October 4, 2022

ACU Members in the News

Carl Toney

Carl Toney

Carl Toney is an ACU charter member and past president, was appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages. More Info

ACU Member Visits Haiti

ACU Member Visits Haiti

ACU Board Member Katherine Brieger, RD, CDE, and COO of Hudson River HealthCare, Inc., was part of a team that visited Haiti to provide medical assistance in July 2010. This is her first person account of the trip. More Info

Kate Wilson, RN

Kate Wilson, RN

July 2010 In this profile, Kate Wilson, RN, Director of Health Information Services at Arlington (Va.) Free Clinic, describes the process of implementing an electronic medical records system in the clinic. Wilson represented ACU on a panel on rural and underserved patients during the Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics’ Technology Showcase. More Info

Marc Babitz, MD

Marc Babitz, MD

July 2010 ACU charter member Marc Babitz, MD, was named to a 24-member panel that will review and update the criteria used to define medically underserved areas and health professional shortage areas. More Info

Vinod Miriyala, DDS, MPH, CAGS, BDS

Vinod Miriyala, BDS, MPH, CAGS, DDS

June 2010 Vinod Miriyala, BDS, MPH, CAGS, DDS, a pediatric dentist based in Huntington, WV, accepted an invitation to join the ACU Board of Directors. In this interview, Dr. Miriyala discussed ACUs early childhood caries project and wider efforts to eliminate oral health disparities in the U.S. More Info

Charmaine Chan, DO

March 2010 Charmaine Chan, DO, who works at an IHS site and at a school-based health center in Shiprock, NM, reports on her efforts to tackle the problem of childhood obesity. More Info

Dr. Rishi Manchanda

February 2010 A story by CNN on use of federal stimulus money for community health clinics featured ACU member Dr. Rishi Manchanda of St. John’s Community Clinic in Los Angeles. More Info

 ACU Welcomes New Board Member

ACU Welcomes New Board Member

December 2009
Virna Little, a psychologist and licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience working in providing behavioral health services in a variety of settings, recently joined ACU’s 10-member board of directors. More Info

Ellis Frazier, MD

World AIDS Day 2009

November 2009 If you are in Chillicothe, Ohio come join the Ross County AIDS Task Force (RCARF) as we observe the 21st World AIDS Day. More Info

Ricky Choi

Ricky Choi

California Pediatrician Speaks Out By C. Dang-Vu In this column, ACU features individual members who are making the case for health care reform in their communities. More Info

Jay Bhatt

Jay Bhatt

ACU Member Becomes Zuckerman Fellow June 2009 Jay Bhatt, DO, MPH, an ACU member since 2006, was recently selected for the Harvard University Zuckerman Fellowship program, which is designed to equip individuals in the fields of medicine, law and business with the tools to provide leadership for the common good. More Info

Jim Stier

Jim Stier

On May 1, the Association of Students for the Underserved (ASU) at OHSU presented its project, “Voices of the Uninsured,” to a large lunchtime crowd in Portland’s main square. More Info

Neil Calman

Neil Calman

ACU Member Named to National HIT Panel April 2009 Neil Calman, M.D., will represent the interests of vulnerable populations on the new Health Information Technology Policy Panel created by the Obama administration to make recommendations on developing health information technology (HIT) infrastructure in the U.S. – a critical component of the administration’s overall health reform plan. ACU wrote a letter endorsing Calman’s appointment. More Info