2017 Population Health Summit
A pioneer in the field of healthcare investing, Dr. Mitchell Blutt holds a degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The first medical doctor in the healthcare investment business, Mitchell Blutt currently applies his expertise as the CEO of Consonance Capital and he is also a member of the New York Academy of Medicine.
The New York Academy of Medicine is a public health organization that specializes in urban health advocacy. Founded in 1847, the organization actively engages in research and policy studies in addition to other programming initiatives and events for those engaged in the public health professions.
One such event, the 2017 Population Health Summit, is scheduled for December 11, 2017, at the academy’s facility in New York City. The New York State Health Foundation is sponsoring the summit, which focuses on population health and the many factors that can affect it. For example, past workshops have addressed the importance of coordination between the health care and social service sectors as well as the non-medical determinants of a population’s overall health. Additional information on this year’s event, which is designed as a retrospective on the successes and challenges of all four past summits, can be found at www.nyam.org.
New York Academy of Medicine
Mitchell Blutt, MD, is a pioneer in the private healthcare sector, the first doctor to successfully transition from practicing clinical medicine to a role as a professional healthcare investor. Now serving as CEO of Consonance Capital in New York City, Mitchell Blutt, MD is involved in a number of health-related organizations, including the New York Academy of Medicine.
For 22 years, the New York Academy of Medicine has awarded the Rudin Glaucoma Prize to physicians and researchers who demonstrate excellence in studying glaucoma as evidenced by their high-level contributions to peer-reviewed scientific journals. For the 2017 calendar year, the academy chose Mary Kelly, PhD, of Oregon Health & Science University as its winner, recognizing her paper titled, “Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Restore Function in a Human Cell Loss Model of Open-Angle Glaucoma.”
The groundbreaking research discussed in this article is the first to show that stem cells can be used to deal with the baseline biological causes of glaucoma. Standard treatment manages the symptoms, but the use of stem cells could potentially give doctors a way to reverse the condition instead.
Addiction Speaker Series
Mitchell Blutt, MD, is CEO and founder of Consonance Capital , a healthcare investment firm based in New York City. Dr. Mitchell Blutt also serves as a clinical assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and is a former member of the advisory board for CASA, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.
CASA, founded in 1992, strives to “connect science with policy and practice” in the field of addiction and substance abuse, with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of those afflicted both directly and indirectly by this destructive illness.
To date, CASA researchers have published more than 200 articles on substance abuse and addiction. In addition, the organization is dedicated to keeping the public informed on the importance of preventing substance use by children, and the misunderstood nature of addiction, which is often seen as a choice rather than an illness. CASA also highlights nationwide shortcomings such as the mere two cents of every dollar of federal spending received each year for addiction prevention and treatment.
The organization’s Addiction Speaker Series brings in experts whose talks on topics as diverse as “Digital Interventions to Reduce Problem Substance Use” and “Adolescent Substance Misuse Prevention” are available both live at CASA’s New York office, and as webinars. The series is free but the live events require registration.
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A respected voice in the health care investment sector, Mitchell Blutt, MD, serves as chief executive officer of Consonance Capital in New York City. An alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania, Mitchell Blutt, MD, serves on the Board of Overseers for the college’s School of Arts and Sciences.
The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences recently announced that Harold L. Dibble will serve as the school’s Francis E. Johnston Endowed Term Professor. An anthropology professor at the school, Dibble is also the main curator for the Penn Museum’s European archaeology area and has previously served on the museum’s Laboratory Committee, along with other key positions during his career at Penn.
A leading anthropological researcher, Dibble specializes in Paleolithic human origin studies focused on North Africa and Western Europe. In his research work, he leads two high-profile archaeological digs in the Pech de l’Azé IV and La Ferrassie areas of France.