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Macy Faculty Scholars: First Class

It is with great pleasure that we announced today the first cohort of Macy Faculty Scholars. These five scholars represent the next generation of innovators in health professions education. They will lead important curriculum reform in their home institutions, testing new models, approaches and content to better educate our future health care workforce. They will also participate in national faculty development programs and become part of a national network of Macy advisors and innovators.

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Foundation Updates

2011 Macy Faculty Scholars

Five medicine and nursing faculty members from health professions schools across the country have been selected as the 2011 Macy Faculty Scholars. They are:

Eve R. Colson, MD—Yale University
Alan Dow, MD, MSHA—Virginia Commonwealth University
Dena H. Hassouneh, PhD, ANP, PMHNP—Oregon Health & Science University
Jennifer Myers, MD—University of Pennsylvania
Roberta Waite, EdD, APRN, CNS-BC—Drexel University.

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News Releases

Five Nurse and Physician Academic Leaders Join First Class of Macy Faculty Scholars

Foundation’s New Program Offers Mentorship, $1 Million in Support to Lead Innovations in Health Professions Education

New York, NY—The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation today named five medicine and nursing faculty members from health professions schools across the country to its first class of Macy Faculty Scholars. Each Scholar has put forth a bold proposal for educational reform at their home institution and will receive support and mentorship from the Foundation to pursue that project.

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Grantee Voices

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Dr. Joan Reede, Dean at Harvard Medical School, On Macy Grant and Workforce Diversity

Boston, MA

In 2007, Dr. Reede and her colleague Emorcia V. Hill, PhD, received a grant from the Macy Foundation for nearly $1 million to establish a Center for the Study of Diversity in Science and within the Office for Diversity and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School. The resulting entity, called Converge, has worked ever since to address the paucity of knowledge about what works when it comes to programs designed to increase diversity in the health care and science workforce.

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