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Please return to this webpage in December of 2013 for information on the 2014 program.
The Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowships provide stipends to support outstanding medical, dental, public health, public policy and graduate nursing students who conduct summer research projects on some aspect of health care delivery transformation for vulnerable populations and/or early childhood health and development, with an emphasis on policy implications. The New York Academy of Medicine administers the program, which also includes seminars on the policymaking process and leadership development, as well as conversations with esteemed health leaders.
The program is guided by a distinguished National Advisory Committee: Drew Altman, T. Berry Brazelton, Robert Brook, Joseph Califano, John Craig, Karen Davis, Harvey Fineberg, Karen Hein, the Honorable Nancy Kassebaum-Baker, Phil Lee, Marie McCormick, David Satcher, Donna Shalala, Gail Warden, Mary Wilson, and Tim Wirth. These health leaders are committed to ensuring an enriched leadership development experience for the Fellows through their personal involvement and that of their colleagues. On successfully completing the Fellowship, the students will join a Margaret Mahoney Fellows Alumni Association and will continue to be offered unique opportunities for career development.
Margaret E. Mahoney was a distinguished Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and a member of NYAM’s Board of Trustees from 1991-1999. She was a pioneer in the establishment of health care philanthropy in her leadership roles at the Carnegie Corporation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and as President of the Commonwealth Fund from 1980 until 1995. Friends and colleagues often referred to her unique ability to assemble the brightest minds to tackle the most critical health care issues of the day, and her unwavering commitment to improving the lives of New Yorkers.
Throughout her distinguished career, Margaret was passionately committed to addressing the health care and developmental needs of vulnerable populations, especially children. While at Commonwealth, she was instrumental in helping to create Healthy Steps, an initiative that encourages physicians to closely monitor a child’s development during the first three years following birth. Through her efforts, Healthy Steps has become a preeminent national model for integrating health care and social services for children in underserved and impoverished communities.
Margaret passed away in December of 2011. To honor her legacy and her commitment to improving health care for vulnerable populations, The Commonwealth Fund, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, the New York Academy of Medicine, Carol and David Richards, and other founding donors came together to create this fellowship program for medical, dental, public health, nursing, and public policy students focused on transforming health care delivery systems for vulnerable populations and early childhood development and prevention.
Please return to this webpage in December of 2013 for information about eligibility requirements and the application process.
Fellows will receive a stipend of $4,500, payable in two installments: 2/3 at the beginning of the program and 1/3 upon review of their final reports. No support for indirect costs or laboratory expenses is provided.
The mission of The New York Academy of Medicine is to advance the health of people in cities. Drawing on the expertise of diverse partners worldwide and more than 2,000 elected Fellows from across the professions, our current priorities are to create environments in cities that support healthy aging; to strengthen systems that prevent disease and promote the public's health; to eliminate health disparities; and preserve and promote the heritage of medicine and public health.
Instructions on how to apply for NYAM's research fellowships, student grants, endowed lectures and awards are contained within the description of each program. Please click on your program of interest for full details.
NYAM welcomed Michael A. Weber, MD to deliver the 2013 Nahum J. Winer Lecturer on October 8, 2013. Dr. Weber is Professor of Medicine at the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York. The topic of his lecture was “Unresolved Issues in Diagnosing and Treating Hypertension: Is Renal Sympathectomy An Answer?
Tom F. Lue, MD, FACS, was awarded the 2013 Ferdinand C. Valentine Award during a reception at NYAM on April 10, 2013. Dr. Lue is Professor and Vice-Chair of Urology, Emil Tanagho Endowed Chair in Clinical Urology, and Founder of the Knuppe Molecular Urology Laboratory at the University of California at San Francisco.
Jean L. Bolognia, MD, Professor of Dermatology, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, and Director of the Pigmented Lesion Clinic at Yale University School of Medicine, delivered the 2013 Howard Fox Memorial Lecture on April 26, 2013 at NYAM. The subject of her lecture, which was sponsored by the NYAM Section on Dermatology, was Signature Nevi. Patients who have an increased number of moles tend to be consistent in the type of mole they produce, and the repetitive type for a given patient is that patient’s signature nevus. Patients with numerous melanocytic nevi, i.e., those who are moley, often produce a particular type of nevus, a so-called signature nevus.