Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars on health policy trip to Washington

About a dozen physicians who are Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars at U-M are visiting Washington, D.C., this week as part of an annual health policy trip. The scholars learn about health policy and health economic research as part of their two-year training positions. The group was led by Dr. Rodney Hayward, professor of internal medicine and health management and policy, who directs the program; and Dr. Gary Freed, Dr. Percy J. and Marcy C. Murphy Professor of Pediatrics for Child Health Delivery and professor of health management and policy, one of the core faculty members with the program. During their visit, the scholars met with Dr. Alan Guttmacher, director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, who discussed his work at the NICHD. They also heard from Kristina Ko, director of federal relations for research in the U-M Washington Office. The group also will meet with congressional aides, National Institutes of Health officers and other government officials involved in health care policy. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)