CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, and CRI Board Member David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., FAAFP, FACPM, FACP, participated with other past U.S. Surgeons General in a discussion panel at the American Society of Transplant Surgeons State of the Art Winter Symposium attended by transplant physicians, scientists, and allied health care professionals. The panel, “Transforming the Landscape of Organ Access and Transplantation: Surgeons General Perspectives,” focused on ways in which communication with the public could be used to improve awareness and organ donation.
CRI Senior Advisor for Disruptive Health Technologies Ted Vickey, M.S., led a panel discussion about using fitness devices and the data they collect to be healthier and maximize competitive performance at the FitnessTech Summit during the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show.
CRI Board Member Michael Shannon has been selected by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans to be inducted into its Member Class of 2016. The honor is annually bestowed upon recognized leaders who have succeeded, despite facing adversity, and who are committed to both philanthropy and higher education.
Michael is chairman of KSL Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity business in the hospitality, real estate and leisure industries. He currently serves on the boards of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, the University of Wisconsin Foundation, the Vail Valley Foundation, and Eisenhower Medical Center, and the Mayo Clinic Global Advisory Council, and is chairman of Vail Health Services. He is also a member of the World Presidents’ Organization.
Speaking at the historic New York 92nd Street Y, CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, discussed the best of traditional and alternative therapies, behavioral science, and exercise physiology to help maintain a strong, agile mind.
CRI’s Andrew Pleasant and Chuck Palm Present at 2015 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
CRI Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., and CRI Life Enhancement Program Manager Chuck Palm, M.P.H., offered four CRI presentations at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting to show how CRI partnerships and programs are improving people’s lives in low-income communities. Presentations included the successful initial pilot of the CRI Healthy Community Program, how complementary and alternative medicine practices are integrated into the CRI Life Enhancement Program (CRI LEP), CRI LEP outcomes related to improving health in Hispanic communities, and how CRI builds sustainable community partnerships such as the Canyon Ranch Institute Savannah Partnership (CRISP) in Savannah, GA. Andrew also led a roundtable about youth-led hands-on cooking and nutrition demonstrations.
CRI’s Andrew Pleasant Moderates Health Literacy Session at International Conference on Communication in Healthcare
CRI Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., moderated an interest group session focused on health literacy at the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare. The conference, attended by more than 500 people from over 30 countries, is focused on research and teaching methods related to communication and relationships in health care.
CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, delivered the keynote address at the leadership education conference for Carolinas Healthcare System senior executives, board members, and advisors.
CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, delivered the keynote address at a Greater Tucson Fire Foundation workshop for first responders. Attendees included police officers, firefighters, emergency medical service professionals, and mental and behavioral health professionals.
The keynote presentation by CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, focused on leadership in all settings. Approximately 900 clinicians, and medical group leaders participated in this annual conference of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc./HealthCare Partners Medical Group Inc.
Lyla Hernandez, M.P.H., a Senior Program Officer at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and Staff Director of IOM’s Roundtable on Health Literacy, led a discussion with CRI team members about the structure and function of the Institute of Medicine, with which CRI has been involved in numerous projects. Lyla explained how the IOM draws on the expertise of a broad range of sectors – including government, academic and research institutions, health care systems, advocacy groups, non-profits, and the private sector – to provide decision makers with reliable evidence.
Paul Lam, M.D., of Sydney, Australia, an internationally recognized tai chi expert, family physician, and founder of the Tai Chi for Health Institute, spoke at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and led workshops with CRI and Canyon Ranch team members as a Canyon Ranch Institute Visiting Scholar. His workshops focused on the benefits of tai chi, especially as a way to prevent falls.