic Health Foundation, supported by the Kellogg Foundation is developing its communications system on its Portal for the working groups to plan STATE SUMMITS on Early Childhood Obesity Policy in Sacramento, California and New York City next February 2013. If interested in participating, call Astrid Jimenez at NHMA office 202-628-5895. Space will be limited to physicians and health experts with knowledge on solutions to reduce early childhood (0-8 yrs old).

Announcing the NHMA Speaker's Bureau  to focus on the importance of E-Health Technology with our partner, AT&T as we develop messages for the public to understand how providers can reduce child obesity and other diseases with the critical use of new technologies like electronic medical records, texting messages through cell phones, smart phone apps, virtual consultations with emailing and more. NHMA Board of Directors are starting the effort.

NHMA 16th Annual Conference--Innovations that Improve Health of Hispanics, Families and Communities. April 26-29, 2012, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC– CME provided by Morehouse School of Medicine.JOIN US, see our website at www.nhmamd.org for registration, hotel reservations, agenda, sponsorship opportunities.

US DHHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to provide Opening Keynote Address on Friday Apr. 27th at 1 pm.We are honored to have the Secretary address the Obama Administration accomplishments on health care reform and other health programs that impact the Hispanic community. Minister of Health of Mexico and PAHO Official to address Immigrant Health on Apr. 27th at 2:45 pm  Reception honoring our International Guests will be that evening at 6:30 pm

White House Briefing – Apr. 26th 5-6:30 pm; Congress Briefing Apr. 27th 9-10:30 am – to educate our conference participants on the latest trends in Federal thinking/policy and program update for health disparities reduction and succeeding in medical care in the new era of efficiency and affordable care & community care programs, with needs for diversity in health professions and more.

New Interest Groups Meetings – Apr. 27th 5-6:30 pm€“ NHMA Fellows Alumni, NHMA Council of Residents, NHHF Clinical Trials, Health Professional Students

NHMA Leadership Institute €“ Apr. 29th 8:30 – 11:30 am€“ open to all conference participants Federal Minority Health Priorities- Nadine Gracia, MD, Acting Director, US DHHS Office of Minority Health; Building National and Regional Partnerships - NHMA Partners €“ CMS, United Health Care, AT&T, others

NHMA Awards Gala  Apr.28th Keynote Speaker: Lorraine Cortez-Vazquez, Executive Vice President, AARP; Honorees:Ileana Arias, Deputy Director, CDC; John Boyer, Chairman, Maximus Foundation; Russell Bennett, Director, United Health Care Latino Solutions; Jaime Torres, DPM, Director HHS Region II (NHMA Fellow of the Year), Presidents, Hispanic Medical Societies and Health Professional Associations. Sponsored by Eli Lilly.

Conference Partners: US DHHS Office of Minority Health, US DHHS Health Resources and Services Administration, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Inc, Otsuka, Novo Nordisk, MedCo, PhRMA, Amerigroup, California Healthcare Foundation, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, United Health Care, Astra Zeneca, Concerned Scientists, NY Academy of Medicine, National Hispanic Health Foundation, Morehouse School of Medicine and our Exhibitors and Advertisers(partial list)

Topics to be addressed research, medical education, preventive and mental and oral health of populations, disparities in diseases that impact Hispanics and new programs that can be replicated in regions across the nation to improve the health of our communities.

Go to our NHMA Website (nhmamd.org) for more information - Tell your colleagues about our conference - the only national conference dedicated to bringing together experts who provide care and oversee programs in Latino populations to share how to improve the health of Latinos across the nation.

NHMA is supported by the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to train Hispanic physicians and residents to become leaders for the nation.

NHMA Leadership Fellowship (The Class of 2012 - 10 physicians have been selected!)– an Executive Leadership Program for  midcareer physician interested in leadership careers in public service. This is an executive leadership training in collaboration with the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service Leadership Center and the NY Academy of Medicine.

NHMA Resident Leadership Program (The Class of 2012 - 20 residents have been selected!) residents interested in public service or academic leadership careers will be trained on federal and State policies, decision-making for leadership careers, and meet new role models and key leaders in medicine. Institute in NYC in June and in Sacramento, California in August, 2012.

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE
 
NHMA Physician and Associate Membership Drive -
We encourage all physicians and residents as well as anyone interested in our goal to improve the health of Hispanic populations for the U.S. We encourage you to join NHMA where you will become part of a successful network of professionals interested in gaining skills and sharing strategies to improve health policies, programs for leadership development, medical delivery, faculty development, and public service with high priority for helping Latinos who need our attention, especially as the population grows across the nation. NHMA is developing a speakers’ bureau, works with national and major market media outlets and government and private sector health care leaders and NHMA is constantly called on to participate in national and regional conferences. As a PROFESSIONAL MEMBER OF NHMA, you can become more involved in these and more activities to advance Hispanic health and your careers. We nominate members to national boards and commissions to provide education about health care for Hispanic populations.

NHMA Health Professional and Medical Student Membership Drive - To all medical students entering your last year of medical school, NHMA encourages you to join as members and continue to network and advance your career to improve the health of your Hispanic patients. For medical students in Year 01 – 03, we partner with LMSA in encouraging you to join LMSA to receive their valuable student programs. NHMA is proud to have had the LMSA national coordinator, Ray Morales on our Board of Directors to help plan joint activities around our national conferences. NHMA provides medical students opportunities to present posters of their research on Hispanic health. We encourage all health professional students interested in Hispanic health to join too and present research posters at our conference, meet new role models.

NHMA BOARD REQUESTS your interest ---especially NHMA Leadership Fellows and Residents--- in joining the STEERING COMMITTEES for the NORTHEAST and WEST REGION - if interested, let Sara Classen know at (202) 628-5895. Conference Calls and Meeting at the Annual Conference on developing an Annual NHMA Regional Event .

JOIN TODAY AS AN NHMA MEMBER€“ www.nhmamd.org or call Sara Classen, Program and Membership Officer at 202.628.5895.

Members' Activities

Thanks to Vanessa Salcedo and the NHMA Council of Residents for their recruitment for NHMA and counseling; and to Sam Arce, MD and Jorge Girotti, PhD for speaking about NHMA and health disparities to the LMSA Medical Student Regional Conferences at University of Miami on Feb. 17 and in Chicago on March 26

Kathy Flores, MD becomes the NHMA Representative to the Chronic Osteoarthritis Management Initiative of the US Bone and Joint Initiative

Let us know your announcements, members on the move to share with all of you -----

 We urge you to inform your colleagues to join the NHMA Today and join a unique network of Latino and non – Latino health care professionals and students interested in mentoring and advancing their careers to improve the health of our Latino communities.

We encourage you to join NHMA and take advantage of Affinity Programs to provide members with discounted services in the area of electronic medical records, financial planning and investments, patient discounted medications, and rental cars. We are also proud to announce New Job Board with the National Health Careers Network to be on our website soon.

ANNOUNCEMENTS


Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Deputy Director of the Division of Extramural Activities


The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is one of the largest Institutes of the world-renowned National Institutes of Health (NIH). With a budget approaching $4.5 billion annually, NIAID supports and conducts basic, applied, and clinical research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. The Division of Extramural Activities (DEA) oversees grants, contracts, peer review, and extramural policy and information dissemination for NIAID. DEA also directly supports extramural research through research training and career development programs, small business research awards, and international extramural activities in the areas of allergy, immunology, transplantation, and infectious diseases.

DEA seeks applications from exceptional candidates for the position of deputy director of DEA.

The selected candidate will serve as deputy to the DEA director and fully share responsibility for managing DEA’s grants, contracts, peer review, and policy functions. In collaboration with the director, the deputy participates in the planning, administration, development, and evaluation of DEA’s research management programs and in directing, overseeing, and evaluating DEA’s ongoing activities through subordinate supervisors, project leaders, program specialists, and contract employees. The deputy also has full responsibility to manage the DEA units and staff responsible for coordination of training and career development programs, small business innovative research, and international extramural research policies. The deputy represents the division at NIAID, NIH, national, and international meetings and conferences; makes scientific policy presentations at scientific/medical meetings; and serves as a key advisor to the directors of DEA and NIAID. The chosen candidate must have the ability to encourage participation and partnering with public and private/commercial entities to transition basic research knowledge into the development of products that will improve human health in the United States and globally.

Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree, be a U.S. citizen, and exhibit a broad scientific management vision; an ability to lead staff; an outstanding ability to communicate with diverse audiences; flexibility in responding to multiple and rapidly emerging issues; and a demonstrated expertise in supervision and management of a broad and complex biomedical research program encompassing one or more of the following areas: biomedical research relevant to the NIAID mission, research training and career development, international research collaborations, or small business biotechnology research development. The chosen candidate will possess the supervisory, project management, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills required to interact effectively with staff, representatives of academia, private industry, national and international research and health organizations, other units of NIH, the media, and the general public.

Candidates must be familiar with both standard university grantee processes as well as private laboratory and small business organizations with regard to conduct and management of complex biomedical research projects and training programs. They must have a clear understanding of regulatory requirements pertaining to such things as use of animals, human subjects, infectious agents, and other biohazards. Familiarity with research program initiative development, clinical regulatory affairs, and intellectual property issues, either as an NIH grantee or program director, would be a plus.

Salary is commensurate with experience, and a full package of benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, leave, and savings plan (401K equivalent). Provide curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a three-page summary explaining 1) your vision of extramural research, 2) your reasons for being interested in the position, and 3) the specific leadership skills and experience you would bring to NIAID to Ms. Theresa D. Shrader, 6700B Rockledge Drive, Room 2145, Bethesda, MD 20892-7610 (FedEx: Bethesda, MD 20817). The application review process will begin April 14, 2012. Direct inquiries to Ms. Shrader at 301-496-3795 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

To learn more about NIAID and how you can play a role in this exciting and dynamic research organization:
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HHS, NIH, and NIAID are proud to be equal opportunity employers.

Case Western Reserve University, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine, is seeking a qualified Ph.D. candidate to fill a full-time faculty position at the rank of Instructor in the non-tenure track. Responsibilities include developing concept protocols and other scientific documents for an NIH-funded Clinical Trials Unit, and providing leadership for a funded program to develop community-based initiatives involving education, research, training and service in greater Cleveland, and seek funding opportunities to support this program. Minimum qualifications: doctorate in the area of microbiology and epidemiology; 2 years’ experience after receiving a Ph.D. and prior experience editing and composing scientific documents and working with culturally diverse groups. Please send letter of application and CV to Robert A. Salata, M.D. , e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Milwaukee, Wisconsin


The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), a private, independent academic institution located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. The successful candidate will be an innovative leader and accomplished administrator who understands the changing healthcare economy and is able to leverage the Department’s strengths to advance and support excellence in the delivery of clinical care, research, education and community engagement.

The Pediatrics Department, with an annual budget of $143M, is comprised of 23 divisions and ranked 19th in NIH funding in 2010.  Its principal hospital affiliate is The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, ranked third in the nation by Parents magazine's 2009 Best Children’s Hospital survey. With premier programs for congenital heart defects and heart disease in children, pediatric bone marrow transplantation, pain management in children from infants to adolescents, outstanding and growing basic research programs in immunology, birth defects, genetics, oncology, stem cell transplantation, diabetes mellitus, hematology, and pulmonary vascular biology, as well as other standard-setting specialties, the Department is well positioned to deliver the best pediatric care to the children in the region.

Reporting to the Dean and Executive Vice President, the Chair will lead the Department towards strengthening its regional and national reputation as a leader in pediatrics, by advancing research in key specialty areas, preserving excellence in clinical care and teaching, and improving the health and well being of the community of children it serves. The successful candidate must be an effective advocate and collaborator on behalf of the Department, both with the leaders within the MCW campus, as well as with external institutions; serving as an effective, credible, and passionate voice in the broader dialogue of pediatric health.

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and applications to Isaacson, Miller, a national retained executive search firm. All replies will be held in strict confidence. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Correspondence and applications, which should include a curriculum vita and a letter of interest describing qualifications for the position, should be submitted electronically to search consultant Denise O’Grady Gaffney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

The Medical College of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

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Nationally recognized for excellence in quality improvement.
Leading the Midwest in NCQA Level 3 patient centered medical home (PCMH) practices.
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A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Aligning Forces for Quality community, funding the advancement of health care transformation.

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Great family neighborhoods with beautiful parks.
A vibrant downtown with walkable urban neighborhoods.
Home to nine Fortune 500 companies.

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California State University, Fresno

Medical Chief of Staff--Administrator III

Job ID 11763

Department: University Health and Psych Services

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Medical Chief of Staff, Administrator III, full-time, 12-month position

Appointment  Effective: July 1, 2012 or sooner

Overview: Under the leadership of the Director of UHPS University Health and Psychological Services, the Medical Chief of Staff is responsible for the clinical management and Wellness/Prevention programming for Fresno State students.  UHPS is a comprehensive Student Health Program for a campus of 21,000 diverse student population, housed in an attractive and up-to-date outpatient facility located near the center of the campus. The Medical Chief of Staff supervises licensed healthcare providers and is responsible for the success of clinical programs and services provided to Fresno State students.

Position Summary: The UHPS provides a broad range of primary medical care and mental health services, as well as prevention and wellness outreach services. In addition to providing direct patient care, the Medical Chief of Staff is responsible for providing clinical direction and supervision in support of the mission, themes, and values of the department and the Division of Student Affairs.  Under the leadership of the Director, the Medical Chief will also be responsible for collaborating with campus and community departments/agencies to ensure that a high level of care and quality services are provided to students. The focus of the UHPS is both on the provision of direct medical care as well as providing students information and skills to develop a healthy lifestyle.  The successful candidate will perform direct patient care a minimum of 50% of time.  This position requires medical board certification in a specialty such as Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, or Psychiatry--see website below for all qualifications.

Filing Deadline: Open until filled.  Applications received by April 23, 2012 will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and given full consideration by the hiring manager and/or search committee. Qualified applicants received after that date will be forwarded upon request of the hiring manager and/or search committee.

How To Apply: For the full position description and to apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at   http://jobs.fresnostate.edu

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NHMA NET May 2012

National Hispanic Medical Association NHMA NET May 2012
Washington, DC


LEGISLATION UPDATE

The health-care case will be decided by June, but next fall the US Supreme Court will return, perhaps for the last time, to the subject of affirmative action in university admissions - Fisher v University of Texas. Abigail Fisher, a white high-school student in Sugar Land, Texas, was rejected for admission to the University of Texas-Austin. The state requires all students in the top ten per cent of their high-school classes to be admitted to state universities, but students who fall just short of that threshold, like Fisher, are admitted according to a formula; race is one factor in the equation. Fisher'€™s lawsuit is based on a claim that any consideration of race by a university in admissions violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

In 2003, the Supreme Court held, by a vote of five to four, that the University of Michigan Law School could consider race as one factor among many in determining whom to admit. In Grutter v. Bollinger, Justice Sandra Day O'€™Connor said that diversity was such an important goal in American life that universities could engage in some level of race-consciousness in screening candidates. But O'€™Connor'€™s opinion imposed a time limit: €œWe expect that 25 years from now, the use of racial preferences will no longer be necessary to further the interest approved today.

Now, less than a decade after her ruling, the Court appears poised to throw it out. Samuel A. Alito, Jr., who replaced O'€™Connor in 2006, has shown no sign of being receptive to any sort of racial preferences for minorities. (Chief Justice John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas appear to feel the same way.) In addition, Justice Elena Kagan €”who would be expected to support the university'€™s admissions practices €”has recused herself from the case, presumably because she worked on it as Solicitor General. That leaves only three Democratic appointees - €”Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor's likely votes in favor of affirmative action. In all, the possibility of a four-to-four vote, which would leave the Texas program intact, appears to rest with Anthony Kennedy, playing his familiar role as swing Justice. Kennedy has been hostile to affirmative actio-€”for the most part. In the Grutter case, Kennedy wrote that a racial quota €œcan be the most divisive of all policies, containing within it the potential to destroy confidence in the Constitution and in the idea of equality. € Yet at the same time he said race might also play a role as a €œmodest factor among many others. The courts will likely apply the resulting ruling at private schools as well. The case will also not deal directly with affirmative action in the workplace, but, again, the same standards will likely be applied in that context.


National Healthcare Disparities Report 2011 announced this month
Of all measures of health care quality and access that are tracked in the past NHDR reports, Hispanics had worse care than non-Hispanic Whites in the most recent year for 63 measures. Most of these measures showed no significant change in disparities over time. No measure showed worsening disparities.
For six measures, the gap between Hispanics and non-Hispanic Whites grew smaller, indicating improvement.


Dr. Rios was invited to testify for Congressional Briefing on Infertility and Minority Patients on March 20th ----for racial/ethnic couples interested in having families.

NHMA president was invited to special conference from National Institute of General Medical Sciences for stakeholders to discuss diversity planning for the next generation of the health research workforce. New focus will be on training, diversity and workforce development together and not as separate activities.

NHMA provided comments on the Second Stage of Meaningful Use for Electronic Medical Records of note, we supported the mandate for data collection on race/ethnicity and primary language and the need for provider communication with patients using fact sheets, internet, Hispanic health portals.

NHMA participation in the Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes hosted by the HHS Office of Minority Health, CDC and the Merck Foundation - Connecting Community Experience and National Policy to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes. Ann Albright, PhD, RD, director, division of diabetes translation discussed the importance of diabetes focused efforts with health disparities; Eduardo Sanchez, MD, VP and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and the Acting Director of OMH, Dr. Nadine Gracia, discussed the challenges for our minority communities to expand education and treatment programs to reduce diabetes. Recommendations from the meeting will be used to advance national diabetes policies.

NHMA PROGRAM UPDATE

PHYSICIAN LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION PROGRAM, funded by the Office of Minority Health - NHMA conducted its 3rd Leadership Institute for over 100 NHMA Medical Society and Health Professional Leadership Network Association boards of directors and other NHMA conference registrants at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Sunday, April 29th 8:30 am to 11:30 am ---Speakers includedthe Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, HHS, Dr. Nadine Gracia and NHMA national partners who are interested in supporting NHMA Regional Efforts in 2013 - Teresa Nino, Director, CMS External Affairs; Arisa Cunningham, Vice President for Global Affairs, Johnson & Johnson; Russell Bennett, Director, United Health Care Latino Solutions, Dr. Portillo, Medical Director, Amerigroup, Inc.; Michael Happe, DrFirst. All shared their programs to reduce health disparities and welcomed NHMA network participation at the regional level. 

NEW NHMA CME Online Program€“ We have started this program to provide lectures on topics related to improving healthcare for Latino patients. You can find the CME program on our website, www.nhmamd.org under Resources for Physicians.  We are starting with two lectures on Obesity and on Diabetes. We will be uploading more lectures on Hispanic health from the NHMA 15th and 16th Annual Conferences. CME being provided by Morehouse School of Medicine and will be offered Free to Members.

NHHF/NHMA Physician Early Child Obesity Campaign Project - NHMA '€™s Foundation, the National Hispanic Health Foundation, supported by the Kellogg Foundation is developing its communications system on its Portal and with its Media Advisory Committee and is planning STATE SUMMITS on Early Childhood Obesity Policy in Sacramento, California and New York City next February 2013. If interested in participating, call Astrid Jimenez at NHMA office:€“ 202-628-5895. Space will be limited to physicians and health experts with knowledge on solutions to reduce early childhood (0 - 8 yrs old). Of note we will be collaborating with the US Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin and her focus on the Prevention Action Plan with our Summits.

New York Academy of Medicine Evaluation Team presented results from E.Harlem and  Bronx parents€™ focus groups on their communications with physicians reveals little to no discussion on nutrition or physical activity. Parents were very interested but had limited knowledge on teaching children on how to change behavior to reduce obesity, reducing screen time and increasing sleep time.

NHMA Speaker's Bureau focuses on various topics of Request from Breastfeeding Conference, to Women'€™s Health Radio Interview, to Immunization newspaper article to the importance of E-Health Technology with our partner, AT&T €“ Members, please call the office.

NHMA 16th Annual Conference  ---€œInnovations that Improve Health of Hispanics, Families and Communities. April 26-29, 2012, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC was a great success thanks to all Sponsors/Participants.€“

US DHHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Opening Keynote Address on Friday Apr. 27th
We are honored to have had Secretary Sebelius address the Obama Administration accomplishments on health care reform and other health programs that impact the Hispanic community. She applauded NHMA for our efforts to educate our leaders about the Health Care Reform and the need to promote more physicians to work in underserved areas.Minister of Health of Mexico, Migrant Health Director and PAHO Deputy Director addressed the importance of Immigrant Health in the US.

White House Briefing €“ and our Congressional Briefing both challenged NHMA to increase our participation in the Federal policy arena and in the local districts of elected officials to provide expert advice on how to make health care policies more responsive to Hispanics.  Of note, the White House interested in the review of the elimination of HCOP and COE from the president'€™s FY13 budget.

Interest Groups, Poster Sessions, Workshops---all increased in participation showing growing interest in the NHMA Opportunities for developing our physicians, others, students efforts to decrease health disparities in our communities.


NHMA Awards Gala Apr.28th Keynote Speaker: Lorraine Cortez-Vazquez, Executive Vice President, AARP presented her challenge to NHMA to be leaders for our people especially through civic engagement. Honorees:Ileana Arias, Deputy Director, CDC; John Boyer, Chairman, Maximus Foundation; Russell Bennett, Director, United Health Care Latino Solutions; Jaime Torres, DPM, Director HHS Region II (NHMA Fellow of the Year), Presidents, Hispanic Medical Societies and Health Professional Associations. Sponsored by Eli Lilly.

Conference Partners:US DHHS Office of Minority Health, US DHHS Health Resources and Services Administration, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Inc, Otsuka, Novo Nordisk, MedCo, PhRMA, Amerigroup, California Healthcare Foundation, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, United Health Care, Astra Zeneca, Concerned Scientists, NY Academy of Medicine, National Hispanic Health Foundation, Morehouse School of Medicine and our Exhibitors and Advertisers(partial list)

Go to our NHMA Website (nhmamd.org) for upcoming CME online lectures from the conference through videos. Tell your colleagues about our conference - the only national conference dedicated to bringing together experts who provide care and oversee programs in Latino populations to share how to improve the health of Latinos across the nation.


NHMA is supported by the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to train Hispanic physicians and residents to become leaders for the nation.

NHMA Leadership Fellowship (The Class of 2012 - 10 physicians have been selected!)€“ had their Orientation in Washington, DC  in April to start learning about leadership skills for Federal policy development, advocacy for the safety net from the National Public Health and Hospitals and leadership career decisions from Priscilla Gonzalez-Leiva, RN, former California State government leader and. This is an executive leadership training in collaboration with the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service Leadership Center and the NY Academy of Medicine.

NHMA Resident Leadership Program (The Class of 2012 - 20 residents have been selected!) had their Orientation in Washington, DC in April to start learning about the importance of Health Resources and Services Administration from the HRSA Region II medical officer, Tanya Raggio Pagan, MD, the history of NHMA from Elena Rios, MD, the basics of Federal policy making from Brian Elbel, PhD, and leadership career decisions from Flavia Mercado, MD, Emory Medical School, Atlanta, Georgia, faculty member and Nellie Correa, MD, New York physician in private practice  Residents interested in public service or academic leadership careers will be trained on federal and State policies, decision-making for leadership careers, and meet new role models and key leaders in medicine. Institute in NYC June 10-12 and in Sacramento, California August 2012.  We are planning resident and medical student networking events on the Monday evening at both meetings.

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

NEW Corporate Membership Category for the NHMA. Join and be eligible to bring in unlimited members to the organization. We need to work with more partners to advance healthcare to our Hispanic communities.

Also New MENTORSHIP PROGRAM for NHMA members - students with residents and residents with physicians. More information coming soon.

NHMA BOARD REQUESTS - especially NHMA Leadership Fellows and Residents Alumni--- in joining the Board of Directors Committees: Policy, Development, Communications, Membership, Program and the new REGIONAL STEERING COMMITTEES for the NORTHEAST and WEST REGION - if interested, let Sara Classen know at (202) 628-5895.>

Members on the move .....

Jorge Girotti, PhD, Associate Dean at the University of Illinois Chicago addressed the LMSA Midwest Region Conference

Kathy Flores, MD, Chairwoman of the NHMA Board of Directors addressed the LMSA West Region Conference

Flavia Mercado, MD was interviewed by the Washington, DC Radio Show on Women'€™s Health prevention topics

Nathalie Manzano, MPA, NHHF Executive Director represents NHMA at the National Hepatitis Awareness Day for Latinos on stage with the Latino Aids Commission. 
Dr. Rios spoke to the Hispanics for Corporate Responsibility on Hispanic Inclusion in the public and private sectors leadership and what our national organizations are doing to change that. Rios joined CEOs of the New America Alliance and the National Society of Hispanic Engineers

Dr. Rios participated as a member of the Executive Secretariat, Steering Committee and Policy Committee at the Commission to End Healthcare Disparities with the AMA, NMA and 30 other national medical organizations. Dr. David Satcher was the keynote speaker addressing mental health issues for disparities projects

Dr. Rios received a Politic365 Game Changer 2012 Award from this new minority advocacy group€“ see interview about being a game changer in health care for our minority communities:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8cU5py0kBs



JOIN TODAY AS AN NHMA MEMBER€“ www.nhmamd.org or call Sara Classen, Program and Membership Officer at 202.628.5895.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 
2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit, October 31- November 3- €“ Hosted by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIHMD) at the National Institutes of Health around integrating science, policy, and practice, and offers a forum to advance scholarship and translate new knowledge into action.

Abstracts accepted until June 15, 2012 5:00 pm ET
 
See http://www.nimhd.nih.gov/summit_site/abstracts

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LEGISLATION UPDATE

Senate Appropriations Committee Does Not Support the Health Career Opportunity Program in its FY 13 Budget for first time in history
Following President Obama's lead to turn around from the ACA (which had called for the doubling of HCOP) , the Senate Appropriations Committee FY 13 Budgets calls for eliminating the HCOP Program ---next in the bill making process will be the proposed FY 13 Budget from the Congress Appropriations Committee that include Congresswoman Lucille Roybal, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. ----

The HCOP Program was started in the 1960s to provide support to medical schools, public health schools, dental schools and other health professional schools except nursing ----to recruit and academically prepare disadvantaged students in the nation to apply to health professions. The diversity in the workforce has been increased due to this program. The Committee and others are of the opinion that there is no longer a need for HCOP since the Dept of Education educates disadvantaged students in math and science; the HRSA Primary Care Programs for Medical School and GME in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics grants require diversity; and the Minority COE programs also recruit disadvantaged students.

NHMA is outraged and encourages all who read this to join us in our LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN to your Senator and Congressman to SAVE HCOP. We are continuing to meet with Congress and White House as the summer progresses to the FY13 Budget Bills in the Fall. We know that with only 5% of the US physicians being Latino, we have a long way to go to say diversity has been attained; especially in light of the increasing demands from the 30 million new insured about to hit the medical practices and hospitals and clinics with ACA.

Supreme Court Decision on the Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act to occur at end of June---and all health care sector is awaiting the outcome. Scenarios include Decision: to uphold the law, to abolish the law, or to uphold partial law (eliminating the individual mandate and/or the eliminating the expansion of Medicaid) . Whatever happens, NHMA and the Hispanic organizations we work with , the minority organizations and the safety net organizations are all anticipating a historic day. We of course hope to see the law upheld in its entirety to continue to build the access to health insurance and clinics for Latinos, to continue the quality care and reimbursement efforts, the public health prevention and the integrated primary care training and health disparities programs, and many, many more services for our communities.

Senate Finance Committee Health Care Lead Staff from Majority and Minority parties have met with NHMA to start discussing strategies and ideas for payment reform to Hispanic physicians or physicians who care for Hispanic patients. In an introductory meeting we presented the issues received by members including need for community health workers and public health approach; increasing attention to the issues of physicians who care for much sicker populations with cultural and linguistic challenges

NHMA PROGRAM UPDATE

PHYSICIAN LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION PROGRAM, funded by the Office of Minority Health Mentors needed from physicians for our Council of Residents. Staff will be calling all members who signed up for the Mentoring Activity. We started at this year's Conference and had a great response with doctors finding students/residents and vice versa. This fall we plan to assign mentors and have them correspond with mentees and to meet face to face at the conference in 2013.

NHMA LEADERSHIP FELLOWSHIP ----the Class of 2012 Fellows will be arriving in NYC for the NYU Institute July 15 for the week of intensive lectures on health disparities, prevention policy, uninsured issues and stakeholder meetings €“ from media, to public hospital leaders, to physician leaders in corporate and academic careers, to advocates and health foundations. The NHMA Leadership Fellowship trains mid career physicians to prepare for national leadership with network with thought leaders and skill building with policy analysis skills, leadership skills and health policy sessions.  This program is funded by US DHHS HRSA.

NHMA Leadership Fellows Reception--  JULY 19th 6-8 pm, NY Academy of Medicine; Please rsvp by July 17th to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Speaker is the new NYState Minority Health Director Yvonne Graham and Hispanic Health Leadership Awards will be presented to Bronx Borough President Diaz, State Senator Rivera and NBC Latino producer Nina Terrero. Join us and bring a colleague!

NHMA RESIDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM NY Institute Meetings happened June 10-12 and were a huge success with 8 residents attending from across the nation. The Residents learned about the importance of career decisions in public health, meeting with 9 Federal agency leaders in Region II of HHS and with the president, NYAM; with the United Nation and the World Health Organization leaders, with Academic leaders from the Centers of Excellence as well as area research medical school faculty. The program culminated with a brainstorming about the building of Residents roles and activities in NHMA and the importance of NHMA mentoring program development for other residents and medical students. This program is funded by US DHHS HRSA. Of note €“ the August California Resident Leadership Program is also supported by the California Health Foundation.

NEW NHMA CME Online Program--  We have started this program to provide lectures on topics related to improving healthcare for Latino patients. You can find the CME program on our website, www.nhmamd.org under Resources for Physicians. We are starting with two lectures on Obesity and on Diabetes. We will be uploading more lectures on Hispanic health from the NHMA 15th and 16th Annual Conferences. CME being provided by Morehouse School of Medicine and will be offered Free to Members.

NHHF/NHMA Early Childhood and Physicians Obesity Campaign Project--€“NHMA developing media activities for core physicians on leadership team speaker'€™s bureau in NY and CA to collect feedback from audiences through media/speeches ---to discuss at State Policy Summits in February 2013. Interested in participating? Call the NHMA office ---

NHMA 16th ANNUAL CONFERENCE--Go to our NHMA Website (www.nhmamd.org) for upcoming CME online lectures from the conference through videos. Tell your colleagues about our conference - the only national conference dedicated to bringing together experts who provide care and oversee programs in Latino populations to share how to improve the health of Latinos across the nation. All videos now online. Transcripts soon to be uploaded.

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

As NHMA plans to develop Regional Structure and Events, we are enhancing membership in all regions of the nation.

New NHMA COUNCIL OF MEDICAL STUDENTS MEMBER CATEGORY started to include 3rd year and beyond to be provided Mentoring and develop networking and knowledge about health policy and advocacy activities of NHMA.

New Single Donor Campaign started to provide tax deductible contributions to NHMA Programs through the NHMA's Foundation, the National Hispanic Health Foundation. Go to www.nhmafoundation.org today to support the NHMA and NHHF Programs.

New NHMA JOINT MEDICAL SOCIETY MEMBER CATEGORY started to have one fee from a State or Regional Hispanic medical society with automatic enrollment of its members

Members on the move .....

NHMA Board of Directors announces their Chairpersons and calls on all NHMA members to get involved to provide guidance to the Board to develop the association activities:

Policy Committee--€“ Adolfo Valadez and Elena Rios
Membership Committee--Onelia Lage, with joining: David Carlisle and Raymond Arroyo and Kathy Flores
Development Committee--Jorge Puente
Programs and Conference Committee--Luis Aguilar
Communications Committee--Mark Diaz, Nelson Reyneri

Thanks to the over 100 members of NHMA who have volunteered to meet in our Board Committees this year!!!

Judy Flores, MD of Brooklyn, NY represented NHMA on the National Teen Pregnancy Latino Council to discuss the need for increased strategies to reduce pregnancy among Latinas. She has suggested a focus on sharing strategies for counseling/treatment of adolescents for next year'€™s conference. Any interested physicians/members in working on this workshop? Let us know.

Flavia Mercado, MD, Chairperson of the State Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia, coordinates a major conference and launches their first State Latino Health Report with the Rollins Public Health School, Emory University. Dr. Rios served on the Response Panel for the new Georgia Latino Health Report along with Morehouse Assoc Dean Dr. Rust, Emory faculty Dr. Del Rio and Public Health official.

Diana Ramos, MD of Los Angeles County Public Health Department, addressed the American Academy of Breastfeeding Annual Conference on issues important to educating Latinas on breastfeeding

Elena Rios, MD addressed three national associations over the past month: National Physician Assistant Association Diversity Council Session in Toronto, Canada; National Hispanic MBAs Health Summit in Orlando, the National Cuban American Council in Miami , on health care reform accomplishments and the reduction of health disparities.

JOIN TODAY AS AN NHMA MEMBER€“ www.nhmamd.org or call Sara Classen, Program and Membership Officer at 202.628.5895.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


LATINAS CONTRA CANCER 3rd BI-ANNUAL SUMMIT, July 23-25, San Francisco
Keynote speaker: Dr. Alejandro Mohar Betancourt, General Director of the National Cancer Institute of Mexico.
Focus: The Environment and its Impact on Cancer
Registration: www.cancercare.org/connect or call Mercy Clark at (408) 280-0811
 

Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs

The City College of New York

The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at The City College of New York is seeking an energetic and visionary leader to direct the essential academic functions of the School. The School includes a unique 7-year combined BS-MD program and a PA Program with the social mission of diversifying the pipeline of medical care providers, providing medical services in historically underserved areas, and increasing the availability of primary care practitioners. The School is undergoing a major reorganization together with a renewal of its medical curriculum.  The Deputy Dean will have the opportunity to shape these efforts. Additional information available at http://med.cuny.edu

Responsibilities include:
- Serve as Deputy to the Dean for all facets of the educational mission of the institution.
- Manage and lead renewal of the biomedical curriculum.
- Support and broaden clinical relationships in support of an evolving curriculum.
- Supervise and build the divisions of the School that support and evaluate student academic success.
- In consultation with the Dean, develop strategies to advance the School and its mission with University, legislative professionals, funding and accreditation groups, and other organizations.

The successful candidate must hold an MD and/or PhD and demonstrate experience in academic administration in leadership positions together with a record of scholarly accomplishments sufficient to support appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Other requirements include: excellent interpersonal, organizational and team-building skills, and experience working in a setting that values and promotes diversity. EO/AA Employer.

Applicants should send letter of interest and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the names and e-mail addresses of five references to be contacted at a later date to:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- OR -
Marthe R. Gold, MD, MPH
Chair of Search Committee for the Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs
c/o Vanessa Jennings
The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue, Harris Hall, Suite 301
New York, NY  10031-9198


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