February 2017

Alum Paul Blanc (UCSF CSP 85-87) published Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon (Yale Press: 2016).

Alum Raina Merchant (Penn CSP 07-10) was named an associate vice president for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and director of the newly created Penn Medicine Center for Digital Health.


Alum Marcella Nunez-Smith (Yale CSP 04-06) received the prestigious 2017 national Herbert W. Nickens Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine. The award honors an individual who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to cultural diversity in medicine or to improving minority health. 

Alums Michelle Moniz (Michigan CSP 13-15), Matthew Davis (Chicago CSP 98-00), Tammy Chang (Michigan CSP 11-13), and colleague publish, "Meaning and Purpose: Refocusing on the Why in Medical Education," in NEJM. 

January 2017

Alum SreyRam Kuy (Yale CSP 07-09 VA Scholar) was selected as a 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar

Alum Kara Odom Walker (UCLA CSP 07-10) has been nominated to serve as Secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services. 

Alum Sean Lucan (Penn CSP 07-09) was selected by the National Academy of Medicine as 2016 James C. Puffer, MD/American Board of Family Medicine Fellow

December 2016

Alum Kaytura Felix (JHU CSP 97-99) has joined RWJF as managing director of the Foundation's Leadership for Better Health programs. 

November 2016

Alum Laurie Zephyrin (Johns Hopkins 03-05) has been named Acting Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Health for Community Care. 

October 2016

Alum Sean Lucan (Penn CSP 07-09) was named a 2016 NAM Fellow

Alum Glenda Wrenn (Penn CSP 08-11) was appointed to Director of the Kennedy Center for Mental Health Policy and Research.

Alum Robert Wachter (Stanford CSP 88-90, VA Scholar) was appointed new Chair of the Department of Medicine at UCSF School of Medicine. 

Alum Robert Dittus (UNC CSP 82-84) is the 2016 Herman A. Tyroler Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. This award recognizes contributions and accomplishments of graduates of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health's epidemiology department. 

Alum Aaron Carroll (Washington CSP 01-03) wrote an NYTimes Upshot piece, "I'm a Doctor. If I Drop Food on the Kitchen Floor, I Still Eat It."

Alum Jeffrey Hom (Penn CSP 14-16, VA Scholar) accepted a position as a Health Policy Analyst at the City of Philadelphia Department of Health, where his current focus is providing guidance to the Health Commissioner on programs and policies around access to substance abuse treatment and overdose protection. 

September 2016

Alumna Anita Ravi (Penn CSP VA 14-16) is the recipient of the 2016 Emerging Leader Awardfrom the Family Medicine Education Consortium. This award is given to promising Family Medicine senior residents, junior faculty, and clinicians with three years or less experience who have demonstrated the potential to be future leaders in Family Medicine.