Gentry Selected as 2013 – 2014 Health Policy Associate
In 2009, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation contributed a $9 million endowment for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College. The Health Policy Associates program is designed to provide faculty of both Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University with a distinct affiliation and role within the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy. The purpose is to encourage and enhance purpose, training, collegiality, commitment to and support of health policy and social science research.
For the first time, faculty at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy have been accepted into the program. Dr. Chad Gentry, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, was selected from a pool of applicants based upon excellence, qualifications, expertise and commitment to the field of health policy and research as a 2013–2014 Health Policy Associate. Associates are granted a two-year renewable term in the program and receive a variety of benefits through the affiliation, such as priority consideration on grant proposals, pilot programs, externship attendance, manuscript inclusion developed at the center, and meeting access and mentoring from national scholars.