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CHFM ANNOUNCES RECIPIENT OF ANNUAL SANDRA L. PANTHER HISTORY OF FAMILY MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP

May 20, 2019

The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) announced today the recipient of the 2019 Sandra L. Panther Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine.

Timothy J. Hoff, PhD of Boston, Massachusetts has been awarded the CHFM’s Ninth Annual Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine for his project “The Family Physician Career Evolution Study: A Multi-Level Analysis”.  

Dr. Hoff currently serves as Professor of Management, Health Care Systems, and Health Policy, at Northeastern University in Boston. In addition, he also serves as a Visiting Associate Fellow and Scholar at the University of Oxford in the UK.

An accomplished health services research scholar well known for his work studying primary care system transformation and physician workforce issues, Dr. Hoff is the author of two books focusing on the evolution of primary care work (Practice Under Pressure: Primary Care Physicians and Their Work in the 21st Century, published by Rutgers University Press) and the doctor-patient relationship in an era of corporatized and retail-oriented primary care (Next in Line: Lowered Care Expectations in the Age of Retail- and Value-Based Health, published by Oxford University Press). In addition, he is also the co-editor of a seminal volume on transformations in the health care workforce, published by Oxford University Press (The Healthcare Professional Workforce: Understanding Human Capital in a Changing Industry), and writes frequently for publications on issues relating to changes occurring within the US health system, health care innovation, primary care, physician attitudes and behavior, and health care quality.

Dr. Hoff’s fellowship project “The Family Physician Career Evolution Study: A Multi-Level Analysis,” will examine the current evolution of family medicine careers through a multi-level analysis that includes 80-100 in-depth interviews with family physicians at all career stages, and archival analysis focused on select materials found at the Center for History in Family Medicine. According to Dr. Hoff, “The overall study aim is to generate knowledge around how family medicine careers are changing, within the context of a changing specialty landscape, larger health system changes, and the disruptive forces now affecting the U.S. primary care system.”

On receiving the news that he had been awarded the fellowship, Dr. Hoff said, “I am honored and thrilled to receive the Sandra L. Panther Fellowship.  I have devoted much of my scholarly research career to studying primary care and the health care workforce, in particular family physicians and their work.  I also worked in a family medicine residency program and urban primary care practice before going into academia.  I truly believe that a well-functioning primary care system is a vital resource for producing high quality, affordable health care.”

The CHFM presently sponsors one $2,000 Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine each year. Named the Sandra L. Panther Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine in honor of former AAFP Foundation executive director Sandra L. “Sandy” Panther, interested family physicians, residents, students, other health professionals, historians, scholars, educators, scientists and others are invited to apply for the 2020 Fellowship. For more information, please visit the Center’s website(www.aafpfoundation.org).

Housed at AAFP headquarters and administered by the non-profit AAFP Foundation, the Center for the History of Family Medicine serves as the principal resource center for the collection, conservation, study, exhibition, and dissemination of materials relating to the evolving history of the specialty of Family Medicine in the United States for the benefit of the specialty and the public.  For more information on the Center, please contact Center staff via telephone at 1-800-274-2237 (ext. 6007), via fax at (913) 906-6095, via e-mail at chfm@aafp.org, or visit our web site(www.aafpfoundation.org).

 

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HISTORY CENTER RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE

January 2019

The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) has passed the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Core Documents Verification, an important milestone in its ongoing efforts to demonstrate excellence and meet standards and best practices.

Earning Core Documents Verification means that the AAM, the premier national professional organization for the museum industry, has verified, through a thorough expert review, that the Center has an appropriate educational mission; and ethics, planning, emergency, and collections stewardship policies in place that reflect standard practices of professional museums. These elements were evaluated because they are deemed essential for every institution that identifies itself as a professional member of the museum field.

Of the nation's more than more than 35,000 museums, less than 1,200-or only about 3%- have passed the AAM’s Core Documents Verification process. In the State of Kansas, the CHFM is only one of 12 museums in the state to have done so.

“This has been a very positive and transformative experience for our Center,” stated CHFM Manager Don Ivey. “We undertook this outside review to help us ensure that we have in place the policies and plans that are essential to good museum management and which provide our staff and governing Board of Curators the structure, ethical grounding, and accountability needed to make informed and consistent decisions for the good of our public and in support of our mission and sustainability. It is our goal to serve as a professional historical resource center of the highest quality, and we are grateful to the AAM for giving us the tools to help us achieve that.”

Housed at AAFP headquarters and administered by the non-profit AAFP Foundation, the Center for the  History of Family Medicine serves as the principal resource center for the collection, conservation, study, exhibition, and dissemination of materials relating to the evolving history of the specialty of Family Medicine in the United States.  For more information on the Center, please contact Center staff via telephone at 1-800-274-2237 ext. 6007 or 6004, via fax at (913) 906-6095 or via e-mail.                                                                                                

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