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Think Tanks in America wins honorable mention

Congratulations to Professor Tom Medvetz, whose book Think Tanks in America won honorable mention from the Political Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.

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Professors receive grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Professor Kevin Lewis and  Professor John Skrentny received a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in January of 2013.  The grant will fund a project entitled, “Falling Behind, Moving Up or Moving Out? Worker Training in Science and Engineering.”  The grant funds  original research as well as a workshop, held on campus on July 12th-13th, that brought together scholars, government officials and business leaders to discuss innovation and the challenge of maintaining worker skills in an environment of constant change.

Post-doc at a joint program Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute and the Stanford University Clinical Excellence Research Center

 Ellis Dillon, who defended her dissertation in late May has been offered a two year post-doc at a joint program of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute and the Stanford University Clinical Excellence Research Center.   She will be one of three Levy Fellows who will be using medical sociology to evaluate innovations in real world medical practices.

In their words, the three fellows “will collectively bring skills in a range of quantitative and qualitative methods and expertise in assessing not just whether an innovation “worked,” but also the organizational and economic factors contributing to its success (or failure), how the innovation was adopted and adapted by each setting, how patients and providers were engaged in the new care process, and how to draw lessons from the experience for scaling up.”

Congratulations to Ellis!