Robert Wood Johnson fellow at CBO

January 7, 2008

After a brief break from blogging during the holidays, I will begin regular entries again today...

This morning, our first Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow joins CBO. The RWJ fellowship program is sponsored by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, and is extremely well-regarded in both health and policy circles. As part of our ongoing effort to augment our already exceptional internal resources on health care policy, we're excited about hosting an RWJ fellow.

Our RWJ fellow this year is Dr. Renee Fox. Dr. Fox is Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Marylands School of Medicine in Baltimore. While at CBO, she will help review the various health-related publications we issue, help inform our scoring process with a real-world view of how medicine is practiced, and co-author CBO reports.

Dr. Fox is a graduate of Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences and received her M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She remained in Rochester to complete her pediatric residency at the University of Rochester, later joining the fellowship program at the Joint Program for Neonatology at the Harvard Medical School. In 1986 she joined the faculty at the University of Maryland. In 2004-2005 she was a fellow in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women at Drexel College of Medicine, an in-depth program focused on preparing senior women faculty to move into leadership positions in academic medicine. She is the Head of the Division of Neonatology, Consortium Chief of Hospital Based Programs, Director of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Medical Co-Director of the Maryland Regional Neonatal Transport Program, a joint program of the University of Maryland Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins Childrens Center. Dr. Fox has served as chairman of the Perinatal Advisory Committee for the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System.