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Iowa: Investigator to Participate in National Academy of Medicine’s Emerging Leaders Forum

Dr. Ryan Carnahan, associate professor of epidemiology in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, has been invited to attend the inaugural Emerging Leaders Forum at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) on July 17-18.

The 2-day forum is a new activity of the NAM’s Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Program. The program engages exceptional early- to mid-career professionals in health and medicine with NAM leadership, program staff, and each other to learn more about the NAM and promote interdisciplinary discussions and collaborations under the umbrella of the NAM.

Through its panel discussions and small group collaborations, the forum will encourage participants to address specific, pressing challenges in health and medicine through transdisciplinary approaches and provide guidance about commonly shared personal and professional challenges.

Dr. Carnahan’s research focuses on evaluating and improving medication use and safety, particularly in older adults and people with mental health or cognitive disorders. He has led projects to improve care for people with dementia, participated in a National Quality Forum committee related to quality of care for people with dementia, participated in an expert panel on evaluating and managing behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, and has written and lectured extensively on issues related to medication management in cognitive disorders. He is also a co-lead of the Applied Surveillance Core for the Sentinel Initiative, which contributes to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s medical product safety surveillance activities.

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