Richard C. Wender: Government Director of the Heart for Public Well being Initiatives

Richard C. Wender: Government Director of the Heart for Public Well being Initiatives

Richard C. Wender: Government Director of the Heart for Public Well being Initiatives

Daybreak Bonnell, Senior Vice Provost for Analysis, introduced the appointment of Richard C. Wender as Government Director of the Heart for Public Well being Initiatives (CPHI), efficient July 1, 2022.

“Richard Wender is uniquely certified to steer CPHI,” stated Dr. Bonnell. “He’s dedicated to main groups that share his ardour for addressing the social determinants of well being to realize well being fairness and social justice. His profession in drugs and public well being has demonstrated his lifelong give attention to major care, group well being and decreasing well being inequalities. As we emerge from a public well being disaster, it is a pivotal second to revitalize public well being training, analysis and apply throughout Penn campuses.

dr Wender is a professor and chair of the Division of Household Medication and Neighborhood Well being on the Perelman Faculty of Medication. Earlier than becoming a member of Penn in August 2020, Dr. Wender was the American Most cancers Society’s first Chief Most cancers Management Officer from 2013 to 2020 and spent 33 years within the Division of Household and Neighborhood Medication at Thomas Jefferson College, together with 12 years as an alumni professor and chair.

As Chief Most cancers Management Officer of the American Most cancers Society, Dr. Wender launched a transformative nationwide initiative to realize 80 p.c colorectal most cancers screening charges, a nationwide and world marketing campaign to extend HPV immunization charges, and a company-wide effort to construct more healthy communities.

Based in 2007, CPHI is a university-wide middle that advances public well being analysis and apply, encourages multidisciplinary collaboration, and fosters significant partnerships between group and academia. It additionally capabilities because the organizational dwelling and tutorial base for Penn’s multidisciplinary, multidisciplinary Masters in Public Well being (MPH) program. DR

Wender succeeds Jennifer Pinto-Martin, the Viola MacInnes/Independence Professor of Nursing, who’s stepping down after main the middle since 2013.

dr Wender earned a BS from Princeton College and an MD from Penn and accomplished his residency in household drugs at Thomas Jefferson College.

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