For Immediate Release:
January 25, 2017
Raina Sheth
202.292.6710
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Washington D.C. (1/26/2017)—AcademyHealth announced today the recipients of the Alice S. Hersh Student Scholarship and the Presidential Scholarship for the AcademyHealth Institute on Advocacy and Public Policy. These scholarships provide students and early career researchers with financial support to attend the organization’s 2017 National Health Policy Conference (NHPC), where they will have a chance to learn about health care and effective strategies for communicating with policymakers.

“The NHPC undoubtedly benefits from the participation of students and early career health services researchers, who bring a unique perspective on the nation’s emerging and critical health policy issues and priorities,” said AcademyHealth President and CEO Dr. Lisa Simpson. “This year’s outstanding scholars will have the opportunity to engage in discussion with leaders in health services research and public policy on the impact of the new administration and Congress on the nation’s health care agenda.”

Alice S. Hersh Student Scholarship

The Alice S. Hersh Student Scholarship commemorates the dedication of Alice S. Hersh, the founding executive director of the Association for Health Services Research (AHSR), to support the next generation of health services researchers.

The 2017 NHPC Alice S. Hersh recipients are:

  • Adam Markovitz, M.D./Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan Medical School and School of Public Health
  • Kathryn Tringale, M.D./Masters Candidate, University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center

Presidential Scholarship for the AcademyHealth Institute on Advocacy and Public Policy

The Presidential Scholarship for the AcademyHealth Institute on Advocacy and Public Policy allows for five recipients to interact with AcademyHealth leadership and staff and benefit from networking and mentoring while learning hands on effective strategies for communication with policymakers.

The 2017 NHPC Presidential Scholarship for the AcademyHealth Institute for Advocacy and Public Policy recipients are:

  • Krista Schroeder, Ph.D., R.N., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
  • Elizabeth Whittington, M.P.A., Policy Analyst, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
  • Jane Zhu, M.D., M.P.P., General Medicine Fellow, National Clinical Scholar, University of Pennsylvania

About the AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference

The AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) provides an extensive outlook on the nation’s health policy agenda for the year ahead. For two days, the nation’s leading health care decision-makers and policy leaders use the existing evidence base to provide clarity on the most critical health care issues and immediate policy priorities in United States health care.

About AcademyHealth

AcademyHealth is a leading national organization serving the fields of health services and policy research and the professionals who produce and use this important work. Together with our members, we offer programs and services that support the development and use of rigorous, relevant and timely evidence to increase the quality, accessibility, and value of health care, to reduce disparities, and to improve health. A trusted broker of information, AcademyHealth brings stakeholders together to address the current and future needs of an evolving health system, inform health policy, and translate evidence into action. Learn more at www.academyhealth.org and follow us on Twitter @AcademyHealth.