Institute’s Beth Israel Resident Selected for RWJF Fellowship

Dr. Anita Ravi, a resident at the Institute’s Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Practice, has been selected as a 2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar. Through the program, Dr. Ravi will learn to conduct innovative research and work with communities, organizations, practitioners and policy-makers in order to take a leadership role in improving health and health care in the U.S.

Dr. Ravi will begin her fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in the Fall of 2014, where she will join more than 1,200 distinguished Alumni including RWJF President, Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey.

Dr. Ravi will join the 42ndgroup of Clinical Scholars chosen since the program was started by RWJF in 1972. Clinical Scholars were selected competitively from more than 70 applicants enrolled in medical and surgical residencies across the United States.

“As one of RWJF’s flagship programs, Clinical Scholars is among the most prestigious fellowships awarded to physicians,” said David M. Krol, MD, MPH, FAAP, senior program officer at RWJF and a Clinical Scholars alumnus. “For years, Clinical Scholars have been leaving their mark as White House Fellows; government health officials at the state and federal levels; medical school deans; leaders of private medical institutions; and always as physicians, dedicated to the highest standards of patient care.”

Through the program, scholars will spend two years examining the delivery, impact, and organization of health care. In addition to training in leadership, health policy, and health services research methods, Clinical Scholars are trained in community-based participatory research (CBPR). By engaging community members in the research process, the CBPR model creates a two-way exchange that aims to improve health behaviors while bringing resources and greater visibility to the health issues within a particular community.

Click here for a full list of the 2014 Clinical Scholars.For more information, visit the Clinical Scholars program website.