Tom Valley is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. He received his undergraduate degrees in history and chemistry from Emory University, and his medical degree from the University of Miami. He completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Texas-Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital.
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As part of the UM health-related Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), participants also will have an opportunity to design a health insurance program using a special simulation experience developed by Susan Goold. Her CHAT (Choosing Healthplans All Together) program helps users create health plans that take into consideration the realities of scarce health care resources.
Choosing Healthplans All Together (CHAT) tool co-developed by Susan Goold was recently used to in Switzerland to deliberate about mandatory insurance. The findings were published in the International Journal of Health Policy and Management: http://ijhpm.com/article_3472.html
Dr. Sarah T. Hawley is a Professor in the Division of General Medicine at the University of Michigan and a Research Investigator at the Ann Arbor VA Center of Excellence in Health Services Research & Development. She holds a PhD in health services research from the University of North Carolina and an MPH from Yale University Department of Public Health. Her primary research is in decision making related to cancer prevention and control, particularly among racial/ethnic minority and underserved populations.
Scott Kim, MD, PhD, is a Senior Investigator in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Dr. Kim studies research ethics, especially the ethics of involving decisionally impaired persons in research, the ethics of high-risk research, and methodological issues in empirical bioethics research. He is also interested in the interface of conceptual and empirical methods of bioethics scholarship. Prior to joining the NIH, Dr.
Ian Wall, former CBSSM Research Associate, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for his upcoming doctoral work in sociology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The three-year award includes an annual stipend, tuition allowance, and travel allowance. Ian, who works with Scott Kim, MD, PhD, and Ray DeVries, PhD, will be starting his program at Madison in fall 2010.
Jeff Kullgren's editorial "Injecting Facts Into the Heated Debates Over Medicaid Expansion" was recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. In this editorial, Dr. Kullgren reviews Wherry and Miller's study on the effects of ACA on coverage, access, utilization, and health.
Link to IHPI article.
On UofMHealthBlogs.org, Christian Vercler discusses the Pediatric Ethics Committee and the work they do.
The Pediatrics Ethics Committee at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is comprised of representatives from different areas of the hospital as well as members of the community. The committee discusses cases, review policy, and is available for ethics consults.
Wendy R. Uhlmann, MS, CGC is the genetic counselor/clinic coordinator of the Medical Genetics Clinic at the University of Michigan. She is a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Human Genetics and an executive faculty member of the genetic counseling training program. Wendy Uhlmann is a Past President of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Genetic Alliance and as NSGC’s liaison to the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research.