National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Anniversary Fellows for 2015 Announced

Submitted on Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:30

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is pleased to announce the selection of Gerardo Moreno, MD, MSHS, James C. Puffer, MD/ABFM Fellow, as one of the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) five Anniversary Fellows for 2015. Dr. Moreno is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The five fellows were chosen based on their professional qualifications, reputations as scholars, professional accomplishments, and relevance of current field expertise to the work of the NAM and the Institute of Medicine, the health and medicine division of the National Academies of Sciences.

Dr. Moreno is a federally funded clinician investigator with formal training and expertise in community-based participatory research (CBPR) and health services outcomes research. He is the 2015-2017 James Puffer M.D./ABFM Anniversary Fellow at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and a recipient of a National Institute of Aging (NIA-NIH) Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging (K23). Dr. Moreno is co-director of the UCLA MyMeds program and is co-PI for the evaluation of this PCMH practice-based clinical pharmacist and health IT medication management program. He is also co-investigator of an NIH funded research project that investigates medication adherence among patients with chronic conditions and language barriers.

Dr. Moreno will be awarded a research stipend of $25,000 and will continue his primary academic post at UCLA while working over a 2-year period in the Academies’ health and science policy work.

Read more about the fellows chosen and their work with the National Academy of Medicine here.