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NEWSLETTER

Monthly NHMA Newsletter submitted by Dr. Elena Rios

22nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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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 August 2012

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

LEGISLATION UPDATE

Presidential Election is 3 months away and this month, and health care is front and center.
We encourage you to get involved and provide input on health issues and support for elected officials who could become key to health policies in your communities. The Republican Convention, Tampa FL- €“The National Hispanic Leadership Network is holding a luncheon with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush with its partners including the Latino Coalition, NALEO and Voto Latino. The Democratic Convention, Charlotte, NC- Chairman is LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro will be the Keynote Speaker on Tues. Sept.4. Of note, The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHMA is chair, health committee) will be providing briefings at both Rep and Dem Conventions as it did in 2008 to educate delegates about Hispanic policy priorities.

What is the future for the Affordable Care Act?

If Barack Obama is reelected, it goes into effect as written. But if Mitt Romney is elected, it is likely to be fully or substantially repealed before it goes into effect in 2014. New Republican VP Nominee, Congressman Paul Ryan is drawing attention to his Congressional FY2013 budget proposal cutting back and privatizing Medicare and Medicaid. His budget also calls for budget cuts for all other programs, calling to a decrease from current 12% GDP to less than 4% levels in next decade; more than the Obama Budget goals.

ACA and the Supreme Court Decision impact on National Thought for Hispanic Health.

The National Hispanic Leadership Network Executive Director Korn, former Bush White House public liaison for Hispanic outreach - posted this analysis: The Supreme Court'€™s ruling upholding ObamaCare hurts Hispanics and all Americans especially hard during one of the worst economic times in our country'€™s history. The Court'€™s ruling sheds light on the truth the Obama Administration is permitted to impose a tax on millions of uninsured Americans on top of the Affordable Care Act'€™s already-massive burden on the middle class. Simply because something is deemed constitutional, it doesn'€™t mean it is good policy. The best way forward €“for Latinos and everyone else is to rely on a common sense approach and take small, but meaningful steps towards real reform of our healthcare system.

Elena Rios, MD, President & CEO of NHMA was requested to provide testimony for the Democratic Convention Platform Drafting Committee in Minneapolis, Minnesota July 28th. She testified on the Obama Administration'€™s success in establishing the most transformative health law in our country since 1965 and discussed the Hispanic health improvement - including access to affordable insurance with subsidies and community health worker education system; quality care including cultural competence and language services, Offices of minority health in HHS agencies, requirements for data on race/ethnicity/language and e-health; the new Prevention Fund and prevention programs; and workforce increase in diversity and primary care. See speech on www.nhmamd.org website under physician resources.

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced new Women's Health Services from the ACA on Aug. 1st:
Forty-seven million women are getting greater control over their health care and access to eight new prevention-related health care services - without paying more out of their own pocket beginning Aug. 1, 2012, for most health insurance plans,
The eight new prevention-related services, based on an IOM Report are:

  • Well-woman visits.
  • Gestational diabetes screening that helps protect pregnant women from one of the most serious pregnancy-related diseases.
  • Domestic and interpersonal violence screening and counseling.
  • FDA-approved contraceptive methods, and contraceptive education and counseling.
  • Breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling.
  • HPV DNA testing, for women 30 or older.
  • Sexually transmitted infections counseling for sexually-active women.
  • HIV screening and counseling for sexually-active women.

Certain nonprofit religious organizations, such as churches and schools, are not required to cover these services.

Federal HRSA Primary Care Workforce grants now linked to veterans: HRSA announced training programs with priority given for recruitment and retention of veterans and recognition of medical training and experience from military service: the Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care Program. We need to support veterans participation in health care workforce to deliver much needed care in our communities.

NHMA PROGRAM UPDATE

NHMA LEADERSHIP FELLOWSHIP ----the Class of 2012 Fellows 10 physician leader training focuses on stakeholder attitudes and roles as well as skills for high level leadership for Hispanic health situations. Fellows met with the CEO of the NY City Health and Hospital Corporation, leaders in safety net hospitals, media, advocacy groups, foundations and are working on policy analysis projects to develop policies for childhood obesity and access for Hispanics under the ACA. On Sept. 10th the Fellows will be meeting at the DC Institute to meet with the White House leaders, the US Surgeon General, the First Lady'€™s Office, Congress health committee staff, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and other key leaders. This program is funded by US DHHS HRSA.

NHMA RESIDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

CA Institute Meetings happen August 20-21for 10 residents attending from across the nation. The Residents will be meeting California Secretary of Health, Chairman of the State Latino Caucus, Health Care Committee Chairmen of the Senate and Assembly, UC Davis Medical School and Public Health School academic faculty leaders, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development Director on health workforce priorities, and private practitioner leaders and others. This program is NHMA leadership training for academic and private sector career advancement ---at the Resident stage, we know how critical it is to be supportive with mentoring and motivation. This is the last of the sessions this year and is funded by US DHHS HRSA and the California Healthcare Foundation. Of note €“we are convening a Networking Reception on Aug. 20th at the Sheraton Grand Hotel honoring Secretary HHS Dooley, the Mexican Consulate, Dr. Jose Arevalo for outstanding leadership to improve the health of Hispanics.

NHMA Childhood Obesity Media Campaign and 2013 State Childhood Obesity Summits

in February in Sacramento, CA and Albany, NY. NHMA is working with its policy committee, physician leadership team, and partners such as the Surgeon General who has expressed interest in the NHMA Call to Action for physicians to empower patients to ask more questions about childhood obesity management option. NHMA is working with UNIVISION for the TV campaign and its NHMA Media Advisory Committee that includes the National Association of Hispanic Publications, Futuro Media, Impremedia to encourage the engagement of Hispanic parents in the health of their children.

NHMA Hispanic Health Congressional Briefings

with Congresswoman Lucille Roybal Allard Child Nutrition and Policy Recommedations - Sept. 18 partner: the Dairy Council;; and The ACA and Health Care Access for Hispanics with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association - in October (Date tbd).

MENTORS for the NHMA Council of Residents needed

NHMA is proud to announce that our Residents are very interested in formalizing a mentorship program with NHMA Fellows and Physician members. We encourage you to consider face to face meetings at our regional and national events or on your own and regular contact by email (perhaps every other month). We would like to start small and follow progress ----please reply to Nuvia Flores, NHMA Administrative Assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in serving as a Mentor.

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.

NHMA 17th ANNUAL CONFERENCE, APRIL 26-28, Washington, DC-- CALL FOR ABSTRACTS  on Programs that Impact Prevention in Hispanic Communities, Hispanic STEM and Healthcare Workforce, Hispanic Health Disparities Research, Private Practice Success in Hispanic Communities with Health Care Reform ---NOW ONLINE ---DUE: OCTOBER 15th. All disciplines accepted - we encourage you to share new information to improve Hispanic health. Call Zoila Sanchez for more information at 202-628-5895.

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

NHMA is proud to announce a new partnership with AARP

which is offering our members over 50 years old with an AARP Membership Discount --- and the organization that focuses on €œLife after 50€ will support NHMA and help to build our programs. We are planning a CALL IN CAMPAIGN to answer questions for seniors about the ACA this Fall. See the MEMBERSHIP SECTION of our Website.

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.

NewNHMA 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 will gain discount registration at NHMA Annual Conference, invitations to national Boards and Commissions and to NHMA regional events.

HispanicHealth.info

---our Portal of Hispanic Health Information for Physicians, health professionals to provide to their patients ----please visit and use the information. Calendar of Events is also located there!

For NHMA Members ----we encourage you to reply with your announcements of accomplishments at the national level to show our reach to educate our health professional conferences, boards and commissions, conferences with your expertise as advisors, as participants and as speakers. The mission of NHMA is to empower Hispanic physicians to improve the health of our communities ----so we would like to showcase you and others and hope to inspire all of us to continue to build our networks.

This past month NHMA partnered with the Latino Commission on Aids from NYC

to develop national agendas and efforts on the eve of the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC. Our Executive Director of the National Hispanic Health Foundation, Nathalie Manzano represented NHMA at the June press conference announcing HIV AIDS efforts for Latinos by the Latino Commission on Aids in NYC. NHMA President, Dr. Elena Rios and the Commission's CEO, Guillermo Chacon released a press release announcing the historic partnership.

Dr. Kathy Flores, Chairwoman of the NHMA Board of Directors, was in Washington, DC to speak for the United Health Foundation Diverse Scholars Program for 70 scholarship winners from UHF that were provided to 10 different Latino organizations in 2011. NHHF is one of the recipients and 4 of our medical, public health and nursing students award winners participated to hear about health career and health policy issues.

Please bring your colleagues to www.NHMAmd.org to join NHMA and view all our Affinity Programs “ for discounts on financial planning, e-medical records modules, and more. Members are provided with special leadership focused efforts such as nominations to national government and corporate boards and commissions, participation as representatives for NHMA at national conferences.

JOIN TODAY AS AN NHMA MEMBER€“ www.nhmamd.org or call Lucy Pacheco at (202) 628 - 5895.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Million Hearts„ is a national initiative that was launched by the Department of Health and Human Services in September 2011 to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over five years. Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the United States. Million Hearts brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke.

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:
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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
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University of Connecticut Health Center

Director, Internal Medicine Clinic at the Burgdorf Health Center

The Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center is seeking applications from Board Certified general internists for the position of Director, Internal Medicine Clinic at the Burgdorf Health Center at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will have experience in managing ambulatory care facilities, excel at patient care, educating medical residents and students, and academic pursuits including quality improvement, program development, and/or research. Knowledge of Spanish is preferred. The Burgdorf, an NCQA certified Patient Centered Medical Home, is an ambulatory care center serving the needs of an underserved community in the North End of Hartford, CT and is a major teaching site for medical student and resident education for the University. The Burgdorf is also a major affiliate of the CT Institute for Primary Care Innovation, a collaboration between UConn and St. Francis Hospital.

The University of Connecticut Health Center will be adding about 100 new faculty members over the next few years as part of an exciting new initiative (Biosciences Connecticut), which also includes construction of a new patient care tower, ambulatory care building, renovation of research space, and expansion of the medical student class size.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae at https://jobs.uchc.edu, search no. 2012-1047. Contact person is Ms. Cherell Curtis at 860-679-3493.

UCHC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/N/PwD

NHMA Newsletter January 2012

National Hispanic Medical Association NHMA Newsletter - January 2012

Washington, DC

LEGISLATION UPDATE

Prompt Pay Bill (HR 3587)sponsored by Reps. Bilbray (R-CA) and Eshoo (D-CA) to require prompt Medicaid payment for all providers, building on current law requiring prompt pay for physicians. NHMA participates in coalition of Medicaid health plans and providers to support this insurance for the poor.
 
National Hispanic Medical Association filed an amicus briefalong with Doctors for America, American Medical Student Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, National Physicians Alliance, and American Nurses Association - with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the constitutionality of provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that will help ensure health access to tens of millions of uninsured and underinsured Americans.
 
The current amicus brief filed by these organizations relates to the case currently pending with the Supreme Court on the issue of constitutionality of the “minimum coverage provision” of the ACA: HHS v. Florida (11-398).
 
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s, Pub L. No. 111-148, 124 Stat. 119 (2010) ("ACA") minimum coverage provision regulates trade in health care services by requiring most Americans to finance their health costs through insurance. It regulates an activity known as “adverse selection” where consumers delay purchasing health insurance until after they become likely to receive more in benefits than they pay into an insurance plan. And it is an essential element of a broader scheme regulating the national health care and health insurance markets. Each of these three facts is sufficient to render the minimum coverage provision constitutional. The organizations on the brief represent hundreds of thousands of physicians and medical students, and the interests of millions of nurses who care for patients in communities across the country every day. 
 
"We believe that the Affordable Care Act is the most transformative legislation in our generation to provide the opportunity for quality health to the Hispanic community and all Americans" ---Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, President & CEO, NHMA. (quote from the press release of Jan. 13)

The California Endowment, public health advocates, 480 state legislators have also signed on to amicus briefs supporting the law…
But what would life be like if the individual mandate goes but the rest of the Affordable Care Act survives?Overall spending would be lower, but individual premiums would be higher; and maybe a whole lot higher is the conclusion of a new analysis by the Urban Institute, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

NHMA signs on to the request for increased funds for viral hepatitis – especially as Hepatitis C is expected to affect Hispanics who have acquired it through blood transfusions in the past, more than other groups,  with the National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors in January

Essential Health Benefits Surprise Proposal from HHS  -
Health and Human Services proposal to allow state officials to choose an
essential health benefit template for their exchanges from among certain
existing insurance plans in their states. While the bulletin on the approach HHS intends to follow was billed as advantageous for states because it offers them "flexibility and freedom," patient advocates who expected a clearer national standard for benefit design were shocked…

Initial Core Set of Health Care Quality Measures for Medicaid-Eligible Adultswere approved on Dec. 21, 2011 by Kathleen Sebelius,Secretary, US Dept of Health and Human Services.

NHMA advocating to uphold the Clean Air Act and to reject any measure that would block or delay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from doing its job to protect all Americans from life-threatening air pollution. Several bills have been introduce in the House and Senate that would roll back important public health protections and we are working in coalitions with Voces Verdes and the National Hispanic Coalition for Climate Change to oppose these measures. NHMA has been featured in articles about the need for environmental health focus in our Hispanic communities and will continue to grow this advocacy focus.


NHMA PROGRAM UPDATE

PHYSICIAN LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION PROGRAM, funded by the Office of Minority Health -
NHMA has nominated physician and health professional student members to the upcoming White House Latino Community Action Summits in San Jose, CA, Phoenix and Tucson, AZ. Join NHMA to find out about Summits in your region - there are 12 total Summits being planned by the Obama Administration to update our leaders about health care and other programs. NHMA is planning its Leadership Institute for NHMA Medical Society and Health Professional Leadership Network Association boards of directors at the April NHMA Conference ---meet corporate board and media leaders.  See Conference information on our website.

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.

Child Obesity Health Communications and Policy Project - NHMA’s Foundation, the National Hispanic Health Foundation, and the Kellogg Foundation are developing the Leadership Institute at the NY Academy of Medicine for February 17-19. If you are a physician caring for children in California or New York and interested in joining our effort to empower physicians to educate policymakers about needed policies and programs in Hispanic communities, or to participate with the media partners - let Dr. Rios know today - call her Administrative Assistant, Nuvia Flores at 202- 628-5895.

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 ANNUAL CONFERENCE CALL FOR ABSTRACTSSpeakers are requested to discuss topics in your states and regions that address 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.
NHMA 16th Annual Conference  ---“Innovations that Improve Health of Hispanics, Families and Communities.”  April 26-29, 2012, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC.
Go to our Conference Box on the Home Page for more the ABSTRACTS as well as CALL FOR POSTERS –for faculty, residents and health professional students interested in sharing Hispanic Health Research. 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 Leadership Development Programs - 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. This is a great opportunity to build a national network with outstanding health expert faculty and a stellar advisory committee. Past fellows are now at 120 and residents are at 80 and are nominated by NHMA to the White House, HHS and private sector national conferences and boards and commissions.  Consider joining these programs today. For more information, call Astrid Jimenez, NHMA Program Director at 202.628.5895 TODAY.
 
NHMA Leadership Fellowship (10 physicians to be 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 (20 residents to be selected) f
or  primary care residents interested in public service or academic leadership careers. We are looking for 20 residents who must be available for a Sunday - Tuesday institute in New York in May or in Sacramento, California in August, 2012.

Fellows and Residents’ Orientation Programs will be at the NHMA Annual Conference on April 26, 2012. Half the Residents will have sessions in May (NY) & half in August (CA).  Fellows will have NY Institute in Mid July and in DC in Mid Sept for a week each. All selected fellow or resident leaders must attend all sessions. See www.nhmamd.org application for more info.
APPLICATIONS DUE Jan. 31, 2012.

NHMA JOINS HHS OMH and NMA on the 2012 FLU IMMUNIZATION CAMPAIGN ---need physicians in Philadelphia and Indianapolis to be paid to participate on  a research project on the use of immunization reminders and cultural competence communications to your patients. Call Astrid Jimenez at (202) 628-5895 Today. In addition, NHMA Board Members will be asking for input from audiences they address over this quarter at regional meetings.
 
 
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 Resident Membership Drive -
The NHMA Council of Residents is being expanded to include medical and surgical residents from across the nation ----we recognize the isolation we faced as residents and we offer a network that is unique in the nation ----successful Hispanic physicians across disciplines and in private practice, academia and in public service. Just this summer, surgical residents were nominated to the prestigious Endo Ethicon Surgical Training Program.  In addition, resident members are eligible for our Resident Leadership Program, funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC and in either NYC or Sacramento, California. We bring 20 residents from across the nation to our Conference next April 26-29th and we have mentoring opportunities with our network.
 
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. We are proud to announce that we are establishing a JOB BOARD with the National Health Careers Network to provide your first opportunity to find positions…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 the LMSA national coordinator, Ray Morales on our Board of Directors to help plan joint activities around our national conferences. NHMA provides medical students opportunity to present posters of their research on Hispanic health. We encourage all health professional students interested in Hispanic health to join too.

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 this past month ....nominated by NHMA...
 
Dr. Richard Zapanta is announced as the ALUMNI OF THE YEAR from the USC Mexican American Alumni Association and will be honored at a special Dinner with Keynote Speaker, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis in Los Angeles on March 2nd.

Dr. Elena Rios appointed to new US DHHS External Advisory Group for Latinos and Health Care Reform and to IOM Committee on Flu Pandemic Preparedness Committee and to the Board of Directors, Group Hospitalization and Medical Services, Inc.(Washington, DC/Montgomery County, MD Care First)

Dr. German Hernandez, Foster Texas Tech Medical School, El Paso, appointed to represent NHMA on the US DHHS OMH and OWH LUPUS INITIATIVE Committee to develop and disseminate curriculum to medical and nursing schools this year on minority patients with Lupus.

Dr. Alicia Fernandez, UCSF, appointed to represent NHMA on the National Diabetes Education Program Workgroup to develop dissemination plans for the outstanding materials already developed by the CDC and NIDDK and its partners, including past NHMA representatives.

Dr. Kathy Flores, UCSF Fresno, joins the Commission to End Health Disparities (AMA, NHMA, NMA led) Committee on Workforce Diversity Development. Dr. Rios is the NHMA rep to the Steering Committee and Policy Committee, Dr. Jessica Nunez also represents NHMA as the COChair, Policy Committee.

Dr. Minerva Campos, Washington, DC Health Systems Consultant, takes the lead in assisting NHMA Conference Planning Committee to develop a DC Metro Area Promotions Plan with staff.

Dr. Sam Arce, Jamaica Plains, NY practitioner, appointed to the Board of Driectors of the American Diabetes Association.

Dr. Vanessa Saucedo and Dr. Elizabeth Holman of the NHMA Council of Residents lecture to residents across the nation collaborating with the LMSA regional meetings in Boston, Chicago, Miami and Palo Alto to find resident and medical student members and to develop the future leaders of NHMA!

Dr. JP Sanchez and Dr. Efrain Talamantes with Dr. Flores and Dr. Rios develop an NHMA Council of Young Physicians program over the next few months to be announced at the Annual Conference to network our Hispanic physicians 5 years out of residency/fellowship training so they can share lessons learned on the journey to become a physician in our communities.

Dr. Ciro Sumaya of Texas A&M presents to the MAHPA Medical Society this month on the importance of NHMA developing its NHHF Clinical Trials Program to generate new recruits to the program.

Dr. Anna Maria Lopez of University of Arizona is convening her Second Latino Health Conference at the medical school with NHMA and ALMA on Feb. 11th Weekend. 

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 is being planned for next month.
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS

From the Desk of Michelle Yeboah, DrPH, Director (Acting), Office of Minority Health
US Food and Drug Administration

The FDA’s Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Office of Special Medical Programs, Advisory Committee Oversight and Management are collaborating on an initiative entitled Enhancing Diversity on FDA Advisory Committees.  The Initiative’s goal is to broaden the search for qualified advisory committee candidates with experience with underserved communities. 

Advisory committees are essential insupporting the FDA's mission of protecting and promoting the public health by obtaining independent expert advice on scientific, technical, and policy matters.   Promoting FDA’s leadership in addressing health disparities and assuring diverse perspectives on advisory committees is integral to achieving the agency’s public health mission.
OMH is eager to recruit academic and scientific experts who can provide diverse perspectives regarding pre and post market review of clinical research. Our goal is to assist in assuring that underserved populations are considered in clinical reviews.   We are seeking a wide range of physicians from all subspecialties who have a background in statistics, health disparities and/or clinical trials.
 
Please visit our website for more information on the current advisory committee vacancy opportunities:  www.fda.gov/ MinorityHealth.  
 
Interested candidates should submit their resumes/CVs to:
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Academic Internal Medicine Physician
 
The Department of Medicine, at Alameda County Medical Center (ACMC) Highland Hospital, is seeking a highly qualified candidate for an academic Internal Medicine position. ACMC is a safety net institution committed to providing high quality medical care to the residents of Alameda County. Responsibilities of this position include clinical supervision and education of Internal Medicine house staff and medical students. Requisite attributes for this candidate include a commitment to service, a strong sense of teamwork and a desire to train tomorrow’s doctors. ACMC is located in the San Francisco East Bay.  Competitive salary and benefits. Interested applicants should submit their CV to Denise Jimenez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Director, Office for Policy in Clinical Research Operations, Division of AIDS, NIAID, NIH, HHS

 
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is seeking an exceptional and visionary leader to take on the role of the Director, Office for Policy in Clinical Research Operations (OPCRO) in the Division of AIDS (DAIDS). The OPCRO director is responsible for oversight of a number of critical functions to ensure 1) the sound conduct of clinical trials; 2) compliance with applicable regulations, standards, and good practice guidelines; 3) study participant safety and welfare; and 4) study quality and integrity. The OPCRO director oversees four branches composed of 20 federal employees as well as a number of on-site contractors. The OPCRO director also serves as a key advisor to the DAIDS director and to scientific programs on all clinical research oversight issues; provides objective, experience-based guidance and oversight; and is responsible for identifying and resolving a variety of complex clinical trials management, policy, and administrative issues. These issues require close coordination and interfacing with other programs within NIAID, NIH, other federal agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and patient advocacy and community groups. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:Applicants must possess an M.D. with specialization in internal medicine, infectious diseases, or any other medical specialty that will lead to expertise in infectious diseases research with a focus on HIV/AIDS. In addition, the candidate must have demonstrated skills in 1) working both independently and collaboratively in planning, organizing, and conducting/overseeing clinical trials; 2) serving effectively in clinical research program administration; and 3) effective communications and collaborations.
 
APPLICATION PROCESS:Provide curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a three-page summary explaining 1) your vision for HIV/AIDS clinical research; 2) your reasons for being interested in the position; and 3) the specific leadership skills and experience you would bring to the HIV/AIDS clinical research programs at NIAID. Submit application package to Mr. Robert Gulakowski, Office of the Director, DAIDS, NIAID, 6700-B Rockledge Drive, Room 4140, Bethesda, MD 20892-7620, and reference announcement number DAIDS-11-03.
 
The deadline for receipt of applications is January 31, 2012. Direct any inquiries to Mr. Gulakowski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301-496-0545. All information provided by applicants will remain confidential and will be reviewed only by authorized NIAID officials.
 
The successful candidate will be appointed under the Title 42(f) authority at a salary commensurate with experience. The maximum annual base salary is $230,000, with a maximum total annual compensation limit of $240,000. A full package of benefits is also available, including retirement; health, life, and long-term care insurance; annual and sick leave; and a thrift savings plan (401K equivalent). This position is subject to financial disclosure requirements.
 
Learn more about NIAID and how you can play a role in this exciting and dynamic research organization:
 
·         Visit us on the Web: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/careers/DTC6
·         Follow us on Twitter:Twitter.com/NIAIDCareers
·         Like us on Facebook:Facebook.com/niaid.nih
 
 
 
HHS, NIH, and NIAID are proud to be equal opportunity employers.


Apply for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars® program

Application Deadline: Feb. 29, 2012 

Resident physicians are invited to apply for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars program, which offers a master’s degree graduate-level study and research in a university-based, post residency training program. The program provides scholars with generous funding and involves two years of study with protected time for research. 

The RWJF Clinical Scholars program fosters the development of physicians who will lead the transformation of Americans’ health and health care. These future leaders will conduct innovative research and work with communities, organizations, practitioners and policy-makers to address issues essential to the health and well-being of all Americans. 

Program highlights include:

-          leadership training;

-          mentoring;

-          protected research time;

-          national networking;

-          health policy, health services, and community-based research training; and

-          financial support for research projects and professional travel. 

Four participating institutions will be recruiting scholars to begin their programs in July 2013: the University of California, Los Angeles; the University of Michigan; the University of Pennsylvania; and Yale University. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will provide funding for the stipends and insurance for some of the Scholars through VA Medical Centers affiliated with these universities. The VA provides additional support through faculty time, clinical resources, and research databases. 

To apply online or find more information visit http://rwjcsp.unc.edu. The deadline for all applications (and reference letters) is February 29, 2012.
 

Dean of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Dayton, OH
 

 
Wright State University seeks the next dean of the Boonshoft School of Medicine (BSoM). The BSoM is a nationally known leader in innovative learning and community-based medical education. Building on the successes of current leadership, the dean will strategically guide the growth and development of the medical school to be a regional and national leader in the changing times of health reform.

The Boonshoft School of Medicine is a community-based medical school with an enrollment of 414 medical students and offers residency training in 13 medical specialties and fellowship training in 10 subspecialties. Wright State’s clinical faculty teach and provide medical care for almost half a million patient visits annually. In a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the school ranked fourth in the nation for its social mission. The school is also home to research programs that are distinguished by interdisciplinary teamwork and community collaboration and include nationally recognized centers of excellence in genomics, toxicology, neuroscience, substance abuse and treatment and human growth and development.

Candidates must possess an M.D., M.D. /Ph.D. or equivalent degree, be board certified and be able to obtain a medical license in the state of Ohio. The successful candidate must also demonstrate broad progressive administrative leadership experience within an academic or similarly complex institution and possess a deep understanding of community-based medical education; national recognition for achievement in clinical, educational and/or research pursuits that would warrant appointment as a full professor; and the ability to effectively represent a public academic entity. Excellent strategic skills and financial acumen, as well as community, government relations and fundraising abilities are essential.

Applications should be submitted at https://jobs.wright.edu/postings/4859 and should include a CV and letter of application. For additional information about the Boonshoft School of Medicine, please go to this link http://www.med.wright.edu/sites/default/files/about/BSoM_PositionSpecificationforDean.pdf . For questions or to submit nominations, please contact the Boonshoft School of Medicine consultants, Karen Otto and Anthony Barbato, M.D., at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (630) 575-6145. The first review of applications will be February 29, 2012.

WrightStateUniversityiscommittedtoapolicyofequalopportunityandaffirmativeaction,and specificallyencouragesapplicationsfrommembersofunderrepresentedgroups.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 
A well-established five physician Internal Medicine/Endocrinology group in Los Angeles, California is looking for an Internal Medicine physician with knowledge in endocrinology. Physician must have a California License. Full-time, must be available immediately.
Suburban area of Southern California offers a variety of attractive residential communities with proximity to the mountains, the ocean and the cultural and recreational amenities of the city.  CV TO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Phone: 818-902-2903. Fax: 818-904-3756.

*****Family Practice  Physician:
New Jersey  University   Group - Outpatient- Spanish Speaking Needed- Teaching Opportunity

Join a well-established, dynamically expanding program in the Delaware Valley. This  New Jersey University Hospital practice group  of physicians  is located in New Jersey  minutes from Philadelphia, PA . The area is culturally rich, with highly desirable residential communities and school systems. Positions currently available include  Outpatient  Family Practice. We are  currently staffing for  our office site in Camden New Jersey .We are seeking physicians with excellent clinical skills and strong communication skills with patients, families and staff. 
 Practice
      40 hrs/wk 
      (36 clinical/patient hr, 4 hrs administrative hrs) 
      one evening  week until  7-8 pm    
      One week of call, rotated through full department every 15  wks
      Newborn to Geriatric patient population
      ***Spanish language required 
      Camden, NJ location
      NJ licensed Required 
     Opportunity for Teaching 3rd Year Med Students - 1-2 hour lectures every 6 weeks
     Hospitalists support  FP physicians. Reasonable call schedules offer optimal balance between work and time off. 
     Competitive salary and excellent benefits.
 
The  University Hospital in Camden, NJ has a medical staff of over 500 physicians in 75 specialties, has more Top Docs in more specialties than any other South Jersey provider, and is a clinical affiliate campus of a major Medical School. The Hospitals Centers of Excellence include a Heart, Cancer, Neuroscience, and Bone & Joint Institutes, and the only Level I Trauma Center and Childrens Hospital in South Jersey. at multiple facilities throughout South Jersey.Email a cv for consideration.Not a visa position 
 

NHMA Newsletter February 2012

National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) Newsletter -  February 2012

Washington, DC

LEGISLATION UPDATE

Payroll tax Rate Extension Passes Congress to be signed by President Obama

In a win for President Obama in an election year, the Senate joined the House in passing a $150 billion package extending an employee payroll-tax rate for the rest of the year and  federal unemployment benefits, and blocks a reimbursement cut for physicians who accept Medicare. The bill passed the Senate 60-36. The House passed the bill, 293 to 132 minutes earlier. President Obama says he will sign the $150 billion package as soon as it reaches his desk.

Ending months of battle as lawmakers faced expiration of a temporary extension of the three items at the end of the month, the critical breakthrough was the concession by Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other House GOP leaders that they would not insist on offsets for the $94 billion payroll extension part of the deal.

The payroll-tax cut has been a key part of Obama’s campaign push for jobs legislation. Under the agreement, the tax break would be extended for the rest of 2012, leaving it at 4.2 percent rather than letting it rise to 6.2 percent.

The package also puts off a 27.4 percent cut in payments to Medicare doctors, costing $17.9 billion over 10 years. It is funded in part by a $5 billion cut to a preventive medicine health fund in the health care law, and a $6.9 billion cut to Medicare hospitals for non-payment on premiums and co-pays.

And the legislation includes a three-tiered reduction in overall federal unemployment benefits that relies heavily on the unemployment rates in individual states. The agreement would provide a maximum of between 89 and 99 weeks of coverage from March through May of this year, in June the maximum would go to 79 weeks, and by September, it would fall to 73.

NHMA joined many public health advocates in urging Congress not to use the public health and prevention fund in this bill to maintain the support for prevention of chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes and heart disease that impact our Hispanic communities so tremendously.


NHMA Action to support Health Reform for Women’s Health
In response to last month's announcement by HHS Secretary Sebelius that exemptions for contraceptive coverage would not be allowed for religious organizations, such as hospitals and educational institutions, NHMA president submitted an op-ed along with the Latinas for Reproductive Health and called for the support of increased access to health for women.

Health Reform Progress for Health Information Technology
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has detailed $3.12 billion in incentive payments the agency has made to physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers who have started to meaningfully use electronic health records (EHRs) to improve the quality of patient care. EHR incentive payments can total as much as $44,000 under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program and $63,750 under the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of health IT jobs across the country is expected to increase by 20 percent from 2008 to 2018. To meet the demand for workers with health IT experience and training, the Obama Administration has also launched four workforce training programs – training programs in community colleges, universities; workforce curriculum for all states colleges at no cost; health IT worker competency exam (HIT Pro Exam) released in May 2011.

 
President released his FY 2013 budget request on Feb. 13th with Devastating News for Minority Medical Students
The president proposes $228 million for Title VII health professions, a $40 million (15 percent) cut below FY 2012, primarily as a result of proposals to eliminate the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) and the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program.  According to the White House's accompanying budget documents, the request recommends eliminating HCOP and AHECs "to prioritize workforce training programs that directly increase the number of primary care providers." With respect to HCOP, the document notes that "other federally funded health workforce development programs will continue to promote training of individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds."  For AHECs, the request indicates that "awardees are required through grant guidance to develop plans to become self-sufficient."  This will be devastating since both programs recruit minority students to medical school, dental school, public health school, optometry school, veterinary school, pharmacy school, and more... NHMA will be joining all minority medical training advocates in fighting for these programs. In addition, NHMA is working to develop its own Recruitment Programs for Hispanic and African American students from poor communities.


NHMA PROGRAM UPDATE

PHYSICIAN LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION PROGRAM, funded by the Office of Minority Health -
NHMA has nominated physician and health professional student members to the upcoming White House Latino Community Action Summits, and other national committees and meetings to empower physicians to leadership. 

NHMA is planning its 3rd Leadership Institute for NHMA Medical Society and Health Professional Leadership Network Association boards of directors at the April NHMA Conference, 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 national partners from CMS - Teresa Nino, Director, External Affairs and key corporate leaders interested in supporting our programs at the national and regional level.  See Conference information on our website.

NEW NHMA CME Online ProgramWe 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 convened the Leadership Institute at the NY Academy of Medicine this past weekend with a Committee of physicians from CA and NY (Kathy Flores, MD, UCSF-Fresno Latino Research Center, Diane Santana, MD, Kaiser Southern California, Diana Ramos, MD, LA County Health Dept, Judy Flores, MD, Woodhall Hospital, Daniel Korin, MD and Ileana Vargas, MD, Washington Hts, Carmen Asasi, MD, Einstein Medical School), planning State Summits for Feb. 2013 on policy recommendations to reduce Early Childhood Obesity for Latino Communities.  If you are a physician caring for children in California or New York and interested in joining our effort to empower physicians to educate policymakers, we invite you to join our Summits next year that will be invitational only for key partners to discuss our NHMA Proposed Policy Agendas.  We were joined by Chairman Richard Gottfried, Chairman, NY State Assembly Health Committee and Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, Chairman, Mental Health Committee and Latino Caucus, and representative of Senator Ed Hernandez, CA State Senate Health Committee.  Thanks to Astrid in DC office, and Nathalie in NY office, and all the speakers for the successful leadership training.

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  Topics  address 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.
NHMA 16th Annual Conference  ---“Innovations that Improve Health of Hispanics, Families and Communities.”  April 26-29, 2012, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC.  Research Posters welcome from faculty, residents, health professional students ----
Go to our Conference Box on the Home Page 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 Resident Membership Drive -
The NHMA Council of Residents is being expanded to include medical and surgical residents from across the nation ----we recognize the isolation we faced as residents and we offer a network that is unique in the nation ----successful Hispanic physicians across disciplines and in private practice, academia and in public service. Just this summer, surgical residents were nominated to the prestigious Endo Ethicon Surgical Training Program.  In addition, resident members are eligible for our Resident Leadership Program, funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC and in either NYC or Sacramento, California. We bring 20 residents from across the nation to our Conference next April 26-29th and we have mentoring opportunities with our network.
 
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. We are proud to announce that we are establishing a JOB BOARD with the National Health Careers Network to provide your first opportunity to find positions…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 the LMSA national coordinator, Ray Morales on our Board of Directors to help plan joint activities around our national conferences. NHMA provides medical students opportunity to present posters of their research on Hispanic health. We encourage all health professional students interested in Hispanic health to join too.

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 this past month ....nominated by NHMA...
 
Dr. Rios SPEECHES – available on website

“Health Disparities and the Affordable Care Act and Obama Administration” for the Indiana University School of Medicine Disparities Week, Indianapolis, IN, Jan. 19th
“Mentoring  Priorities and NHMA” to Medical Students and Residents, Keynote at Latino Medical Student Association National Conference Dinner, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Feb. 4th
“Federal Obesity Health Policy” for the 2nd Annual Latino Health Policy Summit with University of Arizona School of Medicine Hispanic Center of Excellence and the Arizona Latino American Medical Association, Tucson, AZ, Feb. 11th
  
New NHMA Members Represent us to provide input for national initiatives. If you are interested in national leadership and input to advancing health programs for the nation and the Hispanic communities ---please join NHMA TODAY by going to the website www.nhmamd.org.
 
3rd Movement is Life Caucus in Washington, DC, Sept 20-21, 2012
Ana Bejinez-Eastman, MD
Assistant Director, Family Practice Residency
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier, California

 
The White House Cesar Chavez Champions of Change program highlights the stories and examples of people across the country that represents President Obama's vision of an America that is built to last.  People that are working day in and day out to grow the economy and restore middle-class security through projects and initiatives that move their communities forward, including providing education and skills for American workers, supporting innovation and manufacturing, recognizing the importance of clean energy, and investing in our human capital and infrastructure. 
Cesar Chavez was one of these Champions of Change that came of age as a migrant farm worker and a witness to the injustice that pervaded fields and vineyards across California.  Yet, amidst hardship and exploitation, Cesar Chavez saw the promise of change—the unlimited potential of a community organized around a common purpose and dedicated his life to bringing about justice and dignity for farm workers and Latinos throughout the country. 
As we prepare to celebrate the life and legacy of this humble leader we are seeking nominations to recognize those Champions of Change who like Cesar Chavez are have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of others throughout their community and across the Nation.
Click Hereto fill out the form to nominate a Cesar Chavez Champion of Change to come to the White House to be honored for his/her work.
Please submit nominations by midnight on February 24th.

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 is being planned for next month. Go to www.NHMAMD.org for more information.
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS


UC Davis Health System is a major driver of economic prosperity in the Sacramento region and Northern California, generating more than $3.4 billion in annual economic output and over 20,000 jobs.  As the region’s only academic health center, UC Davis Health System is focused on discovering and sharing knowledge and providing the highest quality of care.  We seek the following talented individual:
 
ACADEMIC ANATOMIC/SURGICAL PATHOLOGISTS
 
THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL PATHOLOGY
AND LABORATORY MEDICINE

 
The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine is seeking dynamic academic physician-investigators and educators to grow clinical, teaching and creative programs that interface traditional anatomic pathology with new diagnostic technologies, such as molecular/genomic pathology and/or telepathology/digital pathology.  Ideally, the successful candidate will expertise in molecular-anatomic, or telepathology/digital pathology in addition to subspecialty interests in urologic, head and neck, or other organ system areas of pathology, are highly desirable.  Clinical duties will chiefly involve surgical pathology and autopsy pathology, including outreach activities for critical access hospitals in rural areas.  Teaching duties may include clinical, didactic, and small group teaching of housestaff and medical students, and interdisciplinary conferences to housestaff and faculty.  Participation in the research mission of the institution is expected, either as a collaborator or as the intellectual leader of clinically-oriented research projects, depending on the appointment series.  The successful candidate must have the ability to maintain a high level of service, work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment, and should exhibit excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with medical and technical staff, trainees, and others. Candidates must be board-eligible or certified in anatomic pathology, and have an appropriate record of accomplishment in clinical care, teaching and research to meet requirements for appointment at the Assistant, Associate or full Professor level in one of the University of California’s clinically-intensive academic series (Clinical (_) or Health Sciences Clinical Professor).  California medical license preferred. Eligibility for licensure to practice medicine in California is required.  
 
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has over 40 faculty members, provides service in all major subspecialties of anatomic and clinical pathology, and is active in basic science, translational, and clinical research.  The Department is actively expanding its outreach and telepathology programs.  Educational programs include a 14-person residency program and specialty fellowships in hematopathology, cytopathology, surgical pathology and transfusion medicine.  The University of California, Davis, Medical Center, one of the nation’s “Top 100 Hospitals,” is a 576 bed academic medical center, with the distinction of having an NCI-designated Cancer Center.  A new addition was recently completed which added hospital beds, operating rooms, frozen section suite and clinical laboratories, and emergency treatment stations.
 
UC Davis Health System offers exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs. 
 
For full consideration, applications must be received by February 15, 2012; however, position will be open until filled, but not later than June 1, 2012.  Please forward the following:  1. Curriculum vitae  2. Statement of clinical, teaching and research background  3. List of names and contact information for at least five references to:
 
John Bishop, MD, Chair Search Committee, via e-mail to Anandika Shafiq, Division Assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or via regular mail to John Bishop, MD c/o Anandika Shafiq, Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, 4400 V Street, Sacramento, CA  95817.
 
The University of California, Davis, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity.

CaliforniaState 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 February 27, 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.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity
 
 
Apply Here:http://www.csufresno.edu/police/clery
 

  Chair
  Department of Neurology
  The University of Texas Medical Branch
  Galveston, Texas










The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) on Galveston Island is seeking strong candidates to serve as Chair of the Department of Neurology. Candidates with the rank of Professor/Associate Professor (tenure appointment commensurate with qualifications) and with strong clinical and research experience will be considered.  The strongest candidates will also have entrepreneurial and management skills and experience commensurate with leading the department through an aggressive expansion as part of our newly revised institutional strategic plan.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership skills, be board certified in Neurology and will be nationally recognized for his/her contributions to the field. 
 
The Department of Neurology has a long-standing tradition of excellence in patient care, research and education.  Currently, there are 17 faculty members in the department, including two research scientists.  Faculty members supervise ten Neurology residents as part of an ACGME accredited program. The department is closely affiliated with the Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases- a center nationally recognized for the discovery, testing, development, and application of new treatments for neurodegenerative disorders.  The department is actively working toward being approved by the State as a designated Stroke Center.
 
UTMB Health is a billion-dollar health science center comprised of four schools (the School of Medicine, School of Health Professions, School of Nursing and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences), three institutes and over ten exceptional research centers. Our hospitals and clinics serve patients from 190 counties during approximately 602,000 annual clinical visits and 29,000 hospital admissions. UTMB Health is committed to achieving excellence in each of its educational, research, clinical care, and community outreach missions, and has accumulated approximately $300 million in institutional endowed funds.  The campus occupies over 100 acres on Galveston Island, a historic and charming island located on the sunny Southeast Texas Coast. UTMB Health has recently opened several specialty care clinics and is working toward building a $400 million dollar hospital facility to complement our existing facilities on the island.  Additionally, our institution is actively developing a second 60 acre campus on the mainland approximately 30 miles north of Galveston Island and midway between Houston and Galveston.  UTMB Health currently employs approximately 12,000 faculty, staff and students making it one of the top twenty employers in the Houston-Galveston metropolitan area. UTMB Health ranks 53rd nationally among medical schools in terms of National Institutes of Health funding for research.  Three School of Medicine departments ranked among the top ten nationally in NIH funding.  UTMB is a full member of the Texas Medical Center.
 
Interested candidates should send a current curriculum vitae, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references to Dara Childress at 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-0133 or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
UTMB Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution which proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

  

 

NHMA Newsletter August 2011

National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) Newsletter August 2011

Washington, DC

LEGISLATION UPDATE

Debt Ceiling Raised with Major Cuts to Federal Programs

President Obama signed the Budget Control Act (PL ) into law on Tuesday Aug. 2nd following a month long debate between the Democrats and Republicans in Congress and the Senate. The final result was a major $Trillions Federal program decrease that will be felt by all our communities – middle class and poor. Of note, the White House and Democrats did maintain the Social Security and Medicaid program, SNAP or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly food stamps)but Medicare will have a 2 % cap on decreased provider reimbursements and they did achieve military spending cuts. The Republicans were able to negotiate government program cuts down to the level of President Eisenhower era and preserve revenue sharing from the wealthy and corporate America. Stay tuned for the new Committee of 12 to identify more cuts and hopefully, revenues from the wealthy and corporation tax loopholes.

Of note, NHMA President was invited to address Members of Congress and Staff for the Progressive Caucus and Tricaucus Briefing on the importance of the debt crisis and policy debate to save Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security for our communities during the weeks leading up to the votes.  Dr. Rios was also invited to the White House to hear the latest negotiation updates and sent letters to all Congress and Senate offices urging the vote no against the Boehner Debt Plan that would have changed Medicaid and Medicare.

NHMA URGES YOU TO HELP US SAVE MEDICAID

NHMA has urged our readers and colleagues to help save Medicaid with our Letters to Congress and Senate since the Ryan Budget Plan was released in March calling for Medicaid to become a block grant program….PLEASE GO TO www.nhmamd.org – What’s New Box and send in your personal message now to continue to save MEDICAID and other rograms for the poor in our communities.


HEALTH CARE REFORM IMPLEMENTATION CONTINUES

HHS Secretary Sebelius announces new Prevention Services for Women’s Health without copays under health care reform to make screenings and contraception more affordable and accessible to Latinas.

NHMA Submits Public Comment Against the HHS Data Collectionproposed standards calling for Federal surveys to limit their collection standards for Hispanic populations to the top estimated 85% of Hispanics in the U.S. – Mexican Americans (65%), Puerto Rican Americans (10%) and Cuban Americans (10%) and to not require data on our colleagues from Central and South American, Dominican Republic or other Spanish language countries.

Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act mandated new and improved Racial/Ethnic Data Indicators for Federal programs and data collection. Of note, Hispanic groups required by federal survey will include Mexican American, Puerto Rican American, Cuban American, Other Hispanic American. The response from the OMH Director when asked about this on a national call was there will be flexibility for state and local surveys to add other Hispanic subpopulations for surveys as needed in certain regions of the nation.

Health Insurance Exchange Regulations released this past month.

State Health Insurance Exchanges will be marketplaces for qualified health plans that are found to have the minimal Essential Health Benefits (one version of the list has been announced by the Department of Labor, second version to be announced by mid-September by the Institute of Medicine). NHMA to comment on the need for outreach, education and language services of the new Patient Navigators to teach our community about health insurance plan options and the need for seemless movement between Medicaid and the Exchange coverage for individuals who are in the working poor and the need for small business outreach and education to increase insured among their employees.

HEALTH EQUALITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2011 -  A Working Group led by the Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) has been meeting to provide recommendations to the Asian and Pacific Islander, Black, and Hispanic Congressional Caucuses for the 112th Congress Bill to advance the bill to improve Minority Health in this country. NHMA has been appointed to work with the National Minority Aids Council to develop the meetings with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus members to garner supporters before the bill is introduced in early September.  

WHITE HOUSE CONVENES FIRST LATINO POLICY SUMMITNHMA President and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors both were invited to attend and discuss a wide range of policies and programs established by the Obama Administration to help Latino communities. In particular, Rios discussed child obesity importance among Departments of Education, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Administration of Children and Families, the Domestic Policy Council.

 

NHMA PROGRAM UPDATE

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Deadline: September 15th  - Speakers are requested to discuss topics in your states and regions that address 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.

NHMA 16th Annual Conference  ---“Innovations that Improve Health of Hispanics, Families and Communities.”  April 26-29, 2012, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC.
Go to our Conference Box on the Home Page for more the ABSTRACTS as well as CALL FOR POSTERS –for faculty, residents and health professional students interested in sharing Hispanic Health Research. 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.
 
Kellogg Foundation Awards NHHF and NHMA a Child Obesity Health Communications and Policy Project for 2 years.
The purpose of the initiative is to empower NHMA physicians with knowledge from Federal programs to discuss obesity issues with communities, child care, schools and to present recommendations for policy development at the end of two years to the Latino Caucuses of California and New York about policies for communities that can impact the health of children up to the age of 8 years old.
 
NHHF is developing the Communications structure of its portal, HispanicHealth.info and online community with the physician leaders and will convene a Medical Leadership Institute at the NY Academy of Medicine in the Fall.  NHMA is developing the background research and inviting a Federal Panel of Experts to discuss their agencies current programs and policies for child obesity. We are working with consultants to develop the reports for the health communications programs - media, State Policy Summits.  We invite NHMA member physicians in the states to join us in the project. Call us tod
ay.
 
NHMA is proud to announce that we have received the second year award from US DHHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to start recruiting physicians and residents for our leadership programs for the CLASSES OF 2012 ---All day Orientation Meetings will take place on April 26, 2012 at the NHMA 16th Annual Conference in Washington, DC.
 
NHMA Leadership Fellowship Program
for mid-career Physicians – 5 years out of training who have documented leadership experience and a strong interest in public service careers especially at the national level. 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. The program is supported by the US DHHS HRSA. The 2 weeks of training are now being finalized for the Fellowship NYU Institute for mid July and the DC Institute for mid September, 2012.
 
NHMA Resident Leadership Program for  primary care residents interested in public service or academic leadership careers. We are looking for 20 residents who must be available for a Sunday - Tuesday institute in New York in May or in Sacramento, California in August, 2012.

NHMA 15th ANNUAL CONFERENCE - Videos/PowerPoints and Photos from all SESSIONS are available this month on our website, www.nhmamd.org.
We are in progress to have the Diabetes and Obesity Friday morning sessions available for Online CME over the next year.

NHMA's Foundation - the National Hispanic Health Foundation – Health Professional Student Scholarship Applications NOW AVAILABLE  – for medical, nursing, dental, public health, policy and pharmacy students – in NY, NJ, CT and CA ----Winners will be honored at our Santa Monica, California Gala on Nov. 10th and our NYC Gala on Dec. 1st.  We invite you to sponsor the Scholarship Fund to support the next generation of Latino health leaders for the nation. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info – David Caicedo, NHHF Program Officer, NHHF Office in NY.  See: www.nhmafoundation.org
 

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

JOIN NHMA Now and take advantage of our NEW AFFINITY PROGRAMS – discount services to members that provide savings to your practices and organizations and contributions back to the NHMA.
 
NHMA Represents Hispanic Community to Federal Health Care Meetings:PLEASE NOTE WE ARE ACTIVELY NOMINATING REPRESENTATIVES to serve as Speakers, Attendees at Federal Meetings and Conferences. Join NHMA as a Member (www.nhmamd.org) and you will be added to the List Serves where we announce these opportunities.

FDA ADVISORY COMMITTEES----all disciplines requested for review panels for safety of medical devices and drugs. Send in your resume to Sara Classen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today.


US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health REGIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES ---NHMA requested to assist to identify Hispanic physicians and health professionals –thanks to all the medical societies, NHMA Leadership Fellows, partners such as the National Association of Hispanic Nurses who provided nominees to help the DHHS National Partnership for Action over the next 2 years.

Members in Action:
 
Dr. Diana Ramos, Director, Reproductive Health, Los Angeles County Department of Health and NHMA Fellow represents NHMA at the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Summit on Vaccines in Pregnant Women

Dr. Judith Flores, New York City, is being nominated to represent NHMA on the Latinas Teen Pregnancy Committee of the Coalition to End Teen Pregnancy national organization.

Dr. Elena Rios, NHMA President & CEO, recently addressed the California State Latino Legislative Caucus Health Care Summit on Latino Leadership and Health Care Reform to an audience of over 100 state leaders and researchers at University of Southern California Medical School.  Dr. Rios will also be addressing the Latino Medical Students Association Gaspar Leadership Forum at the Duke Medical School, North Carolina this month to share with medical student leaders the importance of health care reform and Latino leadership in public service, NHMA advocacy and the importance of joining NHMA as members.

Dr. Richard Zapanta, NHMA Board Member represented NHMA on the planning committee for the Arthritis Summit for Health Disparities for the second year ---sponsored by Zimmer, this conference will be held in Washington, DC in late September.

Congratulations to Dr. JP Sanchez and Dr. Liz Lee, authors as well as Dr. Kathy Flores and Dr. Onelia Lage, NHMA Board Members representing NHMA on the national steering committee who all participated in the publication and development of the study on the need for minority faculty leaders in Academic Medicine.

NHMA is Recruiting Surgical Residents PGY 4-5 for an outstanding Surgical Training Week by Ethicon – Endo Surgery in Cincinnati, Ohio starting August 31st.  We are also searching for Surgical Residents PGY 2-3 for the next Institute this fall, dates to be determined. Contact Sara Classen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." data-scaytid="13">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ciro Sumaya, MD, MPHTM, founding Dean, Texas A&M and former NHMA Board Chairman appointed by Texas Governor Perry to the BP Oil Disaster Committee.

JOIN NHMA AND JOIN A NETWORK OF HISPANIC PHYSICIAN LEADERS AND OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONAL LEADERS COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITIES - GO TO www.nhmamd.org box on right column "Join NHMA Now" and see the benefits of a unique national network, education opportunities, leadership development programs and advocacy to reduce health disparities.  Call Sara Classen in our office at 202-628-5895 for more information.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Bilingual Health Website

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). AHRQ has created a very useful health information Web site called Healthcare 411, www.healthcare411.ahrq.gov which is featured in both English and Spanish.  Healthcare 411 is a multimedia “one-stop resource” site for health care provider and consumer organizations. It contains the very latest health care news and research findings via videos, articles and podcasts regarding a variety of health conditions.

 

The Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowshipin  Minority Health Policy

At the Harvard Medical School, Boston – Applications now accepted for a 1-year, full-time fellowship beginning July 2012.  Program prepares physicians for leadership roles in formulating and promoting health policies and practices that improve the access to high-quality care for minority, disadvantaged, and most vulnerable populations.  Incorporates intensive training in health policy, public health, and management.  Will complete academic work leading to a master’s degree at Harvard School of Public Health.  Full graduate program includes courses, seminars, practicum, forums, site visits, conferences, shadowing, and mentoring by senior faculty and public health leaders.  The Fellowship also offers the MPA degree at Harvard’s Kennedy School to physicians who already have an MPH. 

Qualifications – BC/BE required, experience in addressing and improving the health needs of minority, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations, interest in public policy and public health, intention to pursue a career in health policy, public health practice, or academia, and U.S. citizenship.

Salary/Benefits - $50,000 stipend, master’s degree tuition, health insurance, travel for professional meetings and site visits.

Application Deadline – January 3, 2012

Contact – Joan Y. Reede, MD, MPH, MBA, Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School, 164 Longwood Avenue, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02115-5810; Phone: (617) 432-2922 ; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.mfdp.med.harvard.edu

Underrepresented Minorities and Women are Encouraged to Apply

 

UC Davis Health System is a major driver of economic prosperity in the

Sacramento region and Northern California, generating over $3.4 billion in annual economic output and more than 20,000 jobs.  As the region’s only academic health center, UC Davis is focused on discovering and sharing knowledge and providing the highest quality of care.

ACADEMIC CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGIS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE

The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine is seeking a dynamic academic clinical microbiologist to provide clinical service and teaching in microbiology, and laboratory management and collaborative support of the department’s research mission.  Clinical duties are required in one or more of the following areas:  molecular diagnostic; antimicrobial susceptibility testing; immunology; virology; mycology.  Teaching duties may include clinical, didactic, multi-disciplinary conferences, and small group teaching of housestaff, medical students, clinical laboratory science students, and practicing physicians.

The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. and be board-certified in clinical microbiology, or have equivalent credentials.  Experience in teaching and clinical service is required in one or more of the following areas:  molecular diagnostics; antimicrobial susceptibility testing; immunology; virology; mycology.  Experience in laboratory management and clinical translational research is preferred.  The candidate must meet requirements for appointment as Assistant Professor in one of the University of California’s clinically intensive academic series.  California professional license or eligibility for licensure in California is required.  Additionally, the successful candidate must have the ability to maintain a high level of service, work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment, and should exhibit excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with medical and technical staff, trainees, and others.

The Health System is an integral part of the vision as it exemplifies the attributes of innovation, diversity, multidisciplinary approaches and collaborative engagement that differentiate UC Davis.  Research awards to the Health System include one of the NIH’s first Clinical Translational Science Awards, in addition to Howard Hughes Medical Institute and BIRCHW awards.  Mentored training programs exist for junior faculty.  The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has over 40 faculty members, provides service in all major subspecialties of anatomic and clinical pathology, and is active in basic science, translational, and clinical research.  Educational programs include a 14-person residency program and specialty fellowships in hematopathology, cytopathology, surgical pathology and transfusion medicine.  The University of California, Davis, Medical Center is ranked as one of the nation’s “Top 100 Hospitals.”

UC Davis Health System offers exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs. 

For full consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2011; however, position will be open until filled, but no later than February 1, 2012.  Please forward the following:  1.  Curriculum Vitae; 2.  Statement of clinical, teaching and research background; 3.  List of names and contact information for at least five references to:

Christopher Polage, MD, Chair Search Committee, via e-mail to the department Academic Personnel Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." data-scaytid="20">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or via regular mail to Christopher Polage, MD c/o Gail Casarez, Dept. of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, 4400 V Street, Sacramento, CA 95817.

The University of California, Davis, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity.

 

Bone Marrow Transplant Physician

Division of Hematology and Oncology

Hematologic Malignancy and Stem Cell Transplant Section

Case Western Reserve University

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center

The Hematology and Oncology Division of the Department of Medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University seeks a highly qualified hematologist-oncologist  to join our Hematologic Malignancy and Stem Cell Transplant section..  The Division is seeking applicants who wish to divide their efforts between clinical care, clinical research, and teaching.  Candidates should be qualified for the Assistant or  Associate professor rank, and must be board eligible or certified in Hematology. The rank of Assistant Professor requires a track record and promise for research, clinical care, and teaching excellence. The rank of Associate professor also requires a national reputation for academic excellence.

The successful candidate will have clinical expertise in stem cell transplantation for the management of hematologic malignancies.  The faculty member will be responsible for care of patients, and development of a clinical research program focused on hematologic malignancies and stem cell transplantation.

The Division is undergoing substantial expansion and investment in clinical services and clinical research program development.  A new free-standing cancer hospital opened in June 2011.  The Hematology and Oncology Division at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center of Case Western Reserve University provide a rich environment for clinical investigation with active scientific programs in vascular biology and thrombosis, drug discovery and developmental therapeutics, stem cells, cancer imaging, DNA damage and repair response, cell death pathways, and medical decision making.  Applicants should forward a current curriculum vitae and letter describing their academic interests to:

Neal J. Meropol, M.D., Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology

Department of Medicine

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center

Case Western Reserve University

11100 Euclid Avenue, Lakeside 1200, Cleveland, OH  44106

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“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 of the
Department of Pediatrics

The University of California, Davis Health System (UCDHS), seeks a gifted physician-leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. UC Davis Health System has more than 10,000 faculty and staff and an annual budget of $1.6 billion; the Department of Pediatrics has 90 faculty members representing 13 areas of clinical, teaching and research expertise. The successful candidate for the Chair will be an experienced administrator and academic leader who can advance and support this unique Department to advance its mission to achieve excellence in clinical care, research, medical education, and community engagement.

UC Davis Health System is comprised of the UC Davis School of Medicine (SOM), UC Davis Medical Center, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing (which welcomed its first students in 2010), and the UC Davis Medical Group, an 800-member physician practice network. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the SOM among the top 50 medical schools in the nation.

The goal for the Chair of Pediatrics will be to demonstrate excellence in leadership and effective management to leverage current strengths and to lead the Department to excel in its missions of clinical care, research, education, and community engagement. The successful chair will model approaches for accomplishing missions that can be applied across the system. In this role, the Chair will address five key opportunities and challenges, detailed in this profile.

The Chair will:
•    Enhance clinical, academic, and research programs across the Department;
•    Provide vision for the Department and guide it through a strategic planning effort;
•    Increase integration and collaboration within the unit, across the School of Medicine, and beyond;
•    Position the dual Chair of Pediatrics/CMO of Children’s Hospital role for maximum impact;
•    Build strong external relationships to support the missions of the Department.

The successful candidate will hold a medical degree and have a distinguished and balanced record in teaching, clinical care, research, and administration. The successful candidate must meet the requirements for appointment as full professor in the Tenured or Clinical Investigator series at the University of California. Eligibility for licensure in California and board certification are also required.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed to David Bellshaw or Bernard Jones at Isaacson, Miller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 415.655.4900.  For full consideration, applications must be received by September 9, 2011 however the position will remain open until filled.  

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity.

 

NHMA NET SEPTEMBER 2011

National Hispanic Medical Association NHMA NET September 2011

Washington, DC

LEGISLATION UPDATE


NHMA SUPPORTS PRESIDENT OBAMA'S AMERICAN JOBS ACT

President Obama announced The American Jobs Act to a Joint Session of Congress on Sept. 8th which is a package of bi-partisan ideas to boost our economy, such as tax cuts for small businesses and non-profit organizations  that create jobs, tax credits for middle class families, summer jobs for disadvantaged youth.  The plan will also put millions of Americans back to work, including teachers, first responders, construction workers, and veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  NHMA President participated in White House briefing and presented ideas to incorporatein the Act - to create more jobs with health care opportunities for growth, given the Affordable Care Act - Medicare GME training to clinics; Prevention programs in the community; and Home Health Care programs, to name a few.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNS THE BUDGET CONTROL ACT PASSED BY SENATE AND CONGRESS – INTO LAW

On Tuesday, August 2, 2011, President Obama signed the Budget Control Act of 2011 (S365). The bill passed the U.S. Senate by a vote of 74-26 and the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 269-161. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the agreement reached between the White House and Congressional leaders would cut approximately $2.1 trillion from the federal deficit over the next decade. The agreement would raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling through 2012, immediately cut almost $1 trillion over the next 10 years and set up a 12-member joint congressional committee to recommend by November 23, $1.2 to $1.5 trillion in further cuts (which could include raising revenues and cutting entitlements) and Congress must consider them by December 23. If Congress fails to pass a proposal that cuts the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion, automatic across the board cuts in spending would be implemented – half of which must come from “defense.” Basic entitlement programs for low-income individuals and Social Security are exempted from the automatic across the board cuts (Medicare cuts are limited to 2% and are limited to the provider side). The plan also requires the House and Senate to consider a balanced budget amendment by the end of the year.

For FY 2012, non-security discretionary (which provides funding to Federal programs) would be capped at $359 billion in FY 2012. This is $22 billion more than the House provided in the budget resolution it passed earlier this year. This increase in spending allocations for FY2012 could impact the ongoing appropriations process on Capitol Hill. The Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill will likely be considered this month. The joint panel could also recommend, and Congress could pass, additional cuts to “non-security” discretionary spending.

NHMA advocated for our community --- We sent letters the day prior to the votes to every member of Congress and the Senate and worked with coalitions like the Medicaid partnerships, the Doctors for America and met with the White House through the meetings with the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda and the special minority leaders meetings calling to save Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP from drastic cuts. We were pleased that the Medicaid program was not changed to state block grants and the Medicare program did not become a voucher program and they were saved from severe cuts.
 
NHMA URGES YOU TO HELP US SAVE MEDICAID

NHMA has urged our readers and colleagues to help save Medicaid with our Letters to Congress and Senate since the Ryan Budget Plan was released in March calling for Medicaid to become a block grant program….PLEASE GO TO www.nhmamd.org – What’s New Box and send in your personal message now to continue to save MEDICAID and other rograms for the poor in our communities.

HEALTH CARE REFORM IMPLEMENTATION CONTINUES

During this first week of September, Virginia Circuit Court became the second Circuit Court to approve the Affordable Care Act as constitutional.

Health Insurance Exchange and Health Information Technology Regulations were announced for public comment due end of this month. NHMA policy committee to provide input...if you are interested in helping with input, call the office at 202-628-5895.

HHS Releases New Guidelines on Coverage Women’s Preventive Health Services

On August 1, 2011, the US DHHS Secretary released a guidance, as requested by the Affordable care Act,  that requires new health insurance plans to cover a set of eight preventive women’s health services without cost-sharing or co-pays. Among the recommended services are; screenings for gestational diabetes, cervical cancer, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections; lactation counseling and breastfeeding support; screening and counseling for domestic violence; contraception; and yearly preventive care visits. These services were recommended by the Institute of Medicine in July.

Health Workforce Budget Called to be Increased by Advocates

NHMA joined the Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition letter urging the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee to provide $762.5 million for the Title VII and VIII programs in FY 2012.

HEALTH EQUALITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2011 -  NHMA is a participant with the HEAA Working Group, led by the Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), that is supporting the efforts of the Congressional Asian and Pacific Islander, Black, and Hispanic Congressional Caucuses for the 112th Congress Bill to advance the bill to improve Minority Health in this country. The bill is to be introduced this month in Congress.

RACE, ETHNICITY and NIH RESEARCH AWARDS at NIH: New Study Affirms Alarming Disparities -
The Black, Hispanic and Asian Pacific American Congressional Caucuses Chairwomen of Health Task Forces released a press release on August 18th, the publication date of the study, about the need for Dr. Collins, Director, NIH to fix this situation ---and NHMA and others hope to encourage more minority students to consider research careers to assist in this effort for NIH to award more funding to minority researchers. 


NHMA PROGRAM UPDATE

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for NHMA 2012 Annual Conference – Deadline extension to October 31st  - Speakers are requested to discuss topics in your states and regions that address 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.

NHMA 16th Annual Conference  ---“Innovations that Improve Health of Hispanics, Families and Communities.”  April 26-29, 2012, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC.
Go to our Conference Box on the Home Page for more the ABSTRACTS as well as CALL FOR POSTERS –for faculty, residents and health professional students interested in sharing Hispanic Health Research. 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 Hispanic Physician Leadership Initiative Regional Event - "Health Care Reform Update", featuring Congresswoman Grace Napolitano,
at Dr. Richard Zapanta's Home, 5830 Beverly HIlls Dr., Whittier, CA, 90601, Sept. 24, 2011, 5-9 pm - In partnership with Dr. Richard Zapanta, Dr. Paul Urrea, COPE HealthSolutions. RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Sept. 21st.
 
Child Obesity Health Communications and Policy Project
NHHF and NHMA are developing activities to increase the leadership of Hispanic physicians to provide policy recommendations to the States of California and New York based on the current Federal  and State policy landscape in the are of prevention of obesity for children under the age of 8 years old.  Funded by the Kellogg Foundation.  NHHF is developing the Communications structure of its portal, HispanicHealth.info and online community with the physician leaders and will convene a Medical Leadership Institute at the NY Academy of Medicine in the Winter 2012 and two State Policy Summits in Winter 2013.  NHMA is developing the background research and inviting a Federal Panel of Experts to discuss their agencies current programs and policies for child obesity.  We invite NHMA member physicians in the states to join us in the project. Call us today.
 
NHMA is proud to announce that we have received the award from US DHHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to start recruiting physicians and residents for our leadership programs for the CLASSES OF 2012 ---All day Orientation Meetings will take place on April 26, 2012 at the NHMA 16th Annual Conference in Washington, DC.  PLEASE HELP US IDENTIFY LEADERS BY Jan. 30, 2012 - FROM AMONG YOUR COLLEAGUES!
 
NHMA Leadership Fellowship Program
for mid-career Physicians – 5 years out of training who have documented leadership experience and a strong interest in public service careers especially at the national level. 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. The program is supported by the US DHHS HRSA. The 2 weeks of training are now being finalized for the Fellowship NYU Institute for mid July and the DC Institute for mid September, 2012.
 
NHMA Resident Leadership Program for  primary care residents interested in public service or academic leadership careers. We are looking for 20 residents who must be available for a Sunday - Tuesday institute in New York in May or in Sacramento, California in August, 2012.

NHMA 15th ANNUAL CONFERENCE - Videos/PowerPoints and Photos from all SESSIONS are available this month on our website, www.nhmamd.org.
We are in progress to have the Diabetes and Obesity Friday morning sessions available for Online CME this month.  Note All Members will have the CME opportunity for free. Non-members will be charged $25.

NHMA's Foundation - the National Hispanic Health Foundation – Health Professional Student Scholarship Applications NOW AVAILABLE  – for medical, nursing, dental, public health, policy and pharmacy students – in NY, NJ, CT and CA ----Winners will be honored at our Santa Monica, California Gala on Nov. 10th and our NYC Gala on Dec. 1st.  We invite you to sponsor the Scholarship Fund to support the next generation of Latino health leaders for the nation. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info – David Caicedo, NHHF Program Officer, NHHF Office in NY.  See: www.nhmafoundation.org
 

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

JOIN NHMA Now and take advantage of our NEW AFFINITY PROGRAMS – discount services to members that provide savings to your practices and organizations and contributions back to the NHMA.
 
NHMA Represents Hispanic Community to Federal Health Care Meetings:PLEASE NOTE WE ARE ACTIVELY NOMINATING REPRESENTATIVES to serve as Speakers, Attendees at Federal Meetings and Conferences. Join NHMA as a Member (www.nhmamd.org) and you will be added to the List Serves where we announce these opportunities.

NHMA Requested by White House for Nominations to the Regional Hispanic Community Action Summits this Fall - During this Fall, the White House Office of Public Engagement and the Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics will partner to convene over two dozen “White House Hispanic Community Action Summits” in cities across the country. The goals for the local summits will be the same as the Latino Policy Summit at the White House in July with robust Federal agency participation. The first half of each convening will focus on Obama Administration 101 and engaging around Administration initiatives, while the second piece will model the same “open space process” that will focus on shared partnership to develop community solutions to core areas such as health and prevention of child obesity, education, jobs, immigration.  If you are interested in participating in any of the cities we will be visiting, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We hope the NHMA Leadership Fellows and Residents and members have time to participate and provide input to the Administration and to learn about new initiatives.

Members in Action:
Dr. Kathy Flores, Chairwoman of NHMA, is addressing the California Medical Association Foundation's Network of Ethnic Physicians meeting this month to discuss workforce strategies to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in the health professions for CA and the U.S. as well as to represent NHMA on a panel of Obesity action steps in the State. NHMA is planning Leadership Forum for Physicians from CA and NY as well as State Summits with the State Latino Caucuses, supported by Kellogg Foundation.

Dr. Elena Rios, NHMA President & CEO, recently addressed the California State Latino Legislative Caucus Health Care Summit on Latino Leadership and Health Care Reform to an audience of over 100 state leaders and researchers at University of Southern California Medical School.  Dr. Rios also addressed the Latino Medical Students Association Gaspar Leadership Forum at the Duke Medical School, North Carolina and educated the future doctors on the importance of health care reform implementation,  Latino leadership in public service, NHMA advocacy and the importance of joining NHMA as members.  Dr. Rios also presented to the US Department of Health and Human Services Patient Centered Care Comparative Research project conference in Chicago last month on the importance of health information technology and health reform updates.

NHMA members at Duke Medical School requested that Dr. Rios return to N. Carolina and meet with the 3 medical schools in the state - anyone interested, let us know.  Medical students from the Western region of LMSA requested NHMA advocacy to increase participation of medical students.

Dr. Richard Zapanta and Dr. Paul Urrea will be hosting a Los Angeles NHMA Regional Health Care Reform Networking Event with Congresswoman Grace Napolitano at the home of Dr. Zapanta, 5830 Beverly Hills Dr., Whittier, California on Sat., Sept. 24th from 5-9 pm.  Supported by COPE Health Solutions.  Rsvp to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Sept. 21st.

Alicia Fernandez, MD, UCSF faculty nominated to represent NHMA at the new CDC National Diabetes Education Program Strategic Committee and Task Forces. Of note, CDC is consollidating chronic diseases and looking for strategies to reduce disparities and cross cutting issues such as Prevention will rise in importance. Rios will attend the first meeting of the group in December to address NHMA participation.

Sandra Perez, MD, from San Diego, CA has joined the Board of Directors of the new Statewide California medical society called the Latino Physicians of California - being led by Sacramento based Jose Arevalo, MD, leader in the Sutter Health System and past leadership awardee of NHMA.

JOIN NHMA AND JOIN A NETWORK OF HISPANIC PHYSICIAN LEADERS AND OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONAL LEADERS COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITIES - GO TO www.nhmamd.org box on right column "Join NHMA Now" and see the benefits of a unique national network, education opportunities, leadership development programs and advocacy to reduce health disparities.  Call Sara Classen in our office at 202-628-5895 for more information.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE COMMONWEALTH FUND/HARVARD UNIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP IN MINORITY HEALTH POLICY

At the Harvard Medical School, Boston – Applications now accepted for a 1-year, full-time fellowship beginning July 2012.  Program prepares physicians for leadership roles in formulating and promoting health policies and practices that improve the access to high-quality care for minority, disadvantaged, and most vulnerable populations.  Incorporates intensive training in health policy, public health, and management.  Will complete academic work leading to a master’s degree at Harvard School of Public Health.  Full graduate program includes courses, seminars, practicum, forums, site visits, conferences, shadowing, and mentoring by senior faculty and public health leaders.  The Fellowship also offers the MPA degree at Harvard’s Kennedy School to physicians who already have an MPH. 

Qualifications – BC/BE required, experience in addressing and improving the health needs of minority, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations, interest in public policy and public health, intention to pursue a career in health policy, public health practice, or academia, and U.S. citizenship.

Salary/Benefits - $50,000 stipend, master’s degree tuition, health insurance, travel for professional meetings and site visits.

Application Deadline – January 3, 2012

Contact – Joan Y. Reede, MD, MPH, MBA, Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School, 164 Longwood Avenue, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02115-5810; Phone: (617) 432-2922 ; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.mfdp.med.harvard.edu

Underrepresented Minorities and Women are Encouraged to Apply

 ACADEMIC CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGIST
THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE

  The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine is seeking a dynamic academic clinical microbiologist to provide clinical service and teaching in microbiology, and laboratory management and collaborative support of the department’s research mission. 
 
The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. and be board-certified in clinical microbiology, or have equivalent credentials.  Experience in teaching and clinical service is required in one or more of the following areas:  molecular diagnostics; antimicrobial susceptibility testing; immunology; virology; mycology. The candidate must meet requirements for appointment as Assistant Professor in one of the University of California’s clinically intensive academic series.  California professional license or eligibility for licensure in California is required. 
 
For full consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2011; however, position will be open until filled, but no later than February 1, 2012.  Please forward the following: 
1. Curriculum Vitae; 2. Statement of clinical, teaching and research background; 3. List of names and contact information for at least five references to:
  Christopher Polage, MD, Chair Search Committee, via e-mail to the department Academic Personnel Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or via regular mail to Christopher Polage, MD c/o Gail Casarez, Dept. of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, 4400 V Street, Sacramento, CA 95817.  The University of California, Davis, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF PEDIATRIC HISPANIC SERVICES

The Department of Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, is seeking a qualified BC/BE  pediatrician to be the Director of the Hispanic Pediatric Services. The academic rank will start at the instructor /assistant/associate professor level depending on the qualifications. Qualified candidates need strong bilingual communication skills, experience with advocacy in the Hispanic community and a strong desire to teach and mentor residents and medical students. The clinical service team is comprised of bilingual staff members including two physicians, an education specialist, a child psychologist, medical assistants and a secretary.
MetroHealth Medical Center is known for providing outstanding health care to a diverse population in a dynamic educational and training environment, and fostering the career development of our faculty members.
 
Interested candidates should forward correspondence and curriculum vitae to:
  Nazha Abughali M.D., Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics
 MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44109
 Phone 216-778-1259; Fax 216-778-1361
 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
In employment, as in education, MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and World Class Diversity

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR - CLINICAL X or HSCP SERIES
DIRECTOR OF OUTPATIENT CLINIC

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Davis Health System seeks to recruit a full-time, academic Director of Outpatient Clinic. The position will be recruited at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Clinical X or Health Sciences Clinical Professor series based on experience and qualifications. Selected individuals will be expected to participate in clinical care, teaching, research and university service.
 
Candidate must possess an M.D. and experience with providing general obstetric and gynecologic care to women; experience with care of indigent patients preferred. Candidate should possess prior resident and medical student teaching. Research experience is not necessary but can impact the type of appointment. Candidate must have the ability to serve as a leader of committees that can generate change and new ideas.
 
Candidate will provide general obstetrics and gynecologic care for private and indigent patients, with gynecologic specialty clinics possible depending on professional expertise. The candidate will spend the majority of clinical time in teaching clinics with residents and medical students. The candidate will be expected to develop innovative new programs for resident and student education. Involvement in research will be based on the type of appointment, the applicant’s personal interests and experience. The position will require frequent committee work and collaboration within the University system. The applicant will direct a clinic involving training of 24 residents and will also oversee the clinic policies as they related to residents and faculty.
 
The candidate must have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment. Candidate must be able to adhere to policies and procedures.  Salary and level of appointment will be based upon experience and qualifications.
 
For full consideration, applications must be received by December 31, 2011. The position will remain open until filled through March 15, 2012.  A letter of interest and complete curriculum vitae should be e-mailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please reference Search #OB-04R-12 in your correspondence. 

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE
DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES-ONCOLOGY

The NCI is seeking a leader to serve as its Director, Office of Physical Sciences-Oncology (OPSO).OPSO (1) serves as a nexus for the development and implementation of physical science-based initiatives to enable progress in cancer research for NCI and its integration across trans-NCI, trans-NIH, and inter-agency activities; (2) enables the development of discoveries and new fields of study based on the application of aspects of the physical sciences approaches to cancer research; (3) facilitates the exploration of novel and innovative trans-disciplinary approaches to advance understanding of the physical laws and principles that shape and govern the emergence and behavior of cancer at all scales; and (4) accelerate OPSO’s program activities through supporting research infrastructure and common resources.
 
The successful candidate will have an M.D. or Ph.D. with formal training in a relevant physical science and/or engineering discipline with demonstrated expert knowledge of physics principle and approaches applied toward oncology technologies areas; expert knowledge in specialty areas of physics and other physical sciences such as applied mathematics and computational physics, biophysics, complex nonlinear dynamics/systems, critical phenomena, condensed-matter physics, electrochemistry, molecular electronics, nanofabrication, nanomaterials science, nanotechnology, photonics, scanning probe microscopy, sensors, and wireless communication; functional knowledge of cancer biology, molecular-based technologies, and oncology; expert knowledge of the current activities in physical sciences-oncology technologies to coordinate and direct scientific projects of national significance to ensure proper communication and coordination among stakeholders; strong verbal and written communications skills are essential in working with both research  communities (i.e., physical sciences/engineering and cancer biology/oncology); the ability and demonstrated record of being able to interact effectively with a broad range of senior medical, scientific and management staff within the NCI, other government agencies, academic institutions and the private sector; and, the ability to supervise professional and administrative staff.
 
Appointment will be an excepted service appointment under Title 42 (Public Health and Welfare Act: http://hr.od.nih.gov/hrguidance/employment/title42.htm); salary will be commensurate with experience.  All applicants should submit an interest letter with a current curriculum vitae, complete bibliography, and the names of five references, by September 21, 2011.
 
Applications should be sent to: Dr. Henry Rodriguez
                                                OPSO Director Search Committee Chair
                                                c/o Kelly Barch
                                                National Cancer Institute
                                                Office of the Director
                                                31 Center Drive, Room 10A18
                                                Bethesda, MD 20892
 Or via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

***HIVMA Minority Clinical Fellowship Program:  December 9 Application Deadline***

The HIV Medicine Association created the Minority Clinical Fellowship Program to increase the number of African American and Latino physicians with the expertise to provide clinical care to patients with HIV in the communities most affected by HIV disease. Two one-year fellowships are awarded annually with one going to an African American physician and one to a Latino physician interested in pursuing careers in HIV medicine in the U.S.  During the year, fellows manage the ongoing care of patients with HIV disease under the supervision of an HIVMA mentor. The award includes a $60,000 stipend plus funding to support benefits for one year.
 
 Applications are being accepted for the 2012 to 2013 fellowship year, which will start on July 1, 2012.  Eligible candidates will be African American or Latino physicians who are within the first five years of their medical practice and have a demonstrated interest in HIV medicine.  Individuals who have completed or have been recently accepted to an infectious diseases training program are not eligible for the program.
 
The application along with information on current and past fellows is available online at www.hivma.org. The deadline to apply for the two fellowships that begin in July 2012 is  December 9, 2011.
 
Contact Julio Fonseca at jThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or for more information.

 



UMass Memorial Medical Group, a clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School ranked in the top 8* for Primary Care among the nation’s medical schools, is seeking physicians in Central Massachusetts.
 

Current career opportunities: Anesthesiology, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Hematology/Oncology, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Med/Peds, OB/GYN, Opthalmology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Pediatric-Child Protection, Pediatric-Development & Behavioral, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Surgery, Physiatry, Psychiatry, Pulmonary, and Urology.

Come join our highly regarded team where physicians have a voice and the freedom to pursue their entrepreneurial spirit. Practice, learn and discover at UMass Memorial Health Care.
 
Compensation includes base salary with attractive productivity incentives and excellent benefits.
 
For more information on these and other opportunities, please contact the Physician Recruitment Department: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 508-334-8779, Fax: 508-793-6329
 
Or visit our website:
 
www.UMassMemorialPhysicianCareers.org
 
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, we embrace diversity in both our workforce and our approach to patient care.
 
*As ranked by the U.S. News & World Report in 2011


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