Vital Signs:September 2000
Howard K. Rabinowitz, MD, Elected to Prestigious Institute of Medicine
Howard K. Rabinowitz, MD, Professor of Family Medicine, Jefferson Medical College (JMC), has been elected to the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM).
Election to the Institute is both an honor and an obligation to work on behalf of the organization in its governance and studies. Institute members make a commitment to devote a significant amount of time to a broad range of studies on health policy issues.
Board certified in family medicine and pediatrics, Dr. Rabinowitz brings a host of credentials to his election.
Currently, he serves as:
National project co-director of the $8 million federal Undergraduate Medical Education for the 21st century program (UME-21), designed to help teach medical students how to provide quality medical care in the rapidly changing environment where health care is increasingly managed.
Dr. Rabinowitz is also a past President of the American Board of Family Practice, and served as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow in the Office of Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV of West Virginia from 1993 to 1994.
You can find a list of all newly elected members of the IOM at http://www4.nationalacademies.org/news.nsf/isbn/101600?OpenDocument
College of Health Professions Expands Master's Program Specialties in Nursing
The Department of Nursing, College of Health Professions, has expanded its master's program specialties to enhance graduates' employment potential and career opportunities.
New specialty options, approved by the State Boards of Nursing and Medicine, include Acute Care Advanced Practice, Adult Advanced Practice, Community Systems Administration/Family Nurse Practitioner, Oncology Advanced Practice and Pediatric Advanced Practice.
"The new programs will make our graduates eligible to sit for certification as a nurse practitioner (NP) and/or clinical nurse specialist (CNS)," says Mary Schaal, EdD, RN, Vice Chair and Director of the Graduate Program. "As a result, they will be able to function in a variety of positions and maximize their potential in practice settings."
For more information, call the Office of Admissions at 215-503-8890, e-mail or check the web site at http://www.tju.edu/chp
The Department of Nursing will hold an Open House Program at Eakins Lounge, Jefferson Alumni Hall, on December 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.