Penn Nursing Pre-Doctoral Student Receives AcademyHealth Presidential Scholarship
Award honors advocacy and public policy scholars
Penn Nursing student Danielle Altares Sarik, BSN, MSN, is one of six recipients of the 2014 AcademyHealth Presidential Scholarship for the AcademyHealth Institute on Advocacy and Public Policy. Danielle, a pre-doctoral fellow with Penn Nursing's Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR), studies international nursing and global health, nurse education and patient outcomes, as well as the role of advanced practice nurses in health care delivery.
Danielle was selected for her leadership ability, potential to contribute to the field, and keen interest in translating health services research (HSR) into policy. "We created this scholarship as part of a greater call to action for the field of HSR," said AcademyHealth President and CEO Dr. Lisa Simpson. "We know Danielle will maintain the high standards set last year and will help us continue to make a compelling case for the need of health services research in the broader policy debate."
Now in its second year, this Presidential Scholarship provides individuals with funding to attend the 2014 National Health Policy Conference, where they have a unique opportunity to interact with AcademyHealth leadership, including AcademyHealth's Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy, and learn effective strategies for communicating with policymakers. Scholars will also participate in a "Hill Day" to advance AcademyHealth's advocacy priorities with congressional staff on Capitol Hill.
AcademyHealth is a leading national organization serving the fields of health services and policy research and the professionals who produce and use this important work. Penn Nursing's CHOPR, a research and research training enterprise focused on outcomes of health care and health workforce policy, leverages the expertise and interests of faculty and students from diverse disciplines such as nursing, sociology, demography, medicine, management, and economics.
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