Event Title

Service Learning: Addressing Health Disparities Here and Abroad

Start Date

1-30-2017 10:30 AM

End Date

1-30-2017 11:00 AM

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Ellen Plumb, MD

Ellen Plumb is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine at both Thomas Jefferson University and Christiana Care Health System. She is the Family Medicine Clerkship Director and a core global health faculty member of the Global Health Residency Track in Family Medicine at Christiana Care Health System. She is also the Director of Special Programs and helps lead the Rwanda Health and Healing Program for Sidney Kimmel Medical College. Dr. Plumb also holds an adjunct appointment with TJU’s College of Population Health, where she teaches the introductory global health course.

She received her undergraduate training in anthropology and public health from Boston University and completed her medical, residency, and research and faculty development fellowship training at Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Plumb’s longitudinal global health work has been in Uganda and Rwanda and her areas of expertise and interest are global health education program development and evaluation, trauma and global mental health, refugee health, human rights/asylum, and community-based research methods.

Marc Altshuler, MD

Marc Altshuler is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Altshuler also serves as an Attending Physician and the Associate Resident Director for the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Altshuler’s volunteer work began in the late 1990’s with his involvement in Jeff HOPE, the Medical College’s free student-run clinic serving the homeless community of Philadelphia. Dr. Altshuler’s passion for the underserved community’s health has expanded beyond the homeless population to the refugee population in Philadelphia.

In 2007, Dr. Altshuler started and is now serving as the Director of the Jefferson Center for Refugee Health (CRH), the largest medical provider of refugee healthcare in Philadelphia. At CRH, refugee clients receive comprehensive care in a medical home model. This model has been recognized both locally and nationally, and replicated throughout Philadelphia, as well as several other U.S. cities. In 2010, Dr. Altshuler worked closely with the Nationalities Service Center, a local refugee resettlement center, to form the Philadelphia Refugee Health Collaborative, a coalition of local refugee resettlement agencies and eight area medical clinics, focusing on comprehensive refugee health care. Dr. Altshuler has been recognized for his work, both locally and nationally, where he has routinely presented at national conferences, as well as published articles in several peer-reviewed medical journals.

Jack Ludmir, MD

Jack Ludmir is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the former Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital, and the Past Chair of the Governing Council, Maternal and Child Health for the American Hospital Association. A graduate of Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has been on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University for the last thirty years.

Dr. Ludmir was awarded the Alfred Stengel Penn Health System Champion Award for improving and transforming the entire University of Pennsylvania Health System’s Obstetrical Services, ensuring that every patient has a right to prenatal care. He is a founder of the Academy of Master Clinicians at Penn Medicine. He was the President of Women and Children’s Health Services, a not for profit organization devoted to the care of women from the surrounding community and a co-founder of Puentes de Salud and Latina Community Health Services. The Maternity Care Coalition in Philadelphia awarded him the Spirit of Motherhood Award for strengthening families and inspiring change every day and The March of Dimes gave him the Roosevelt Award for Service to Humanity.

Dr. Ludmir is currently serving as the liaison coordinator between The Federation of Latin American Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FLASOG) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). He has established formal relationships with several universities in Latin America and Botswana to improve the care of women, including exchange programs involving residents and attending physicians, and is a leader in Latin America to improve the safety and quality of obstetric care. In recognition for these services he received the Outstanding District Service Award and the Community Service Award from ACOG, and has received honorary degrees from several universities in Latin America.

James D. Plumb, MD, MPH

James Plumb is a Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Vice Chair of Community Medicine. A 1969 Honors graduate of the University of Virginia and a 1974 AOA graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Plumb joined the Thomas Jefferson University Family Medicine Residency Program in 1974, then served as Residency Director from 1977-1982. In 2003, he received his Master’s in Public Health Degree from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Since 1995, Dr. Plumb has maintained a clinical practice in Lower North Philadelphia, in partnership with Project H.O.M.E., which serves uninsured and formerly homeless individuals. This site serves as a clerkship and elective site for medical students interested in population health. In 2002 he helped initiate the TJUH Center for Urban Health and has fostered partnerships with organizations serving five underserved, diverse neighborhoods. Together with its partners, the Center has received over eleven million dollars in grants and contracts to date that have supported innovative community-based public health programs.

For the past eight years, Dr. Plumb has been involved in the Rwanda Health and Healing Project in Gisenyi, Rwanda, and served as a visiting lecturer at the National University of Rwanda in Butare. He has also developed an exchange program involving Rwandan Medical students coming to Jefferson to experience the interface between medical and public health education. To date, 28 students from Rwanda have spent two months at Jefferson, and more than 100 Jefferson students have travelled to Rwanda.

Susan Wainwright, PT, PhD

Susan Wainwright is an Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Physical Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Wainwright received a Bachelor of Science in Health Science, a Masters in Physical Therapy and a Masters in Neurology, all from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, now University of the Sciences. She subsequently received a PhD in physical therapy from Temple University. She is a physical therapy educator with more than 25 years of experience in academic and clinical education. She is a recipient of the 2009 Bright Idea Award, a peer nominated education award.

She is a qualitative researcher with numerous publications, and national and international presentations on her research interests that include professionalism and ethics, the development of expertise, clinical reasoning, and educational outcomes. She is the Secretary of the Qualitative Research Special Interest Group and member of the Programming Committee of the Research Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. In addition to professional service activities in research, Dr. Wainwright is involved locally and nationally in professional service. She serves as treasurer for the Southeast District of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. She is currently an editorial board member for the Journal of Physical Therapy Education. She will assume the position of editor of this international journal July 2017. She is an on-site reviewer for the Commission for Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education. She provides consultation to Doctor of Physical Therapy programs on curriculum development and assessment. Her prior clinical practice has focused on adult neurologic rehabilitation, specifically adults s/p stroke and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Wainwright currently participates in global health service initiatives locally through the TJU DPT / Methodist pro bono physical therapy practice as well as globally providing physical therapy service in Guatemala in collaboration with Hearts in Motion.

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Jan 30th, 10:30 AM Jan 30th, 11:00 AM

Service Learning: Addressing Health Disparities Here and Abroad

Ellen Plumb, MD

Ellen Plumb is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine at both Thomas Jefferson University and Christiana Care Health System. She is the Family Medicine Clerkship Director and a core global health faculty member of the Global Health Residency Track in Family Medicine at Christiana Care Health System. She is also the Director of Special Programs and helps lead the Rwanda Health and Healing Program for Sidney Kimmel Medical College. Dr. Plumb also holds an adjunct appointment with TJU’s College of Population Health, where she teaches the introductory global health course.

She received her undergraduate training in anthropology and public health from Boston University and completed her medical, residency, and research and faculty development fellowship training at Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Plumb’s longitudinal global health work has been in Uganda and Rwanda and her areas of expertise and interest are global health education program development and evaluation, trauma and global mental health, refugee health, human rights/asylum, and community-based research methods.

Marc Altshuler, MD

Marc Altshuler is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Altshuler also serves as an Attending Physician and the Associate Resident Director for the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Altshuler’s volunteer work began in the late 1990’s with his involvement in Jeff HOPE, the Medical College’s free student-run clinic serving the homeless community of Philadelphia. Dr. Altshuler’s passion for the underserved community’s health has expanded beyond the homeless population to the refugee population in Philadelphia.

In 2007, Dr. Altshuler started and is now serving as the Director of the Jefferson Center for Refugee Health (CRH), the largest medical provider of refugee healthcare in Philadelphia. At CRH, refugee clients receive comprehensive care in a medical home model. This model has been recognized both locally and nationally, and replicated throughout Philadelphia, as well as several other U.S. cities. In 2010, Dr. Altshuler worked closely with the Nationalities Service Center, a local refugee resettlement center, to form the Philadelphia Refugee Health Collaborative, a coalition of local refugee resettlement agencies and eight area medical clinics, focusing on comprehensive refugee health care. Dr. Altshuler has been recognized for his work, both locally and nationally, where he has routinely presented at national conferences, as well as published articles in several peer-reviewed medical journals.

Jack Ludmir, MD

Jack Ludmir is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the former Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital, and the Past Chair of the Governing Council, Maternal and Child Health for the American Hospital Association. A graduate of Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has been on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University for the last thirty years.

Dr. Ludmir was awarded the Alfred Stengel Penn Health System Champion Award for improving and transforming the entire University of Pennsylvania Health System’s Obstetrical Services, ensuring that every patient has a right to prenatal care. He is a founder of the Academy of Master Clinicians at Penn Medicine. He was the President of Women and Children’s Health Services, a not for profit organization devoted to the care of women from the surrounding community and a co-founder of Puentes de Salud and Latina Community Health Services. The Maternity Care Coalition in Philadelphia awarded him the Spirit of Motherhood Award for strengthening families and inspiring change every day and The March of Dimes gave him the Roosevelt Award for Service to Humanity.

Dr. Ludmir is currently serving as the liaison coordinator between The Federation of Latin American Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FLASOG) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). He has established formal relationships with several universities in Latin America and Botswana to improve the care of women, including exchange programs involving residents and attending physicians, and is a leader in Latin America to improve the safety and quality of obstetric care. In recognition for these services he received the Outstanding District Service Award and the Community Service Award from ACOG, and has received honorary degrees from several universities in Latin America.

James D. Plumb, MD, MPH

James Plumb is a Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Vice Chair of Community Medicine. A 1969 Honors graduate of the University of Virginia and a 1974 AOA graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Plumb joined the Thomas Jefferson University Family Medicine Residency Program in 1974, then served as Residency Director from 1977-1982. In 2003, he received his Master’s in Public Health Degree from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Since 1995, Dr. Plumb has maintained a clinical practice in Lower North Philadelphia, in partnership with Project H.O.M.E., which serves uninsured and formerly homeless individuals. This site serves as a clerkship and elective site for medical students interested in population health. In 2002 he helped initiate the TJUH Center for Urban Health and has fostered partnerships with organizations serving five underserved, diverse neighborhoods. Together with its partners, the Center has received over eleven million dollars in grants and contracts to date that have supported innovative community-based public health programs.

For the past eight years, Dr. Plumb has been involved in the Rwanda Health and Healing Project in Gisenyi, Rwanda, and served as a visiting lecturer at the National University of Rwanda in Butare. He has also developed an exchange program involving Rwandan Medical students coming to Jefferson to experience the interface between medical and public health education. To date, 28 students from Rwanda have spent two months at Jefferson, and more than 100 Jefferson students have travelled to Rwanda.

Susan Wainwright, PT, PhD

Susan Wainwright is an Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Physical Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Wainwright received a Bachelor of Science in Health Science, a Masters in Physical Therapy and a Masters in Neurology, all from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, now University of the Sciences. She subsequently received a PhD in physical therapy from Temple University. She is a physical therapy educator with more than 25 years of experience in academic and clinical education. She is a recipient of the 2009 Bright Idea Award, a peer nominated education award.

She is a qualitative researcher with numerous publications, and national and international presentations on her research interests that include professionalism and ethics, the development of expertise, clinical reasoning, and educational outcomes. She is the Secretary of the Qualitative Research Special Interest Group and member of the Programming Committee of the Research Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. In addition to professional service activities in research, Dr. Wainwright is involved locally and nationally in professional service. She serves as treasurer for the Southeast District of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. She is currently an editorial board member for the Journal of Physical Therapy Education. She will assume the position of editor of this international journal July 2017. She is an on-site reviewer for the Commission for Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education. She provides consultation to Doctor of Physical Therapy programs on curriculum development and assessment. Her prior clinical practice has focused on adult neurologic rehabilitation, specifically adults s/p stroke and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Wainwright currently participates in global health service initiatives locally through the TJU DPT / Methodist pro bono physical therapy practice as well as globally providing physical therapy service in Guatemala in collaboration with Hearts in Motion.