Leadership Transitions for HSR&D Centers
May 23, 2012
HSR&D announces transitions in leadership at three of its Centers of Excellence, as well as one Resource Center:
- Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research (CCDOR), Minneapolis, MN: After nearly 15 successful years, Hanna Bloomfield, M.D., M.P.H., will leave her position as Director of CCDOR, effective in June, but will continue as a Core Investigator. A national search for a new director will be launched shortly. In the meantime, Steven Fu, M.D., M.S.C.E., will assume the role of Acting Director.
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP), Pittsburgh, PA: David Asch, M.D., M.B.A., has stepped down after a
decade as Co-Director of CHERP, where he will remain a Core Investigator. Said Ibrahim, M.D., M.P.H., a Core Investigator since CHERP's inception in 2001, has been named the new Co-Director. Michael Fine, M.D., M.Sc., will remain CHERP Director.
- Center for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Sepulveda, CA:
Lisa Rubenstein, M.D., M.S.P.H., who has led this Center since its inception in 1993, will step down as Director effective June 1st. Elizabeth Yano, Ph.D., currently Co-Director, will become Director. She will be joined by two COE Associate Directors: Alexander S. Young, M.D., M.S.H.S., will become the newest Associate Director, joining the COE's current Associate Director, Stephanie Taylor, Ph.D., who will continue in her role.
Center for Implementation Practice and Research Support (CIPRS), Sepulveda:
Brian Mittman, Ph.D., will step down as Director of CIPRS, a resource center for VA/HSR&D's Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI), but will stay on as a senior consultant. Dr. Lisa Rubenstein will become the new Director of CIPRS, and she will be joined by a new Associate Director, David Ganz, M.D., Ph.D.