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Alumni


2015 - 2016
Rita A. Habib, Pharm.D., M.P.H
Office of U.S. Senator Michael F. Bennet

2014 - 2015
Tracy Rupp, Pharm.D., M.P.H.
Office of U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.
Office of Compliance, U.S. Food & Drug Administration

2013 - 2014
Daniel Nam R.Ph, J.D.
Office of U.S. Senator Michael F. Bennet
Federal Programs for America's Health Insurance Plans

2012 - 2013
Derek Griffing, Pharm.D., MPH
Office of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
United States Food and Drug Administration FDA

2011 - 2012
Sarah Steinhardt, Pharm.D., J.D., MS
Office of  U.S. Senator Ron Wyden
University of South Florida

2010 - 2011
Joshua Paul Lorenz , Pharm.D.
U.S. Senate Committee for Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
University of Cincinnati

2008 - 2010
Stephanie Hammonds, Pharm.D.
U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

2007 - 2008
Anna Legreid Dopp, Pharm.D.
Office of U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman
Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin

2006 - 2007
George Neyarapally, Pharm.D., M.P.H.
Office of Senator Joe Liberman 
Lead Health Policy Analyst at MITRE

 

Fellowship Alumni News


ACCP/ASHP/VCU Health Policy Fellow Honors Senator Ron Wyden

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the ACCP/ASHP/VCU Health Policy Fellow Program, ACCP is leading an effort to honor and recognize the congressional leaders who contributed to the program by placing fellows on their staff.

ACCP/ASHP/VCU Health Policy Fellow Honors Senator Ron Wyden
In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the ACCP/ASHP/VCU Health Policy Fellow Program, ACCP is leading an effort to honor and recognize the congressional leaders who contributed to the program by placing fellows on their staff.

(Left to right: Sarah Steinhardt, Pharm.D.; Senator Ron Wyden)

Former Fellow Sarah Steinhardt, Pharm.D., J.D., M.S., returned to Washington to present a plaque to Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and thank him for his mentorship during the year she spent working in his office. Wyden serves as the Ranking Member on the powerful Senate Finance Committee, which holds jurisdiction over the Medicare program. He is also a leader on efforts to improve care for chronically ill patients by increasing access to specialized team-based care, which rewards providers for improving patient outcomes. Steinhardt was joined by staff from ACCP and ASHP as she presented the plaque. We would like to thank Dr. Steinhardt for participating in this event and for her ongoing support for the Fellow Program.

The program consists of unique health care policy learning experiences in the U.S. Congress and the government affairs offices of ACCP and ASHP. During the 14-month program, fellows contribute to the effective use of scientific, therapeutic, and pharmaceutical knowledge in professional organization and government policy decision-making. The fellow is actively mentored while gaining experience in issue prioritization; policy analysis, legislative evaluation, and policy development; researching the issues of the day; effective writing; and advocacy program development and implementation skills. Integration of these skills becomes the foundation for a future focused on practical policy development and evaluation. The fellow’s responsibilities in a congressional office have typically included researching and writing briefs on health care issues; assisting with policy analyses; drafting memoranda, floor speeches, and questions for panelists at congressional hearings; and planning, organizing, and contributing to the senator or representative’s office policy and management issues for the year.

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