Ben Affleck to receive honorary doctorate

Ben Affleck to receive honorary doctorate

PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 25 (UPI) -- "Argo" actor-director-producer Ben Affleck will receive an honorary doctorate from Rhode Island's Brown University, the Ivy League school said.

By 2030, 67 percent of Mississippi obese

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- By 2030, 67 percent of Mississippi is slated to be obese, while the District of Columbia is estimated to be 32.6 percent obese, researchers say.

Number of uninsured rise in U.S.

PRINCETON, N.J., March 24 (UPI) -- The costs employees pay for health insurance have risen nearly eight times faster than the average U.S. income, a private study released Tuesday revealed.

Churches offering healthcare services

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A U.S. survey of churches found 70 percent seek to minister to their communities by providing healthcare services.

Foundation fights childhood obesity

PRINCETON, N.J., April 4 (UPI) -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of Princeton, N.J., announced plans for a $500 million program aimed at combating childhood obesity.

Survey finds support for disparity data

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Just over half of U.S. residents surveyed for a study released Tuesday favored laws for collecting racial and ethnic data to address healthcare disparities.

Millions of U.S. children are uninsured

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- The number of uninsured children in the United States has declined despite federal studies showing an increase in the overall number of uninsured Americans.

Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey (born 1954) is the President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, America's largest philanthropy devoted to health and health care. She is the first woman and the first African-American to head the Foundation, which has an endowment of about $10 billion and distributes more than $400 million a year .

Born in Seattle, Washington, in 1954, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey earned her M.D. at Harvard Medical School and completed her internship and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. In 1984 she was named a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, and received her master of business administration degree in health care administration from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business in 1986. She is master and former regent of the American College of Physicians, where she chaired its committees on ethics and human rights. .

Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey joined the Foundation in April 2001 as a senior vice president and director of its Health Care Group, overseeing all grantmaking and programs related to the Foundation's efforts in the areas of access and chronic illness care. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served in a variety of roles at the University of Pennsylvania. She was director of the Institute on Aging, University of Pennsylvania; chief of the division of geriatric medicine; Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine and Health Care Systems; and associate chief of staff for geriatrics and extended care for the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center. She also served in the United States Department of Health and Human Services as deputy administrator of the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research (now known as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality). Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey was a member of the White House Task Force on Health Care Reform and served as a consultant to the White House on issues of health policy.

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