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Colonel(CA) Ronit Katz M.D emigrated from Israel in 1982 she received her medical degree magna cum laude, completed a fellowship in cancer research at Tufts-New England Medical Center, and later was appointed a Faculty Member at Harvard University School of Public Health. She is Board Certified in Preventive, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. She was the recipient of Lawrence Livermore National Lab's (LLNL) “Certificate of Excellence” for outstanding performance in support of the Health Services Department and was elected as President of LLNL Women’s Association. In 2007, Dr Katz received The American Medical Association’s “Excellence in Medicine and Leadership Award”. In 2013, Dr Katz received the prestigious " NASA Group Achievement Award" for her role in the NASA- AMES Human Performance Centrifuge Project Team.
"In 4/ 2018 Professor Ronit Katz served as a Keynote Speaker at the Disaster Preparedness part of an International Conference on Bio-terrorism and Counter-terrorism in Tokyo,Japan.The Conference ,organized by the Japan Medical Association is an Extremely prestigious and renowned event that attracts Japanese Cabinet members among others. Professor katz spoke on Overview and Medical Response to CBRNE ( Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Explosives )"
She serves on many Boards and Committees for local and national professional organizations, among them Bay Area Air Quality Management,Medical Director(Act.)at Stanford University Medical Center, Judge for the AMA Research Symposium, AMA-IMG Scientific Committee, AMA-IMG Nominating Committee, Chair of the AMA-IMG Leadership Development Committee, and Chair of the AMA-IMG Governing Council. Currently, she is Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University Medical Center, where she treats patients and teaches new doctors and medical students, and an Occupational& Environmental Medicine Expert for the War Related Injury and Illness Study Center (WRIISC) at the Palo Alto VA Hospital. Colonel katz continue to serve as a AMA-IMG Governing Council Member and was selected from Stanford University Medical Center to be the Stanford-OMSS Representative to the AMA.
Colonel(CA)Katz is the Director of Post Deployment Health Services&Clinics for the CA-WRIISC,and in 2019 was appointed State Surgeon General for the CA State Guard.
Dr Freeman is a family physician, health policy researcher, social justice activist and writer. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) in Kansas City, where he served as the Alice M. Patterson MD and Harold L. Patterson MD Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine from 2002-2016, where he was also Professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Public Health and of Health Policy and Management. He graduated from the Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine, completed his residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, and a faculty development fellowship and Preventive Medicine residency at the University of Arizona. He has previously worked at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and at Cook County Hospital, where his faculty appointment was at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Freeman completed an American Council on Education fellowship, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil. He has served nationally as Treasurer of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) and the Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM), the national chair’s organization. He served on the Board of Trustees of Roosevelt University in Chicago and SW Boulevard Family Health Center in Kansas City, KS. His interests are in health inequities, minority health, social determinants of health, workforce and faculty development. He very much enjoys working with medical students, especially in settings such as the Jaydoc Free Clinic, for which he was the co-faculty advisor from its inception.
Dr. Freeman publishes a widely-read blog, “Medicine and Social Justice” (www.medicinesocialjustice.blogspot.com) and in 2015 published a book, “Health, Medicine and Justice: Designing a fair and equitable healthcare system” (Copernicus Healthcare press), which is available on Amazon and other sites, in both softcover and electronic versions.
MaryAnn Wilbur recently completed an editorial fellowship at the New England Journal of Medicine. She is now a clinical fellow in Gynecologic Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. MaryAnn graduated with a combined MD/MPH from Boston University in 2011 and completed residency training in Gynecology & Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital in June 2015. Her areas of interest include women’s health issues and health outcome disparities.
Dr. Earnest is the head of the Division of General Internal Medicine at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He is an attending physician at the continuity clinic and is involved in many educational, administrative and volunteer endeavors. His research interests include the impact of policy on access to care and the evaluation of educational interventions to improve professionalism, collaboration, and quality of care. Dr. Earnest is a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at the University of Colorado.
Megan Sandel, MD MPH, is the Associate Director of the GROW clinic at Boston Medical Center, a Principal Investigator with Children’s Health Watch and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health.
She is the former pediatric medical director of Boston Healthcare for the Homeless program, and is a nationally recognized expert on housing and child health. In 1998, she published with other doctors at Boston Medical Center, the DOC4Kids report, a national report on how housing affected child health, the first of its kind, and over the course of her career, Dr. Sandel has written numerous peer reviewed scientific articles and papers on this subject. In 2001, she became the first medical director of the founding site for medical-legal partnerships, Medical-Legal Partnership-Boston, and from 2007-2016 she served as the Medical Director of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership.
She has served as a Principal Investigator for numerous NIH, HUD and foundation grants, working with the Boston Public Health Commission and Massachusetts Department of Public Health to improve the health of vulnerable children, particularly with asthma. She has served on many national boards, including Enterprise Community Partners, and national advisory committees at American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC Advisory Committee for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention.
Hilary Fairbrother is currently the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine at New York University School of Medicine. She is an assistant professor, and is active in multiple research projects concerning medical education. Hilary is also active in organized medicine and currently services as the Vice Chair of the Young Physicians Section for the State of New York, and the national Young Physician Delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates.