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Elliott Fisher has been named the inaugural holder of the John E. Wennberg Distinguished Professorship at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. Internationally known for his research and writings about health care systems and policy, Fisher directs The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, founded by John “Jack” Wennberg in 1988, at Geisel.
“This is a wonderful and fitting honor for Elliott Fisher as he continues Jack Wennberg’s legacy of excellence and innovation in research and education through the application of rigorous epidemiologic methods in health care delivery,” says Duane Compton, Interim Dean at Geisel.
The John E. Wennberg Distinguished Professorship was made possible by the generosity of 26 donors, who together gave $5 million to establish the endowed professorship. Distinguished professorships are the highest honor awarded to faculty members. They provide a stable source of funding to enable senior professors to pursue their passions in research, teaching, and other academic activities.
“I’m incredibly honored and humbled to receive this professorship,” says Fisher, who co-directs the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care and is a professor of medicine and of community and family medicine at Geisel. “Jack has been a mentor, a collaborator, and the single greatest influence on my career.”