Dr. Deborah Roth to receive Maimonides Leadership Award
In addition to the presentation of the leadership award, the evening will include guest speaker, Dr. Jay Wolfson, DrPH,JD discussing, “Policy and Practice - A real time view of policy.” Speaking from a pragmatic healthcare policy analyst’s perspective, he will talk about the financial and practice realities for doctors, patients and taxpayers.
The event, chaired by Dr. David Rosenbach, MD, will begin with a dessert reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by the program. Roth will be recognized for her contributions to the academic and medical communities and to the Tampa Jewish community throughout her career.
“Like Maimonides, Roth is a visionary scholar and she is a true asset to the Tampa Jewish community,” said Rosenbach.
Roth has been on the faculty of the USF Morsani College of Medicine for 34 years. She has filled many roles including: clinical supervision of both residents and medical students, director of Medical Student Education for the Department of Psychiatry, director for a required Year 1 and 2 core curriculum course and chair of the College of Medicine Curriculum Committee.
She has been active at the national level as president of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry and was an examiner for the Board Examinations for many years. Roth is a Distinguished Lifetime Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is an elected member of the American College of Psychiatrists. She currently serves on the Hillels of the Florida Suncoast’s board of directors and is actively involved in the Federation’s Leadership Council.
The Maimonides Society of Tampa is a fellowship of physicians and dentists and other health care professionals who seek to strengthen the bonds between themselves, Israel and the broader Jewish community. The Maimonides Society includes health care professionals who are committed to the highest ideals of the health-care profession. They serve as resources to the Jewish and general community whenever leadership might be needed, whether in areas of philanthropy, health action, or scholarship.
About the speaker
Wolfson is the Distinguished Service Professor of Public Health, Medicine and Pharmacy, associate vice president for Health Law, Policy and Safety, and senior associate dean for Health Policy and Practice at USF’s Morsani College of Medicine, and is on the faculty at Stetson University College of Law.
Wolfson, conducts research and writes about health care law, ethics, policy, technology, safety and finance and regularly provides research-based policy analyses to legislative, judicial and executive branches of state and federal governments. He is a national health policy consultant to several news organizations and contributes regularly to television, radio and newsprint coverage of health care.
Wolfson was appointed special guardian ad litem for Theresa Marie Schiavo, reporting to Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida Courts, and was the named expert on health law, finance and policy to the Florida Attorney General.
He has been named a faculty scholar to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Tokyo Medical School, a W. K. Kellogg Fellow in Health Care Finance, Distinguished Scholar at the University at Buffalo College of Social Work, Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Florida International University Honors College, The Sebati Distinguished Scholar at the University at Albany College of Law, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at St. Louis University College of Law.
The Tampa Jewish Community Centers & Federation is presenting this event that is sponsored by Florida Hospital. It is open to the community and free for all Federation donors; $25 per person for all non-donors. RSVPs are requested for catering purposes. RSVP to jewishtampa.com/Maimonides or call Michelle Gallagher at (813) 739-1687. The Glazer JCC is at 522 N. Howard Ave. in Tampa.