Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellows Named For 1998-1999

July 01, 1998

Seven health professionals have been named Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellows for 1998-1999 by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences.

The fellows -- outstanding, mid-career health professionals working in academic and community-based settings -- were chosen on a competitive basis from nominations by academic health centers and other institutions with medical schools, as well as by organized health care delivery systems such as HMOs and other community-based providers. The fellows will complete a wide range of activities designed to enrich their knowledge of the public-policy process, and foster a better understanding of how government health activities relate to the mission of their home institutions and local communities. After a period of orientation, each fellow will work in congressional and executive branch offices with key responsibilities for health legislation and programs. The fellowship program was established in 1973 at the Institute of Medicine with a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, N.J.

Home institutions of the award recipients include Case Western Reserve University, Georgetown University Medical Center, Louisiana State University, Oregon Health Sciences University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Kansas Medical Center, and Vanderbilt University. Upon completion of the program, fellows are expected to return to their home institutions.

The fellows are selected by the IOM's Health Policy Fellowships Advisory Board, chaired by Sheila A. Ryan, Ph.D., dean, School of Nursing, and director, Medical Center Nursing, University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y. The recipients are:

The fellowship year begins in September with three months of orientation sessions arranged by the Institute of Medicine. These sessions acquaint fellows with current health issues, federal health agencies, principal congressional committees active in health affairs, and major health-interest groups. The fellows then participate in a three-week schedule of further orientation sessions organized by the American Political Science Association in conjunction with its Congressional Fellowship Program. These three weeks provide the fellows with a broadened perspective on the range of public-policy issues and the political process. During this time, the fellows interview for their work assignments in the offices of senators and representatives in Congress and the executive branch. Supplementary activities for the fellows are scheduled by the Institute of Medicine throughout the year.

Additional information on the fellowship program can be found on the Internet at

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Related Medicine Articles from Brightsurf:

An ultrasonic projector for medicine
A chip-based technology that modulates intensive sound pressure profiles with high resolution opens up new possibilities for ultrasound therapy.

A new discovery in regenerative medicine
An international collaboration involving Monash University and Duke-NUS researchers have made an unexpected world-first stem cell discovery that may lead to new treatments for placenta complications during pregnancy.

How dinosaur research can help medicine
The intervertebral discs connect the vertebrae and give the spine its mobility.

Graduates of family medicine residencies are likely to enter and remain in family medicine
This study provides an overview of the characteristics of physicians who completed family medicine residency training from 1994 to 2017.

Nuclear medicine and COVID-19: New content from The Journal of Nuclear Medicine
In one of five new COVID-19-related articles and commentaries published in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Johnese Spisso discusses how the UCLA Hospital System has dealt with the pandemic.

Moving beyond 'defensive medicine'
Study shows removing liability concerns slightly increases C-section procedures during childbirth.

NUS Medicine researchers can reprogramme cells to original state for regenerative medicine
Scientists from NUS Medicine have found a way to induce totipotency in embryonic cells that have already matured into pluripotency.

Protein injections in medicine
One day, medical compounds could be introduced into cells with the help of bacterial toxins.

Study reveals complementary medicine use remains hidden to conventional medicine providers
Research reveals that 1 in 3 complementary medicine (CM) users do not disclose their CM use to their medical providers, posing significant direct and indirect risks of adverse effects and harm due to unsafe concurrent use of CM and conventional medicine use.

Study of traditional medicine finds high use in Sub-Saharan Africa despite modern medicine
Researchers who have undertaken the first systematic review of into the use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicines (TCAM) in Sub-Saharan Africa found its use is significant and not just because of a lack of resources or access to 'conventional medicine'.

Read More: Medicine News and Medicine Current Events is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to