Rosemary A. Stevens is recognized by Continental Who's Who

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NEW YORK, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosemary A. Stevens is recognized by Continental Who's

Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the field of Medical Education.

Dr. Stevens is a historian of medicine and public policy, whose work informs present-day political and policy issues. Her seventh book, titled

A Time of Scandal: Charles R. Forbes, Warren G. Harding, and The Making of the Veterans Bureau, based on individuals in the U.S. government almost a hundred years ago, brings up issues the American public still debates: on ethics, behavior and reputation building in public life; on the creation of public opinion; on what are facts and what fiction; and, not least, on why we have the VA healthcare system. Her work has been praised for its originality, exemplary research and superb writing.

Since 1979, Dr. Stevens has worked in a plethora of roles at the University of Pennsylvania including: Professor of History and Sociology of Science. Currently, her major area of concentration lies with health and public policy. She was also appointed to the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.

Additionally, Dr. Stevens chaired the History and Sociology of Science department at Penn for two terms, and served for five years as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Stevens presided over the successful conclusion of the School's major fund-raising drive in the Campaign for Penn, in which SAS met its unprecedented target.

"My work in administrative roles and on national policy committees has enriched my research," Dr. Stevens said. She has chaired committees on subjects as diverse as traumatic brain injury, alternative cancer therapies, Medicare, civil rights in health, national blood policy, and nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and served as a public member on national medical organizations.

Dr. Stevens earned her English degree from Oxford University. She then went on to complete her Ph.D. at Yale University, and became the first woman Master of a Yale College. She has also earned a number of honorary degrees from institutions including Hahnemann University, and the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine. Following completion of her graduate education in healthcare management, her first job involved oversight of a 100-bed hospital in London.

In recognition of her outstanding accomplishments in the field, Dr. Stevens is the recipient of a number of honors and awards, including: the James A. Hamilton Award of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Baxter Foundation Prize for distinction in health services research, the Welch Medal for distinction in the history of medicine, and the Wilbur Lucius Cross medal of the Yale Graduate School Alumni Association. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Stevens continues her work as a DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholar in Social Medicine and Public Policy, through the department of psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan. When not working or spending time with family and friends, she is a dedicated artist, with particular enjoyment of oil painting.

Contact: Katherine Green, 516-825-5634,

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SOURCE Continental Who's Who

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