Nancy Dunlap, M.D., Ph.D., professor and vice chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Medicine, has been named one of five Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows for 2011-12. The fellows will utilize a wide range of academic, public health, clinical and community-based experience to provide health policy leadership on Capitol Hill.
Each year, fellows are chosen through a highly competitive selection process. They leave their academic settings and professional practices to spend a year in the nation’s capital. A three-month orientation program is followed by a nine-month assignment in which fellows work in a congressional office or the executive branch. Work assignments are supplemented throughout the year with health-policy leadership-development activities and media training.
Joining Dunlap in the fellowship are experts in nursing, dentistry, health-care law and medical education. More than 200 fellows from a variety of disciplines in health and health care from across the nation have participated in the program since 1973.