Harvard Medical School Executive Education: March 2nd Industry Event

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Harvard Medical School Executive Education

Gordon Hall | Harvard Medical School

Potential Changes to National Health Policy and Implications for the Healthcare Industry

Harvard Medical School’s Executive Education program invites you to join Harvard medical faculty and industry leaders to discuss potential changes in national health policy and their effect on the healthcare industry. What do you need to know? What changes are anticipated? How might industry respond? You will discuss both the current landscape and potential scenarios the country might face in the future.

Date: Thursday March 2nd, 20175:30pm cocktails, 6:15-8:15pm program
Location: Harvard Medical School Campus – Longwood Avenue, Boston (Room TBD)
Registration: $50 (includes parking, cocktails & hors d’oeuvres)

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James Capretta is a resident fellow and holds the Milton Friedman Chair at the American Enterprise Institute, where he studies health care, entitlements, and US budgetary policy, as well as global trends in aging, health, and retirement programs. He recently directed a major study on reforming US health care according to market principles and consumer choice.

Katrine Bosley is the CEO of Editas Medicine, and has been part of the biotechnology industry for over 25 years. Before Editas, she was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Broad Institute, President and CEO of Avila Therapeutics, and has served in senior roles at Adnexus Therapeutics, Biogen and Highland Capital Partners. Katrine also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Genocea Biosciences (NASDAQ: GNCA) and is a Board member of Galapagos NV (EURONEXT and NASDAQ: GLPG), of Scholar Rock, LLC, and of BIO – the Biotechnology Innovation Organization.

David Cutler is the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics and a Harvard College Professor. Professor Cutler was a key advisor in the formulation of recent cost control legislation in Massachusetts, and is one of the members of the Health Policy Commission created to help reduce medical spending.

Michael Chernew is the Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy and the director of the Healthcare Markets and Regulation (HMR) Lab in the HMS Department of Health Care Policy. Professor Chernew’s work has focused on Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID), payment reform, and cost and quality variation.


Hugh O. and Carol F. de Fries Medical Scholarship

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Georgetown University Medical Center

Washington, D.C.

Hugh O. and Carol F. de Fries

Medical Scholarship

Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Hugh O. de Fries (1943-2006) was a nationally recognized clinician, surgeon, and educator in the field of otolaryngology.  Following a distinguished career in the Naval Medical Corps, he served as professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Otolaryngology at Georgetown University from 1981 to 1989.  During his tenure, de Fries established a comprehensive, full-service, research and clinical program at Georgetown with specialized surgery in head and neck cancer.  His vision and leadership later led to the establishment of an independent Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.  Dr. de Fries was committed to pioneering new procedures in his subspecialty, and his passion for academic medicine was most evident in his work with residents and medical students whose careers he supported and advanced.

Taking into account the deep affection and gratitude felt for Dr. Hugh O. de Fries and his commitment to the education and training of faculty, residents, and medical students, friends of Dr. de Fries have honored his legacy with establishment of the Hugh O. de Fries Fund  in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Georgetown University.  This Fund is intended to support medical education and research in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the ear, nose, and throat.

The Hugh O. and Carol F. de Fries Medical Scholarship was established to provide financial aid for students enrolled in the Georgetown University School of Medicine, with preference to female students with an interest in otolaryngology, which purpose is and shall be consistent with Georgetown’s policies and with its status as a tax-exempt organization. In years in which there is no female student with an interest in otolaryngology, the scholarship shall be awarded to any medical student with an interest in otolaryngology. In years in which there is no student with an expressed interest in otolaryngology, the scholarship shall be awarded to any female medical student in good academic standing and with demonstrated financial need. Recipients are to be selected by the School of Medicine Office of Student Financial Planning in accordance with their policies and procedures for awarding Georgetown scholarship grants and in consultation with the chairperson of the Department of Otolaryngology or his or her designated staff.

Applicants for this scholarship should send a letter detailing their interest in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and an updated CV to Dr. Davidson with a copy to David Pollock in the Financial Aid office no later than April 21st, 2017.

Bruce J. Davidson, MD, FACS

Professor and Chairman

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Georgetown University Medical Center

3800 Reservoir Rd., NW

Washington, DC  20007

202-444-1351; davidsob@georgetown.edu

David Pollock

Assistant Dean for Financial Aid

Georgetown University School of Medicine

3900 Reservoir Road, NW

Washington, DC 20007

(202) 687-1693



American Society of Hematology

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Choose an opportunity that fits your needs and apply today! The first deadline is next week.

ASH provides valuable opportunities for aspiring hematologists in medical school or residency to conduct hands-on hematology research under the mentorship of an ASH member. ASH is currently accepting applications for the following awards:

Physician-Scientist Career Development Award

This award provides medical students with the opportunity to gain experience in hematology research and to learn more about the specialty by immersing themselves in a yearlong laboratory, translational, or clinical investigation under the mentorship of an ASH member. Up to five awardees will receive $42,000 for living expenses, research supplies, insurance, educational expenses, and travel to the ASH annual meeting.

Submit your application by January 17.

Minority Medical Student Award Program

This award provides $5,000 for minority medical students to conduct hematology research in a cutting-edge facility of top hematologists in the country. Program participants receive guidance from both a research and career-development mentor and have the option to complete their research project during the summer break or over the course of a year.

Submit your application by February 1.

HONORS (Hematology Opportunities for the Next Generation of Research Scientists)

This award provides talented medical students and residents with the opportunity to conduct a short-term hematology research project for up to three months or a long-term project lasting between three and 12 months. Awardees will receive a $5,000 stipend to complete their research project.

Submit your application by February 17.

CAM Seminar Today: Therapeutic​ ​Arts in Palliative Medicine

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You are cordially invited to the CAM Program Seminar Series today:

Thursday, February 2nd at 12pm-1pm  in Basic Science Building room 239:

Healing Outside of the Box: Using Therapeutic Arts in Palliative Medicine.”

Kathleen G.C. Anderson, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Washington DC

Kathleen G.C. Anderson, MD, MS, specializes in internal medicine and palliative medicine and is an assistant professor of medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Dr. Anderson received her undergraduate degree and a Master’s of Science from Dartmouth College. She went on to earn her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine before coming to MedStar Georgetown for her internal medicine residency, followed by a chief residency. She completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at George Washington University and joined the faculty at MedStar Georgetown in the fall of 2013.

Her practice includes both general internal medicine and palliative medicine. She is part of the new comprehensive palliative medicine program at MedStar Georgetown. Palliative medicine provides symptom management and comfort care alongside curative treatment for patients with severe illness and burdensome symptoms. Unlike hospice, a patient does not need to be near the end of life or forego treatments to receive palliative care. Dr. Anderson focuses on patient-centered medicine, tailored to the patient’s needs and values.

She works closely with a patient’s primary oncologist, cardiologist, neurologist or pulmonologist to create a coordinated plan of care that covers multiple dimensions of illness.

In addition to providing clinical care and teaching, Dr. Anderson is involved in research on using palliative medicine in patients with heart failure.


Duke University TIP is Hiring for Summer 2017

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The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is seeking instructors and teaching assistants for courses being offered to highly gifted middle and high school students. The instructor is responsible for designing a course or using a Duke TIP syllabus to teach a course to academically gifted students. The instructor position requires at least a year of graduate coursework, professional experience, and/or teaching experience with specific emphasis in the subject area, while the teaching assistant position requires completion of at least two years of college.

Term 1 Staff  Dates Term 2 Staff Dates
June 6– July 2 July 6 – July 30


At this time we are specifically recruiting Instructors and Teaching Assistants for these courses:

Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Ethics: Duke University West Campus, Terms 1 and 2; Georgia Tech, Term 2

Biological & Chemical Sciences: Davidson College, Terms 1 and 2; Trinity University, Terms 1 and 2

The Brain, Intelligence, and Creativity: Davidson College, Terms 1 and 2; University of Georgia, Terms 1 and 2

Experiments in Science: Biology, Chemistry and Physics: Appalachian State, Term 2; Austin College, Term 1

DNA: Unlocking the Genetic Code: Davidson College, Terms 1 and 2

Historical Epidemiology: Pathogens, Plagues and Patient Zero: Rice University, Terms 1 and 2; Georgia Tech, Term 1

The Human Body: Appalachian State, Terms 1 and 2; Austin College, Terms 1 and 2; Rollins College, Terms 1 and 2

Infectious Diseases: University of Georgia, Terms 1 and 2; Louisiana State University, Term 1

Modern Medicine: Disease and Immunology: Davidson College, Terms 1 and 2; Louisiana State University, Terms 1 and 2; Trinity University, Terms 1 and 2; : University of Georgia, Term 2; Wake Forest University, Terms 1 and 2

Molecular Biology and Genetics: Georgia Tech, Term 1

Neuroscience: Duke University West Campus, Terms 1 and 2

More detailed course descriptions can be found here.  You may sort by subject area strand and site location.

All of our teaching positions include salary and room and board in the way of compensation, and are a wonderful opportunity to develop your teaching repertoire while working with dedicated students and talented professionals from across many disciplines. Teaching experience is not required, as we provide pedagogical training and support throughout your term of employment.

Learn more and apply at www.tip.duke.edu/employment

NINR Director’s Lecture, March 2 – “Nursing’s Impact on Patient Outcomes”

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On March 2, 2017, NINR is holding an event that may be of interest to your organization—the first of this year’s four Director’s Lectures. This event is free, open to the public, and will be held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) main campus in Bethesda, MD.

The Director’s Lecture will feature Dr. Aiken, Professor of Nursing, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania, who will present:

Nursing’s Impact on Patient Outcomes
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Lipsett Amphitheater (Building 10)

NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD

Clink here to register for the event.

LEAPS into IM 2017

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2017 Application

2016 LEADS Wrap Up

Education Program for Students in Integrative Medicine (LEAPS into IM). Participants should have a demonstrated interest in Integrative Medicine and demonstrated willingness to take on leadership roles within their institution or community. Participants may include students in the following disciplines: medicine, osteopathy, nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, psychology, social work, allied health, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, naturopathy, among others. The program will focus on developing leadership skills, Integrative Medicine education, self-care skills, and developing IM projects to implement at their own home schools. Once the on-site program is completed, students are expected to implement a home institution project and are eligible to apply for a $200 grant to fund that project.

Selection criteria will be based on completeness of application, good academic standing, diverse geographic representation of participants, and commitment to implementing IM leadership skills and home projects. Note: participation is open to all North American students, however, payment of Program fees must be made in US Dollars. With research and program development being important components of LEAPS into IM, all applicants are required to identify one or two student peers willing to serve in a control group who, along with the participants, will be asked to complete two or three short surveys each year of their medical training. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis, so submission in a timely manner is rewarded.

The mission of LEAPS into IM is to enhance the leadership skills and knowledge base of future physician leaders in Integrative Medicine. Integrative Medicine is uniquely qualified to assist patients to reach a place of healing in the face of chronic disease. Individuals with chronic disease and others who have interest in prevention and wellness are increasingly engaging in alternative, complementary, holistic, spiritual and traditional ways of healing. In LEAPS into IM, we refer to these healing traditions as “Mind/Body/Spirit Disciplines.” They are an important part of an Integrative Medicine approach to health and healing. An equally important component of the LEAPs program is Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine places the patient as the center of the health care team and utilizes the patient’s entire life narrative to create a theory of how their behaviors interact with their genetic propensities to create the constellation of symptoms observed.


Join the Getting to Yes Book Club, A Discussion About the Importance of Negotiation

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A Discussion About the Importance of Negotiation

Sponsored by AMWA, GWIM, &

the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at GUSOM

All students, faculty, staff invited to participate!

Negotiation is the secret weapon you didn’t know you were missing until now! Join us to read Getting to Yes, a book by Roger Fisher and William Ury about tried and true strategies for successful negotiation in the workplace and in life. More here: http://amzn.to/2j9CsWY

We will be using readings from Getting to Yes as a starting point for discussions about why negotiation is such an important skill and how strong negotiation is crucial to ensuring your compensation and position match your worth throughout your career.

The book club will meet in-person on the evenings of 2/1, 2/21, 3/22, and 4/19. There will be an option to also participate virtually via ZOOM.

We hope that you can attend all 4 discussions, but if not, you are welcome to join for any individual sessions that fit your schedule.

Get a Free Copy of the Book!

Copies of Getting to Yes will be provided for the first twenty students to sign up by AMWA and the first twenty faculty / staff by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Be the first to sign up below! We will notify you if you get a free copy.



Note: The first meeting on Wednesday, 2/1 will be over dinner from 7-9 pm held at Dean Cheng’s house in DC.


“What a Doctor Looks Like: Exploring Conscious and Unconscious Bias within the Healthcare Setting”

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What a Doctor Looks Like: Exploring Conscious and Unconscious Bias within the Healthcare Setting” 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Georgetown University, Intercultural Center Auditorium (Main Campus)

5 p.m: Pre-reception with “What a Doctor Looks Like” photo showcase (hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served)

6 p.m – 8:00 p.m. Panel Discussion/Q&A



We cordially invite you to attend and participate in our #WhatADocLooksLike event on February 8th, 2017, Georgetown University, Main Campus in the Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center Auditorium. Learn more here: https://som.georgetown.edu/diversityandinclusion/whatadoclookslike

Context: In October of 2016, Dr. Tamika Cross, a Houston OB-GYN, was stopped by a Delta flight attendant who would not allow her to aid a passenger in need when they called for a physician on board, but trusted a white man who “fit the description of a doctor.” Dr. Cross is an African American woman. This started conversations nationally about what a doctor looks like and inspired the hashtag campaign. NYT Article: http://nyti.ms/2iMbUyb

Purpose: In reflection of this incident on a Delta Airlines flight, this event presents an opportunity for students, staff, faculty, and physicians of all backgrounds to engage in candid dialogue about the roles in which race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status/class, age, ability, and privilege play in shaping our perceptions of who we believe medical professionals to be. In addition, we seek to explore the impact of conscious and unconscious biases within the medical profession, across intrapersonal and patient interactions.

Who: Georgetown University, Howard University, and George Washington University graduate students, nursing students, medical students, undergraduate students, residents, attending physicians, faculty, and staff.

Why: In order to begin addressing the barriers that marginalized people encounter within the medical community, we must first acknowledge the existence of said barriers, as well as the pervading conscious and unconscious biases we all carry that ultimately support them. We must also understand the ways in which unconscious bias manifests within the medical field, and strategize ways in which we will combat our unconscious biases in order to improve the quality of health-care delivery.

In collaboration with:

Georgetown University School of Medicine: The Office of the President “Let Freedom Ring” Initiative, SNMA, GUSOM Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Arts and Medicine, AMWA, DACA, HOYA Med Alliance, Medical Muslim Student Association

Howard University College of Medicine: SNMA

George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences: SNMA


Georgetown University

The Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center (ICC) Auditorium (Main Campus)

37th & O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20007


Event Organizers:

SNMA: Lindsey Hastings-Spaine, Rui Soares, Imanyah Hilliard, Griselda Potka, Callie Takahashi, Gais Tarat

Office of Diversity & Inclusion: Director Nickole Sharp with support from Jasmin Lara and Dean Susan Cheng