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Rachel Fabi named as one of five fellows in the National Academy of Medicine class of 2019

Rachel Fabi named NAM fellow

Rachel Fabi, PhD, assistant professor in the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been recognized by the U.S. National Academy of Medicine as one of five fellows in its 2019 class. 

Fabi was named the Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics. The fellowship provides scholars with the opportunity to experience and participate in evidence-based healthcare or public health studies and policy-making process that improve the care and access to care of patients in domestic and global health care systems. The Greenwall Fellows participate actively in the work of the National Academies addressing bioethics issues in clinical care, biomedical research, and public policy.

Each fellow will continue in his or her primary academic post while engaging part time over a two-year period in the National Academies’ health and science policy work. Each fellow will also work with an expert study committee or roundtable related to his or her professional interests, including contributing to its reports or other products.

“Through this program, NAM fellows will study health care challenges across a range of disciplines and viewpoints to develop sound health care strategies and policies, participating hands-on in our process of providing health advice to the nation,” said National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau. “This experience will also give fellows the opportunity to build a network of mentors whom they can call upon throughout their careers. I am delighted to welcome these exceptional health science scholars into the NAM Fellowship program.”

In addition to her faculty post, Fabi serves as a member of Upstate University Hospital’s ethics consultation service and as a faculty research affiliate of the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Syracuse University. Fabi completed her PhD in Health Policy and Management in the Bioethics and Health Policy track at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the ethics of health policies that affect immigrant access to health care and the social determinants of health. 

The National Academy of Medicine, established in 1970 as the Institute of Medicine, is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and beyond.  It serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as an adviser to the nation and the international community.  Through its domestic and global initiatives, the NAM works to address critical issues in health, medicine, and related policy and inspire positive action across sectors.  The NAM collaborates closely with its peer academies and other divisions within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.