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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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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 ---

FY11 Budget Finally Approved by Congress – with health care reform funding taking center stage:

The House of Representatives passed a year-long FY11 Continuing Resolution by a vote of 260-167.  The House also voted 236-183 to repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund. It was a party line vote, except for four Democrats voting for repeal - Representatives Boren (D-OK), Peterson (D-MN), Altmire (D-PA) and McIntyre (D-NC).  The House also voted to withhold funds for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 240-185, and to bar funding for Planned Parenthood, 240-185, both as part of the FY11 funding bill.  However, the Senate approved the funding bill without those provisions attached, and the bill heads to the President for signature.  

On  May 2, the House voted 238-183, mainly along party-lines, to pass H.R. 1213, which would repeal mandatory funding provided to states under ACA to establish American Health Benefit Exchanges. 

On May 3, the House voted on repeal of funding for school-based health centers occurred, passing by a vote of 235-191.

From the Hispanic Caucus ---Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-CA) recently introduced the Mental Health in Schools Act  provides increased federal funding for therapists and mental health services in schools and  will help youth with preventable mental illnesses get access to the services they need.

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) introduced the Safe Routes to School Act (S. 800).  The legislation would enhance the existing Safe Routes to School program—authorized under the 2005 transportation bill—by continuing its funding for five years, improving project delivery, reducing overhead by addressing regulatory burdens and creating a research and evaluation program.

Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Steven LaTourette (R-OH) have introduced the Safe and Complete Streets Act of 2011. The measure promotes healthy and active lifestyles by ensuring new federally-funded transportation investments create safe routs for walking and biking. 

 

NHMA GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS UPDATE

NHMA president & ceo, Dr. Elena Rios has been appointed to represent the NHMA to the National Priorities Partnership Coordinating Committee of the National Quality Forum:

The National Priorities Partnership (NPP) offers consultative support to the Department of Health and Human Services on setting national priorities and goals for HHS’s National Quality Strategy. The 48 member organizations also play a key role in identifying strategies for achieving the aims of better care, affordable care, and healthy people and communities, and in facilitating coordinated, multistakeholder action.

Dr. Rios addressed US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in April Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. Rios was on panel following Secretary Sebelius, to discuss health care reform impact on small businesses and communities – with Johnson and Johnson and Aetna and was asked about health IT and prevention efforts that would assist the physicians and other small businesses in the Latino community.  Also at the meeting, Rios attended the AT&T meeting on future directions including purchasing of TMobile and telemedicine.

NHMA, through the Partnership for Medicaid Coalition, signed on to Letter to Senate Gang of Six April 26 on behalf of provider associations and safety net associations to voice concern against Medicaid Block Grant proposals to cut costs of the country’s deficit. Some of the other organizations include: American Academy of Family Physicians, American Health Care Association, Association for Community Affiliated Plans, National Association of Children’s Hospitals, National Association of Counties, National Center for Assisted Living, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, National Health Care for the Homeless Council.

NHMA signed onto letter with the Podesta Group to the CDC about the concern that CDC is not adequately building enough distribution capacity into their plans for the pandemic response with vaccines for children and, as a result, creates great risk for our most vulnerable populations.  Although the CDC had originally contemplated using as many as 3 distributors in the original 2005/2006 Request for Proposals (RFP) for Vaccines For Children Program, the CDC has been utilizing a single distributor since 2006.  Last week the CDC issued the new RFP for the next 5 years and, once again, they intend to use a single distributor.  While routine annual operation of the VFC program may make a single distributor feasible, a pandemic creates vaccine distribution needs that are exponentially greater in both volume and required speed.  The CDC’s own estimates say that a pandemic could require as many as 890 million doses delivered to 150,000 providers in as few as 24 hours from receipt.  

Dr Rios discussed health care reform to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute education summit to their fellowship forum, on a panel with leaders from the Office of Minority Health, Kaiser Permanente, and National Association of Community Clinics

 

New Public Comments Needed about Hispanic Health impact :  Go to www.regulations.gov to make comments on the following:

Medicare Program; Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations (CMS-1345-P) – June 6

Food Labeling: Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments – June 6; and same for Vending Machines – July 5.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse, a Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health, is seeking on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services information for an anticipated Surgeon General response to the public health problem of prescription drug abuse among youth. – June 2

 

NHMA PROGRAMS UPDATE

NHMA is working with its Foundation, the National Hispanic Health Foundation on a new project funded by the Kellogg Foundation, The Hispanic Child Obesity Initiative – to build physician leaders/speakers, develop policy recommendations with statewide summits, and media awareness about community approaches to decreasing obesity in children up to age 8 years in California and New York.  If interested in working with us – please contact David Caicedo, NHHF program officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NHMA Annual Conference – note the Entire Conference was videotaped and will be on our new website later this month – www.nhmamd.org.  2 sessions will be available for ONLINE CME.

NHMA Regional Hispanic Health Discussions and Networking, supported by the Office of Minority Health  grant to NHMA – Hispanic Physician Leadership Initiative. We will be discussing Health Care Reform updates from State Officials – and CDC to discuss new career opportunities in Prevention, a major new area to be built in training of physicians and other health professionals and health systems across the country

NYC – May 24th , NY Academy of Medicine at 5th Ave and 103rd St.

East Los Angeles – May 27th, Tamayo’s Restaurant on Olympic, Atlantic Blvds.

Protect the Flu Campaign – to educate providers on working with HHS  on flu campaign effort this year with Walgreens vouchers and to provide input on how to reach more Hispanics and African Americans who tend to be the least to be immunized. NHMA partnering with the NMA and OMH and with the US Department of Health and Human Services Regional Health Administrator, Jose Belardo at the University of Kansas City Medical Center – May 18th , 8:30 – 10:30 am. Rsvp to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 13.

NHMA Leadership Fellowship and NHMA Resident Leadership Programs Applications for 2012 now online – www.nhmamd.org Applications from those who applied already will be taken into consideration for the Class of 2012. Deadline: Jan. 15, 2012. Notification for selected Fellows and Resident Leaders will be on Feb. 15, 2012. These programs are sponsored by Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services.

The Leadership Fellowship is in collaboration with the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and is an executive leadership training program for physicians with 5 years experience past residency training. We support 10 doctors -  one day orientation (April 26), one week in NY (July), one week in Washington, DC (September) – with outstanding faculty and curriculum for those Hispanic physicians interested in national public service careers or leadership at top levels in national or regional positions.

The Resident Leadership is a leadership training and discussion about the Federal and State policy arena needed for academic and private sector careers. All 3 – policy arena, career options in medical practice or in academia are discussed, through experiential program that provides meetings with key legislators and HRSA Officials, faculty and private practice doctors.  20 residents are selected from across the country.

Both groups are the future leaders for Hispanic health.

 

NHMA 2011 MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

See the new NHMA Affinity Programs on  www.nhmamd.org. Membership Center. You must join as a member to also be eligible for discounts on Electronic Prescribing, Electronic Medical Records, Practice Financing, Individual Financing, Car Rentals, and more....

Mirian Zavala, DNSc, MS, RN, PACE University, College of Health Professions, Lienhard School of Nursing is now representing NHMA as a member of the IOM/Future of Nursing steering committee

Sam Arce, MD recently represented to the Commission to End Health Disparities Spring meeting in New Orleans coordinated by the AMA/NHMA/NMA with other national medical associations and others to discuss medical education, policy, data collection efforts to reduce health disparities. A new grant from Pfizer was received to develop its efforts for this year. 

Richard Zapanta, MD represented NHMA at the recent planning meeting with the Orthopedic Surgeons and Zimmer Health Disparities 2nd Annual Conference being planned for September in Washington, DC

Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, president and ceo of NHMA addressed the Cervical Cancer Free Coalition  on May 5, at the DC Press Club Launch of their national coalition on Future Direction and Collaborations needed in the Hispanic community with NHMA and our networks.

NHMA continues to nominate members to the Obama Administration leadership positions (for example, we recently nominated to the Regional Director for Region V – Chicago) and to Federal commissions, advisory committees – both at the Agency level and for presidential appointment. If interested, send in your name and resume to Sara Classen, NHMA program officer for programs and membership – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Place and Health:  Why Conditions Where We Live, Learn, Work and Play Matter, Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Wed., May 11th, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. (EDT)  – webinar. Register to attend the webinar

Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association 4th Annual Conference at the Capitol Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC, May 11-12th  (see www.Lista.org)

Health Care Workshops on May 12: EMR Adoption 101, Financing Your Adoption of EMR, Broadband in the Medical Practice

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and the U.S. Department of Education just released the report Winning the Future: Improving Education for the Latino Community.  Congratulations ! Great future direction for math, science and health for early childhood programs ---- For example:

Creating Promise Neighborhoods

In September 2010, the Obama Administration announced planning grants for 21 nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education under the Promise Neighborhoods initiative, a program designed to support a cradle through-college continuum of services to meet the education challenges of students growing up in high-poverty communities. The 2011 continuing resolution, recently enacted by Congress, provides $30 million to support Promise Neighborhoods; President Obama’s 2012 budget requests $150 million for the program to support full implementation of Promise Neighborhoods projects. Several Promise Neighborhood grantees are already developing plans to improve the learning, educational success, and healthy development of students in Latino communities

 

CDC Training opportunities for medical students, interns, residents, and physicians – for more info contact:  

Kenneth L. Dominguez, MD, MPH - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Clinical Epidemiology Team, Epidemiology Branch, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, TB Prevention

MEDICAL STUDENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!

1.    CDC Epidemiology Elective for Senior Medical and Veterinary Students:

a.    3rd year medical students, it’s time to apply for the CDC Epi. Elective!

b.    Interested in public health and the work of the nation’s medical disease detectives? In 6-8 weeks, this elective will give you hands-on experience for conducting an outbreak investigation and applied epidemiology…..

c.    Link: http://www.cdc.gov/epielective/index.html

d.    Applications for Spring semester (Jan-June 2012) due May 30, 2011

2.    CDC Hubert Global Health Fellowship:

e.    Will you be a 2nd or 3rd year medical student in January 2012?  Are you interested in an international public health field experience lasting 6-12 weeks with additional learning opportunities in international public health throughout the year? 

f.     If so, you may be eligible to apply for the CDC Hubert Global Health Fellowship. Plan ahead and place this information on your calendar for the 2012-2013 fellowship cycle.

g.    Link: http://www.cdc.gov/hubertfellowship/index.html

h.    Applications for the July , 2012 class open sometime in January 2012, monitor the link for future application deadlines. 

3.    CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship:

i.      Will you  be a 2nd or 3rd year medical student in September 2011?   Are you interested in a more long term public health learning experience and research lasting up to 1 year as a 3rd or 4th year medical student starting in August 2012? If so, you can enhance your skills in performing epidemiologic analyses and research, participate in a public health field experience and disseminate your findings through oral presentations and in written formats.

j.      Put a place holder on your calendar for the 2012-2013 fellowship cycle. 

k.    Link:  http://www.cdc.gov/CDCExperienceFellowship/More.html

l.      Applications for the August 2012 fellowship class will likely open in early September 2011, with an early December 2011 deadline. Please monitor the  above link for upcoming deadlines.

INTERNS AND RESIDENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4.    Epidemic Intelligence Service

m.  Are you interested in delving into the work of the nation’s medical disease detectives and learning how to use epidemiology as a tool to further both national and global public health?  Are you willing to set aside a 2- year time block to this applied epidemiology experience, one that may change your career path? 

n.    If you are a physician (MD, DO, MBBS, etc.) with at least one year of clinical training, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with an active , unrestricted, U.S. license to practice your clinical specialty, you are eligible to apply. Other doctoral-level scientists (PhD, DrPH, ScD, etc.), medical professionals (DDS, RN, PA, PharmD) and veterinarians (DVM, VMD, etc.) are also eligible to apply.  Most physicians in the class apply during the year prior to their final year of residency training and begin EIS after completing their residency, however, physicians may apply if they’ve completed their first year of internship as well.

o.    The application window period has just opened for the EIS Class of 2012 !!! It runs May 1, 2011- September 1, 2011.  The EIS class of 2012, starts the EIS program in July 2012 and must attend the April 2012 EIS conference to match for their EIS assignment.  Here is the current application cycle.

 

May 1, 2011

Application period opens

September 1, 2011

·         Application deadline (midnight, EDT)

·         Postmark date for supporting documents

September to early November, 2011

Candidates offered to interview in Atlanta. Candidates must pay their own travel expenses

December 2011 through February 2012

Candidates notified of application status (acceptance, rejection, wait list)

April 16-21, 2012

Accepted officers attend EIS Conference in Atlanta. Travel expenses will be paid by the EIS

July 2012

Start of 2-year EIS program

 

p.    Link:  http://www.cdc.gov/eis/index.html

 

 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 Health Care.

Compensation includes base salary with attractive productivity incentives and excellent benefits.

For more information on these and other opportunities, please contact the Physician Recruitment Department: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel: 508-334-8779, Fax: 508-793-6329

Or visit our website:www.UMassMemorialPhysicianCareers.org

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

*As ranked by the U.S. News & World Report in 2011

 

University of Connecticut Health Center

Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine seeks an energetic and visionary leader with a commitment to academic medicine to chair the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  The ideal candidate is a Professor or Associate Professor at an academic institution who has the proven background and skills required to ensure vigorous departmental growth both academically and clinically.  The successful applicant will be a skilled practioner with a demonstrated commitment and experience in both research, clinical or basic, and education.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology includes the Divisions of Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and General Obstetrics and Gynecology.  The Chair will be responsible for enhancing the academic and clinical productivity of these divisions.  Medical students, residents and fellows are educated at the John Dempsey Hospital and a consortium of affiliated community teaching hospitals. The Chair will be responsible for academic oversight of the educational programs at all the institutions and clinical direction at the John Dempsey Hospital. The appropriate resources will be available for the Chair to accomplish these goals. 

The University of Connecticut Health Center is a vibrant organization composed of the School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, John Dempsey Hospital, and the UCONN Medical Group. The Health Center pursues a mission of providing outstanding health care through patient care, research, education, and public service. The Health Center’s campus is situated on 162 acres of wooded hilltop in the beautiful, historic community of Farmington. The Health Center is an important contributor to the local and regional economy of the state of Connecticut.

Applicants should submit a confidential letter of interest and a curriculum vitae. The application should be transmitted electronically in RTF or PDF format via https://jobs.uchc.edu/CSS_External/CSSPage_Welcome.asp, search code 2011-936 or sent directly to the search committee Chair, Dr. Melinda Sanders in care of her assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Melinda Sanders , MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030-3985

UCHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/PwD 

Bone Marrow Transplant Physician

Division of Hematology and Oncology

Hematologic Malignancy and Stem Cell Transplant Section

Case Western Reserve University

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center

 

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

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

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

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

Department of Medicine

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center

Case Western Reserve University

11100 Euclid Avenue, Lakeside 1200, Cleveland, OH  44106

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“In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.”

"Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis."

 

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.

 

NHMA NET March 2011

National Hispanic Medical Association NHMA NET March 2011

Washington, DC

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

HEALTH CARE REFORM will mark its One Year Anniversary March 23rd. 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. The NHMA strongly supports the Accountable Care Act which will help our communities and other poor populations have access to affordable health insurance and services to attain a better quality life and become informed about prevention, not just treatment of diseases.

REPUBLICANS HAVE STARTED TO DISTANCE THEMSELVES from President Obama on this policy as they gear up for 2012. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a potential GOP candidate for the White House, bashed Obama’s health care law saying he would work to repeal it if elected. It’s a message you’ll likely hear time and again from Romney, who wants to distance himself from the health care overhaul he helped shape in the Bay State and which Obama used as a template for the national effort.

THE WAYS AND MEANS HEALTH SUBCOMMITTEE was visited by Dr. Rios of NHMA to offer ideas on cost cutting for Hispanic communities ---focus on cultural competence and literacy services to allow a more responsive system with less medical errors. The Subcommittee and the Commerce and Energy Subcommittee on Health will be busy in March to examine legislation to defund pieces of the health law and to undo a provision of the statute requiring states to maintain their Medicaid eligibility rules through 2014. The interest in defunding will be used as leverage on the continuing resolution to continue funding government this month.

STATES BLOCK HEALTH CARE REFORM. NHMA has joined other national organizations to support the Health Care Reform to move forward in the State Lawsuits. In a filing for a Florida case challenging the health care law, the Obama administration points out that 24 of the 26 states party to the suit have applied for grants or taken money under the health care law since U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson ruled it unconstitutional. The Department of Justice filed a clarification motion in Vinson’s ruling, asking if the judge intended to shut down all implementation of the law when he ruled it was unconstitutional. The plaintiff states have argued that Vinson’s decision unequivocally meant the government must stop implementation of the law. DOJ also has filed a Fourth Circuit appeal of U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson’s decision that the individual mandate in the health care law is unconstitutional.

LAST MONTH, Health and Human Services announced another $200 million in grants to help states regulate insurers. America’s Health Insurance Plans circulated a letter it sent to HHS shortly after the grant announcement, emphasizing the lobbying group’s position that rate reviews could not be a substitute for “meaningful health care cost containment,” and should remain at the state level.

CMS ROLLED OUT NEW REGULATIONS this month requiring health insurance companies to give detailed explanations to consumers when they propose a 10 percent or higher increase in premium rates. The “consumer disclosure notices,” as the administration calls them, would require insurance companies to break down exactly why they think premiums are increasing, and show how much of the increase is going towards profits and administrative expenses.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES will be making an announcement soon to “support state flexibility” in implementing the health care law. Rumor is, the agency will roll out regulations on exactly how states can get a waiver from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to not adhere to major pieces of the health care law.

WAIVERS - Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., also is working on his bipartisan bill to move the state-based waivers on the health care law from 2017 to 2014, legislation President Obama endorsed in a speech to the National Governors Association last month. Maine became the first state to get a temporary reprieve from the health care law’s medical loss ratio requirements, which direct health insurers to spend 80 to 85 cents of every premium dollar on direct medical care or quality improvement initiatives. The Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday that it would give the state a three-year reprieve to ensure that its individual insurance market, which is dominated by one insurer, is not upended, according to the Associated Press.

SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CENTERS - House Democrats today defended school-based health centers against an effort by Republicans to siphon away $200 million in federal health reform dollars earmarked to build more of them. Reps. Lois Capps, D-Calif., and John Dingell, D-Mich., expressed support for the more than 2,000 school-based clinics across the U.S. Over 350 health care centers have applied for the funding.

NHMA has also been advocating against FY2011 Budget Cuts for many health programs for the poor (Maternal and children’s health, nutrition, CDC prevention, HRSA health professions programs, clinics, community based research, other programs of importance to the health of our populations. Join us in sending your letter to your Congressman and Senator this spring ----www.nhmamd.org ---Legislative Action Center.

NHMA PROGRAMS UPDATE

National Hispanic Medical Association Proud to Announce its 15th Annual Conference – “Health Care Reform Implementation for Hispanic Communities” ----OMNI SHOREHAM HOTEL, WASHINGTON, DC --MAR. 18-20, 2011 ---starting Friday, March 18th at 7:30 am with the new Health Disparities Initiative on Obesity and Diabetes, Clinical Trials, Recruitment of Hispanics to Leadership Positions with Johnson & Johnson. Press Conference at 10:15 am about this Partnership.

Chef LaLa Cooking Demonstration at 11:00 am

OPENING PLENARY at 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm -with CMS Director, Dr. Berwick, CDC Deputy Director, Judith Monroe, HRSA Director, Mary Wakefield, and American Health Insurance Plans CEO, Karen Ignani followed by the NHMA Leadership Fellows Policy Team Recommendations on Obesity and Diversity in the Health Professions.

OPENING RECEPTION sponsored by PhRMA – 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the Exhibit Hall

SATURDAY – Breakfast sponsored by Pfizer on Essential Benefits with IOM; Plenary on State and Private Sector Strategies for Health Care Reform – Joint Commission, Kaiser Permanente, California State Discussion, American Cancer Society President

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

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.

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

 

NHMA working with NMA and US DHHA OMH on FLU CAMPAIGN ---we have had 3 successful Leadership Forums in Houston with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Lovell Jones, PhD, Bronx NY, and Atlanta, GA with the US Department of Health and Human Services Regional Directors and Regional Health Administrators and local NMA and NHMA physicians and media to discuss strategies to increase immunization rates in our communities. Walgreen Vouchers have been distributed in 8 cities ---helping HHS with their Flu Campaign this year and they have discussed their success and need for partnership with NHMA and NMA next Flu Season.

 

NHMA President Elena Rios, MD Speaks this past month - at the University of Arizona Medical School – with the Arizona Latino Medical Association on Health Care Reform and Hispanics – Jan. 29th; the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education National Conference about the importance of OBESITY POLICY IN HEALTH CARE REFORM ---San Antonio, Mar. 4th; Hispanic Clinical Trials Project of MMG, Dallas, Feb. 14; Ft. Lauderdale ---for the J&J companies meeting on Prostate Cancer, Mar. 9th; and Congressional Briefing on the Future of Nursing with RWJF and AARP and Congresswoman Capps and other leaders.

 

NHMA LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE – This year’s Institute for presidents of NHMA Hispanic Medical Societies and National Hispanic Health Professional Associations to bring Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, president, NY Academy of Medicine to discuss leadership skills; and local media experts – Voto Latino, ABCTV Anchor, UNIVISION on how to access media for messaging on healthcare issues; and OMH to present the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities and discuss how the leaders can collaborate in this national campaign this year. (Meeting to occur Saturday Mar. 19th at the NHMA Conference with 40 Hispanic Health Leaders)

NHMA 2011 MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

See the new NHMA Affinity Programs on our NEW WEBSITE to be launched at the NHMA 15th Annual Conference March 17, 2011: www.nhmamd.org. Membership Center. You must join as a member to also be eligible for the following new --

NOMINATIONS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that the Charter of the Advisory Panel on Medicare Education (APME), as renamed the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE), has been renewed and the scope of the charter has been expanded. The Panel will provide advice to CMS on developing and implementing education programs that support individuals who are not only eligible for Medicare but who are also eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The education programs will assist eligible individuals with information pertaining to options for selecting health care coverage under these and other programs envisioned under the Affordable Care Act to ensure improved access to quality care, including prevention services. The expansion of this Charter also includes advising on education of providers and stakeholders with respect to health care reform and certain provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

CMS is requesting nominations for individuals to serve as members of the APOE. The members shall be selected from authorities knowledgeable in one or more of the following fields:

• Senior citizen advocacy.

• Outreach to minority communities.

• Health communications.

• Disease-related advocacy.

• Disability policy and access.

• Health economics research.

• Health insurers and plans.

• Health IT.

• Direct patient care.

• Matters of labor and retirement.

Representatives of the general public may also serve on the APOE.

 

Deadline: to NHMA day before to be submitted by April 5, 2011 at 5 pm ET.

Membership in the National Steering Committee for Promotores de Salud

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would like to invite interested individuals to be considered for membership in the National Steering Committee for Promotores de Salud.

The 15-member National Steering Committee, in collaboration with the Federal Workgroup for Promotores de Salud/CHWs, will be responsible for providing leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of a newly established National Initiative for Promotores de Salud focused on Latino/Hispanic populations. Seven core competencies have been identified that each member of the Steering Committee should possess (see attached document for this list). These competencies should be reflected in the letter of intent and/or biosketch. Steering Committee members will be expected to attend the initial meeting scheduled for April 18, 2011, in Washington, D.C., with possible subsequent meetings to follow and/or periodic conference calls throughout the year. Travel and per diem expenses will be provided by the Office of Minority Health.

Deadline: to NHMA day before to be submitted by March 16, 2011

2011 Helen Rodriquez-Trias Social Justice Award

The Helen Rodriguez-Trias Social Justice Award is awarded to a person who has distinguished herself/himself professionally by working toward social justice for underserved and disadvantaged populations. This individual’s work should focus on improving the health and well being of these populations and should include the activities of leading, advocating and mentoring (any or all three of these activities). This award is named after the late Dr. Helen Rodriguez-Trias, Past President of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and a pediatrician. Dr. Rodriguez-Trias was an inspiration and role model who strove to meet the needs of underserved and disadvantaged populations, especially women and children. Through her work and activism, she used social justice strategies that affect change for the better. Funding for this award is made possible through the generosity of The California Endowment – A Partner for Healthier Communities.

The award will be presented at the APHA 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition, October 29–November 2, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The award consists of a commemorative plaque and a $2,000 honorarium. The recipient will also receive coach roundtrip airfare, two days lodging and complimentary meeting registration. Deadline: April 22, 2011.

2011 PAHO/PAHEF Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health

The awards recognize innovative individuals, programs, institutions, and organizations advancing health in the region of the Americas, especially in Latin America and/or the Caribbean. Known throughout the Americas as prestigious honors and career milestones, the Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health are a unique opportunity to help bring recognition to those who have dedicated their careers to improving public health in the Western Hemisphere.

Each award consists of a cash prize or research grant, certificate of honor, a symbolic representation of the award, and the awardee is invited to attend the annual meeting of the PAHO Directing Council and be a guest of honor at PAHO/PAHEF’s awards program event in Washington, DC. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) was established in 1902 and is the world’s oldest public health organization. It works with all the countries of the Americas to improve the health and quality of life of the people of the Americas and serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). Founded in 1968, the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) public charity that works with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and other strategic partners to address health and education activities.

Deadline: to NHMA day before to be submitted by May 13, 2011, 5:00 p.m. ET

National Quality Forum (NQF) Nominations

NQF is pleased to announce a Call for Nominations for a Steering Committee for Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency Consensus Standards. This two-phase project will endorse measures that specifically address disparities across settings and populations, cultural competency, and identify disparities-sensitive measure sets and gaps within the NQF portfolio of endorsed standards.

Deadline to NHMA day before - to be submitted on Friday, March, 18, at 6:00 pm ET.

 

NQF is seeking nominations for at-large members of the Leadership Network, which is responsible for providing guidance to NQF leadership on NQF’s portfolio of leadership convening, education, and recognition programs. The Leadership Network makes recommendations on the portfolio of leadership convening, education, and recognition programs. The Leadership Network will work with NQF staff on the ongoing development of NQF’s portfolio of educational programs and tools, including: selection of topics and speakers, ensuring input is obtained from relevant stakeholders, review draft products, program evaluation, and fund-raising. The Leadership Network will meet in person for a one-day meeting in conjunction with the annual conference in Washington, DC in April 2012.An initial meeting with new network members will be held on June 16, 2011 at NQF from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Additionally, Leadership Network members will meet at least three times by conference call, with the option for additional calls.

 

Deadline to NHMA day before - to be submitted by 6:00 pm ET on April 11, 2011.


Medical Director of the Hispanic Service Line

 

MetroHealth Medical Center, in affiliation with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, in Cleveland, Ohio is seeking a qualified BC/BE pediatrician to be the Medical Director of the Hispanic Service Line for the MetroHealth System. Qualified candidates need strong bilingual communication skills, experience with advocacy in the Hispanic community, and excellent managerial skills to lead the advancement of the Hispanic Service Line. The Pediatrics team is comprised of bilingual staff members including 2 physicians, an education specialist, a child psychologist, medical assistants and a secretary. The Medical Director position includes administrative responsibilities, clinical service and teaching. The candidate will provide oversight of the Hispanic service lines in Pediatrics and will establish similar services within multiple departments in the system. Assistant or associate professor appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is available as appropriate for experience. MetroHealth Medical Center is known for providing outstanding healthcare to a diverse population in a dynamic educational and training environment, and fostering the career development of our faculty members. In employment, as in education, MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and World Class Diversity.


Interested candidates should forward correspondence and curriculum vitae to:

Margaret Stager, M.D., Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics

MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44109

Phone (216)778-2643; Fax (216)778-1361

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Physicians – All Specialties

Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

Here, VA physicians enjoy being part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Ranging from clinical practice to research and academics, VA physicians provide leadership within the medical profession that extends into the communities where they live. To ensure that VA physicians are able to meet their professional and personal goals, a broad range of practice options are available that include general medicine and primary care, along with specialties and subspecialties such as:

  • Anesthesiology
  • •Ambulatory Care
  • •Long Term Care
  • •Cardiology
  • •Geriatrics
  • •Internal Medicine
  • •Neurology
  • •Ophthalmology
  • •Otolaryngology
  • •Pathology
  • •Spinal Cord Injury
  • •Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
  • •General Surgery
  • •Neurosurgery
  • •Orthopedic Surgery
  • •Plastic Surgery
  • •Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • •Physiatry
  • •Psychiatry
  • •Radiology (Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic, and Therapeutic)
  • •Urology

In addition to the above, VA offers state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for basic and clinical research to further advance the frontiers of medicine and health care. Time is made available for VA physicians to pursue this critical aspect of their profession within an environment that promotes writing, editing, and publishing. VA physicians also enjoy a quality of life that simply can't be found in private practice. With predictable work hours and conditions, VA physicians are able to take time for themselves and their families.

For more information on available opportunities and to apply, please visit us online at: www.ecentralmetrics.com/url/u4923540183-38

EOE, AA, M/F/D/V

Training Program for Research Scientists in Trauma
Stephen M. Cohn, MD, Program Director

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio now offers an interdepartmental training program in Injury, Ischemia and Inflammation: A Translational Approach to Trauma Treatment for post doctoral fellows. Twenty-three faculty members from seven departments (Surgery, Cellular and Structural Biology, Physiology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Biochemistry, Endodontics, and Pathology) are trainers on this NIH training grant.


The training program provides stipends and training for postdoctoral fellows interested in basic and translational research that holds promise for practical application for surgery and trauma. Trainees participate in the Masters in Clinical Investigation or PhD in Surgery/Physiology and are given an opportunity to take 24 clinical night calls per year.

Please contact: Lisa Kelly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

UC DAVIS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Pathology Imaging Description: The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine seeks a dynamic physician-scientist to lead a research program in pathology imaging sciences in the Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. This is a 0.5 tenured, ladder rank position/0.5 In Residence position. The successful candidate has the outstanding opportunity to develop and build diagnostic imaging as a research theme in the department and transform the discipline of pathology, and collaborate in major related scientific initiatives throughout the Health System and campus. Responsibilities also include intellectual leadership in an active research program and participation in teaching. The successful candidate will build on the many strengths in the department, Health System and campus, including an established program in proteomics/phenomics and informatics, and strong collaborative relationships with the Department of Radiology, the Schools of Engineering and Veterinary Medicine, the Center for Biophotonics, the NCI-designated Cancer Center, Alzheimer’s Center, the MIND Institute, the Center for Comparative Medicine. UC Davis stands at an exciting moment in its history, as Linda P.B. Katehi became the sixth Chancellor of UC Davis in 2009. She has shaped a bold vision with an aspiration 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 engagement that differentiate UC Davis. Research awards to the Health System include one of the NIH’s first Clinical Translational Science Awards, in addition to Howard Hughes Medical Institute and BIRCHW awards. Mentored training programs exist for junior faculty. Requirements: MD or MD-PhD candidates are preferred, and must meet the requirements for appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or full Professor level in the tenured, ladder rank/In Residence series. Candidates must have an established funded research career molecular imaging or biophotonics, a strong record of teaching and administrative experience. In addition, the candidate must have the ability to anticipate change and implement initiatives to meet the challenges of academic medicine and science, to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment and should exhibit excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with administration, trainees, clinicians, faculty in other disciplines, and technical staff. For full consideration, applications must be received by March 15, 2011. Position is open until filled, but no later than June 1, 2011 Qualified applicants must submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Lydia P. Howell MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mail: Lydia P. Howell MD Professor and Chair Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 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 SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Vice Chair for Research

 

The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine seeks a dynamic scientist-leader as Vice Chair for Research for the Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. This is

a tenured, ladder rank position with a state FTE. The successful candidate has the responsibility to lead the research division of the department and grow discovery, innovation, and collaborations that integrate with scientific initiatives throughout the Health System and

campus. Responsibilities also include active intellectual leadership in an independent research program and participation in teaching. The Vice Chair will build on the department's many strengths, including over $6 million in research grants and contracts, and multi-disciplinary research programs in cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, neuroscience, and nutrition, as well as core technology-oriented research and development programs in bioinformatics, point-of-care testing, and proteomics/phenomics. The department's 40 faculty members have strong collaborative relationships with the Schools of Engineering and Veterinary Medicine, the Center for Biophotonics, the NCI-designated Cancer Center, the Alzheimer's Disease Center, the MIND

Institute, the Center for Comparative Medicine, the California Regional Primate Center, the Shriner's Hospital of Northern California, the Center for Neuroscience, and the USDA Western Human Nutrition Research Center, and provides leadership in biorepositories and informatics.The bold vision of our new Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi is for UC Davis to become one of the nation's top five public research universities, with expansion of annual research funding from $600 million to approximately $1 billion (http://vision.ucdavis.edu/). UC Davis ranks among the top 20 institutions receiving ARRA awards. The Health System is an integral part of this vision as it exemplifies the attributes of innovation, diversity, multidisciplinary approaches and collaborative engagement that differentiate UC Davis. Research awards to the Health System

include one of the NIH's first Clinical Translational Science Awards, in addition to Howard Hughes Medical Institute and BIRCHW awards. Mentored training programs exist for junior faculty.

Requirements: The successful candidate must have either an MD or PhD or both, a distinguished career in funded research and teaching, administrative experience, and must meet the requirements for appointment at the Associate Professor or full Professor level in the

tenured, ladder rank series. In addition, the candidate must have the ability to anticipate change and implement initiatives to meet the challenges of academic medicine and science, to lead teams of faculty and staff cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment, and should exhibit excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with administration, trainees, clinicians, faculty in other disciplines, and technical staff. For full consideration, applications must be received by March 15, 2011. Position is open until filled, but no later than June 1, 2011.Qualified applicants must submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:Lydia P. Howell, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Pathology and LaboratoryMedicine Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mail: Lydia P. Howell, MD

Professor and ChairDepartment of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine4400 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.

ASSISTANT DEAN FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AND

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.

This 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

FACULTY POSITION

AVAILABLE IN OPHTHALMOLOGY

The UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology is seeking an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor In-Residence specializing in contact lens care for routine fits as well as for those suffering corneal irregularities, especially keratoconus; manage a specialty contact lens practice including staff, finances, coding and billing. The faculty member would have to maintain an active academic research program; teach ophthalmology residents, fellows and optometry fellows the principles and practice of contact lens fitting at the Jules Stein Eye Institute. Ophthalmologists must be board certified or eligible to be considered. All interested individuals should send a curriculum vitae, the names of three references and a letter descibing interests and accomplishments to:

Anthony Aldave, M.D.

Chair of Search Committee

Jules Stein Eye Institute

100 Stein Plaza

Los Angeles, CA 90095-7000

The UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with trainees of diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to healthcare. Candidates should describe previous activities mentoring women, minorities, students with disabilities, and other under-represented groups. The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Click here to download the pdf version of the below flyer.

NHMA Newsletter September 2009

National Hispanic Medical Association     NHMA NET     September 2009

Washington DC
 
Senator Ted Kennedy’s passing is a turn in health policy history ---and for the Senate, as so many have observed, he will be missed as a truly great statesman and for us, a champion for the causes for our working class communities. Senator Dodd has been the Acting Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee leading the health reform policy development for that committee which did pass its bill in July.
 
Senate Finance Committee Staff meet with staff from NHMA and National Forum of Latino Health Executives Meetings in August to discuss health disparities, such as the elimination of five year ban from Medicaid for legal immigrants and need to reauthorize OMH and to have more diversity in leadership positions to focus on health reform and health disparities
 
Congressional Briefing on Health Disparities and Health Reform ---sponsored by Racial/Ethnic Disparities Coalition and Congressman Towns—speakers included OMH Director Dr. Graham, Brian Smedley, NHMA President Elena Rios, and HHS Medical Officer of the National Office of Health IT- lots of questions and clarifications that disparities for minority populations is major focus ---but, unfortunately, the OMH needs to be reauthorized in the bills. Rios called by Senator Burris Office to present in a planned Senate Health Disparities Forum….more to come in the future…
 
HHS Health Disparities and Health Care Reform Report, released in July, - See hhs.gov website as well as whitehouse.gov website ---
 
White House Health Policy Advisors meet with NHMA and other Latino Organizations in Washington, DC to discuss Obama Health Care Reform and Latinos on Friday, Sept. 4, 2009
 
Latino Issues discussed: 1.lift the 5 year waiting period for legal immigrants for Medicaid and new low income subsidy program for the health insurance plans; 2. not establish e- verification processes that are profiling all Latinos and others; 3. increase Puerto Rico federal support (health insurance exchange participation, increase in Medicaid and Medicare).
 
We discussed simple, clear messages to help Latinos understand the facts about health reform bills ---We will see Americans have security ---either for those with insurance, get increased protections (eliminating pre-existing conditions; prevention without a copay; increased age of children on family policies, don’t lose insurance if you lose a job) and security for those who don’t have insurance (there will be many more with insurance).
 
Rios did ask about the Health Disparities issues in the bills such as Data collection for racial, ethnicity, language ---it is not on the chopping block; and the missing reauthorization of the Office of Minority Health ---not answered, as others came up with their concerns.
 
According to the policy director of the White House, immigrants that are undocumented, (as we have been told by Senator Menendez to the Leaders of the Hispanic Organizations in the Senate Democratic Hispanic Health Task Force in early August), will not be covered by the pending health care reform bill. The Administration intends to cover issues related to undocumented persons as part of the Immigration Reform Debate scheduled to begin following the health reform debate.
 
 
Congressional Hispanic Caucus notifies Congress, Senate and White House on their health reform priorities based on stakeholder meeting - Congresswoman Roybal Allard and Congresswoman Velazquez brought the Hispanic organizations together in early May to discuss health reform priorities. The NHLA (National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a group of 36 organizations representing the largest national Hispanic organizations) will be meeting next Wednesday to finalize their position on what to support on health care reform to improve the health of Latinos.
 
Progressive Caucus Organizes Support for Public Option
Congressman Grijalva, Chair, Progressive Caucus and Congressman Conyers hold strategy meeting with advocacy organizations at the end of August to share calendar of events ---big rally planned in DC on Sept. 13th ---in support of health care reform and the public option. NHMA Board supports Public Option in order to build competition for private insurance companies and to improve access to affordable insurance for Hispanics and others.
 
President Obama Addresses the Congress and the Nation on Health Care Reform Vision
 
NHMA supports the President’s vision to bring about comprehensive health care reform to the nation, especially for Hispanics who are the largest proportion of uninsured in the country. We are hoping for the continued focus on insurance reform, primary care workforce expansion, diversity in the workforce – HCOP and new Regional Hispanic COEs, the reauthorization of the OMH and increased programs to educate our communities about prevention, among other items…..we hope to see the public option remain as part of the health reform…WE URGE YOU TO GO TO NHMA WEBSITE AND SEND YOUR PERSONALIZED LETTER TO YOUR CONGRESSMAN AND SENATORS TO VOTE FOR HEALTH CARE REFORM TODAY !!! go to www.nhmamd.org
 
 
The long awaited clean version of the HELP Committee’s Affordable Health Choices
Act is has now been posted on its web site: http://help.senate.gov/BAI09I50_xml.pdf
 
 
NHMA IN THE NEWS – Health Reform Creates News for Latino Uninsured
 
We have received more requests for interviews on health reform from newspapers and TV from Florida to Oakland to Wisconsin to the EFE News Service and Al Jazeera Service for latin America to CNN en Espanol…
 
NHMA has been requested to participate on blogs for Washington, Post , Kaiser, LatinoVations, Hispanic Link …
 
Dr. Sumaya interviewed for UNIVISION TV and more Board Members and NHMA Premier Members ----We hope you are available as we will be asking for your help over the next few months as the media demands more insights from Hispanic physicians on the issues and the potential impact of Health Care Reform on our communities.
 
Rios in El Paso Texas for the AMA/NMA/NHMA Commission to End Health Disparities Meetings at the University of Texas at El Paso and NHMA in the front pages of the El Paso Times and El Diario. Most reporters were surprised to hear what happens if we don’t have Health Reform in our communities…
We focused on the obesity epidemic, increased chronic diseases and the plight of the uninsured in our country will die sooner than most…
 
 
NHMA PROGRAMS
 
Congressional Briefings on Hispanic Health (last one to be supported by the California Endowment) This year’s briefing focused on Comparative Effectiveness Research and Health Disparities and had speakers from HHS as well as from the private sector – Blue Cross, AARP, Consumers Union educate about 200 policy-makers and advocates on the importance to developing research for minority health issues. Of note, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal Allard addressed the group on the importance of including the Tricaucus Bill that was about to be reintroduced, to be supported for inclusion into the Health Care Reform Legislation. Some of key points have been ----including Empowerment Zones, Health Disparities data collection, low income subsidies, workforce incentives for minority and disadvantaged students.
 
 
NHMA is seeking support to continue its important Congressional Briefings on Hispanic Health – for more information, call NHMA Government Affairs Officer, Alioska Adrian, 202.628.5895.
REDES EN ACCION - NHMA supports policy to improve access to cancer treatment and to encourage Hispanics to enter cancer research careers. If you are a cancer doctor, we are seeking interviews for the National Redes Office Quarterly newsletter. Contact NHMA today.
 
NHMA HISPANIC HEALTH PORTAL (www.hispanichealth.info) NHMA has established its first Diabetes Editorial Board with Dr. Alfonso Vargas, Louisiana State University and Chair, National Diabetes Education Program Adolescent Workgroup; Dr. Daniel Corredor, Endocrinologist, president, Hispanic American Medical Association of Houston ; Dr. Richard Hellman, past president, American Association of Endocrinologists. We are seeking more participants to the editorial board as well as about to launch editorial boards for Heart Disease and Cancer. If interested in serving on the boards to guide the development of content on the portal ---to provide key current information for the providers who care for Hispanics –please contact David Caicedo, at NHMA’s National Hispanic Health Foundation office – 212.992.8706.
 
REGIONAL NHMA NETWORKING EVENTS
Join President Elena Rios and Board Members at the events ---She was in El Paso Texas this past week with the Southwestern Association of Hispanic American Physicians Scholarship Concert with Vicki Carr and the AMA/NMA/NHMA Disparities Commission meetings –and addressed the medical community dinner, the new Paul Foster Medical School with Dean De La Rosa, and the Doctor Back to School Day at a local high school.
 
Next month ----Oct. 3 – NHMA Event at Dr. Richard Zapanta’s home in Whittier California; Oct. 26 – NHMA Event with Blue Cross, in Miami Florida and still planning the event at the New York Academy of Medicine ---call NHMA for more details as we build our networks across the country.
 
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
 
NHMA 14TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE “ HEALTH CARE TRANSFORMATION: INCREASING PREVENTION & PROMOTION FOR HISPANIC COMMUNITIES”
Mar. 25-28, 2010, Washington, DC ---see www.nhmamd.org for Call for Abstracts due Sept. 30th and Sponsor and Exhibit Opportunities and Registration Information. Join health experts to discuss how to deliver preventive health care programs to Hispanic communities across the nation!!!
 
The 15th Annual Latino Conference, “Advancing Latino Behavioral Health: From Margin to Mainstream”, features 38 workshops and four plenary sessions at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, September 23, 24 and 25. Dr. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, Director CSAT, Rachel Guerrero, LCSW, Director California Cultural Competence, Teresa Chapa, Ph.D., MPA, Senior Policy Advisor, HHS, Dr. Carmela Lacayo, President/CEO, Asocian Nacional Por Personas Mayores, Dr. Jose Cardenas and Dr. Thomas Martinez will deliver presentations. All 38 workshops offer continuing education credits and up to 20 workshops are being considered for APA or CME continuing education.
The conference has a host of nationally known presenters – join us and register now!! Visit www.lbhi.org for more conference information.
 
 
 
CHIEF OF MEDICINE
 
At Woodhull Medical Center of the North Brooklyn Network, and its affiliate partner New York University School of Medicine, we treasure innovative and enthusiastic medical leaders who believe that patients deserve the best health care. We are seeking a Chief of Medicine to provide strategic direction and oversight for the medicine services at this 417-bed hospital and its satellite facilities located in north Brooklyn.
 
In this leadership position you will oversee the department’s:
• Inpatient Service (134 beds)
• Primary Care and Medical Specialty Ambulatory Services (approx. 150,000 annual visits)
• (2) twelve bed medical and surgical ICUs
• Community based outreach activities
• Fully accredited 3 year – Medical Residency Program
 
Candidates will be innovative thinkers, patient advocates, and have a demonstrated
record of clinical, administrative and academic achievements. NYS licensure and ABIM
certification are required.
 
For immediate consideration, send your CV and cover letter to: Shellie-Ann Proute,
Human Resources, c/o NYUSOM @ Woodhull Hospital, 760 Broadway, 10th Floor,
Brooklyn, NY 11206; e-mail: Shellie-Ann. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax: 718-963-8589.
 
The NYU School of Medicine was founded in 1841 and is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and provides a drug-free workplace.
 
www.apply.nyumc.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Department of Health and Human Services
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
Director, Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response
 
 
The Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director for the Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response (COTPER).
The Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response has primary oversight and responsibility for all programs that comprise CDC's terrorism preparedness and emergency response portfolio. Through an all-hazards approach to preparedness focused on threats from natural, biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events, COTPER helps the nation prepare for and respond to urgent threats to the public's health. COTPER carries out its mission by emphasizing accountability through performance, progress through public health science, and collaboration through partnerships. For more information, visit our website at http://emergency.cdc.gov/cotper/.
 
The incumbent of this position will serve as the COTPER Director and principal advisor to provide strategic direction, coordination, oversight, and accountability of all CDC/ATSDR preparedness and response activities related to public health emergencies. He/she will represent the agency with regard to dangers posed by chemical, biological, radiological/nuclear and mass trauma public health emergencies; oversee the regulatory authorities of the control and access of select agents and toxins; and ensure appropriate application of legal, regulatory, legislative and policy aspects of public health and national security.
The Director will have broad responsibility for the overall planning, direction and management of the center. In this capacity, he/she will oversee the development, implementation and maintenance of government-wide terrorism and Emergency Management and Continuity of Operations (COO) initiatives. He/she will collaborate with other top agency officials as well as other Federal agencies; local, State, national, and international public/private health care provider organizations on the development and implementation of long-range plans and potential budgetary implications. Further, the incumbent will oversee and ensure the development of a highly qualified and competent multidisciplinary workforce and ensure CDC’s response and deployment capabilities are available, while always maintaining the utmost scientific and ethical integrity personally and organizationally.
Qualification and education requirements: Applicants must possess either an M.D. and/or Ph.D. in the health science, public health, social or behavioral science field(s). Also critical is expert-level, professional knowledge on strategic direction, coordination, oversight, and accountability of activities related to public health emergencies caused by terrorist attacks or natural disaster, and a demonstrated capacity to provide innovative leadership as evidenced by his/her individual responses to the core elements identified in the job application.
 
Salary: $116,364.00 - $196,700.00 annually
Executive level compensation package is commensurate with qualifications and experience, which may result in a higher salary than reflected above. We offer full Federal benefits, including retirement, health/life insurance, leave, long-term care insurance, thrift savings plan, etc.
 
Other Special Notes:
-Physician Comparability Allowance (PCA) may be authorized when applicable.
-Recruitment incentive may be authorized.
-Relocation incentive may be authorized.
-Frequent travel will be required.
 
How to apply:
Search www.usajobs.gov for announcement number AD10-09-011. Interested candidates must follow instructions posted at www.usajobs.gov, which outlines requirements for submitting information via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
This job is located at the CDC Headquarters in Atlanta, GA. Learn more about the city of Atlanta at http://www.atlanta.net/.
 
 
 
 
Department of Health and Human Services
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
 
 
The Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, National Center for Chronic Disease
Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).
 
The mission of NCCDPHP is to lead efforts to promote health and well-being through prevention and control of chronic diseases. The center’s strategic priorities are to focus on well-being; health equity; research translation; and policy promotion.
 
The incumbent of this position will serve as the National Center Director and principal advisor on a national program for the prevention of premature mortality, morbidity, and disability due to chronic illness and conditions and to promote the overall health of the population. He/she will make short- and long-term strategic decisions that impact the effectiveness and efficiency of the agency.
 
The Director will have broad responsibility for overall planning, direction and management of the center. Will oversee management planning sessions in which program direction, feasibility of program changes and expansions, and allocation of funds are considered. He/she will collaborate with other top agency officials on the development and implementation of long-range plans and any budgetary impact. Further, the incumbent will oversee and ensure the development of a highly qualified and competent medical, scientific and technical workforce.
Qualification and education requirements: Applicants must have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree in the medical sciences, with expert-level, professional knowledge of chronic disease control and prevention, and a demonstrated capacity to provide innovative leadership as evidenced by his/her individual responses to the core elements identified in the job application. Applicants should be known and respected within their profession, both nationally and internationally, as distinguished individuals of outstanding scientific competence.
 
Salary: $116,364.00 - $196,700.00 annually
Executive level compensation package is commensurate with qualifications and experience, which may result in a higher salary than reflected above. Full Federal benefits (including retirement, health/life insurance, leave, long-term care insurance, thrift savings plan, etc.) are available.
 
Other Special Notes:
-Physician Comparability Allowance (PCA) may be authorized when applicable.
-Moving expenses may be authorized.
-Recruitment incentive may be authorized.
-Relocation incentive may be authorized.
-Occasional travel will be required.
 
How to apply:
Search www.usajobs.gov for announcement number AD10-09-013. Interested candidates must follow instructions posted at www.usajobs.gov, which outlines requirements for submitting information via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
Department of Health and Human Services
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
Director, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases
 
The Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is seeking exceptional candidates to serve as the Director for the National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases (NCZVED). NCZVED maximizes public health and safety both nationally and internationally through the prevention and control of disease, disability, and death from zoonotic, vector-borne, foodborne, waterborne, mycotic, and related sources. For more information, visit our website at http://www.cdc.gov/nczved/.
 
As the Center’s Director and principal advisor, the incumbent will provide strategic direction and guidance to international, national, state, and/or local government agencies, academia, and other organizations as necessary on a variety of activities focused on addressing and improving critical public health issues. This includes providing expert leadership and service in laboratory and epidemiological science, applied research, disease surveillance, outbreak response, policy development, health communication, education and training, and program implementation and evaluation.
 
The Director will have broad responsibility for the overall planning, direction and management of the center. In this capacity, he/she will lead and manage the performance of the organization to align with and attain agency goals and organizational objectives, and ensure the advancement of science to improve public health programs through innovation, program development, rigorous performance management and evaluation. Further, the incumbent will maintain full supervisory responsibility of the center and will manage the development of a highly qualified and competent medical, scientific and technical workforce.
 
Qualification and education requirements:
Applicants must possess either a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), M.D. and/or Ph.D. in the health science, public health, social or behavioral science field(s). Also critical is expert-level, professional knowledge and demonstrated experience leading and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of a related public health, medical, and/or scientific program. Applicants must also demonstrate the capacity to provide innovative leadership as evidenced by his/her individual responses to the core elements identified in the job application.
 
Salary: $116,364.00 - $196,700.00 annually
Executive level compensation package is commensurate with qualifications and experience, which may result in a higher salary than reflected above. Full Federal benefits (including retirement, health/life insurance, leave, long-term care insurance, thrift savings plan, etc.) are available.
 
Other Special Notes:
-Physician Comparability Allowance (PCA) may be authorized when applicable.
-Moving expenses may be authorized.
-Recruitment incentive may be authorized.
-Relocation incentive may be authorized.
-Occasional travel will be required.
 
How to apply:
Search www.usajobs.gov for announcement number AD10-09-014. Interested candidates must follow instructions posted at www.usajobs.gov, which outlines requirements for submitting information via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
This job is located at the CDC Headquarters in Atlanta, GA. Learn more about the city of Atlanta at http://www.atlanta.net/.

NHMA Newsletter October 2009

National Hispanic Medical Association     NHMA NET     October 2009

Washington DC
 
Senate Finance Committee, the last of the Congressional committees to debate health care reform, reviews 300 amendments last 2 weeks – some highlights of negative impact amendments on Hispanic health include the “over-rider” for small businesses not to have to provide insurance to low income; the encouragement of employers to create and expand programs that tie a portion of workers' health insurance premiums to their willingness to change unhealthy behaviors. But there's growing concern that some of those programs represent a new way to discriminate against those in less than perfect health. [NPR, 10/7/2009]; the verification of identification; and the continuation of the 5 year ban for documented immigrants.
Of note, the committee results included a new public option that would be a State run program for pooling of Federal subsidies for low income to offer policies through state-negotiated private insurance programs. (Cantwell, WA) –which is a way for States to enter the insurance business. Of note, the other public option on the table includes the Federal government to create its own insurance plan to compete with private firms for the low income who are not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid.

 

Late this afternoon (Oct. 7th) the Senate Finance Committee heard back from the Congressional Budget Office that its bill was scored at $829 Billion over ten years and reduces the deficit by $81 Billion. The Finance bill would cover 94 percent of the non-elderly American population. Read CBO Director Doug Elmendorf’s blog on the new letter.
 
White House Policy Advisors meet with Latino leaders in Washington, DC on September 14, 2009 on the key areas of the health reform bills. When questioned about the reauthorization of the Office of Minority Health, they requested that Rios meet with Congressman Waxman’s staff. On immigrants and health reform, they warn of the conservative interests against immigrants on the Senate side.
 
House Tricommittee meetings – Dr. Rios met with Congressman Waxman staff on Sept. 15th and did bring the attention to minority health issues that need to be strengthened to be responsive to our communities – cultural competence training for all primary care workers, Office of Minority Health in the leadership for health reform, the need for minority health research in comparative effectiveness research and minority health focus on prevention grants, and workforce planning. OMH reauthorization argument was provided (note the HCOP and COE programs had been linked to OMH in past reauthorization laws going back 2 decades).
 
NHMA and the Racial Ethnic Health Disparities Coalition leaders met with Waxman staff on Oct. 6th to request the minority health language be strengthened. The sense of urgency that all the health reform bills will be merged and with the issue of cost such a priority, there may be sections to be dropped with negative impact on minority communities. We were requested to increase the advocacy for the public health and wellness sections of the health reform bill, which could be lost in the conference negotiations over the months of October and November.
 
President Obama Addresses the Physicians of the Nation at the White House Rose Garden, Oct. 5th
 
NHMA had 5 physicians invited to participate in the event to hear the President’s vision to bring about comprehensive health care reform along with the AMA, NMA, American College of Cardiology, and Doctors for America and American Academy of Pediatrics and others.
 
WE URGE YOU TO GO TO NHMA WEBSITE AND SEND YOUR PERSONALIZED LETTER TO YOUR CONGRESSMAN AND SENATORS TO VOTE FOR HEALTH CARE REFORM TODAY !!! go to www.NHMAMD.org
 
 
NHMA Board of Directors attend the Press Conference with Secretary Sebelius, Congresswoman Donna Christensen, Majority Whip Congressman Clyburn at the Press Club, Sept. 17th ---
Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, which found that the cost of not addressing inequalities in the health care system cost the United States economy $1.24 trillion between 2003 and 2006.
 
National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) organizations call for Health Reform to be responsive to Hispanic families and immigrants----with a press event on Capitol Hill on Oct. 1st – of note Congressmembers join leaders of NHLA ----and gain media exposure. LULAC takes their organization members to Capitol Hill.
 
 
NHMA IN THE NEWS – Health Reform Creates News for Latino Uninsured ----
 
NHMA sends statement of support for Health Care Reform over the media wires and is picked up by millions of print and electronic media following President Obama speech to the Congress.
 
Dr. Rios is interviewed for NPR’s Morning Edition program Sept. 23rd (see website www.npr.org) on the issue of the Health Reform impact on Hispanics
 
Ana Natale, MD and Jaime Torres, DPM are interviewed for their support of health reform after their participation with the NHMA physicians at the White House Health Reform event.
 
 
NHMA PROGRAMS
 
Congressional Briefings on Minority Health - supported by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, to be convened at the Rayburn House Office Building on October 20th , 5-7 pm. Speakers invited include Congressman Raul Grijalva, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Health Care Task Force, Congresswoman Donna Christensen, Congressional Black Caucus Health Task Force, Congressman Mike Honda, Congressional Asian Caucus, and the presidents of the National Medical Association, National Black Nurses Assoc, National hispnaic Nurses Assoc, and the Association of American Indian Physicians and the REHDC.
 
We will be increasing awareness to Congressional staff on the impact of health reform for the minority communities and the importance of affordable health insurance, increased education for enrollment, support for quality incentives, patient centeredness and safety, comparative effectiveness research at AHRQ, prevention and public health and workforce sections.
 
NHMA is seeking support to continue its important Congressional Briefings on Hispanic Health – for more information, call NHMA Government Affairs Officer, Alioska Adrian, 202.628.5895.
 
 
REDES EN ACCION - NHMA supports policy to improve access to cancer treatment and to encourage Hispanics to enter cancer research careers. If you are a cancer doctor, we are seeking interviews for the National Redes Office Quarterly newsletter. Contact NHMA today.
 
NHMA HISPANIC HEALTH PORTAL (www.hispanichealth.info) – we encourage you to send David Caicedo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) your links or articles to be placed in our www.HispanicHealth.info Portal for Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer. This year, the Office of Minority Health, USDHHS and the American Cancer Society are sponsoring this unique Portal for providers of Hispanic patients, and eventually the public. We work with our Council of Medical Societies and Health Professional Network organizations to build health education for Hispanics as well as to share research opportunities, a calendar of CME and other events across the country, and to host online communities on Hispanic health issues.
 
REGIONAL NHMA NETWORKING EVENTS
Join NHMA Board Members at the NHMA Regional Networking Events starting this month---was in Whittier, California at the home of Dr. Richard Zapanta and also hosted by Dr. Rosalio Lopez, Medical Officer of the Whittier Presbyterian Hospital and Jose Ruiz of Wellpoint. About 80 physicians, medical students, residents, and health leaders and friends joined NHMA discussion about the organization and health reform. We were honored that Congresswoman Grace Napolitano also addressed the crowd on how we need to keep calling our Congressmembers to voice our concerns for health reform.
 
Upcoming NHMA Regional Events:
 
Utah First Latino Health Conference and meetings with medical students/residents, Oct. 16
National Conference of Chairs, State Latino Caucuses, Chicago, Oct. 17
University of Miami Lecture with residents and medical students, Oct. 23
Spanish American Medical Dental Society of NY Conference – Rios to speak on health reform, Oct. 25
NY Academy of Medicine NHMA Residents and Medical Student Evening Reception, Oct. 25 (7-9pm)
 
 
NHMA 14th ANNUAL CONFERENCE – SAVE THE DATE: March 25-28, 2010
“Health Care Transformation: Increasing Prevention and Health Promotion for Hispanic Communities” – Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC –see www.nhmamd.org for more information.
 
NHMA FOUNDATION - Hispanic Health Professional Scholarship Program – Dec. 3, 2009
Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York City –see www.nhmafoundation.org for Applications, Tickets, Sponsorship Opportunities. Reception: 6:00 pm, Dinner: 7:00 pm, Dance with New Swing Sextet,  9-midnight. Scholars: Students from medical, nursing, dentistry, policy and public health schools.
 
2009 Leadership Awardees:
George Thibault, MD, President, Josiah Macy Foundation
Dean, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Anna Carbonell, Vice President, NBC and Telemundo
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
NHMA to start NHMA Leadership Fellowship and Resident Leadership Programs this Fall with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration. Look for Applications on our website in November –www.nhmamd.org
 
NHMA to start the NHMA Physician Leadership Initiative that will continue over 5 years with support from the Office of Minority Health, US DHHS - we will be building our business meetings to develop NHMA Council of Medical Societies, NHMA Council of Residents, and the National Hispanic Health Professionals Leadership Network
Mercy Medical Center
Vice President for Medical Affairs
 
Mercy Medical Center of Springfield, Massachusetts has retained Witt/Kieffer, the nation’s largest search firm dedicated to the search for leadership talent in healthcare and higher education, to assist in the identification of candidates qualified for the position of Vice President for Medical Affairs (VPMA).
 
Mercy Medical Center, a 182-bed, acute care hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts, was founded by the Sisters of Providence in 1899. Today, Mercy is a state-of-the-art medical facility which is part of the Sisters of Providence Health Systems (part of Catholic Health East). Mercy offers a wide range of programs and services including cardiac care, maternity services, cancer treatment, breast care, emergency care, diagnostic imaging, intensive care, critical care, diabetes education, surgical procedures (inpatient and outpatient) and laser treatment. The Sisters of Providence Health System (SPHS) is a faith-based, non-profit organization serving all patients regardless of background or ability to pay. They are well regarded for their tradition of a high-touch, holistic approach to healthcare combined with state-of-the-art medical technology.
 
SPHS is differentiated by having the lowest morbidity rates of any large hospital in Massachusetts when adjusting for severity, and has maintained strong quality indicators, including excellent HCAHPS scores. SPHS is well positioned in the market and is committed to improving quality beyond its strong current level.
 
The VPMA will be a member of the Mercy and SPHS senior team. He/she will report to William G. Bithoney, MD, Chief Operating Officer, Mercy Medical Center and Senior Vice President/Chief Medical Officer, SPHS. The VPMA will build on many strong components to enhance the focus on quality, and will assist the COO/CMO in implementing evidence-based care initiatives to reduce variation and improve efficiency for Mercy Medical Center, as well as support SPHS’s overall quality efforts. The VPMA will also have the opportunity to contribute as a physician executive within Catholic Health East and share ideas and learn from other physician executives of other CHE hospitals.
 
We seek a quality-driven and skilled physician executive with a minimum five to seven years of experience in clinical practice. The successful candidate should have management experience in a healthcare organization or physician group. He/she will have had involvement with leading clinical quality improvement and medical management functions and demonstrable organizational leadership experience. This is an exceptional opportunity for a VPMA or first-time VPMA to join one of the strongest performing quality hospitals in Massachusetts.
 
We ask the favor of a reply with any confidential nominations, or suggestions of referral sources for this superb opportunity. Please contact Lisa DeSimone Arthur at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 780 Third Avenue, 38th Floor, New York, NY 10017; (646)346-6724.
 
 
Private Practice Seeks Physicians
 
Katz Cardiomedical Centers is currently recruiting physicians who are licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey or New York State. We are a multi-specialty group practice that includes Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Sleep Medicine, and Podiatry. Candidates must be completely fluent in Spanish/English, have a strong commitment to patient focused care, and a willingness to collaborate with other physicians, staff and referring physicians to expand this growing private practice with five locations in Northern NJ and New York City. Benefits include: 401(K)/PSP, Health Insurance, Malpractice Insurance, CME, Vacation.
 
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and their CV to Paul Tinnirello, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by fax (201) 809-4012.
 
 
 
T32 Vascular Surgery Scientist Training Program at Northwestern University
 
The Vascular Surgery Scientist Training Program at Northwestern University -- a two-year mentored research training experience for residents in general and vascular surgery (PGY-3 and -4) funded by a T32 grant from NIH -- is an individualized training plan developed by the mentor and trainee. The T32 mechanism provides a stipend, tuition, fees for coursework, travel funds, and health insurance. Trainees may select one of several tracks of study or a combination of tracks: Vascular biology with a basic science emphasis, clinical research including outcomes studies, biomedical devices, or an integrated program designed by the trainee and his/her mentors. If interested, trainees may also complete the requirements for the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation degree program. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
 
For more information, contact:           William H. Pearce, M.D.
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
676 N. St. Clair, #650
Chicago, IL 60611
312/926-7775
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NHMA URGES YOU TO SUPPORT HEALTH REFORM – GO TO OUR WEBSITE, WWW.NHMAMD.ORG HOME PAGE, LEGISLATIVE ALERT AND SEND YOUR PERSONAL LETTER TO YOUR CONGRESSMAN AND SENATOR TODAY!!!
 
PLEASE JOIN NHMA AS A MEMBER at WWW.NHMAMD.ORG

NHMA Newsletter November 2009

NATIONAL HISPANIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (NHMA) Newsletter - November 2009

Washington, DC

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

On Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives approved sweeping health care reform legislation that was historic, with a vote of 220 - 215.

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and Representative Henry Waxman, Representative Rangel, and Representative Miller came together to introduce their bill, "Affordable Health Care for America Act" (H.R. 3962) that is a great start to making health care more affordable and accessible to all Americans.

 

The bill will include insurance protections and expanded Medicaid to 200% of FPL and Puerto Rico in the health insurance exchange, that will allow all residents in the nation to purchase insurance, will add no new verification procedures for health insurance, will add comprehensive benefits plan that includes physical, mental health, vision and oral health, National Strategies for Prevention including racial and ethnic health disparities with the Office of Minority Health coordinating efforts and new State and local community prevention grants and comparative effectiveness research, National Strategies for Workforce Development with expanded HCOP and COE programs to increase Hispanics in the health professions, new interdisciplinary cultural competence training programs, new focus on primary care, including bonuses, and expanded residency slots and training in clinics and other focused areas to reduce health disparities – data collection mandated for race, ethnicity and language preference, required activities for the new prevention and workforce and quality care agendas (information technology, quality measures and value based purchasing for hospitals and doctors).

NHMA announced its support of HR 3962 on November 5th and is on Speaker Pelosi' website!

The Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Coalition’s (NHMA is a member) letter included support for the House Bill because it will empower communities toward improved health as it includes cultural competency and linguistic appropriateness provisions, empowerment zones, workforce diversity, Office of Minority Health, Office on Women’s Health, Indian Health Services, data collection and reporting; and improves quality and health literary; strengthens and expands the health workforce; and ensures consumers’ real access and real choice.  Overall, the bill expands the health industry and will grow jobs and the economy… and urged Speaker Pelosi to include a National Strategy to End Race and Ethnic-based Health Disparities. Of note, we have worked with REDHC to support the Office of Minority Health that was included in the priorities of the Obama Administration HHS Budget FY2010 last month and in Speaker Pelosi’s Manager Amendment to the House of Representatives Health Reform Bill.

Latinos United for Healthcare Reform, a new national grassroots campaign effort was started last month by The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda or NHLA (NHMA is a member). NHLA has been advocating for health care policies that increase access to Hispanics – by extending care to Puerto Rico and by lifting the 5 year ban to legal immigrants as well as decreasing health disparities and discrimination, increasing Hispanics in the workforce and prevention programs and health services in our communities. We encourage you to visit the LUH website and join the campaign for better health care!

AARP SegundoJuventud Magazine Nov. 2009 Issue – “House Bill Would Help Hispanics Access Health Care” includes quotes - "It's a tremendous movement forward," says Elena Rios, M.D., president and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association. The bill's subsidies, grants, and insurance reforms, she says, will mean greater access to health care and prevention programs.

The bill is change the American people urgently need,” according to Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus,. Too many Americans, including one in three Hispanics, lack medical coverage.

NHMA has increased its work with media this year as we have increased our linkages with TV, radio, newspapers and websites ---this week we were in the Washington Post article on Hispanic advocacy for immigrants in health reform, CNN en Espanol, AM New York Newspaper, and on the NPR website from the Morning Edition Sept. 23rd interview and more….we welcome media to work with us to increase the education of the public about health care reform needed for our Hispanic communities ---affordable insurance with more health services and prevention (community based) that is provided by Hispanic physicians and workforce, with Health IT that includes language services, and health disparities and cultural competence coordinated by the HHS Office of Minority Health!

NHMA PROGRAM UPDATE

NHMA convened a Congressional Briefing on Health Care Reform and Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities  on October 20th at the Rayburn House Office Building to educate Federal staff and national advocates ---with our partners, the National Medical Association, the Association of Hispanic Nurses, the National Black Nurses, and the Asian American and Pacific Islander Forum and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus – Representative Grijalva, Congressional Black Caucus – Representative Donna Christensen, and Congressional Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus – Representative Mike Honda. All expressed their priorities and concern that the health reform legislative efforts should include the health care disparities priorities above and more…. Of note, the Congressmen all were optimistic that health reform would help our communities and urged our support for the House bill ---fighting against more verification and for lifting the 5 year ban for authorized immigrants and to promote minority health priorities throughout the bill. (This bill did pass on Nov. 7th)

NHMA 14th ANNUAL CME CONFERENCE: “Health Care Transformation to Increase Prevention and Health Promotion for Hispanic Communities”

Capitol Hill Visits and Opening Reception on March 25th

March 26th and 27th – Plenary and Workshop Sessions

Invited Plenary Speakers – US DHHS Secretary Sebelius, CDC Director Dr. Frieden, HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN

Congressional Roundtable with Congresswoman Lucille Roybal Allard, Congresswoman Donna Christensen, and Congressman Mike Honda

Corporate, Media and Physician Leaders on Hispanic patient care, medical education curriculum for cultural competence, research, and policy – especially health care reform efforts

Gala Awards Dinner on March 27th with Keynote Speaker, US Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD and our Hispanic Leadership Awardees, including leaders impacting on Hispanic health from the Obama Administration, academia, corporate sector, the NHMA Physicians and Fellow of the Year and the presidents of Hispanic medical societies and health professions organizations

March 28th Special Session on “Cultural Competence and Medical Educationwith updates from the Joint Commission, AAMC, ACGME and others

NHMA and AAMC Present our Annual PreMedical Student Recruitment to Medical School Lecture and Fair –like last year we hope to have 45 medical school recruiters attend to counsel high school, college students, parents and counselors about how to increase your chances of becoming a Doctor for the Hispanic community!

Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC - March 25-28th, 2010

For more information on Sponsorship, Exhibits, Research Posters for Faculty, Residents and Medical, and other Health Professional Students, and Registration go to www.nhmamd.org or call the NHMA Office at 202-628-5895

NHMA and its Medical Societies and Hispanic Health Professional Associations PORTALwww.hispanichealth.infois being built for providers who care for Hispanic patients to find resources, information in the news on Hispanic health, research opportunities as well as our Calendar of Hispanic Health

NHMA AND THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCE 1 YEAR PARTNERSHIPto empower the NHMA Council of Medical Societies and Members about Alzheimer’s disease which impacts Hispanic patients greater than non-Hispanics and is on the rise and to assist the groups with referral to the AA prevention campaign. Latinos have greater rates of vascular disease from diabetes and  hypertension which may be a reason for higher rates of this dementia.

NHMA AND THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY ANNOUNCE 3 YEAR PARTNERSHIP to build Hispanic physician cancer efforts ----to increase awareness of Hispanic cancer patient treatment and research as well as to encourage physicians and medical student members to pursue cancer careers.  NHMA works through the REDES EN ACCION to focus on cancer efforts and advocacy for cancer policy.

NHMA AND THE US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OFFICE OF MINORITY HEALTH ANNOUNCE 5 YEAR PARTNERSHIP - PHYSICIAN LEADERSHIP NHMA to focus its efforts to develop leadership potential and skills through regional meetings at the Hispanic Medical Society meetings and to establish the NHMA Council of Residents and its calendar of regional events for increased mentoring with NHMA leaders. In addition, NHMA plans to develop a Leadership Institute at its Annual Conference to develop more Hispanic health professional leaders for the Hispanic Health Professional Associations and the Residents and Medical Student members of NHMA.

 

NHMA NETWORKS UPDATE

NHMA COUNCIL OF MEDICAL SOCIETIES - Chairman, Alfonso Vargas, MD, New Orleans and Bles Dones, NHMA Membership Director and Dr. Rios, NHMA president & ceo convened a meeting of the NHMA medical societies to discuss their efforts to work together to provide CME meetings and events on the Calendar, content on diabetes and obesity on the NHMA HispanicHealth.info portal.

NHMA COUNCIL OF RESIDENTS - Chairman, John Paul Sanchez, MD and PGY1 and Dr. Rios, NHMA president & ceo hosted a reception and meeting to organize the New York and New Jersey area Hispanic residents.  The goal is to bring together Resident Coordinators from regional areas across the nation to the NHMA Annual Conference in March in Washington, DC. NHMA plans to begin a mentorship program for residents to assist them with their career advancement to improve the health care delivery to Hispanics across the nation. Thanks to Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford for supporting the event at the New York Academy of Medicine.

NHMA encourages Physicians, Residents and Medical Students interested in Hispanic health policy advocacy to join NHMA by going to our website: www.nhmamd.org home page, on the right ---Advocacy and send in your letter to support Health Care Reform that will improve access to care for Latinos across the nation! We encourage you to join as a member so that we can invite you to our Regional Networking Events!

Elena Rios, MD addressed the following audiences this month to educate leaders about the importance of health care reform and the impact on Hispanic health care ---the areas covered include 1. Coverage Expansion, 2. Quality of Health Care Policy with an emphasis on health care disparities for Hispanics, 3. Prevention programs for Communities, and 4 Workforce to expand primary care and cultural competence

 

UMDNJ - University of New Jersey Medical School Medicine Grand Rounds and President’s Reception for UMDNJ Schools

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hispanic Heritage Speaker in Baltimore

 

Institute of Medicine Health Disparities Roundtable Meeting

 

Florida Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Miami Dade Medical Society and Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce

 

University of Miami faculty and students with NHMA Board Member, Dr. Onelia Lage and NHMA Fellow, Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo

 

Spanish American Medical and Dental Society of NY Annual Meeting in NYC

 

National Association of Latino Elected Officials Health Disparities Meeting in Miami

 

Institute of Medicine, Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Homeland Security Meeting on Emergency Preparedness (and Hispanic communities)

 

Council of Chairs, State Hispanic Caucuses Annual Meeting in Chicago

 

Kaiser Permanente Annual Diversity Conference in San Francisco

 

Thanks to Dr. Ciro Sumaya for addressing the University of Louisiana Grand Rounds and the NHMA partner, the Hispanic Medical Society of New Orleans and for his media interviews this month on health reform

 

Thanks to Dr. Carole Brosgart and Dr. Onelia Lage for addressing the American Teachers Federation on Hispanic health and health reform and adolescent health issues

 

Thanks to Dr. Flavia Mercado for developing the commissioned paper and new ads campaign with the NHMA partner, the Dairy Council

 

Thanks to Dr. Marisa Herran for representing NHMA at the AAP Annual Conference and in projects to expand the focus on Hispanic children’s health

 

Thanks to Dr. Leo Lopez and Dr. Richard Zapanta for their coordination of the Whittier and Los Angeles Area NHMA Networking Reception ---with over 80 physicians and medical students and colleagues in attendance to learn about NHMA and health reform, supported by Wellpoint of California

NHMA’s Foundation, The National Hispanic Health Foundation - Invites you to its Sixth Annual New York Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Gala Dinner - Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York City, Thursday, December 3, 2009, 6 PM-Reception;

7 PM- Dinner, and 9 PM -12AM - Salsa Dance to the music of The New Swing Sextet.

Ten student scholars in medical, nursing, dental, public health and policy schools in NY and NJ will be honored for their outstanding academic record, leadership and commitment to providing health care to Hispanics. We invite the health community to support this great cause and to join us in celebration of our New York area Leaders and Future Leaders!!!

 

Hispanic Health Leadership Awardees for 2009 include:

Anna Carbonell, Vice President, Station, NBC and Telemundo

 

Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., Dean, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 

George Thibault, M.D., President, Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation

 

RSVP by Monday, November 30, 2009 to David at (212) 992-8706 or

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Thanks to the NHHF Board of Directors and Scholarship Dinner Organizing Committee ---NHMA Fellows and Friends for helping us to plan for a successful scholarship program to honor health professional students in the NY and NJ area in December.  Thanks to our Sponsors (partial list) – United Health Foundation, NYU School of Medicine, Empire Blue Cross, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Pfizer Inc, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Johnson and Johnson, Sanofi Aventis, Abbott, and NHMA. For information on Sponsorships or Purchasing Tickets: www.nhmafoundation.org

 

ANNOUNCMENTS

Postdoctoral Fellowship in "Psychology & Medicine: Translational Research on Stress, Behavior and Disease"

The University of California, San Francisco offers a two-year NIMH-funded postdoctoral fellowship for research training in the relationship of mental and physical health. Fellows have a focus either on (1) health-risk behaviors especially those leading to HIV/AIDS (theories of risk, developmental processes, decision-making, behavior change), or on (2) stress, depression, psychobiology and disease (e.g., social context of stress, cognitive appraisal, psychophysiological responses). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The program is open to PhDs and MDs. Apply by February 1st to begin by Fall 2010. For more information, visit http://healthpsych.ucsf.edu/ or e-mail Dr. Nancy Adler, c/o Russell Heiman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Seventh National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations will take place October 18-21, 2010 in Baltimore, MD. Call for Presentation Proposals is set to open January 1, 2010 atwww.DiversityRxConference.org. Conference organizers are Julia Puebla Fortier, Candice Mathew Healy, and Dennis P. Andrulis. We encourage you to participate in this valuable meeting.

 

Deputy Director of the Division of Extramural Activities

 

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the largest institutes of the world-renowned National Institutes of Health (NIH), supports and conducts basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. The Division of Extramural Activities (DEA) oversees grants, contracts, peer review, policy, and communications. DEA supports extramural research through research training and career development programs, small business research awards, and international activities.

DEA seeks exceptional candidates for the position of deputy director.

The selected candidate serves as deputy to the DEA director and shares responsibility for DEA’s grants, contracts, peer review, and policy functions. With the director, the deputy participates in planning, administering, developing, and evaluating DEA’s research management programs and ongoing activities. The chosen candidate encourages collaborations with public and private/commercial entities to transition basic research into products that will improve human health in the United States and globally.

 

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent; be a U.S. citizen; exhibit a broad scientific management vision; be able to lead staff, communicate with diverse audiences, and respond flexibly to multiple and emerging issues; and demonstrate expertise in supervising a complex biomedical research program. Candidates must possess supervisory, project management, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills to interact effectively with staff, academia, private industry, national and international organizations, media, and the public.

 

Candidates must be familiar with university grantee processes as well as how private laboratories and small business organizations manage complex biomedical research projects and training programs. They must understand regulatory requirements for such things as use of animals, human subjects, and infectious agents and other biohazards. Familiarity with developing research program initiatives, clinical regulatory affairs, contracting and intellectual property issues, as an NIH awardee or program director, is a plus.

 

Application Process: Provide curriculum vitae, bibliography, and three-page summary explaining your vision of extramural research, your interest in the position, and the specific leadership skills and experience you would bring to NIAID. You may be asked for up to three letters of professional reference at a later date, as the process progresses.

 

Submit applications to Theresa Shrader, Director, OPCO, DEA, NIAID, NIH, by mail to: 6700B Rockledge Dr., Room 2145 Bethesda, MD 20892 or by email to: 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..

 

Applications must be received by December 31, 2009. Explore NIAID and its available career opportunities at www.niaid.nih.gov/careers/nhdd.

HHS and NIH are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers

Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers,Inc.,

with centers in Atlantic, Burlington, and Salem Counties, is one of the largest Federally Qualified Healthcare Center in New Jersey. We are a well-established medical and dental care provider, headquartered in Hammonton, NJ, with an unwavering dedication to improving the health status of residents within our service areas. We currently have Full-Time and Part-Time opportunities for

FAMILY PRACTITIONERS

To qualify, you must be a graduate of an accredited school of medicine and have completed at least two years of Residency. Requires Board Certification or eligibility in area of specialty and a Valid NJ Medical license. Must also hold current NJ Controlled Dangerous Substance and DEA Registration and have Medicare and Medicaid privileges without sanctions. Enjoy competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a caring and professional work environment. Please forward C.V. or resume to:

SJFMC, Attn: Human Resources,

1 White Horse Centre,

Hammonton, NJ 08037.

Fax: 609-567-9647 or apply online at

www.sjfmc.org EOE

 

Connecting to Hispanic Health Professionals ---

NHMA encourages health professionals to join our partners, the NHMA Council of Medical Societies’ Hispanic Medical Societies and the Hispanic Professional Leadership Network of organizations to learn more about how to deliver quality health care to the Hispanic community. See our HispanicHealth.info portal for their contact information.

PLEASE JOIN NHMA AS A MEMBER AND HELP US DEVELOP THE ORGANIZATION THAT SERVES AS A RESOURCE IN WASHINGTON, DC TO IMPROVE THE HEALTHCARE FOR THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY ----GO TO WWW.NHMAMD.ORG TODAY TO SIGN-UP.

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