Congratulations to the Welch Center's Dr. Lisa Cooper who was just selected to serve in the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Cooper is an internationally regarded expert in physician-patient communication and in the study of health disparities in medical practice. Besides her position on the Core Faculty of the Welch Center, Dr. Cooper holds joint appointments in the Division of General Internal Medicine and in the JHSPH Departments of Epidemiology and of Health Policy and Mangement. GIM Director Dr. Frederick Brancati remarked, "The announcement brings great honor to the institution, and not a small amount of new work and responsibilities for Dr. Cooper. We're proud of you, Lisa!"
The Institute of Medicine is a component of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the National Academies. The Institute of Medicine advises the nation on matters of health.