Exploring Human Potential

Less is More but Zero is Best When it Comes to Preventable Injuries

Judy Salerno It’s been about 12 years since the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its landmark report To Err is Human, shining a light on how commonly medical errors occur in our health care system. The report concluded that as many as 98,000 people die in hospitals each year as a result of such errors. […]

Eliminating Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Guideline Development—Is it Possible?

Judy Salerno A variety of professions offer ripe environments for conflict of interest, and most every field these days is considering conflict of interest policies to mitigate the appearance or actuality of a problem. In the medical profession, there is a critical need for conflict of interest policies, and rigorous standards generally, around the development […]

PEPFAR Funding Renewed

An effort to improve our world As we prepare for the upcoming election, many will evaluate the President’s performance over the past eight years. Even President Bush’s greatest critics, however, acknowledge his demonstrated commitment to global health. Perhaps the most notable example of this impressive commitment is the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). […]

Judith A. Salerno, MD,MS

Judith A. Salerno, MD, MS President The New York Academy of Medicine   Judith A. Salerno, MD, MS is the President of The New York Academy of Medicine. A physician executive and one of the nation’s pre-eminent leaders in health and health care, Dr. Salerno most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of […]

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