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Lauren Smith recently published, "Doctor in the Family: Stories and Dilemmas Surrounding Illness in Relatives" in Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics as the symposium editor for the Spring 2018 issue.

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Naomi Laventhal was recently accepted as a member into the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR). The mission of SPR is to create a network of multi-disciplinary researchers to improve child health.

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Congratulations to Dr. Timothy R.B. Johnson, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, who will be honored with the Allan Rosenfield Award for Lifetime Contributions to International Family Planning.

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Dr. Michele Heisler is one of seven faculty members honored with the 2018 Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award. Congratulations!

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Janet Childerhose, PhD

Alumni

Dr. Janet Childerhose was a CBSSM Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2013-2015. She is a medical anthropologist (PhD, McGill University 2010) with training in the history and philosophy of science and technology (MA, University of Toronto 2004-2006). Before coming to CBSSM, she worked in nursing research at The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (2009-2013). Her research examines bariatric surgery for adolescents, and genomic sequencing of tumors in children with end-stage cancer.

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Valerie Kahn, MPH

Center Manager

Valerie joined CBSSM as the Center Manager in the fall of 2012 after working as a Project Manager at CBSSM since 2009. Valerie continues her work on research projects involving medical decision making and doctor-patient communication. Valerie received her MPH in Health Behavior Health Education from the University of Michigan.

 

 
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Chris Krenz, BA

Research Associate

Chris Krenz joined CBSSM in the fall of 2014. He received his BA in Sociology from the University of Michigan, minoring in Philosophy. Before coming to CBSSM, Chris was located at the Institute for Social Research, working on projects concerning the health of Pacific Islanders and other minority populations.

Chris primarily works with Dr. Raymond De Vries on a study exploring factors that influence whether biobank donors provide consent for their biological material to be used in research.

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Tolu Olorode, MSW, MUP

Alumni

Tolu joined CBSSM in September 2012 as a graduate work study student then transitioned into a full-time Research Area Specialist Associate from August 2015 to May 2017. She received her joint Master’s in Social Work and Urban Planning from the University of Michigan. The bulk of her work at CBSSM includes assisting Dr. Susan Goold on an evaluation of the Healthy Michigan Plan (Michigan’s Medicaid Expansion).

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Megan Knaus, MPH

Research Associate

Megan joined CBSSM in 2014 and has worked on multiple grant funded research projects related to health communication, patient-provider decision making, and health interventions driven by behavioral economics. She currently works with Dr. Brian Zikmund-Fisher on a National Science Foundation grant testing infectious disease communication strategies.

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