New TRAction Project Director selected and will begin February 27
URC is pleased to announce that Dr. James Sherry M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Center for Global Health at the George Washington School of Public Health, has been selected to lead the Translating Research to Action Project.
Dr. Sherry follows URC-CHS Senior Vice President, Dr. David Nicholas MD, MPH, who is retiring from the TRAction Director position. Dave has given 30 years of distinguished service at URC including as Director of URC’s Health Care Improvement project, the Quality Assurance and Workforce Development Project, and the Primary Health Care Operations (PRICOR) Project. Dr. Nicholas will remain with URC on a part-time basis to assist with the TRAction transition for several months as well as take on other URC assignments.
Dr. Sherry joined the George Washington University School of Public Health as Professor of Global Health and International Affairs in 2006 following two decades of experience as a senior officer and director in the international health system including service with the World Food Program (WFP) in Rome as Senior Policy Advisor for the Initiative to End Child Hunger; Vice President for Policy, Research, and Advocacy of the Global Health Council; Director for Program Development and Coordination at UNAIDS/Geneva; and as Senior Advisor for Program Strategy and Chief of Health at UNICEF/NYHQ. Dr. Sherry’s US Government service included responsibilities as Director of Biomedical Research and Technology Development as a USAID Foreign Service Officer in India and as Chief of Staff for Congressman Sander Levin. Dr. Sherry holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Mellon Institute of Science, Carnegie-Mellon University.