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What She's Reading: Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford

By Emily Laermer

Crain's New York Business, May 6, 2012

Dr. Boufford recommends Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

As president of the New York Academy of Medicine, Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford's professional life revolves around health care. So it's no surprise that when she's not helping the organization address urban health challenges, she's reading about the field, too.

She's currently toting around The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, by Siddhartha Mukherjee, a book that explores cancer throughout history. “As a physician, it's interesting reading something so exposing,” she said. She's hoping to get a few pages in during her trip to Brazil for a conference.

Dr. Boufford is no stranger to the written word. She helped edit Urban Health: Global Perspectives, a textbook published in 2010, and the New York Academy of Medicine is home to one of the country's largest medical libraries.

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NYAM Report - Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters in Daily Life

Drawing on the lessons of Superstorm Sandy, a new report from The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), “Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life,” presents an innovative set of recommendations to strengthen and connect formal and informal support systems to keep older adults safe during future disasters.

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NYAM Report - Achieving the Triple Aim in New York State: The Potential Role of Hospital Community Benefit

A new issue brief from NYAM, “Achieving the Triple Aim in New York State: the Potential Role of Hospital Community Benefit,” is the first in a series related to promoting a better understanding of Community Benefit in New York State and how it can advance population health.

NYAM commissioned an analysis of hospital community benefit investments by New York State hospitals. The new issue brief analyzes the reported expenditures of NYS hospitals in the categories of the IRS Schedule H report.

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