Deb Houry, Vice Chair for Research and Associate Professor at Emory University’s School of Medicine, is also one of twenty Public Voices scholars selected to be a part of our fellowship program in Atlanta this year. Houry recently sent us this note outlining how learning about the importance of public scholarship and engaging in public thought leadership through our seminars has bolstered her visibility and led to some unimaginable achievements. We couldn’t be more excited for what is to come of these initiatives that Houry will be leading. Congratulations Deb!
Dear OpEd Project,
I want to thank you all for turning me onto public scholarship. I gave a keynote today to the New England regional Society for Academic Emergency Medicine meeting. I spoke on “Public Scholarship and Physicians” and talked about The OpEd Project plus other social media- it went so well! I’m tweaking it and giving another keynote to the American Physician Scientists Association later this month on a similar topic. And, for the class on violence I’m teaching- the final project is an oped for the 18 students. Finally, I was just elected President-Elect of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research and my first column due next month for Injury Prevention journal is on public scholarship.