WASHINGTON: Two Indian-Americans are among 20 healthcare leaders who have been selected to participate in the inaugural class of a US fellowship programme aimed at transforming the healthcare system.
Rishi Manchanda, chief medical officer, The Wonderful Company, Los Angeles, and Nisha Money, senior medical advisor at US Department of Homeland Security were selected for the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship.
The Health Innovators Fellowship is designed for entrepreneurs and innovators in the US health care field - including medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, mental health, and more - who wish to use their skills and experiences to make an even greater positive impact on health care in the US.
The Fellows spend four weeks over the course of two years participating in seminars exploring their leadership, core values, desired legacies, and their vision for the health care sector.
Each fellow also commits to launching a leadership venture that will stretch and challenge them and have a positive impact on health care in the US, the statement said.
"We are thrilled to recognise an extraordinary group of individuals -- 10 men and 10 women -- who reflect the best of passion and commitment in the US health care system," said Rima Cohen, managing director of the Health Innovators Fellowship.
The Fellowship has been launched in partnership with the Greenville Health System, a South Carolina-based not-for-profit healthcare system.
"Remarkable leadership talent from across the US is represented in this first cohort of Fellows," said Michael Riordan, president and CEO of Greenville Health System.
"As an academic health center committed to innovative care, we are excited to partner with the Aspen Institute and witness the power of the Fellows' collective talents in leading the charge to transform health care," Riordan said.