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  • The People-Centered Research Foundation (PCRF) Announces New Executive Director!

    I am honored to be a Board Member of the People-Centered Research Foundation (PCRF). In March 2017, Dr. Robert Califf, Chairman of the Board of Directors, released a letter announcing the establishment of the Foundation. Recently, the Foundation announced the appointment of our new Executive Director, Kathy Hudson, PhD. The Foundation is “committed to accelerating people-driven research that is faster, […]
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  • Join Me At The Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit On October 23rd-25th!

    I am excited to participate in the upcoming Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit – Genomics & Precision Medicine being held on October 23-25, 2017, in Cleveland, OH. As shared on the Summit’s website: “Cleveland Clinic Innovations hosts the Medical Innovation Summit as a way to bring together all stakeholders in healthcare to advance the conversation of medical innovation. The Summit […]
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  • Stop Smoking Today … Visit the CDC’s “I’m Ready to Quit” Resources … Free to Everyone!

    Everyone is aware of the devastating health effects of smoking … both personally and for those individuals and pets around a smoker who inhale second hand smoke. Make a personal choice today to STOP smoking … take a look at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “I’m Ready to Quit!” resources available for free to everyone online! The CDC features […]
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  • A Great Organization To Learn More About: The Genetic Alliance

    Take a minute to learn more about a vital advocacy organization, the Genetic Alliance, which was founded by my colleague and friend, Sharon Terry, their President and CEO. Sharon and her staff have been doing great work for years with their assistance in providing awareness to individuals, families and communities to transform health and provide access to quality genetic services that can […]
  • The First Day Of Summer Has Arrived … Time For My “Annual Sun Safety” Reminders!

    Last week brought us the first day of Summer! With that, comes my “annual” reminders for “sun safety” for all … we all want to enjoy the “sun and fun” associated with the summer season; however, we also need to be responsible and follow some simple safety measures to protect our skin from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. NIH’s National […]
  • May 31st is World No Tobacco Day!

    I want to share an interesting blog article titled, “World No Tobacco Day: Economic Development is Human Development”, authored by Tom Novotny, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. In his article, Tom shares some key insights regarding the tobacco epidemic and its effects on the United States economy. World No Tobacco Day is an […]
  • Take A Look At The FDA’s Patient Network Newsletter!

    Take a few minutes to learn more about the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Patient Network, which is a comprehensive program that works to expand and sustain communication with patients and their community.  It also helps educate patients, patient advocates, and their healthcare professionals about medical product regulations and we continue to look at ways to involve patients more effectively in regulatory decisions related to […]
  • Take Charge Of Your Health With HHS’ myhealthfinder!

    Take a look at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website healthcare tool called myhealthfinder. This easy to use tool provides consumers with personalized, evidence-based clinical prevention recommendations in just a few clicks. Simply enter the data requested and select “Get Results”, and you will be directed to a list of recommended tests and exams that are specific to the […]
  • NCQA Quality Talks 2016: A Smashing Success! Register Now For The 2017 Event!

    On October 25th of last year, I was honored to participate in the NCQA Quality Talks 2016. The first Quality Talks was held in 2015 as part of NCQA’s 25th Anniversary and it was so successful that NCQA made it an annual event. In 2016, the event was even larger and reached an even wider audience … it was a […]
  • I Am Excited About The Launch Of “The Urban Health Media Project”: An Innovative Health Journalism Project For High School Students

    This exciting initiative was recently featured in the following article from The Baltimore Sun: Morgan and Howard Universities Partner on Journalism Program for Local High School Students High school students in Baltimore will soon have the opportunity to learn about and report on persistent health disparities in underserved communities in the city. Under a joint partnership between Morgan State and […]