The H. Richard Nesson Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital was established in 1997 to recognize Dr. Nesson’s 15 years of extraordinary leadership as president of the Hospital and his lifelong commitment to public and community health. Dr. Nesson was one of the nation’s leaders in health care policy and an unfailing advocate for a system that provides both access and quality health care to all of the public.
The H. Richard Nesson Fellowship is a tribute to that legacy. The two-year fellowship is awarded annually to an outstanding and promising health care professional interested in health care policy, local or state community health research, or other community clinical care which addresses society’s critical and emerging health care needs. Individuals selected for the Nesson Fellowship embody Dr. Nesson’s characteristics of trailblazing leadership, the ability to anticipate and shape the future, and a lifelong commitment to provide access and quality health care for all citizens.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2018 H. Richard Nesson Fellowship. Please see below for application details and important deadlines.
Application Deadline: January 12, 2018
Interview of Finalist: February - March 2018
Notification of Recipient: March 2018
Fellowship Begins: July 1, 2018
In order to be considered for the fellowship, applicants must meet the following qualifications:
Interested candidates should apply online by the deadline January 12, 2018 and include the following items:
Progress reports are required from the award recipient prior to the end of each award year. In the final year, fellows are to produce a document outlining the purpose, scope, and results of their particular fellowship, including a set of recommendations for review, consideration, or implementation. Recipients will present this paper and a final lecture upon completion of the fellowship.
Fellows are provided financial support for the duration of the fellowship.
David Kroll, MD, of the Department of Psychiatry, was selected to be BWH’s 2017 H. Richard Nesson Fellow for his project entitled "Overcoming the Problem of No-Shows in Psychiatry." The fellowship begins July 1. As the next Nesson Fellow, Kroll will head up a project that aims to improve access to psychiatric care across BWH by expanding the use of alternative scheduling strategies – including telepsychiatry appointments and a referral-based, walk-in clinic model – in ambulatory Psychiatry practices.
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