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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 NET OCTOBER 2011

National Hispanic Medical Association NHMA NET October 2011

Washington, DC

LEGISLATION UPDATE

NHMA Supports President Obama’s Jobs for America Act---we need health care jobs created with health careers for our communities to have access to much needed care ----public health, clinics and hospitals in the safety net as well as health information technology in private practices, and for lower and middle class families to live healthier lifestyles…The Senate is poised to vote this week on the bill which is controversial since the Democrats are calling for funding from a tax on the rich with incomes above $1M per year and the Republicans have responded that this is unacceptable.
 
Funding for Diversity and Primary Care in Medical Education Zeroed Out by the Senate Appropriations Committee - The Senate Appropriations Committee has recommended NO FUNDING for 2012 for the Health Career Opportunity Program, the only program targeting disadvantaged students for a range of health professions careers (not including nursing which is supported in a separate funding stream)  The House Appropriations Committee also recommended NO FUNDING. The program will lose $22,133,000 should the whole Senate and Congress follow this recommendation.
 
The Appropriations Committee also called for the cut of the Centers of Excellence program, which also recruits disadvantaged students to health professions and develops minority faculty and curriculum about minority health, from $ 24,602,000 to $12,773,000.  The COE program was recommended for funding at $24M by the Senate Appropriations Committee.
 
NHMA URGES YOUR ACTION ---SEE OUR LEGISLATIVE CENTERand send your letter and Call your Senator and Congressman today! This is an outrage – that Latinos and African American students should no longer be provided with health professions counseling they need to be able to compete for admissions to medical, dental, public health, pharmacy, optometry, veterinary and psychology programs in the U.S. when our populations are becoming the majority in this country!
 
National Hispanic Health Foundation publication on“Recommendations to Improve Title VII of the Public Health Service Act”ironically discusses the continued need and challenges for maintaining diversity for minority students in premedical pipeline, medical education and Federal policy ---- Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation: http://www.josiahmacyfoundation.org/publications
 
White House Decides Not to Improve Air Quality - The White House has abandoned new Ozone standards, due to the financial impact on business and the fact that the EPA must update air quality regulations in 2013. NHMA agrees with the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Thoracic Society and American College of Preventive Medicine on the importance of decreasing asthma in our populations.
 

HEALTH CARE REFORM UPDATE
 
CMS Bundled Payment Models unveiled to start in 2012 - Hospital and physicians can choose from 2 payment models for INPATIENT STAY: 1) Hospitals receive a discounted payment (Medicare 1 – 2% in year 3), physicians receive full FFS rates; 2) payment is established prospectively for the hospital which distributes funds to physicians. (Medicare discount at minimum 3%); and 1 from POSTDISCHARGE SERVICES: Hospitals and physicians receive FFS rates that are retroactively reconciled with a target price. (Medicare discount is proposed); and 1 from a combined Inpatient stay plus postdischarge services: Hospitals and physicians receive FFS rates that are retroactively reconciled with a target price. Medicare discount is 3% min for 30-89 days after discharge and 2% discount for >89 days.
 
Sept. 14, HHS proposed two initiatives that have the potential to increase patient engagement and awareness of their own health care. First, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released its Personal Health Record (PHR) Model Privacy Notice, which ONC hopes will give patients/consumers an increased awareness of PHR vendors’ privacy, security and data sharing practices. Second, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other HHS agencies issued proposed rules that would allow patients direct access to laboratory test results. HHS issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) to amend the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) regulations to permit patients direct access to laboratory test results.
 
California Passes the Dream Act to support Higher Education for Undocumented Students - California Governor Brown signed a law allowing undocumented immigrants to be eligible for state funded financial aid and private scholarships for higher education in the State. NHMA applauds higher education for more Latinos that leads to upward mobility for our communities and with education, a direct relation to healthier lifestyles.
 
 
NHMA PROGRAM UPDATE
 
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.
 
NHMA Regional Programs - NHMA convened its second NHMA WEST REGION Networking Event at the Whittier, California home of Dr. Richard Zapanta, NHMA Board Member, who graciously hosted the event along with Dr. Paul Urrea. About 100 physicians, residents, medical students and health leaders heard Congresswoman Grace Napolitano and Dr. Elena Rios discuss the opportunities in the new Health Care Reform being implemented at this time. Many were new to NHMA and interested in joining our mission to educate our members on how to better serve the Hispanic population in health care.
 
National Hispanic Health Foundation, NHMA’s Foundation, will be hosting Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Galas in the NHMA WEST REGION and the NHMA NORTHEAST REGIONin the upcoming months ----Santa Monica Nov. 10th and NYC Dec. 1st ----we encourage you to help our Scholarship Fund to support Hispanic health professional students in medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, policy and others as we garner your support.  NHHF is committed to developing the future leaders for healthcare through this scholarship program.  See www.nhmafoundation.org to sponsor, purchase tickets or contribute. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent of IRS law.  Scholarships still available for NYC – Deadline is Oct. 28th.
 
NHMA Hispanic Congressional Briefing – “Prevention Priorities to Reduce Health Disparities and Costs”with Congresswoman Lucille Roybal Allard, Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Health Task Force, the Office of the Surgeon General, University of Southern California Medical School Center of Obesity, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas – diabetes program, and Pfizer Helpful Answers for discount meds. NHMA will present priorities for supporting prevention policies and programs for Hispanic populations in this era of cutting back on health programs. The Briefing will occur on Oct. 12th at Rayburn House Office Bldg, Rm.B-354. Lunch to be provided. Please rsvp to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Child Obesity Health Communications and Policy Project - NHMA’s Foundation, the National Hispanic Health Foundation, and the Kellogg Foundation are developing the Hispanic Child Obesity Project to empower physicians in California and NY to educate policymakers about needed policies and programs in Hispanic communities.

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 for children under 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 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.  As part of this project, the HispanicHealth.info Portal is being populated with current research and studies that recommend policies and programs to reduce child obesity. We invite NHMA member physicians in the states to join us in the project. Call Astrid Jimenez, Program Director, at 202.628.5895.
 
We encourage you to learn from The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and the Subcommittee on Health have scheduled a joint hearing on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Food Marketing: Can ‘Voluntary’ Government Restrictions Improve Children’s Health?” 
 
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 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.
 
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) 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.


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.
 
 
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 Gonzalez 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.
 
JOIN TODAY AS AN NHMA MEMBERwww.nhmamd.org or call Sara Classen, Program and Membership Officer at 202.628.5895.
 
Members' Activities this past mont ....
 
Dr. Kathy Flores, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, NHMA addressed the California Medical Association Foundation’s Network of Ethnic Physicians at their annual meeting on the NHMA efforts to empower physicians to reduce child obesity and the upcoming leadership training. The program will focus on physicians and policymakers in California and NY, two states with the highest numbers of Hispanics with obesity in the nation.
 
NHMA Member, Dr. Richard Zapanta represented NHMA for the Steering Committee for the National Summit on Movement Disorders in Washington, DC to help reduce disparities in minority communities who need education on maintaining movement for quality life – including arthritis and joint management.
 
Obama Administration works with NHMA and Members ---
Dr. Garth Graham, Deputy Assistant for Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services meetw with NHMA medical society and health professional presidents to encourage our participation in OMH National Partnership for Action Regional Councils. Stephanie Valencia, Deputy Director of White House Office of Public Engagement invites NHMA members to participate in their Regional Latino policy summits. Any one interested in being nominated to these efforts and positions at the Federal government from NHMA ---please join and become part of our networks
 
Dr. Elena Rios, NHMA President spoke on the importance of Immunizations among Hispanics and other minorities 1) at the HHS Region III Summit on National Vaccine Policy with the Office of Minority Health – Jamila Rashid, PhD and the NMA  - Virginia Caine, MD as well as Region III RHA and the HHS Office of Vaccines; and at the National Foundation for Infectious Disease Press Conference at the National Press Club with CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden and medical experts to discuss the national readiness (and kick off) for the 2011-2012 influenza season, with the goal of continuing the upward trend in influenza vaccination rates.
 
Dr. Elena Rios also was invited to speak with NY Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera (member of the Assembly Health Committee) on a Webinar on the Child Obesity Challenge in the Hispanic Community to discuss policy recommendations for NY State with Senator Lanza and the trainer for Dr. Oz, Donavan Green. The Webinar is sponsored by Time Warner Cable and available online for a year on http://us.reg.meeting-stream.com/100611_130pm
 
Congratulations to NHMA member Mirian Zavala, PhD candidate in NYC who has been honored by the National Association of Hispanic Nurses as the Nurse of the Year at their Washington, DC Reception.
 
Congratulations to NHMA partner, Cecilia Pozo-Fileti, RD, Latino Infant Nutrition Initiative Director - who held a national media conference at the American Dietetic Conference in San Diego, California as well as invited NHMA to participate in a planning meeting for new effort with the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics on child nutrition.
 
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


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

 

THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
INTRAMURAL NIAID RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the largest Institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking applicants for its Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO)program, which provides an invaluable opportunity for students with strong academic standing who are from populations underrepresented in biomedical research.
Candidates who are college-level seniors, medical school students, or doctoral candidates, and from a population underrepresented in the biomedical sciences are eligible.
During the 4-day program, students will hear lectures from world-renowned scientists and interview for potential research training positions at the Institute’s Maryland and Montana laboratories. This year’s program marks 10 years of INRO and takes place in Bethesda, MD, on the NIH campus, February 6–9, 2012. Students’ expenses for travel, hotel accommodations, and meals will be paid.
You can help us find the best and brightest applicants for INRO 2011 by doing the following:

Applications will be accepted from August 15 through October 15, 2011. Interested students can apply online through the program’s Web site.
Let’s work together to help students fulfill their educational and professional goals. I thank you for your consideration.
Best regards,
Wendy J. Fibison, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Office of Training and Diversity
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health

 FAMILY PRACTICE PHYSICIANS

Arroyo Vista Family Health Center has immediate openings for five (5) full-time Family Practice Physicians in multiple locations in northeast Los Angeles. Under the direct management of the Chief Medical Officer, the Family Practice Physician will provide comprehensive family practice medical care in a community health center setting.

Requirements:
Providers must be Board certified or Board eligible in Family Practice, has a current license to practice medicine in California along with DEA license and CPR, bilingual in Spanish is preferred to adequately discuss diagnosis and treatment with patients and knowledge of Hispanic culture.
If you are interested please e-mail your CV at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 

BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
FIFTH ANNUAL CONFERENCD ON HEALTH DISPARITIES


You are invited to learn the latest on Health Disparities and learn from a dynamic lineup of speakers on the topic of Reducing Health Disparities through Sustaining and Strengthening Health Communities.  The list of invited speakers includes First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Garth Graham (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health), Soledad O’Brien (CNN Anchor), Dr. Debra Joy Perez (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) and more.  

The Conference will be held in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina on November 30 to December 3, 2011.  Those interested in attending can visit www.buildinghealthycommunities2011.com for more information.  
Registration Fee: $ 150.00/person
Hotel Telephone: 843-723-3000
 
 

 



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 Medical Group.
 
Compensation includes base salary with attractive 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
 
UMass Memorial is committed to hiring and developing a diverse team whose talents enhance the care we provide and the organization in which we work. We are an affirmative action and equal employment opportunity employer.
 
*As ranked by the U.S. News & World Report in 2011


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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 APHERESIS/TRANSFUSION MEDICINE
The Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

The Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis announces a search for a full-time clinical pathologist.  Responsibilities will chiefly include clinical service, teaching and laboratory management plus collaborative support of the department’s research mission.  Teaching 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 MD, MD/PhD and be board certified in Transfusion Medicine, or have equivalent credentials.  Experience in teaching and clinical service is required in one or more of the following areas:  Stem cell collections by Apheresis both autologous and allogeneic, therapeutic apheresis, transfusion medicine, and blood bank services.  Experience in laboratory management and clinical translational research is preferred. The candidate must meet requirements for appointment as Assistant or Associate 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.  Salary is commensurate to background and experience.   

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has more than 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, specialty fellowships in transfusion medicine, hematopathology, cytopathology, and surgical pathology, and a clinical laboratory scientist training program.  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 Hospital Pavilion addition has recently been completed.  This has added hospital beds, operating rooms, emergency treatment stations and new state-of-the-art pathology laboratory space.

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 November 1st, 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 three references to:

Submit applications to Jeffrey Gregg, MD, Chair, Search Committee, via e-mail care of Gail Casarez, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 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.

 

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 Pathologist/Scientist/Informatician

The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine is seeking a dynamic academic pathologist or clinical scientist with expertise in pathology informatics who can create and lead services addressing test utilization and clinical efficiencies, including consultations within the UC Davis Health System and regionally. Expertise in a focused area of the clinical laboratory is required, and Clinical Chemistry experience is highly desired.  The successful candidate will need to develop a research program focusing on health care delivery science, quality, or translational science with a thematic focus appropriate to informatics and/or areas appropriate to the candidate’s clinical subspecialty area.   Clinical duties will focus on service delivery, quality, test utilization, clinical consultation, and laboratory management in specialized areas of clinical chemistry.  The ability to provide clinical cross-coverage in other areas of the laboratory is required.   Participation is expected in formal teaching programs and may include clinical, didactic, laboratory and small group teaching of housestaff, medical students, graduate students and other health professionals, and interdisciplinary clinical conferences.  

The successful candidate must possess MD or MD/PhD or PhD and have clinical board certification or equivalent credentials.  Formal informatics training, or equivalent informatics practice experience preferred (i.e. MS, PhD, or fellowship).  The candidate will need to develop a research program focused on health care delivery science, quality, translational science, coupled with a medical informatics focus on decision support and knowledge management. Experience in teaching, clinical service, clinical laboratory management, quality programs and research methods and conduct is required.  The candidate must meet requirements for appointment as Assistant, Associate or Full 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 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.  Salary is commensurate to background and experience.   

Over 5 million tests a year are provided in the department’s state-of-the-art clinical laboratories which includes a robotic line for chemistry and hematology, the only one of its kind in inland northern California.  The department’s NIH-funded Point of Care Testing Center is one of just four nationwide.  Educational programs include a 14-person residency program, many subspecialty fellowships, and a clinical laboratory scientist training program.  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.

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 November 1st, 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 three references to:

Submit applications to Jeffrey Gregg, MD, Chair, Search Committee, via e-mail care of Gail Casarez, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 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.

 

NHMA NET NOVEMBER 2011

National Hispanic Medical Association NHMA NET November 2011

Washington, DC

LEGISLATION UPDATE

Congress Update – Supercommittee to Reduce the Deficit of the US
 
The new deficit-reduction plan from several Democrats on the congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the "supercommittee") marks a dramatic departure from traditional Democratic positions — and actually stands well to the right of plans by the co-chairs of the bipartisan Bowles-Simpson commission and the Senate's "Gang of Six," and even further to the right of the plan by the bipartisan Rivlin-Domenici commission. The Democratic plan contains substantially smaller revenue increases than those bipartisan proposals while, for example, containing significantly deeper cuts in Medicare and Medicaid than the Bowles-Simpson plan. The Democratic plan features a substantially higher ratio of spending cuts to revenue increases than any of the bipartisan plans.
 
NHMA Congressional Briefing on PREVENTION AND HISPANIC HEALTH-
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal Allard, Surgeon General’s Health, Dr. Eduardo Sanchez of Blue Cross of Texas, University of Southern California Center of Excellence on Obesity and Pfizer Helpful Answers discussed lessons learned for policies to enhance new prevention efforts targeting Hispanic families and communities. Over 100 attendees asked engaging questions about the importance of working together to change policies for child obesity and other prevention areas to reduce chronic disease in our communities.
 
NHMA submits comments for the Essential Benefits for Providers ----
requesting cultural competence and language training for students and for professionals; requesting private practices be considered the safety net if they provide charity care, as most do which are located in medically underserved areas.
 
NHMA submits comments for the State Health Insurance Exchange System --
-requesting patient navigators be enhanced with the need for special education and outreach to so many Hispanic uninsured about how to select a health insurance plan; LEP and cultural competence standards; and low income subsidies be part of the final systems. Medicaid eligibility should be seamless with the new exchanges as people will be traveling between the two systems depending on their income.

HHS MEETINGS ON HISPANIC HEALTH
 
National Hispanic Health Foundation and consultant met with the NIH Office of the Director
to discuss the recent report that claimed minority researchers garner less funding for R01 grants (entry level faculty grants) compared to Caucasians and discussed next steps for new research recruitment for Hispanics to NIH. We will continue to meet with NIH officials on this matter next month.
 
NHMA president presents the Cultural Competence Recommendations for the Health Equity and Accountability Act Working Group
that was invited to meet with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services staff to discuss whether administrative changes can be adopted internally while the Congress schedule has yet to determine whether the bill will come up in committee.  The staff Mayra Alvarez, MPH & Nadine Gracia, MD were very interested in understanding the advocacy groups’ priorities which ranged from data collection by sub population, to women’s health, to senior health and discount medications, to immigrant, gay/lesbian and rural populations’ access to care, to health workforce recruitment and diversity to research for minority health.  The meeting took place on October 25th.

 
NHMA PROGRAM UPDATE

NHMA represented Hispanic patients at the following national meetings to decrease health disparities in the nation:
 
Oct 15 - Latino Diabetes Action Council Meeting
strategy discussions to increase Hispanic public awareness about the need for pre-diabetes and diabetes diagnoses and treatment. The Council is a national group of diabetes experts, including Leo Vela, MD from Texas, Aida Giacello from Chicago, Guadalupe Pacheco from Washington, DC, and chairman Robert Gonzalez, MD of Texas. The group also provided input to the ADA staff on the importance of advocacy efforts to increase funding to CDC and NIH diabetes programs.
 
Oct 26 - CDC Office of the Director Health Disparities Subcommittee Meeting- Atlanta, GA .
Dr. Rios is a member of the This event has reminders.Committee that discussed the key principles to develop minority student internship programs for CDC a new grant that was awarded to Columbia Public Health School, Michigan Public Health School, Johns Hopkins Childrens Hospital, and Morehouse Medical School and to discuss social determinants of health for CDC programs.
 
Oct 27 Alzheimer's Summit  supported by Eli Lilly
NHMA invited to provide input on Hispanic educational materials development to the primary care providers about Alzheimer’s disease with a host of organizations, including the Alzheimer’s Association, the National Medical Association, the AARP, the AAFP and others.
 
Oct 3 NHHF Clinical Trials Program -
NHHF Corporate Advisors from Pfizer, Novo Nordisk and Johnson and Johnson met with Dr. Rios to plan to identify physisians interested in developing the infrastructure to participate in clinical trials with the companies and key NHHF consultant training program, beginning in 2012. 

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.
 
National Hispanic Health Foundation, NHMA’s Foundation, will be hosting Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Galas
Casa Del Mar Hotel, Santa Monica, Nov. 10th and NY Marriott Marquis Hotel, NYC, Dec. 1st ----we encourage you to help our Scholarship Fund to support Hispanic health professional students in medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, policy and others as we garner your support.  NHHF is committed to developing the future leaders for healthcare through this scholarship program.  See www.nhmafoundation.org to sponsor, purchase tickets or contribute. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent of IRS law.

We appreciate the CALIFORNIA GALA SPONSORS: Platinimum sponsors - United Health Foundation, Cedars Sinai Health System; Gold Sponsors: UCLA, USC, Drew University, Toyota, Eli Lilly; Silver Sponsor: McKesson; Bronze Sponsors: Anthem, HealthNet, Nor Cal Mutual Insurance, Novo Nordisk, Wells Fargo Bank, Walt Disney; and Friends: California Wellness Foundation, California Endowment, Orosure, California Hospital Association, Promerica Bank.
 
Child Obesity Health Communications and Policy Project - NHMA’s Foundation, the National Hispanic Health Foundation, and the Kellogg Foundation are developing the Hispanic Child Obesity Project to empower physicians in California and NY to educate policymakers about needed policies and programs in Hispanic communities.

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 for children under 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 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.  As part of this project, the HispanicHealth.info Portal is being populated with current research and studies that recommend policies and programs to reduce child obesity. We invite NHMA member physicians in the states to join us in the project. Call Astrid Jimenez, Program Director, at 202.628.5895.
 
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for NHMA 2012 Annual Conference –
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 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.
 
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) 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.

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.
 
 
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 Gonzalez 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.
 
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 mont ....
 
Dr. Elena Rios delivered Keynote Address“Latino Health Summit to Eliminate Health Disparities in the Latino Community”to the Inaugual Latino Health Institute of Rutgers University, New Jersey  along with Senator Robert Menendez
 
Dr. Elena Rios also delivered Keynote Address to the Spanish American Medical and Dental Society of New York Annual Congress on health care reform opportunities for the Latino physician, dentist and our communities.
 
Dr. Sam Arce represented NHMA to the Health Professional Roundtable event in NYC  to discuss hospital challenges for health reform
 
Dr. Miguel Sanchez represented National Hispanic Health Foundation to the White House Latino Policy Summit in New York City
 
Mirian Zavala, RN, NHMA Member was nominated by NHMA and won the prestigious National Association of Hispanic Nurses’ Nurse of the Year Award Celebration held at the Canon House Office Building, US Congress, Washington, DC

NHMA Board of Directors will be speaking acorss the country with partnering organizations on Health Access and Prevention Issues along with other speakers on Cardiovascular Disease beginning in December.
 
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


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

 

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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THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
INTRAMURAL NIAID RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the largest Institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking applicants for its Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO)program, which provides an invaluable opportunity for students with strong academic standing who are from populations underrepresented in biomedical research.
Candidates who are college-level seniors, medical school students, or doctoral candidates, and from a population underrepresented in the biomedical sciences are eligible.
During the 4-day program, students will hear lectures from world-renowned scientists and interview for potential research training positions at the Institute’s Maryland and Montana laboratories. This year’s program marks 10 years of INRO and takes place in Bethesda, MD, on the NIH campus, February 6–9, 2012. Students’ expenses for travel, hotel accommodations, and meals will be paid.
You can help us find the best and brightest applicants for INRO 2011 by doing the following:

Applications will be accepted from August 15 through October 15, 2011. Interested students can apply online through the program’s Web site.
Let’s work together to help students fulfill their educational and professional goals. I thank you for your consideration.
Best regards,
Wendy J. Fibison, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Office of Training and Diversity
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health

BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
FIFTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON HEALTH DISPARITIES


You are invited to learn the latest on Health Disparities and learn from a dynamic lineup of speakers on the topic of Reducing Health Disparities through Sustaining and Strengthening Health Communities.  The list of invited speakers includes First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Garth Graham (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health), Soledad O’Brien (CNN Anchor), Dr. Debra Joy Perez (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) and more.  

The Conference will be held in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina on November 30 to December 3, 2011.  Those interested in attending can visit www.buildinghealthycommunities2011.com for more information.  
Registration Fee: $ 150.00/person
Hotel Telephone: 843-723-3000

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   Senior Scientific Officer Positions (3)

Vaccine Concept Accelerator

Therapeutics Concept Accelerator

Platform Concept Accelerator 

Office of Biodefense Research Affairs

Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

 

 

 

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is seeking three exceptional, industry-experienced leaders to take on the roles of product development specialists.  These Senior Scientific Officer (SSO) positions are responsible for identifying cutting-edge research and utilizing the latest technological advances in order to “shepherd” the concepts towards potential vaccine, therapeutic or platform and diagnostic applications. The SSOs will 1) coordinate progression of multiple infectious diseases candidates addressing biodefense and public health needs, from early product development through advanced product development, and the transition to a commercialization partner;  2) manage the design and development of initiatives that leverage the existing research base for product development with an enhanced focus towards exploiting innovative concepts that target product development;  3) ensure adequate oversight and integrate various pre-existing elements of DMID’s product development resources and capabilities into the development of candidates;  4) conduct long-range planning in a research environment where future scientific opportunities are not readily apparent and frequently change with the development of new knowledge; and 5) build upon and establish additional cooperative, productive, and coordinated relationships with other government entities, especially Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and the Department of Defense, to advance candidates and related concepts while avoiding duplication of efforts; interact with FDA on relevant regulatory issues; and work closely with the greater scientific community and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries to achieve shared scientific goals.

 

 

 

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a M.D. or Ph.D. degree in a biomedical science and have demonstrated infectious disease expertise and therapeutic, vaccine, or platform/diagnostic discovery and development experience relevant to the specific position for which you are applying.  In addition, candidates must show evidence of successful development of an infectious disease concept into a product relevant to the specific position for which you are applying, from translational efforts through preclinical-IND-enabling studies to early clinical development; familiarity with relevant regulatory requirements; experience implementing multifaceted, complex biomedical research programs; leadership skills demonstrating effective interactions across multiple sectors of government, industry and academia; and experience supervising multiple individuals engaged in multifaceted, complex scientific programs; effective communications and collaborations.

 Application Process:  Applicants must be U.S. citizens.  The selected candidate must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance based on an SBI with eligibility for sensitive compartmented information (SCI). Provide curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a three page summary explaining 1) your reasons for being interested in the specific SSO position of interest; and 2) experience you bring to the specific SSO position of interest. Submit application package to Ms. Denise Blackwell, Administrative Officer, NIAID at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 6610 Rockledge Drive, Room 4313, Bethesda, MD 20892.

 The deadline for receipt of applications is November 15, 2011. Direct any inquiries to Denise Blackwell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Additional information can be found atwww.niaid.nih.gov/about/working/joblistings/Pages/sso.aspx. All information provided by applicants will remain confidential and will only be reviewed by authorized NIAID officials.

 The successful candidates will be appointed under the Title 42(f) authority at a salary commensurate with experience.  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). These positions are subject to public financial disclosure requirements.

 Learn more about NIAID and how you can play a role in this exciting and dynamic research organization:

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 HHS, NIH, and NIAID are proud to be equal opportunity employers.
 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INTERNIST

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.

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT/FLETCHER ALLEN HEALTH CARE
Medicine Health Care Services

 The University of Vermont College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care, leaders in patient care, medical education and research, are seeking a Primary Care Internal Medicine Health Care Service Leader and Chief of Primary Care Internal Medicine division for a full-time position as an Associate Professor or Professor of Medicine (Clinical Scholar Pathway, non-tenure track). This individual will be the senior clinical leader responsible for all clinical care within the PCIM health care service and the education and research activity within the Primary Care Internal Medicine division of the UVM Department of Medicine.  Primary Care Internal Medicine includes Hospitalists, Primary Care Internal Medicine physicians and Geriatricians.  In collaboration with the Chair of Medicine and the President UVM Medical Group this position helps assure a focus on patient care, research, education and service.  This incumbent will identify divisional goals that align with and complement those of the Department of Medicine, the College of Medicine, the UVM Medical Group and Fletcher Allen Health Care.  In addition he/she will manage efficient and effective patient flow systems, achieve financial and operational targets, and coordinate clinical services, research, and resident and student education. 

 
The incumbent should have been active in a successful and respected clinical practice in primary care internal medicine and have demonstrated scholarly activity.  Must have demonstrated professional experience in progressively responsible positions in healthcare, with a strong working knowledge of physician practice, practice management, leadership roles.  Professional work experience in integrated systems preferred.  Must have demonstrated success in directing and managing physicians and/or operations and assuring both quality and financial success.
 
UVM is an AA/EOE.  Women and people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.   The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
 
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, we strongly encourage the submission of materials by December 15, 2011Interested candidates should submit a CV to:  Thomas C Peterson, MD, Search Committee Chair; Chair and Professor Department of Family Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Rowell 235, 106 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, Vermont 05405, (802) 656-4330 phone, (802) 656-3353 fax, or via email:  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. or online at http://www.uvmjobs.com
 

 Postdoctoral Fellowships in Tobacco Control Research
 Academic Background Required: Doctorate/Equivalent Degree

 The purpose of the fellowship is to attract diverse individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in medical, biological, social, behavioral, and policy sciences to develop a new generation of academic leaders in tobacco control. Upon completion of training, fellows will be well positioned to be active participants in crucial policy debates about the future development and implementation of tobacco control interventions.  The need for tobacco control experts continues to grow with Congress’ recent legislation granting the US Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate tobacco products, passage of health care reform, with its emphasis on disease prevention and the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the world’s first public health treaty.
 
The fellowship supports two years of postdoctoral training in tobacco related research. Our program stresses the skills needed to conduct research in diverse, collaborative transdisciplinary settings.  We emphasize leadership in catalyzing the integration of multiple disciplines and translating science to policy and clinical practice.  Postdoctoral fellows will have exposure to diverse training including both didactic coursework and individualized mentoring to build a personalized research program.  Fellows have come from medicine, public health, nursing, economics, anthropology, political science, law, sociology, psychology, and cell biology.  Prior tobacco research experience is relevant, but not necessary for acceptance.
 
Applications are due January 25, 2011 for fellowships beginning July 2, 2012.
 
To apply, please visit: http://tobacco.ucsf.edu
 



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 Pulmonology, 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 Medical Group.
 
Compensation includes base salary with attractive 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
 
UMass Memorial is committed to hiring and developing a diverse team whose talents enhance the care we provide and the organization in which we work. We are an affirmative action and equal employment opportunity employer.
 
*As ranked by the U.S. News & World Report in 2011
 





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. or equivalent degree. 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 December 1, 2011. 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:



HHS, NIH, and NIAID are proud to be equal opportunity employers.

NHMA Newsletter December 2011

National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) Newsletter - December 2011

Washington, DC

LEGISLATION UPDATE

Dec. 9th -  House Republican leadership released the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011. To cover its $39 billion cost, the legislation uses$8 billion of the Prevention and Public Health Fund as an offset for the Medicare “doc fix,”  which will be a two-year freeze on pay. payroll taxes, and other policies. The Prevention and Public Health Fund is the first mandatory funding stream that can be used to bolster local, state, and federal public health programs such as increasing access to preventive care services, and helping communities prepare for and respond to public health threats and outbreaks. This proposed legislation would cut the fund by 68 percent, setting it at $640,000,000 per year after 2013. The bill would stop Medicare “bad debt” payments to hospitals when seniors fail to pay co-pays and deductibles to the tune of $11 billion. It would force people to pay back government insurance subsidies if they end up making more money than they reported in tax filings. Other proposals floating around include cuts to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Office.  Republicans also called Obama’s bluff, increasing Medicare hospital and drug premiums for wealthier seniors to save $31 billion. It’s the same proposal that was included in the president’s most recent deficit-reduction plan, but it will be unpopular with many Democrats.

Acting Ambassador Aponte supported by NHMA and others for Confirmation by Senate.  The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of the 30 leading Hispanic organizations in the United States, including NHMA, expressed its dismay at how Senators have politicized Mari Carmen Aponte’s pending confirmation as U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador. On Nov. 29th, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee completed the first step in the confirmation process, sending her nomination to the Senate floor.  The committee’s vote, however, was strictly along party lines, a clear sign that Senators plan to continue their political gamesmanship over the nomination. The candidate had the support of Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla. However, this left the candidate under pressure from his party, analysts said. The Senator's office did not return calls asking Rubio to comment on the vote. Congressman Luis Gutierrez, Democrat of Illinois, sent a letter to Rubio asking him to change his position: "If you fail to support Ambassador Aponte, you are sending a message to Puerto Ricans - and all Latinos - that political expedience is more important than qualifications and experience."   Democratic Senators of the committee expressing their support for Aponte included John Kerry of Massachusetts, Barbara Boxer of California, Richard Durbin of Illinois, and Ben Cardin of Maryland.  Aponte was the first staff consultant for the Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools in 1996  ---and faces a vote from the entire Senate on Dec. 11th.

HEALTH REFORM UPDATE
 
National Hispanic Medical Association President invited to present cultural competency priorities for Health Disparities and Health Reform to the meeting of the Senate Democratic leadership -
along with presidents from the NACH, AAIPF, AARP, and other leaders from Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington DC area minority groups.

The Supreme Court announced this past month it will take the Obama health-law case in its current term, meaning a decision by June 2012. The move comes as the legal prospects for the law have improved. The court, in a short written order, agreed to hear a challenge brought by a group of Republican governors and attorneys general from 26 states, the National Federation of Independent Business and two individual plaintiffs. The case raises several issues, but chief among them is this: Did Congress exceed its constitutional powers when it required most individuals to carry health insurance or pay a penalty?

The court is expected to hear oral arguments in March, with a decision expected by the end of June. That timeline means the court will rule on President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement during the thick of the 2012 presidential campaign.

The challengers, who view the insurance requirement as an unprecedented intrusion on individual liberty, argue that Congress can't use its interstate commerce powers to regulate citizens who choose not to participate in the health-insurance market.

The Obama administration argues the insurance mandate is a valid way to address a national crisis in which the uninsured impose huge costs on the U.S. health-care system. It also says the provision is an essential part of the law's insurance reforms, which require insurers to accept all prospective customers, even if they have pre-existing medical conditions.

In the event the court does so, it also agreed to rule on whether the rest of the health-care overhaul can remain intact. The law's challengers are seeking to void the entire law, while the Obama administration argues that most of the law's provisions aren't connected to the mandate and should remain in place even if the insurance requirement is invalidated.

The Supreme Court also agreed to consider a procedural question that could preclude it from issuing a major constitutional ruling: Do the insurance-mandate penalties amount to a type of tax that can only be challenged after it is collected, rather than before? If the answer is yes, then courts wouldn't have legal jurisdiction to consider such challenges until individuals start paying penalties after the mandate goes into effect in 2014.  In addition to insurance-mandate issues, the Supreme Court said it would consider the state challengers' legal attack against the health-care law's expansion of Medicaid, a federal-state partnership that provides health care to low-income Americans.

Lower courts ruled for the Obama administration on this issue.  Only the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta has struck down the insurance mandate as unconstitutional, ruling that Congress couldn't command that individuals purchase insurance products.  Three other appeals courts have ruled for the Obama administration, which scored a major victory, when a leading conservative judge, Laurence Silberman of the District of Columbia Circuit, wrote that court's opinion upholding the law.

The Constitution gives Congress the power to regulate interstate commerce, and courts have interpreted that power broadly. A key question in the health-care cases has been whether the insurance mandate exceeds the outer reaches of that power.

 
NHMA PROGRAM UPDATE

PHYSICIAN LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION PROGRAM -
NHMA has nominated physician members to national level committees and to the White House as requested for those interested in being considered for national service. 

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

NHHF SCHOLARSHIP GALAS IN CA AND NY Great Successes - thanks to our Partners who all supported the Scholarship Winners from medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health and policy who will be the next generation leaders of health care. We are so proud of their achievements and had great Awardees who provided their career wisdom to the audiences ---from academic leaders to media leaders to health system leaders ----see nhmafoundation.org for more information about the Galas and join us next November!  You can provide your tax deductible contribution to the NHHF Scholarship Fund.
 
Child Obesity Health Communications and Policy Project - NHMA’s Foundation, the National Hispanic Health Foundation, and the Kellogg Foundation are developing the Hispanic Child Obesity Project to empower physicians in California and NY to educate policymakers about needed policies and programs in Hispanic communities.

NHHF convened the National Media Advisory Committee
on Dec. 1st which included UNIVISION, El Diario La Prensa, the National Association of Hispanic Publications, Telemundo. Several recommendations were made by the group on how to increase physician participation with their media at the national and local level in NY and CA for the 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 for children under 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 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.  As part of this project, the HispanicHealth.info Portal is being populated with current research and studies that recommend policies and programs to reduce child obesity. We invite NHMA member physicians in the states to join us in the project. Call Astrid Jimenez, Program Director, at 202.628.5895.
 
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for NHMA 2012 Annual Conference –
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 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.
 
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) 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.

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.
 
 
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.
 
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 ....
 
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 in February.

Dr. Elena Rios presented the history of NHMA and NHHF to the audiences of the NHHF CA and NY Scholarship Galas --- Dr. Mark Diaz presented the important recognition to all our sponsors and leadership as well as parents of the Scholars and the Hispanic Leaders in the audiences.

NHMA Leadership Fellows Class of 2006 make a contribution to the National Hispanic Health Foundation New York Scholarship Gala and purchase a table for a good cause! 

Executive Committee of the NHMA Board  meet to discuss the REGIONS OF NHMA - Western, Midwestern, Southwestern, Northeasterm and Southeastern and decide on the new Committee structure that will be meeting for the first time at the 2012 NHMA Conference. The plans are to have a Committee in each Region with an NHMA Fellow Chairman, academic and private physicians, young physician, resident, medical student (LMSA coordinators from the region), as well as presidents of Hispanic medical societies and others. Each Committee will become the partner with the NHMA Board of Directors - being linked to a Board member coordinating the communication with the Regional Committees. 

NHMA Council of Residents Chairwoman Vanessa Salcedo presented her plans to the NHMA Executive Committee --including the COR workshops being planned at the LMSA Regional conferences in Boston, Palo Alto, Chicago, and Miami and the NHMA conference to educate Hispanic residents on professional development for academic and private practice careers.

NHMA Board of Directors will be speaking acorss the country with partnering organizations on Health Access and Prevention Issues along with other speakers on Cardiovascular Disease beginning in December.
 
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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is partnering with Hispanic-serving organizations to promote the Agency’s Spanish-language resources and to encourage consumers to become more active partners in their health care.  AHRQ’s easy-to-read resources help consumers understand the benefits and risks of treatment options and encourage shared decisionmaking between patients and their health care teams.
 
To date, 10 organizations have signed a pledge of commitment to promote AHRQ’s Spanish-language, evidence-based resources, including the National Hispanic Medical Association, Latino Student Medical Association, National Association of Hispanic Elderly, District of Columbia Office on Latino Affairs, National Latina Health Network, Telemundo and the National Center for Farmworkers Health.
 
To assist in this effort, AHRQ is launching the “Toma las riendas” (“Take the reins”) campaign, a nationwide effort to encourage Hispanics to take control of their health and explore treatment options.

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

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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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.

CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY FACULTY POSITION UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

 The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University Of Vermont College Of Medicine seeks a pathologist for a full time faculty position in Clinical Pathology for a non-tenure clinical pathway position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful applicant will be the medical director of the Microbiology Division of the Clinical Laboratory at Fletcher Allen Health Care. The applicant must be an MD or MD/PhD board eligible/certified in AP/CP or CP, and be board eligible/certified in Medical Microbiology. The position requires a significant commitment to teach residents, fellows and medical students. The applicant is expected to pursue scholarly activities and clinically related research and should have evidence of academic productivity. The successful candidate will occasionally provide service coverage in other areas of the Clinical Laboratory, therefore an interest in other areas of Clinical Pathology is desirable. The Microbiology Division processes approximately 250,000 specimens annually in the disciplines of bacteriology, mycobacteriology, mycology, parasitology and virology using traditional and molecular methods. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer; applications from women and people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, we strongly encourage the submission of material by January 1, 2012.

 Burlington is a New England university city situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain, with easy access to both summer and winter outdoor activities/sports. Burlington is within driving distance of several major US and Canadian cities and was recently voted to be one of the top ten most desirable cities in the USA to raise children.

 Please send your introductory letter, curriculum vitae and three references to:

Dr Ronald Bryant MD MS
Director of Clinical Pathology
c/o Kim Kilburn
Division of Clinical Pathology
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington, Vermont 05405
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
phone: 802-847-2397; fax: 802-847-3987
Or apply online at www.uvmjobs.com

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.

GASTROINTESTINAL PATHOLOGIST

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

 The Department of Pathology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in affiliation with our university hospital and medical center Fletcher Allen Health Care seeks a pathologist for a full time faculty position in Surgical Pathology with expertise in gastrointestinal pathology for a Clinical Scholar Pathway (non-tenure) position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.  The successful applicant will be working in the Anatomic Pathology Division of the Clinical Laboratory at Fletcher Allen Health Care. The applicant must be board eligible/certified in anatomic pathology. GI Pathology Fellowship or equivalent clinical experience is required and prior signout experience is preferable.  The applicant should have a desire to teach residents and medical students and have strong diagnostic skills.  The applicant is expected to pursue scholarly activities and clinical research and should have evidence of academic productivity. The Division of Surgical Pathology at Fletcher Allen Health Care processes approximately 37,000 accessions per year. 

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer; applications from women and people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, we strongly encourage the submission of material by January 31, 2012.

Burlington, a vibrant community located on the shores of Lake Champlain between the Green Mountains and Adirondack Mountains, offers year round recreational opportunities and is frequently cited as one of the most livable cites in America.  Burlington is also within driving distance of several major US and Canadian cities. 

 Please send your introductory letter, curriculum vitae and three references to:

Lisa Kapoor
Physician Executive Assistant
Department of Pathology – Mailstop 233MP1
Fletcher Allen Health Care
111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, Vermont   05401
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phone:  802-847-5932; fax:  802-847-9644
Or apply online at www.uvmjobs.com

The Department of Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin is seeking candidates for the following key leadership positions:

 

Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

We are looking for a strong leader in academic pulmonary, critical care or sleep medicine to lead the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.  The successful candidate will have recognized expertise in clinical care and education and a robust extramurally funded research program in a related field. Applicants must be eligible for a faculty position at the Medical College at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. In this senior leadership position, you will play a key role in the expansion of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division and in developing new intra- and inter-departmental clinical and research collaborations. Candidates should be board-certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine.
To apply, submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:
Roy L. Silverstein, MD, Chairman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Chief of the Division of Endocrinology

The successful candidate will be a strong leader in academic endocrinology, metabolism and clinical nutrition, with recognized expertise in education and a robust extramurally funded research program in a related field. Applicants must be eligible for a faculty position at the Medical College at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The Division Chief will be part of the Department’s senior leadership team and will play a key role in the expansion of the Endocrinology Division and in developing new intra- and inter-departmental clinical and research collaborations. Candidates should be board-certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology.

 To apply, submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:
Roy L. Silverstein, MD, Chairman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
To learn more about these positions, visit: www.mcw.edu

 The Medical College of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

ASSISTANT DEAN FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT REGIONAL EDUCATION 

The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC), a new community based medical school in the Pocono Mountain region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, is searching for an Assistant Dean for Faculty Development and Regional Education.  This is a full time position and an opportunity to help shape the future of medical education with a new, innovative model.  The school enjoys tremendous regional support for its mission of education, research and service and has developed relationships with outstanding local colleges, universities, hospitals and physicians.

 Our Mission:  The Commonwealth Medical College will educate aspiring physicians and scientists to serve society using a community-based, patient-centered, inter-professional and evidence-based model of education that is committed to inclusion, promotes discovery and utilizes innovative techniques.

 The college offers two programs: the Doctor of Medicine (MD) and the Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS). The College is adding a third Masters Program that is research focused.  This year the College admitted its second M.D. and M.B.S. classes.  The first M.B.S. class graduated in May 2010.  More information is available at www.thecommonwealthmedical.com.

 his position reports directly to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  The Assistant Dean for Faculty Development and Regional Education of the Commonwealth Medical College will work closely with the college leadership, faculty and clinical and community partners to enhance the school’s faculty development program across our three regional campuses.  The successful candidate is responsible for faculty development for the full-time basic science and clinical faculty that teach in the MD, MBS and other curricula in the future. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining ACCME accreditation for the CME programs offered to clinical faculty, overseeing of the CME office, and designing strategies to enhance faculty performance, recruitment, retention and satisfaction.  In addition, the Assistant Dean will participate in educational research, write grants to support new faculty development activities, and publish in peer-reviewed journals.

 The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., Ed.D. or M.D. from an accredited school and have relevant experience and training in an accredited medical college.  The Assistant Dean for Faculty Development and Regional Education is required to have five years functional experience in this field.  A strong background in the knowledge of adult learning theory and practical application are required.  An understanding of the following accrediting bodies is desired:  Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

Please submit your curriculum vitae and references to: 
Suzanne Sedon, Recruitment Coordinator, The Commonwealth Medical College,
150 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, PA  18503
Or electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
TCMC is an equal opportunity employer
 


 

NHMA NET JUNE 2011

National Hispanic Medical Association NHMA NET June 2011

Washington, DC

 

LEGISLATION UPDATE

The Partnership for Medicaid released this statement in response to the House floor vote on Chairman Ryan’s Path to Prosperity Budget Proposal for FY2012

The Partnership for Medicaid – a non-partisan, nationwide coalition of safety-net providers and other key organizations with a role in delivering services to Medicaid enrollees – urges you to protect the Medicaid program’s long-term viability and role as a safety-net for our nation’s most vulnerable populations.  While we recognize the importance of reducing the deficit, the structural changes to the Medicaid program proposed in Chairman Ryan’s Budget – $771 billion in reductions attributed to block granting the program and $627 billion from eliminating the Medicaid expansions in the Affordable Care Act, for a total of $1.4 trillion in cuts – would simply shift costs to States, providers, or beneficiaries without actually slowing growth in underlying health care costs.

We are concerned that changing the fundamental financing and entitlement structure of Medicaid would further undermine provider rates and access to care.   House Budget Committee Chairman Ryan notes in his Path to Prosperity that Medicaid payments to providers are already so low that many doctors refuse to take Medicaid.   Yet, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said in reference to Chairman Ryan’s budget proposal to block grant Medicaid that it would require states to decrease payments to Medicaid providers, reduce eligibility for Medicaid, provide less extensive coverage to beneficiaries, or pay more themselves than would be the case under current law.  While the Partnership is committed to serving Medicaid patients, we are concerned proposals to block grant or cap federal spending would leave States with few options other than reducing already low provider payment rates or eroding our current system of care by cutting benefits or limiting eligibility.

The Ryan Budget was voted down in the Senate last month.  NHMA is a member of the Partnership for Medicaid.

Health Care Reform Implementation Advances with Your Input - Get Involved!  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a Special Open Door Forum by conference call on the Advance Payment Initiative under consideration at the CMS Innovation Center on June 14 from 2-2:30 pm EST.

The Innovation Center is considering an Advance Payment Initiative for those ACOs entering the Medicare Shared Savings Program to test whether and how pre-paying a portion of future shared saving could increase participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.  More information is available on the Innovation Center website at  www.innovations.cms.gov 

National Quality Care Strategy announced by US Department of Health and Human Services

- To focus on quality outcomes rather than services ordered.

- Better Care: Improve the overall quality, by making health care more patient-centered, reliable, accessible, and safe.

- Healthy People/Healthy Communities: Improve the health of the U.S. population by supporting proven interventions to address behavioral, social and, environmental determinants of health in addition to delivering higher-quality care.

- Affordable Care: Reduce the cost of quality health care for individuals, families, employers, and government.

Allignment Initiative announced by CMS

An effort to more effectively integrate benefits under Medicare and Medicaid for 9M dual eligibles

- Federal Coordinated Health Care Office – at CMS to coordinate care, decrease costs

- Public comment for ideas on care coordination, fee-for-service benefits, prescription drugs, cost sharing, enrollment, and appeals – July 11th

Promotora Initiative and Steering Committee Chairwoman Venus Gines announced by the HHS Office of Minority Healthto develop principles for the valued allied health worker in our Latino communities - such as training and certification, health education role in health settings, national network

NHMA PROGRAM UPDATE

 

NHMA starts Regional Health Care Reform Forums - Dr. Rios introduced expert speakers from CMS and CDC and NYS OMH to the NY Academy of Medicine with 60 health professionals on May 24th ---and discussed new initiatives and opportunities for comment for health reform programs to be more responsive to safety net populations.

On May 27th, Dr. Rios introduced Congresswoman Grace Napolitano policy staff and Mayra Alvarez, MPH, Director of Public Health Policy at HHS Office of Health Care Reform and Eric Alborg, Region IX  and also addressed the audience of 165 health professionals and medical students and community leaders at the Tamayo Restaurant in Los Angeles. Both forums provided discussion and input to health care reform - we will be presenting ideas to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and HHS

Immunization Forum for Health Leaders with the NMA and HHS OMH and Region VII Regional Health Administrator - NHMA coordinate the last in a series of leadership forums in Kansas City on May 18th - the forum prompted suggestions for next year's Flu Campaigns to reduce health disparities among our minority communities. NHMA president featured in the local CBS News.

Anyone interested in providing input  to the Report to HHS due at end of Summer on how to Increase Hispanics' Flu Immunization Rates---send your comments to Astrid Jimenez, NHMA Program Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." data-scaytid="5">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today. Thanks ---of note, HHS Report on Health Disparities mentions NHMA and NMA and this project.

Child Obesity Prevention Project - NHMA in partnership with the Kellogg Foundation is developing a national expert panel and a media committee to and a physician leadership institute in 2011 to promote new policy recommendations  to reduce children's obesity for populations approaches for California and NY policy makers in 2012.

NHMA 15th ANNUAL CONFERENCE - Videos/PowerPoints and Photos from all SESSIONS to be available this month on our website, www.nhmamd.org.

NHMA's Foundation - the National Hispanic Health Foundation 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." data-scaytid="8">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.

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

Congratulations to Dr. Kathy Flores, Chairwoman, NHMA Board of Directors, honored last month from UC Davis for Alumni Leadership Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Richard Zapanta of Monterey Park, California, honored this month by the National Medical Fellowships for his Leadership!

Dr. Diana Ramos is now the AMA Minority Affairs Consortium's Delegate to the House of Delegates ---Since 1995, NHMA has been proud to work with the NMA, and Association of American Indian Physicians representing our minority physicians' interests to the AMA, assisting with new policies and programs for practicing physicians across the country. 

Dr. Carlos Corral, NHMA Fellow,  cardiothoracic surgeon of Las Cruces, New Mexico will be the nes NHMA reprresentative to the AMA MAC in the upcoming June meeting in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Sam Arce, Vice Chairman, represented the NHMA at the Commission to End Health Disparities in New Orleans last month and Dr. Kathy Flores, Chairwoman of NHMA, will be attending the Fall Commission Meeting. The Commission focuses on policies, diversity in medical education, data and research activities that reduce racial/ethnic health disparities with 50 national health professional organizations.

Dr. Jessica Nunez de Ybarra, President of the Sacramento Latino Medical Association has been voted in as Vice Chair of the Commission's policy committee.

Dr. Rios spoke at the Latino Magazine's No Mas Hambre Summit  at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC on May 17, which featured interactive panels and roundtable discussions with Latino leaders, hunger relief experts, and Obama Administration officials.  Rios was on panel with the USDA and, OMH and addressed the consequences of hunger - focusing on the symptoms leading to death and the need for new programs of prevention and education about nutrition in our communities.

Dr. Michelle Bholat and Dr. Patrick Dowling have successfully developed an IMG Family Practice Residency at UCLA and several of the young doctors joined NHMA at its Los Angeles Health Care Reform Event last week.

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.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MEDICARE OFFICER (PUBLIC HEALTH)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking exceptional candidates to serve in the key role of Medical Officer (Public Health). The selectee will be a CDC employee located at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in Baltimore, Maryland and will be responsible for driving key federal initiatives towards improved cardiovascular health.  H/she will work across federal agencies, advising senior leadership at CDC, CMS, HHS, and working with leaders of key non-governmental partners to improve the cardiovascular health of the nation. The incumbent will have significant input in cardiovascular prevention efforts across HHS including contributions to community prevention at CDC and other agencies and as well as input into some of CMS’s most exciting and innovative efforts to improve the health care of our nation, including quality reporting and improvement efforts, payment reforms, and health IT efforts.

To be considered, applicants must apply online at www.usajobs.gov.  Applications will be accepted until midnight EST on June 10, 2011. Do a keyword search for the Announcement No. indicated in bold below:

HHS-CDC-DH-11-481320-Direct Hire (open to all U.S. citizens)

 

BRANCH CHIEF

Center to Reduce Health Disparities at the National Cancer Institute has two Branch Chief positions open within our staff. Closing date for these position announcements is June 16, 2011. These are key leadership positions to develop basic, clinical, and population-based research and diversity training programs in cancer and cancer health disparities.

  • Disparities Research Branch Chief- Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. to provide leadership and direction to a dedicated staff of program scientists who develop and sustain projects, programs and initiatives in cancer health disparities research;
  • Diversity Training Branch Chief- Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. to lead a team of dedicated scientists in the training of students and investigators from diverse/underrepresented populations that will form the next generation of competitive researchers in cancer and cancer health disparities research.

Dr. Sanya A. Springfield
Director, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
Office of the Director
National Cancer Institute, NIH

THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL PATHOLOGY AND LABORTORY MEDICINE

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS

ACADEMIC NEUROPATHOLOGIST   

The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine is seeking a dynamic academic physician-investigator to provide clinical service and teaching in neuropathology, and who can develop an independent hypothesis based research program.  Clinical duties will focus on surgical and autopsy neuropathology.  Teaching duties may include clinical, didactic, laboratory and small group teaching of housestaff, medical students, graduate students and other health professionals, and interdisciplinary clinical conferences.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build on the many neuroscience strengths in the department, Health System and campus including an established program in neuropathology, strong collaborative relationships with the Alzheimer Disease Center and the MIND Institute, and the campus’ Center for Mind and Brain.  Other required skills include the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment, and the ability to build and maintain productive professional relationships with medical and technical staff, trainees, and others. Candidates must be board-eligible or -certified in neuropathology, and have an appropriate record of accomplishment in clinical service, teaching and research to meet requirements for appointment at the Assistant, Associate Professor level ( 50% Tenure Track / 50% In Residence).  Eligibility for licensure to practice medicine in California is required. 

Chancellor Linda Katehi’s goal is for UCDavis to become one of top five public research universities in the nation through excellence in teaching and service and expanding total research capacity from the current $600 million to approximately $1 billion annually. Our campus ranked among the top 20 institutions receiving ARRA awards.  The Health System is an integral part of the vision as it exemplifies the attributes innovation, diversity, multidisciplinary approaches and collaborative engagements 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.”

For full consideration, applications must be received by June 30, 2011; however, position will be open until filled, but not later than September 30, 2011.  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:

Lee Way Jin MD, PhD, Chair Search Committee, via e-mail to the department Administrative Assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via regular mail to Lee Way Jin MD c/o Shawn Jackson, 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.




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, Neurology, Cardiology, OB/GYN, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Orthopedics, Family Medicine, Otolaryngology, Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine, Physiatry, Infectious Disease, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Med/Peds, Geriatrics, and Rheumatology.
 
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 Medical Group.
 
Compensation includes base salary with attractive incentives and excellent benefits.

 
For more information on these and other opportunities, please contact the Physician Recruitment Department:
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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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NHMA Newsletter April 2011

National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) Newsletter - April 2011 

Washington, DC

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

HEALTH CARE REFORM MOVES FORWARD. The Affordable Care Act is the most transformative health policy in a generation since Medicare- that opened health care to the elderly and Medicaid - that opened health care to the poor.

See www.HEALTHCARE.GOV for new information for you and your patients – health care insurance options by state, by age group ----new regulations from the ACA ---

SOME STATES CALL THE NEW HEALTH CARE REFORM ISSUE OF MANDATING INSURANCE COVERAGE UNCONSTITUTIONAL - NHMA supports the Health Care Reform issue to provide coverage as an individual mandate to maximize the number of people who are insured in the country. We have signed onto two AMICUS BRIEFS working through the court system. We anticipate that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case this fall.

$38 Billion Dollar Savings Passed by Congress and signed by President ObamaContinuing Resolution (HR1473) passed before April 15th deadline to keep government funded through end of FY2011, September 30,

2011 Health Care Cuts (actually will be at a level of $352 million, due to complex federal funding formulas/accounting methods)

All Federal agency programs across the Board will be subject to a .2 percent cut  ---all agencies have 30 days to determine their funds for all grants and programs for the remainder of the year

Under H.R. 1473, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is provided $5,660,291,000 for the remainder of FY 2011; an 11.5 percent reduction from FY 2010 levels. In addition, CDC is subject to the 0.2 percent across the board reduction as are all the agencies.

Community Health Centers – loses $600 million in discretionary funding in this CR, but will be receiving $1 billion in mandatory funding under the ACA, pushing up total clinic funding to $573 billion.

HRSA Health Professions lose  $164 million –do not focus on the Title VII and Title VIII specifically– diversity programs (HCOP, Center of Excellence), primary care training, faculty development, nursing diversity and training programs

States lose $3.5 billion to increase enrollment of children in the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP)

 

Other programs losing funding: state access grants, SAMHSA, Administration on Aging, low income house energy assistance program (LIHEAP), rural health, emerging infectious diseases, occupational health, mentoring for children of prisoners.

 

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would receive a seven percent cut under the plan.

 

Two programs lose from the HealthCare Reform Law: Nonprofit community groups lose one third of funds ($2.2 billion) for loans to form new insurance cooperatives; the free choice voucher for insurance was eliminated.

Cuts that were eliminated from HR1 (House Republican cuts requested): Maternal and Child Health state grants, Title X family planning programs and teen pregnancy prevention programs, the national Poison Control Centers, and FDA food safety programs.

NHMA has also been advocating against FY2011 Federal Health Program Budget Cuts and this month will start advocating agains FY2012 CUTS.  Join us in sending your letter to your Congressman and Senator this spring ----Go To: www.nhmamd.org ---Legislative Action Center.

PQRI changes name to Physician Quality Reporting System.  In order to receive important information on the Physician Quality Reporting System and the Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program, subscribe to Medicare Fee-for-Service Physician listserv at https://list.nih.gov/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A0=physicians-lon the internet

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (the Innovation Center) new website: Innovations.cms.gov. Along with providing information about the Center’s mission and operating process, the website provides ways for the Center to gather new ideas to improve the health care system for Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries.

Partnership for Patients:  Better Care, Lower Costs ---

Community-based Care Transitions Program has $500million in new funds from the ACA with the 2 goals:

  • Keep hospital patients from getting injured or sicker. By the end of 2013, to decrease preventable hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent compared to 2010.  Achieving this goal would mean approximately 1.8 million fewer injuries to patients, with more than 60,000 lives saved over the next three years. 
  • Help patients heal without complication. By the end of 2013, to decrease preventable complications during a transition from one care setting to another, so that all readmissions would be reduced by 20 percent compared to 2010.  Achieving this goal would mean more than 1.6 million patients will recover from illness without suffering a preventable complication requiring re-hospitalization within 30 days of discharge.

The $500 million of funding to community-based organizations partnering with eligible hospitals will be used to help patients safely transition between settings of care.  Community-based organizations and acute care hospitals that partner with community-based organizations can begin submitting applications for this funding today.  Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.  Awards will be made on an ongoing basis as funding permits.

Please find attached a press release and fact sheet regarding this announcement.  For more information about the Partnership for Patients, visit www.HealthCare.gov/center/programs/partnership.  For more information about the Community-based Care Transitions Program funding opportunity, visit www.cms.gov/DemoProjectsEvalRpts/MD/itemdetail.asp?itemID=CMS1239313

NHMA PROGRAMS UPDATE

National Hispanic Medical Association Proud to Announce its 15th Annual Conference – “Health Care Reform Implementation for Hispanic Communities” at the OMNI SHOREHAM HOTEL, WASHINGTON, DC --MAR. 18-20, 2011. ALL PLENARY AND WORKSHOP SESSIONS WERE VIDEO TAPED and will be up on our new website next month.

March 18th

Johnson & Johnson Health Disparities Initiative on Obesity and Diabetes, Clinical Trials, Recruitment of Hispanics to Leadership Positions with NHMA and other organizations – NAACP, Urban League, NCLR, National Minority Forum

Chef LaLa Cooking Demonstration livened up the crowd for the morning

OPENING PLENARY : CMS Director, Dr. Berwick, CDC Deputy Director, Judith Monroe, HRSA Director, Mary Wakefield, and American Health Insurance Plans CEO, Karen Ignani ---all discussing the implementation of new programs in service delivery (Quality Care, EMR incentives), Access (health exchange starting up, Clinics, Community grants), Health Professions Workforce (diversity and primary care and new loan repayment) and Prevention (CDC programs for chronic disease prevention) and the importance of new affordable private sector insurance for our communities.

NHMA Leadership Fellows and NHMA Resident Leaders presentation of Certificates of Completion of their training with NHMA and NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and the NY Academy of Medicine

SATURDAY

Morning Session: Essential Benefits with IOM and Pfizer Govt Affairs

PLENARY: State and Private Sector Strategies for Health Care Reform – Joint Commission – Medical Home, Kaiser Permanente –Integrated Care and model for ACO, Health Access – the California Health Care Reform and Health Exchange planning moving forward, American Cancer Society President  - new vision for diversity at ACS and prevention all did a great job in discussing the Health Care Reform from their perspectives.

AWARDS BANQUET to honor 2011 Hispanic Health Leaders

MC: Maria Teresa Kumar, MSNBC Analyst and Founder/Executive Director of VOTO LATINO

Speaker: Carlos Gonzales, MD, Tucson, Arizona presented a powerful speech on the importance of Latino leadership from the healers and teachers of our community about health ---the doctors, nurses, dentists and other health providers in our audience.

Awards to J&J, HHS Health Reform Director of Policy – Mayra Alvarez, MPH; Mayor of San Antonio Julian Castro; Empire BCBS CEO Mark Wagar; Physician of the Year: George Flores, MD; Community Physician: Carmen Nevarez, MD; Fellow of the  Year: Onelia Lage, MD; and leaders in NHMA ---outgoing board members, presidents of council of medical societies, natl health professional associations, council of residents, latino medical students association. 

Dr. Ciro Sumaya announced that he was stepping down as Chairman and Dr. Kathy Flores would be taking his place at the helm of the NHMA Board of Directors ----thanks Ciro for all your years of outstanding service to building our organization.

SUNDAY – Plenary Breakfast on HEALTHY AGING for HISPANICS ---8:30 am – 11:30 am

US DHHS Administration on Aging, Mayor of San Antonio, Columbia Medical School, Regenerative Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Green Planet Performance Management Associates speakers all provided the audience with expert information on how we need to build healthy aging into our programs and focus on the changes of health care reform and community living vs. institutions.

NHMA LEADERSHIP INSTITUTEThis year’s Institute for 40 presidents of NHMA Hispanic Medical Societies and National Hispanic Health Professional Associations learned about leadership skills from Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, president, NY Academy of Medicine;  learned how to access media and to use it to get messages out to their members and patients ---Maria Teresa Kumar, president and founder, Voto Latino, and  Scott Thuman, ABCTV Anchor, and OMH Deputy Director, Mirtha Beedle  presented on the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities and discuss how the leaders can collaborate . 

NHMA REGIONAL NETWORKING MEETINGS – to build the networking and membership among the Physicians, Residents and Medical Students and others interested in supporting the mission of the NHMA and to learn about Health Care Reform Updates ---

May 24th , 6:00 – 8:30 pm – NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE

May 27th – LOS ANGELES (TBA)

 

NHMA 2011 MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

See the new NHMA Affinity Programs on our NEW WEBSITE to be launched soon: www.nhmamd.org. Membership Center. You must join as a member to also be eligible for the following new --

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Academic Internal Medicine Physician

The Department of Medicine, at Alameda County Medical Center (ACMC) Highland Hospital, is seeking a highly qualified candidate for a full-time 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..

Family Medicine, Internal Medicine & OB/Gyn Opportunities – Chicago- Illinois 

Excellent opportunities available for BC/BE Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology Physicians.  We are seeking physicians to partner with existing hospital affiliated primary care and OB/Gyn practices as well as hospital based employment opportunities with 4 community Hospitals in Chicago and Western Suburbs. These hospitals are full-service community teaching hospital system located 20 miles outside of downtown Chicago. This geographic area offers superb quality of life. There are a variety of practice opportunities available that offer attractive compensation and benefits packages. If interested, please email CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: Stacy Sanchez at 708-783-3405

FAMILY MEDICINE or MEDS/PEDS

PHYSICIAN Full Time, Mon-Fri

TheCooper University Hospital is currently the clinical campus of The University of Medicine and Dentistry/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  Located just across the bridge from Philadelphia, PA, the hospital in Camden, NJ, it serves a diverse urban, suburban and rural patient population. The Department of Family & Community Medicine serves seven different locations in southern New Jersey. With the anticipated opening of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in the fall of 2012, the department fully expects to expand its community outreach and teaching. The 15 member physician team seeks to attract culturally and clinically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Fluency in Spanish is a definite plus.

Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits package, and continuing education programs.  In addition to teaching clinical proficiency, the ideal candidate should be skilled in the scholarship of teaching and be able to work with students/residents/patients from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Qualified applicants please forward CV with complete confidentiality, emails encouraged, to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mail:  Dyanne Westerberg, DO, Chief, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Cooper University Hospital, One Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ 08103. EOE. www.cooperhealth.org

Academic Internal Medicine Physician

The Department of Medicine, at Alameda County Medical Center (ACMC) Highland Hospital, is seeking a highly qualified candidate for a full-time 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.

Family Medicine, Internal Medicine & OB/Gyn Opportunities – Chicago- Illinois  

Excellent opportunities available for BC/BE Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology Physicians.  We are seeking physicians to partner with existing hospital affiliated primary care and OB/Gyn practices as well as hospital based employment opportunities with 4 community Hospitals in Chicago and Western Suburbs. These hospitals are full-service community teaching hospital system located 20 miles outside of downtown Chicago. This geographic area offers superb quality of life. There are a variety of practice opportunities available that offer attractive compensation and benefits packages. If interested, please email CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: Stacy Sanchez at 708-783-3405.

 

 

UMass Memorial Medical Group, a clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School ranked in the top 10 for Primary Care among the nation’s medical schools, is seeking physicians in Central Massachusetts.

Current career opportunities: Anesthesiology, Neurology, Cardiology,OB/GYN, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Orthopedics, Family Medicine, Otolaryngology, Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine, Physiatry, Infectious Disease, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Med/Peds, Geriatrics, and Rheumatology.

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.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel: 508-334-8779, Fax: 508-793-6329 www.umassmemorialcareers.org

 

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, we embrace diversity in both our workforce and our approach to patient care.

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