WASHINGTON -- The Institute of Medicine has selected four outstanding health professionals for the class of 2014 Institute of Medicine Anniversary Fellows. Chosen from excellent groups of nominees, they were selected based on their professional qualifications, reputations as scholars, professional accomplishments, and relevance of current field expertise to the work of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The fellows will collaborate with eminent researchers, policy experts, and clinicians from across the country. They will help facilitate initiatives convened by the IOM to provide nonpartisan, evidence-based guidance to national, state, and local policymakers, academic leaders, health care administrators, and the public.
The class of 2014 IOM Anniversary Fellows is:
- James C. Puffer, M.D./American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Fellow: Kendall M. Campbell, M.D., associate professor, department of family medicine and rural health, and co-director, Center for Underrepresented Minorities in Academic Medicine, Florida State University, Tallahassee
- IOM Anniversary Fellow in Pharmacy: Jennifer B. Christian, Pharm.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., FISPE, senior director, clinical evaluation sciences, GlaxoSmithKline; adjunct assistant professor, division of clinical epidemiology and evaluative science research, Weill Cornell Medical College; and pharmacy preceptor, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, Iowa City
- IOM Anniversary Fellow in Pharmacy: Steven M. Smith, Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCPS, assistant professor, pharmacy and medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
- IOM Anniversary Fellow in Osteopathic Medicine: Creagh E. Milford, D.O., M.P.H., staff physician, internal medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Each fellow will continue in his or her primary academic post while engaging part time over a two-year period in IOM's health and science policy work. Each will work with an IOM board and an expert study committee or roundtable related to his or her professional interests, including contributing to its reports or other products. A flexible research stipend of $25,000 will be awarded to every fellow.
The overall purpose of the IOM Anniversary Fellows Program, created in 2005 to celebrate IOM's 35th anniversary, is to enable talented, early career health science scholars to participate actively in the work of the IOM and to further their careers as future leaders in the field.
Established in 1970 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine provides independent, objective, evidence-based advice to policymakers, health professionals, the private sector, and the public. The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council make up the National Academies.
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