Dr. Pete Dehnel Health Advocacy Fellowship Kick-off
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This September, TCMS launched the inaugural year of the Dr. Pete Dehnel Public Health Advocacy Fellowship. The fellowship offers opportunities for medical students to engage in local public health advocacy activities and creates a connection between medicine and public health for physicians-to-be at this critical time during their training.

The eleven students have each selected a topic to work on, including LGBTQ health equity, healthy food access, and housing as medicine, and have been paired with a physician mentor with experience in their area of interest. The following physicians have generously volunteered their time to mentor students during the coming academic year:

Courtney Baechler, MD
Pete Dehnel, MD
Angela Goepferd, MD
Matt Kruse, MD
Lisa Mattson, MD
Travis Olives, MD
Eva Pesch, MD
Danielle Robertshaw, MD
Rebecca Thoman, MD
Sarah Traxler, MD
William Walsh, MD

Please watch for an announcement for our closing reception where the students will showcase their advocacy work in May 2019 and learn more at www.panmn.org/fellowship.

Annie Krapek
Fall Senior Physician Association Event

Healthcare Legal Partnership Collaborative

Join us to learn more about this innovative program that supports patient health by connecting them with legal services with Eileen Weber, DPN, JD, BSN, PHN, RN, Chair ot the Healthcare Legal Partnership Collaborative.

Note Location
3433 Broadway Street NE
(corner of Industrial Blvd and Broadway Street)
1st Floor Conference Room
Minneapolis, MN 55413

11:30am Social/Gathering Time
12:00pm Lunch
12:20pm Business Meeting followed by Guest Speaker

$25.00 per person
Guests welcome

Annie Krapek
TCMS & TCMSF Names Parriott Chief Executive Officer

The Twin Cities Medical Society & Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation are pleased to announce Ruth Parriott as the new Chief Executive Officer.

Parriott brings a strong background in nonprofit and philanthropic management, most recently as Regional Vice President for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. In that capacity, she managed the local, state, and federal government relations programs for a 19-state region, including deployment of a grassroots network of trained volunteer and professional advocates. During her time with the Society, Parriott designed and implemented successful public policy campaigns to increase appropriations for cancer screening tests for medically underserved populations, expand Medicaid coverage, prevent minors from using indoor tanning devices, increase tobacco taxes, extend smoke-free protections for workers and the public, restrict access to emerging tobacco products targeting minors and special populations, and dramatically increase cancer research funding at the federal level.

Locally, she also served in leadership with the Neighborhood Health Care Network, strengthening funding and management support for community clinics, and as a program officer for The Minneapolis Foundation, supporting organizations advocating for economic, social, racial, and environmental equity. Parriott began her public health career with the Minnesota Smoke-free Coalition, managing a campaign to increase the state tobacco excise tax, and has fond memories of partnering with the dedicated physicians of the Ramsey and Hennepin County Medical Societies in that effort. She holds masters of public health and social work degrees from the University of Minnesota.

She resides in St. Paul with her patient husband, long-haired teenage son, rambunctious dog, and beloved hamster.

Annie Krapek