September-November 2014

Letter from the Chair and Director

As many of you know, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is in the middle of a grant renewal process for $20 million over five years. The CTSI has been a pivotal partner in much of our efforts as a department and institute over the past five years, and we anticipate continued growth in our collaborations. To that end, our department’s faculty and staff members have contributed to the renewal process in myriad ways, including serving on strategic planning committees and writing groups, reviewing drafts and, of course, helping to keep programs running during the renewal process.

For instance, Kelli Komro, Ph.D., provided information about how the Institute for Child Health Policy’s datasets can be used as a catalyst for future research and about the breadth and depth of our research portfolio with vulnerable populations, including children and those with historic health disparities. In addition, Katie Eddleton, Magda Francois, and Deborah Morrison have served on writing groups on facilities and resources and workforce development. This is just a sampling of our support of this university-wide endeavor.

I am proud of how we have been able to leverage our research portfolio and expertise in supporting future research at the University of Florida. Thank you to all the faculty and staff for continuing to excel in securing grant funding, building infrastructure, and conducting research. I invite you to peruse the articles below to see more specifics on how we are fulfilling our mission of improving health through rigorous science. 

---

Upcoming Events

- Faculty Candidate Seminar, Michelle Cardel, Ph.D.: Dec. 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in CTRB 2161
- Faculty Candidate Seminar, Dominick Lemas, Ph.D.: Dec. 2, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in CTRB 2161
- OneFlorida Cancer Control Alliance Minority Education Innovation Studio: Dec. 4, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in CTRB 2161
- Faculty Candidate Seminar, Francois Modave, Ph.D.: Dec. 4, 3-4 p.m. in CTRB 3161/62
- Applications due for CTSI KL2 Multidisciplinary Scholar Program: Dec. 5
- HOP/ICHP Faculty Meeting: Dec. 10, 9-11 a.m. in the 1329 Building, Conference Room 5250
- Faculty Candidate Seminar, Megan McVay, Ph.D.: Dec. 12, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in CTRB 2161
- HOP/ICHP Holiday Party: Dec. 12, 5:30-8:30 p.m., President's House, 2151 West University Ave.
- Simone French, Ph.D., and Nancy E. Sherwood Johnson, Ph.D., Seminar: Dec. 17, 12–1 p.m. in CTRB 2161 (Snacks and refreshments will be provided.)
- Abstract for AcademyHealth’s 2015 Annual Research Meeting (RAM) Submission Deadline: Jan. 15, 2015 (Actual meeting on June 14-16, 2015 in Minneapolis)

---

Below you'll find several updates on our research endeavors this fall, divided into five pillars: Improving Health Care, Advancing Health Research, Analyzing Policy, Impacting Communities, and Helping the Most Vulnerable. These sections encapsulate the work that we do, demonstrating how our efforts are moving forward on multiple fronts.

You'll also find updates on new faculty and staff as well as news from up the hill and our educational programs

Improving Health Care

As a department, we conduct research to improve health care across the entire lifespan of patients. Here are a few highlights that demonstrate our impact on health care from September through November.

UF Diabetes Expert Speaks at a National Continuing Education Conference

UF Diabetes Expert Speaks at a National Continuing Education Conference, Featured in new UF Diabetes Institute Newsletter

Ashby Walker, Ph.D., research assistant professor in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, spoke about her research on juvenile diabetes at a national conference, entitled A Collaborative Approach to Diabetes Care III: Reducing Readmissions & Costs While Exceeding in Patient Care Across the Healthcare Continuum, for nurse educators and physicians in Tampa, Fla., on Oct. 25. READ MORE »

Shenkman Appears on National and Local Media Outlets

In the past few months, Betsy Shenkman, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, has appeared on The Academic Minute, a national podcast from Inside Higher Ed that features professors from top institutions around the country, and WCJB TV-20, a local ABC affiliate that broadcasts throughout Gainesville, Lake City, and Ocala.

On The Academic Minute, Shenkman discussed the WIN Project, which is investigating how Medicaid patients can improve their own health using motivational interviewing and health navigators while minimizing public expense and trips to the ER. Her broadcast can be heard here.

On WCJB TV-20, Shenkman explained the recently formed statewide partnership, the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium, which aims to apply clinical research to communities throughout the state of Florida. Watch Shenkman’s interview here.

Therapeutic Horticultural Project Receives Media Attention

A program that benefits from the coordination efforts of Deborah Morrison, a HOP staff member and the coordinator of the CTSI's Implementation Science Program, has received quite a bit of media attention recently. You can read The Post article about the program, which aims to increase the quality of life and well-being of patients through a horticultural therapy program in the greenhouse at Wilmot Gardens. Former dean of the College of Medicine, C. Craig Tisher, M.D., and other volunteers have applied for grant funding to support these efforts. You can also read The Gainesville Sun article here

Advancing Health Research

Our work pushes boundaries, creating new ways of conducting research and implementing findings in health care systems and communities. Here are a few news briefs from the fall that demonstrate our commitment to advancing the field.

Project Update: The Institute for Child Health Policy's Annual Research Event

Each newsletter, we will rotate through some of our major projects in order to give the entire department a glimpse into the progress we are making in clinics and communities across the country. This month, we will recap the Institute for Child Health Policy's signature event, Highlighting Children's Health Research, which brought together children's health researchers from across the University of Florida. 

More than 100 people gathered together for the Institute for Child Health Policy’s second annual research event on Tuesday, Nov. 4 in the Clinical and Translational Research Building. As noted by Kelli Komro, Ph.D., associate director of the Institute for Child Health Policy, the work of 28 different departments, programs, institutes, and centers at the University of Florida and a total of 18 organizations from across the United States and world were represented in the event’s poster session.

“It was inspiring to see the amount of energy surrounding children’s health research at the University of Florida,” said Betsy Shenkman, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Child Health Policy (ICHP) and chair of the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy. “This event turned out beautifully and provided an excellent backdrop for discussing potential collaborations and our research agendas with faculty members across the university.” READ MORE »

Enjoy a photo gallery of ICHP's annual research event here.

Department Brings in Five Faculty Candidates in November, Four More Scheduled for December

This semester, the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy is hosting a series of faculty candidate seminars in the hopes of recruiting strong candidates for its 10 open faculty positions.

“We have an amazing opportunity to contribute to improved health outcomes for populations and patients by strategically recruiting individuals with strong research agendas nationally,” said Betsy Shenkman , Ph.D., chair of the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy. “We have enjoyed a banner year thus far in research funding, and we must continue to enhance our team with new perspectives and different backgrounds in order to build on this momentum and continue to provide new innovations.”

The candidates come from a wide variety of research agendas, including biomedical informatics, cancer health economics, obesity, and prescription drug health outcomes and policy. For a complete schedule, click here.

OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium Featured in UF Health Strategic Planning Document

In a recent article distributed to all UF Health faculty and employees, David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., recognized the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium and its contribution to UF’s growing preeminence in the implementation of educational and research programs at UF Health.  READ MORE »

 

Analyzing Policy

Much of our research examines the role of policies in improving health, health care, communities, and vulnerable populations' lives.

Health Policy Expert Featured in National Policy Magazine on Marijuana Legalization

Alexander C. Wagenaar, Ph.D., professor of health outcomes and policy, was quoted in a recent article, entitled "What if States Just Sold Marijuana Themselves?" in Governing magazine, a nonpartisan magazine dedicated to politics, policy, and management for state and local government leaders. The article explores the possibility of government control over the sale of marijuana rather than for-profit industry.  The journalist cites Wagenaar's extensive research on the health effects of the regulation of alcohol as strongly supporting a marijuana model that is more highly regulated. Read the entire article here.

 

UF Scientists Collaborate on Web Tool That Calculates Impacts of Alcohol Taxes

Research shows that increasing alcohol taxes decreases excessive alcohol consumption and related harms. Now, that decrease can be modeled with an interactive tool developed by a team of researchers across the country, including Alexander C. Wagenaar, Ph.D., professor of health outcomes and policy; Stephanie Staras, Ph.D., MSPH, assistant professor of health outcomes and policy; and Melvin D. Livingston III, Ph.D., assistant research scientist. These HOP faculty members collaborated with scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Boston Medical Center, and the University of Illinois at Chicago in the creation of a web-based tool that estimates consumer costs and job impacts from alcohol tax increases in states. Learn more about the interactive Web tool here

Bill Hogan, M.D., M.S., professor of health outcomes and policy and director of biomedical informatics at the UF CTSI, had an editorial published in the November issue of For the Record, a national print magazine dedicated to the medical coding, HIT, and eHealth industries. In the editorial, Hogan examines the future of big data, providing some recommendations for how to ensure that the movement is about making data better, not just bigger. For instance, Hogan suggests that policies should be put in place to ensure standardization and increased specificity of medical record data. In addition, Hogan cites the need for health care policy changes that reward quality over quantity of care. Read the full editorial here.

Impacting Communities

In addition to our work in clinics and health care systems, many of our researchers engage directly with schools, parents, and members of communities in an effort to discover new information about trends in health and to prevent problems before they even start. The stories below demonstrate our efforts to achieve these goals, including instructing more researchers on study design methods to address the growing obesity epidemic and our efforts to prevent underage alcohol use in rural Oklahoma. 

Health Research Design Expert Invited to Give Short Course at University of Alabama at Birmingham

Health Research Design Expert Invited to Give Short Course at University of Alabama at Birmingham

Kelli Komro, Ph.D., M.P.H., and professor in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, has been invited to speak on the theory and concepts of natural experiments as part of a five-day short course in “Strengthening Causal Inference in Behavioral Obesity Research” at the University of Alabama at Birmingham July 20 through July 24, 2015.

“The growing obesity epidemic demands the application of complex interventions and research design methods to get at the root of the problem and to begin to make much-needed progress,” said Komro, who is also the associate director of the Institute for Child Health Policy at the University of Florida. “This course is meant to expose scientists to the fundamentals of performing rigorous studies that examine the effectiveness of preventive and clinical interventions, and it is gratifying to be asked to inform more scientists in how to execute sophisticated studies in the real world.”

Applications for the short course are due February 27, 2015, and some travel scholarships are available for young investigators. For more information on the short course, including how to apply, click here.

Research Design Expert to Present Preliminary Findings at National Dissemination and Implementation Conference

Research Design Expert to Present Preliminary Findings at National Dissemination and Implementation Conference

Kelli Komro, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, will be speaking about reducing health disparities in underserved communities at the National Institutes of Health and AcademyHealth’s conference on Dec. 9. The seventh annual conference, entitled The Science of Dissemination and Implementation: Transforming Health Systems to Optimize Individual and Population Health, will take place in Bethesda, Md. READ MORE »

Helping the Most Vulnerable

Much of our research is dedicated to assisting the most vulnerable populations, including children, adults with multiple conditions, and populations on Medicaid or with historic health disparities, such as Native Americans.

OneFlorida Cancer Control Alliance Launches Minority Education Program, Accepts Two Applications for Full Proposals

 In an effort to address historic health disparities among vulnerable populations in the state of Florida, the OneFlorida Cancer Control Alliance launched the Cancer Prevention and Control Pragmatic Clinical Trials and Implementation Science Minority Education Program. The Minority Education Program aims to promote diversity in cancer prevention and control research by providing developmental support for junior faculty who are members of underrepresented groups.

Participants would receive a $25,000 award to fund research, support for study protocol and research coordination, and one-on-one mentorship from a senior faculty member at the University of Florida, Florida State University, or the University of Miami.

Applicants were invited to an Innovation Studio at the University of Florida on Nov. 12 to receive feedback on their research design. From that pool, two applicant teams have been selected to submit full proposals:

•  Torhonda Lee, Ph.D., MCHES, assistant professor in Behavioral Science and Health Education, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Florida A&M University, and Arlesia Mathis, Ph.D., CPH, CPM, assistant professor of Health Policy & Management at Florida A&M University (Co-PIs), "Examination of Current Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates to Determine Feasibility of Implementing EBPs" (Both faculty members are pictured above at the November Innovation Studio at UF.)

• Jose Trevino, M.D., a UF Health surgical oncologist and an assistant professor in the University of Florida's Department of Surgery’s division of general surgery, "Treatment Disparities Between White and Minority Patients with Pancreatic Cancer in the State of Florida"

On Dec. 4, the applicant teams will give a 10-15 minute presentation about their research study, followed by a 45-minute discussion by the panel and the audience, at an Innovation Studio from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in CTRB 2161.  This is an open event.

Joint Seminar on Preventing Obesity in Low-Income Preschool-Aged Children

Joint Seminar on Preventing Obesity in Low-Income Preschool-Aged Children

Simone French (right), Ph.D., professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, and Nancy E. Sherwood (left), Ph.D., adjunct assistant professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, will deliver a joint seminar entitled "NET-Works: Linking families, communities and primary care to prevent obesity in low income preschool age children" on Dec. 17 from 12-1 p.m. in CTRB 2161. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please join the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy for this open event.

Read more on upcoming seminars from the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy here.

Three Pediatric Workgroup Projects Funded

The University of Florida’s Department of Pediatrics, Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, Institute for Child Health Policy, and Family Data Center recently reviewed applications for the creation of three workgroups focused on intervention studies and health outcomes in pediatric research. Research proposals receive funding of up to $10,000 to be used within the 12-month award period. The funded projects included:

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Pediatric Health Outcomes: Melissa Bright, Ph.D., Lindsay Thompson, M.D., M.P.H., Mildred Maldonado-Molina, Ph.D., Chris Gibson, Ph.D., Abigail Fagan, Ph.D., and Kelli Komro, Ph.D.

A Population-health Surveillance System on Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders in the Southern U.S.: Peter Kang, M.D., Mildred Maldonado-Molina, Ph.D., S.H. Subramony, M.D., Barry Byrne, M.D., Ph.D., Bruce Vogel, Ph.D., and Chris Delcher, Ph.D.

Reducing Health Disparities in Pediatric Diabetes: Ashby Walker, Ph.D., Desmond Schatz, M.D., Betsy Shenkman, Ph.D., Ronny Bell, Ph.D., M.S., Keith Muller, Ph.D., Mike Haller, M.D., and Henry Rohrs, M.D.

“The pediatric workgroups represent a way to build collaboration between health outcomes researchers, pediatric clinicians, and faculty across the University of Florida,” said Mildred Maldonado-Molina, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy. “These projects are the first wave of our efforts to leverage new collaborations and to spur new research to improve children’s health.”

Stay tuned for future updates on each project.

Up the Hill

Department Recruits Two Undergraduate Research Assistants

Mildred Maldonado-Molina, Ph.D., associate professor, and Chris Delcher, Ph.D., adjunct research assistant professor, had a tough decision on their hands after interviewing applicants for a single undergraduate mentored research position within the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy.

Applications from qualified candidates poured in after they announced the position through UF’s Honors Daily Opportunities Listserv. However, two candidates stood out: Chelsea Valenzuela and Michelle Duong.

For Valenzuela, a first-year microbiology major, and Duong, a first-year student enrolled in the pre-pharmacy track, the position offered an entry point into the world of health research.

“I thought the idea of advancing scientific knowledge to promote public health and looking at health disparities in health outcomes suited me well,” said Duong. “When Dr. Delcher explained what the job would be like, I thought of how well this job was tailored to me.”  READ MORE »

Education

Thus far, the fall semester has contained several pieces of positive news regarding the department's educational endeavors from students and faculty alike, including the official approval of two new programs.

Doctoral Student Receives Fellowship to Attend National Conference

Doctoral Student Receives Fellowship to Attend National Conference

Sarah Chavez, M.P.H., a doctoral student in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, received a graduate student fellowship to attend the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education National Conference in March 2015. “I’m excited by this opportunity to network with fellow graduate students and to explore their varied research interests,” said Chavez, who was one of only 12 students selected nationwide for a fellowship. READ MORE »

Professor Named Exemplary Teacher for 2013-14

Professor Named Exemplary Teacher for 2013-14

Mildred M. Maldonado-Molina, Ph.D., associate professor of health outcomes and policy, was named an Exemplary Teacher for the 2013-14 academic year by the University of Florida College of Medicine. “It is such an honor to be recognized for providing training to the next generation of health outcomes and policy students and scholars. READ MORE »

Herndon and Colleagues to Present on Innovative Medical Curriculum at AAMC Meeting

Herndon and Colleagues to Present on Innovative Medical Curriculum at AAMC Meeting

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) accepted a poster abstract from Jill Boylston Herndon, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy; Carolyn Carter, M.D.; and Maureen Novak, M.D., on innovative short courses developed as part of the College of Medicine’s recently revised medical curriculum. READ MORE »

UF Online Graduate Certificate in Health Outcomes and Policy Officially Launched, Enrolling for Fall 2015

The Department of Health Outcomes and Policy recently launched its online graduate certificate program, and recruitment began at the American Public Health Association’s conference in New Orleans Nov. 16-19. Leandra Stubbs, a second-year master's student in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, and Elizabeth Hillaker Downs, the director of communications for ICHP and HOP, are pictured manning the APHA booth earlier this month.

The flexible, 15-credit program gives students the background and skills they need to build a foundation in the growing field of health research. Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Health Outcomes and Policy will learn to design, implement, and analyze a research study; communicate effectively within the field of health research; and participate in clinical effectiveness research and health outcomes assessments. In addition, each student will complete an individual mentored research project, where they can apply these skills in a hands-on setting.

For more information on the new program, click here.

Biomedical Informatics Graduate Certificate Approved

The biomedical informatics certificate, a 15-credit, on-campus program, was approved by the University of Florida Graduate School on Nov. 20. The interdisciplinary program brings in courses from across the University of Florida campus to familiarize students with the foundational concepts they need for the growing field of biomedical informatics. The goal is to begin recruiting students for Fall 2015 enrollment next semester.

“I am excited that we were able to put together a rigorous program, drawing on existing strengths at the University of Florida, that will equip students to contribute to the field of biomedical informatics as well as to be more effective information managers in their careers,” said Bill Hogan, M.D., M.S., professor of health outcomes and policy and director of the biomedical informatics program at the UF CTSI. “When I was hired, I was tasked with building a much-needed educational program in this field, and we have created a certificate that will serve the needs of not only graduate students in health outcomes and policy but faculty, staff, and students across the University of Florida.”

Post-Doc and Affiliate News

First NIH-funded Post-Doc to Join Department

ICHP Affiliate One of 150 Violence Prevention Experts at International WHO Conference

Abigail A. Fagan, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Criminology & Law and an Institute for Child Health Policy affiliate, will present a talk at the Global Violence Reduction Conference, which is sponsored by the World Health Organization and the University of Cambridge.  READ MORE »

ICHP Affiliate Ranked Among Top 10 Most Productive Criminologists

Chris Gibson, Ph.D., professor of criminology and ICHP affiliate, was listed among the top 10 most productive criminologists due to the number of publications he placed in his field’s journals from 2010 to 2011. The rankings, which were published in an article in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education, constitute the largest study of publications ever conducted on criminology and criminal justice journals. READ MORE »

New Staff

Damian Alderman

Research Coordinator

Building: CTRB, 2253-3
Phone: (352) 294-5988

Damian Alderman is the new research coordinator for Katie Eddleton and works on the OneFlorida Cancer Control Alliance. He was born and raised in Miami, Florida, but he has spent the past decade (nearly) in Gainesville. He got his first job right here at UF as an undergraduate student, working in the Reitz Union. In his spare time he loves playing games and reading comics.

Roland Estrella

IT SR

Building: CTRB, 2236-8
Phone: (352) 294-5981

Roland Estrella works as an information technology senior with Dr. Maldonado-Molina and Dr. Shenkman on the Florida and Texas Medicaid projects. Estrella comes to the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy from the Department of Pediatrics, where he architected the UF Data Bank for Florida Medicaid Indicators. His expertise focuses on development of decision support systems through data linking and visualization.

Janet Drosz

Clerical Staff

Building: 1329 Building, 5230-11
Phone: (352) 265-2545

Janet Drosz joined the clerical staff to assist Cherrie Bell in HR.  Janet comes to the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy after retiring from the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, as a senior loan specialist with over 30 years of experience.  She enjoys going to the beach, swimming, and watching “The Big Bang Theory.”

Magda Francois

OPS Research Assistant

Building: CTRB 2253-7
Phone: (352) 627-9471

Magda Francois is a research assistant for Betsy Shenkman, Ph.D., and Keith Muller, Ph.D. Francois comes to the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy from Tampa, Fla., where she worked as a director for a clinical counseling center and spearheaded a grant implementing an intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment center in the counseling department. Previously, she served as an ethics professor at St. Petersburg College and a research assistant at the University of South Florida. During her leisure time, Francois enjoys traveling, volunteering, and adventurous activities, such as skydiving and zip lining.

Lara Glaser

Administrative Coordinator

Building: Mowry 135
Phone: (352) 273-7893

Lara Glaser is the new program manager for the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) project with the state of Texas.  Lara joins the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy from her previous sector of employment with early learning (infants – kindergarten).  She previously worked as the executive director of several Early Learning Coalitions, which included oversight of federal and state grants to serve low-income families with their child-care needs.  This work also included creating a quality of care framework for the child care programs.  She is from Gainesville, married, and has a 3-year-old daughter, Camryn.  In her free time, she enjoys….wait, what free time?

Sarah Hanson

Program Assistant

Building: Mowry 137
Phone: (352) 273-7898

Victoria Hunter

Research Coordinator

Building: Mowry 133
Phone: (352) 273-7895

Victoria Hunter is the new research coordinator for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) project. Hunter considers herself a Gator through and through, having earned her bachelor degrees as well as a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Florida. She has previously worked with the Alachua County Health Department on tobacco control policy as well as the Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center, where she developed evaluation strategies for a technical training partnership with Haiti. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and learning to cook.

Gungeet Joshi

Research Coordinator

Building: CTRB 2253-5
Phone: (352) 627-9148

Gungeet Joshi is the new research coordinator for the Texas EQRO. Joshi comes to the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy from the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, where she worked as a project coordinator for developing a cancer risk reduction curriculum. Joshi received her doctoral degree from the Department of Health Education and Behavior. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her little girls.

Melissa Naidu

Research Coordinator

Building: CTRB 2253-6
Phone: (352) 294-5991

Melissa Naidu is the new research coordinator for Mildred Maldonado-Molina, Ph.D., and the Family Data Center.  Melissa comes to the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy from the Department of Health Education and Behavior, where she worked as a program assistant for the department’s graduate, undergraduate, and online programs.  In addition, Melissa has worked at the UF Levin College of Law as well as the Office of Admissions.  In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her son.

Jennifer Stickley

Accountant

Building: 1329 Building, 5230-16
Phone: (352) 265-2544

Jennifer Stickley has been employed by UF in the Department of Medicine since 2008, starting as a fiscal assistant in cardiology and she was then recruited to the administration department as a grants assistant in 2010. She was promoted to an accountant position in 2012.  Before her time at UF, she worked in medical billing and coding, mainly specializing in physical and occupational therapy.  In her spare time, she takes classes to finish up her bachelor’s in health care administration.

Feedback

If you have an accomplishment you would like to share, an idea for a future newsletter, or would like to provide feedback on this newsletter, please contact Elizabeth Hillaker Downs, director of communications for ICHP and HOP. You can click here to fill out a feedback form.