The New York Academy of Medicine will honor Dr. Terry Fulmer at the 169th Anniversary Discourse and Awards on November 3, 2016. Recipients for the prestigious annual rewards are recognized for their individual contributions in health policy, public health, clinical practice, biomedical research, and any significant contributions made to the Academy.

Each of the individuals being recognized this year have made significant contributions to the health of the public through innovative research, practice, policy, or programs addressing the complex determinants of health. Dr. Fulmer, President of the John A. Hartford Foundation, is being awarded for Exceptional Service to the Academy for her distinguished service on the Academy’s Board of Trustees. This includes her position as Vice-Chair and her active engagement in policy work for the Academy, particularly its Age-friendly NYC initiative.

Dr. Fulmer is being honored along with:

  • Richard P. Lifton, MD, PhD, President-Elect of the Rockefeller University. He will receive the Academy Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Science for his seminal work in human genetics and genomics that identified mutations and clarified biochemical mechanisms for hypertension, leading to more effective prevention and treatment.
  • David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, President of the Commonwealth Fund. He will receive the Academy Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Health Policy, namely for his service as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology under President Obama. During his service he implemented one of the largest publicly funded infrastructure investments the nation has ever made, and continued contributions toward advancing a high performance health system in the US.
  • Linda Rosenstock, MD, MPH, Dean Emeritus of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She will receive the Stephen Smith Award for Distinguished Contributions in Public Health for her leadership in occupational and environmental health while director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and academia in making work environments safer for millions of Americans.
  • David L. Olds, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Nursing, and Public Health, and Director of the Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He will receive the John Stearns Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Clinical Practice for developing the home visiting program known as the Nurse-Family Partnership (FNP), a highly effective intervention for improving health and social outcomes for first time, at-risk pregnant women. [et_bloom_inline optin_id=optin_19]

As part of the annual awards event, the Academy will also welcome Donna Shalala, PhD, President of the Clinton Foundation and former Secretary for Health and Human Services, to deliver the 169th Anniversary Discourse on the topic of future directions for the health system in America. Dr. Shalala is uniquely qualified to reflect on where we’ve been and provide perspectives on future priorities for the nation’s health during a time of rapid change.

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