Conference on Social Theory, Politics and the Arts, Oct. 11-13
On October 11th, 12th and 13th, the Conference on Social Theory, Politics and the Arts (STP&A) -- the premier arts and cultural policy conference - will be conducted for the first time in more than a decade in New York City, and the first time ever at NYU. The 33rd annual conference, which was held last year in Vienna, Austria, will be chaired by NYU Wagner Professor Ruth Ann Stewart. It begins Thursday evening, Oct. 11, 2007, with an opening reception in the Puck Building in Manhattan, the landmark home of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. About 200 scholars, artists, and cultural-organization leaders from 26 countries and 22 states throughout the U.S. are expected to attend the conference and share their professional experience and research findings through papers and panels. The six conference themes are: Artists, Activism, and Social Change; Leadership in, of, and through the Arts; Sustaining Cultural Industries and Organizations; Role of the Arts in Bridging Ethnic, Cultural, and Regional Differences; Cultural Planning, Development, and Economics; Urban Revitalization and the Arts.
The online conference schedule can be found at http://stpa.culture.info. Anyone interested in attending this exciting event may contact the Conference Coordinator, Darren Flusche, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Sandman, Ph.D., Named President and CEO of New York State Health Foundation
"David's experience and expertise in the world of New York health care, public policy, and in philanthropy position him perfectly to lead NYSHealth in its next chapter," said Ellen Rautenberg, Chair of the Foundation's Board of Directors. "His passion for our work is palpable, and he balances that with the patience and pragmatism required to effect meaningful social change."
Dr. Sandman said he was honored to be chosen. "In its first 10 years, the Foundation has established itself as a vital player working to help New Yorkers stay healthy and ensure our health care system meets patients' needs," he said. "I look forward to building on that work, focusing our energy in these important areas, and being responsive to new opportunities."
Dr. Sandman will begin his new role effective March 1, 2016, following the departure of founding President and CEO James R. Knickman, Ph.D., who is joining the faculty of New York University, where he will have a joint appointment in NYU Wagner and the NYU Langone Medical Center's Department of Population Health. Dr. Knickman will hold the Robert Derzon Chair in Health and Public Service.
"All of us on the NYSHealth Board are grateful to Jim Knickman for his leadership of the organization since its inception," said Ms. Rautenberg. "He shaped the Foundation into a strong force in New York's health landscape that has made a meaningful difference for the health and wellbeing of New Yorkers."
Doctoral Dissertations Defended
Congratulations to Patrice Iatarola and David Sandman for successfully defending their dissertations in the Fall 2001 term.
- Equity and Distribution of Resources and Performance Across Elementary and Middle Schools within Large Urban School Districts: Evidence from NYC, by Patrice Iatarola. Committee: L. Stiefel (Chair), A. Schwartz, R. Berne, N. Fruchter, and D. Denison.
- Man to Man: The Impact of Male Patient and Physician Gender Concordance on Receipt of Preventative Care, by David Sandman. Committee: J. Billings (Chair), J. Blustein, J. Cantor, J. Boufford and D. Delia.
Doctoral Program Grad Receives AJPH "Paper of the Year" Award
Frederico C. Guanais, who earned his Ph.D. at NYU Wagner, is a recipient of the 2013 "Paper of the Year" award from the American Journal of Public Health. Guanais was recognized for his article entitled “The Combined Effects of the Expansion of Primary Health Care and Conditional Cash Transfers on Infant Mortality in Brazil, 1998-2010.”
AJPH’s editors termed Guanais’ article “an innovative paper looking at the synergic effects of two government programs, from two different areas, on infant mortality. Using a relatively innovative approach, the paper exemplifies something that the public health community has been emphasizing for ages: the importance of intersectoral approaches.”
Guanais received his Ph.D. in 2006. He wrote his dissertation on primary care in Brazil.
Doctoral Publications and News
- Colin Chellman with faculty member Dwight Denison: "Double Bottom Line Investment: Responsible Investing in Nonprofit Organizations," Journal for Nonprofit Management, Summer 2001, pp. 46-65.
- Melissa M. Bottrell, James F. O'Sullivan, and Melissa A. Robbins ('01) (with co-authors Ethel L. Mitty and Mathy D. Mezey): "Transferring dying nursing home residents to the hospital: DON perspectives on the nurse's role in transfer decisions," Geriatric Nursing, 2001, pp. 313-17.
- Allon Yaroni (with co-author David Rosenbloom): "The Transferability of New Public Management Reforms: Caveats from Israel," Israel Affairs, Summer 2001, pp. 81-99.
- Wagner PHD student Laura Peck has been appointed Assistant Professor at the Arizona State University School of Public Affairs.
Evaluating the World Bank
The panel included Angus Deaton (Chair), Princeton University; Kenneth Rogoff, Harvard University; Abhijit Banerjee, M.I.T.; and Nora Lustig, Director of the Poverty Group at UNDP.
NYU Wagner�s Professor Jonathan Morduch participated in the review with responsibility for evaluating research on finance and private sector development.
The report with responses by Francois Bourgignon, the Chief Economist, and Joseph Stiglitz, a former Chief Economist, is available at: http://econ.worldbank.org
In January, 2007, Professor Morduch was invited to join the Editorial Board of the World Bank Economic Review, the world�s most widely read scholarly economic journal. His term ends in December 2009.