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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.