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Programs’ Progress
Health Policy Fellows Program Holds Orientation The 2010–2011 cohort of Health Policy Fellows completed a remarkable orientation, including sessions with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius; the Assistant Secretary for Health, Howard K. Koh, M.D., M.P.H.; the Food and Drug Administration Commissioner, Margaret Hamburg, M.D.; and Ian Morrison, author and futurist from California. The Health Policy Fellows are now immersed in their work assignments in Congress and the administration. See where the 2010– 2011 fellows are placed. Read More Programs’ Progress »
Clinical Scholars Work with RWJF Summer Medical and Dental Education Program Health & Society Scholars Program Visits National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Health & Society Scholars Program Welcomes New Cohort Health Policy Fellows Program Selects 2011–2012 Cohort New Connections Co-Sponsors Forum New Connections Holds Fifth Annual Symposium

Volume 3, Number 3 — May/June 2011

Foundation Focus
RWJF understands the power of connection. Whether it’s applying the latest research to patient care or providing young scholars with mentors who can help guide them through their chosen fields of study, we work to facilitate professional ties that we hope will ultimately improve the quality of health and health care in this country. That’s why we developed the RWJF Grantee Network, which launched in April. In that same spirit, it is our sincere desire that the scholars, fellows, leaders and investigators who have graduated from Human Capital programs continue to connect with one another— and with the Foundation—after their programs have ended, collaborating on existing projects and inspiring new ideas. To that end, we have created the Alumni Network community Web site, a place where program graduates can connect and collaborate with the more than 2,300 other distinguished professionals who have participated in our scholar, fellow and leadership programs. Those who are eligible will receive information on how to join the online community as they complete their fellowships. We hope the Alumni Network will help members discover synergies in fields of research, policy, and health and health care practice, as well as find geographic concentrations of alumni that could lead to beneficial connections. The Network also provides resources for leadership development, mentorship and career opportunities through webinars, resource guides and live chats. And Network members will have the opportunity to attend exclusive in-person events across the country. For current grantees, the Alumni Network stands as a future resource that will help maintain the professional momentum engendered by your RWJF support and the Grantee Network. For both alumni and graduating Human Capital grantees, I hope you will take this exciting opportunity to broaden your own personal network by joining ours. Best Regards,

Inside Intelligence
Did you know that RWJF just launched the Human Capital Blog?[6/27/2011 11:07:46 AM]

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It’s a forum for sharing information and stimulating discussion about the challenges of building a health care workforce that meets the nation’s current and emerging health care needs. The blog will spotlight the outstanding work of scholars, fellows, leaders and alumni from the Human Capital programs. Join the conversation! Engage in a discussion in the comments section, or e-mail with suggestions for posts. We can help you shape a post before you start to write, and can also provide editorial support, suggest links, and handle the scheduling and posting. Physician Faculty Scholars In a study published in the May 18, 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Renee Hsia, M.D., M.Sc., (’09) and colleagues explore the reasons why, despite an increase in hospital emergency department (ED) visits, so many EDs closed their doors between 1990 and 2009. The study evaluates general, acute, nonrural and short-stay hospitals in the United States. Hsia and colleagues found that there was a 27-percent decline in hospital EDs in nonrural areas, “with for-profit ownership, location in a competitive market, safety-net status and low profit margins associated with increased risk of ED closure.” The study received media coverage in many news outlets, including CBS News, the New York Times, USA Today, the San Francisco Chronicle and FOX News. Read More Research Roundup »
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Linda Wright Moore Senior Communications Officer

Research Roundup

Communications Corner
Making Social Media Work for You (Part 3): Facebook In past columns, we have illustrated how social media can extend your professional reach, noting that Twitter can be a great starting point. However, using social media to promote your professional image doesn’t have to stop at Twitter. Facebook, which started as a tool for Harvard undergrads to connect with their friends, has evolved into a professional networking tool that many organizations and individuals now use to their advantage. You too can use Facebook as a tool to expand your influence, network with colleagues and even educate and communicate with patients. Read More Communications Corner »

Achievements & Accolades
Clinical Scholars On March 31, 2011, Ryan Greysen, M.D., (’09) hosted a live discussion on the RWJF Human Capital Grantee Network where he shared his research on behavior by medical professionals on social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter. Greysen’s work on this issue was subsequently cited in a New York Times Well Blog post about whether doctors should be on Facebook. Greysen also received the Lipkin Award during the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Annual Meeting, for his communitybased, participatory research project looking at transitions in care for homeless persons at Columbus House in New Haven, Conn.

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Annual Meetings and Seminars Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Annual Meeting, New Orleans, La., October 4–6, 2011 Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research Annual Meeting, RWJF Headquarters, Princeton, N.J., October 12–14, 2011 Clinical Scholars Annual Meeting, Crystal City, Va., November 8–11, 2011 Community Health Leaders Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Md., November 9–11, 2011 Physician Faculty Scholars Annual Meeting, San Diego, Calif., November 29–December 2, 2011 Nurse Faculty Scholars Annual Meeting, New Orleans, La., November 30–December 1, 2011 Are you using these free resources? RWJF “Daily Clips” service: to sign up Media Interview Guide Media Tip Card: for a PDF or hard copy

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