In this Academic Medicine article Mullan Institute members, Sonal Batra, Julie Orban, Leigh Anne Butler and Fitzhugh Mullan describe the development of a new tool to measure the social mission at dental, medical, and nursing schools across the United States, and they reflect on the implications of using this tool to deepen discussions around the social mission and strengthen progress towards health equity. Read the full article.
This manuscript co-authored by Mullan Institute members, Dr. Ashely Darcey-Mahoney, Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan, and Katherine Green, et.al. is a commentary that outlines the foundational understanding of the history of social mission in nursing education through the present time and amplifies that educators should consider how adopting a social mission lens could help schools more effectively align their curricula, policies and practices with health equity. Read the entire article.
Milken Institute School of Public Health Announces Fitzhugh Mullan Professor of Health Workforce Equity
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 11, 2020) — The Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University today announced Patricia (Polly) Pittman, PhD, will be the first Fitzhugh Mullan Professor of Health Workforce Equity. Pittman, a professor of health policy and management at Milken Institute SPH and director of the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity (Mullan Institute), will be officially installed in the professorship at a ceremony to be held at Milken Institute SPH today.
Pittman is a renowned expert in health workforce issues and policy, conducting research on health systems, recruitment of health professionals, and workforce innovations. Pittman co-founded the GW Health Workforce, which is now known as the Mullan Institute, with the late Fitzhugh Mullan, MD, to further research and education in the area of health workforce equity. The Institute was renamed in April 2019 to honor Mullan, a professor of health policy and management and pediatrics at GW’s Milken Institute SPH and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). Mullan, a public health pioneer revered for his lifelong commitment to social justice, health equity and health workforce policies, died last November.