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Visiting Scholarships in Pharmaceutical Policy Research

Several professionals from international organizations, developing country universities, and other international organizations have joined DACP for short-term visiting research collaborations. Below is a list of visiting scholars and their research projects:
  • Edelisa Carandang, MD, from WHO Geneva, worked with Dennis Ross-Degnan, Anita Wagner, and Marsha Pierre-Jacques at the DACP in 2005 to further WHO’s Initiative of Monitoring Country Pharmaceutical Situations.
  • Kathleen Holloway, MD, and Verika Ivanovska worked with Dennis Ross-Degnan at the DACP in 2005 to further develop the WHO Database of Research on Medicines.
  • Andréa Bertoldi, PhD, from the University of Pelotas, Brazil, was a Takemi Fellow at Harvard School of Public Health. In collaboration with Dennis Ross-Degnan and Anita Wagner, she completed two manuscripts related to a pharmaceutical policy change in Southern Brazil. The manuscripts were accepted for presentation at the 2007 Conference on Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis in the Netherlands.
  • Veronika Wirtz, PhD, from the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico, spent 4 months at the DACP in 2006. Using data from an experiment in the Mexican Social Health Insurance System she described the effects of a multifaceted prescriber education intervention on clinical outcomes of care among patients with Type II diabetes. Her manuscript was accepted for presentation at the 2007 Conference on Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis in the Netherlands.
  • Hortensia Reyes, MD, from the Mexican Social Health Insurance System (IMSS) spent 3 months at the DACP in 2007. Her visit resulted in 3 proposals for collaborative research on improving chronic disease care and furthering the use of an extensive electronic health information system at IMSS.
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Information from the Third International Conference for Improving Use of Medicines, ICIUM2011