The heart of NYU Wagner's programs is our faculty. An amalgam of full-time, clinical/research/visiting, and adjunct professors, they are outstanding teachers, expert researchers and committed practitioners.
On March 5, the Health Policy and Management Program hosted its 8th Annual Health Adjunct and Affiliate Luncheon in honor of its adjunct faculty, Residency Program preceptors and program affiliates. Held at the Greenberg Lounge at the NYU School of Law, the event featured a presentation on the lessons learned from 9/11 by Theresa Bischoff, president of NYU Hospitals Center.
Following the opening remarks by Dean Jo Ivey Boufford and Professor Anthony Kovner, director of the Wagner School’s Health Program, faculty members presented ACE Awards (Adjunct/Affiliate Committed to Excellence) to three individuals in recognition of their outstanding commitment and contribution to the program: Cindy Boester, regional manager for the coding, compliance & education division for QuadraMed; Robert Jacobs, president of Health Resources Optimization, Inc.; and Nancy O'Toole, vice president of operations in clinical services at St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center.
U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton visited NYU Wagner on April 23 to speak about urban poverty. The audience of invited guests included current and former government officials, educators, and the heads of labor unions, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations. Introduced by Wagner Professor Rogan Kersh, the senator explored such issues as the growth of the prison population, unemployment, education, family, health care, and middle class security. Entitled the 'Working Cities Forum', and moderated by WNBC-TV political correspondent Jay DeDapper, the event was one of an ongoing series of conversations with presidential candidates cosponsored by the Community Service Society of New York and 32BJ Service Employees International Union. A transcript of the senator's comments is to be posted on the organizations' web sites.