Urban Health Research at the New York Academy of Medicine

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Institute for Urban Health
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A health care executive based in New York City, Dr. Mitchell Blutt serves as the chief executive officer of Consonance Capital. Dr. Mitchell Blutt is also a member of the New York Academy of Medicine, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the overall health of people living in urban settings.

The New York Academy of Medicine hosts the Institute for Urban Health, a policy organization designed to create innovative solutions to health issues in cities. The Institute for Urban Health takes a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to improving urban health. In particular, the Institute focuses on matters such as increasing preventive care and healthy aging and eliminating health disparities.

To accomplish its mission, the Institute for Urban Health conducts a variety of studies using quantitative and qualitative research. The organization partners chiefly with health care systems and health departments across New York City, as well as local universities and community organizations. The Institute for Urban Health performs its research through units such as the Center for Health Innovation, which focuses on the most important determinants of health on a broad scale.

The New York Academy of Medicine Library Appoints Artist in Residence

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New York Academy of Medicine
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A physician and business leader focused on healthcare investment, Dr. Mitchell Blutt serves as CEO of Consonance Capital, a New York City-based firm he founded in 2005. Additionally, he has taught as a professor at Weill Cornell Medical College for nearly three decades. Over the course of his career, Dr. Mitchell Blutt has maintained memberships in organizations such as The New York Academy of Medicine.

In addition to pursuing various research, policy, and program initiatives, The New York Academy of Medicine oversees a library that features a world-renowned collection of texts and other materials on medicine and public health. Recently, the Academy announced that Kriota Willberg will serve as the library’s first-ever Artist in Residence.

Willberg, a visual artist who teaches musculoskeletal anatomy to other artists as well as dancers and massage therapists, has collaborated with the academy in the past on anatomy drawing workshops and demonstrations. As the library’s Artist in Residence, she will explore the intersections between art and the body sciences and will hold workshops and classes for peers and students.

More information about Kriota Willberg and her appointment as the Artist in Residence at the New York Academy of Medicine’s library can be found at www.nyam.org/news.

NY Academy of Medicine Fellowship Promotes Health Care Policy Research

New York Academy of Medicine – The Iago Galdston Lecture

Iago Galdston Lecture

Iago Galdston Lecture
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A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Dr. Mitchell Blutt leads health care investment firm Consonance Capital as chief executive officer. Dr. Mitchell Blutt remains active in his professional community and belongs to the New York Academy of Medicine, which offers a number of endowed lectures, including the Iago Galdston Lecture.

Every year, the New York Academy of Medicine invites a prominent scholar with expertise in the historic, humanistic, and philosophic aspects of medicine as part of the academy’s Iago Galdston Lecture. Since 1989, the academy has held this annual lecture in honor of Russian-born psychiatrist Dr. Iago Galdston, who became a staff member of the academy in 1928.

Dr. Galdston established a program that eventually became the academy’s Medical Information Bureau, which shared information with the press and public. Also an author, he wrote a column for the New York Academy of Medicine, through which he shared vital medical information with readers of 200 newspapers.

After Dr. Galdston passed away in 1989, his family established the Academy’s Iago Galdston Lectureship in his honor.