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Atkins Named 2017 AcademyHealth New Investigator

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By Marisa Ramiccio

AcademyHealth, the national organization for health services researchers, policymakers and practitioners, has selected Assistant Professor Danielle Atkins to participate in the 2017 New Investigator Small Grant Program.

As a member of this year's cohort, Atkins will conduct research in the area of maternal and child health, specifically, on the effects that state-level prenatal substance abuse policies have on maternal and infant health outcomes. Her research will be sponsored by the March of Dimes.

Additionally, Atkins will receive complimentary registration to the 2017 AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference, which will take place on Jan. 30 and Jan. 31 in Washington D.C.  

Atkins is one of five academics from across the U.S. who were chosen for the 2017 cohort. The other awardees are:

  • Amanda Brewster - Yale School of Public Health
  • Cara McDermott - University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Caitlin C. Murphy - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Sayeh Nikpay - Vanderbilt University

The AcademyHealth New Investigator Small Grant Program supports health services researchers who are early in their careers by funding innovative and timely research that supports AcademyHealth's misson of moving research into policy and practice. 

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