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Hunter’s David Himmelstein and Stephanie Woolhandler Earn Distinction and Wide National Influence

Hunter College is proud to announce that David Himmelstein and Stephanie Woolhandler – esteemed teachers, brilliant scholars and front-line leaders in the field of public health – have been named Distinguished Professors by The City University of New York.
 
"Nationally and around the world, Professors Himmelstein and Woolhandler are known and admired not only for their knowledge, research and expertise, but also for their forceful activism for quality health care," said Hunter President Jennifer J. Raab. "No one is more deserving of the designation ‘distinguished professor’ than these longtime collaborators."
 
Professors Himmelstein and Woolhandler, both MDs, came to Hunter from faculty posts at Harvard Medical School.
 
Their latest study, appearing in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, has been gaining attention, and as the national healthcare debate intensifies, more and more Americans are getting vital facts and analysis from Hunter’s two Distinguished Professors of Public Health.
 
Both Himmelstein and Woolhandler were featured extensively in this CBS News article and Dr. Woolhander was recently interviewed on Democracy Now (starting at 15:15).

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