Deborah Parham Hopson with Brian Hujdich (left) and Javier Salazar.
HRSA partners at World AIDS Day Event.
(l to r): Murray Penner, David Luckett, Brian Hujdich, Javier Salazar, Brandon Armani, and Kevin Jones.
Deborah Parham Hopson
Jim Macrae and Dr. Duke present award to John Cafazza of the Bureau of Primary Health Care.
Dr. Duke with Dr. Pablo Rubinstein (left), director of the National Cord Blood Program and (right) Ludy Dobrila, PhD, from the NY Cord Blood Center.
December 1: HRSA commemorated the 20th World AIDS Day in the Parklawn Building. HRSA Associate Administrator for HIV/AIDS Deborah Parham Hopson opened the program, whose theme was the “Power of Partnerships.” HRSA Administrator Elizabeth Duke addressed the group: “There is a world out there that is counting on us to do our very best, and we can do no less.” Panelists — including HRSA grantees, HRSA staff and representatives from other government and community organizations — described how partnerships had positively impacted their work in combating the epidemic.
November 14: Women’s Health USA 2008 — the seventh edition in the series — was posted on the HRSA Web and is also available through the HRSA Information Center. The new compact, easy-to-use data book highlights issues and trends in women’s health, and includes data on occupational injury, maternal mortality, digestive disorders, oral health and eye health, among other topics.
November 8: Associate Administrator for HIV/AIDS Deborah Parham Hopson and 92 other nurse leaders were inducted into the American Academy of Nursing as 2008 New Fellows. The honor was bestowed during the Academy’s annual awards ceremony and induction banquet in Scottsdale, Arizona. Parham Hopson was selected by the Academy’s 15 member Fellow Selection Committee for outstanding achievements in the nursing profession.
November 3: HRSA hosted its annual awards ceremony at the Hilton Rockville to acknowledge the many accomplishments of HRSA employees. HRSA Administrator Elizabeth Duke commended the entire agency for completing the President’s health center growth initiative this past year, which brought health care to more than 16 million Americans. She also praised Ryan White programs for getting HIV/AIDS care to 530,000 Americans living with the disease, and recognized many other HRSA successes.
October 31: HRSA Administrator Betty Duke ended a three-day trip to New York City by visiting with members of the New York Geriatric Education Centers consortium. A HRSA grant to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City supports the consortium, whose members work with health professions schools and health care facilities to train faculty, students and practitioners in providing care to the elderly.
October 30: Administrator Duke visited a Lutheran Family Medical Health Center at P.S. 172, an elementary school in Brooklyn. She took a tour, met with parents, students and faculty, and then participated in a press conference to announce a new partnership between the health center and the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association — who are slated to move to Brooklyn. Later that afternoon, Dr. Duke visited HRSA’s New York Office of Performance Review for an all-hands meeting and the OPR annual awards ceremony. The day concluded with a tour of the Milstein National Cord Blood Program at the New York Cord Blood Center.
October 30: HHS Lauds Hospitals with Highest Organ Donation Rates
October 29: HRSA Administrator Elizabeth Duke visited the Central Harlem Healthy Start site in Manhattan. She heard presentations from the board, consumers, the program director, CEO and three other Healthy Start grantees in New York State.
October 23: HRSA Awards Contract to Study Adverse Events in Childhood Vaccines