in Health Communication
Core Administrative Staff
Lipkin, Jr., M.D.
Principal Investigator, is a tenured Professor of Medicine and Director,
Division of Primary Care, New York University School of Medicine. Dr.
Lipkin is an international leader on the medical interview and related
skills. In founding the American Academy on Physician and Patient, he
created its highly effective, well validated faculty development program,
worked to integrate psychosocial skills in practice, published two model
curricula and served as senior editor of the 50-chapter book, The Medical
Interview. Additionally, he has authored or edited eleven books and more
than 120 articles and serves as President of the Sergei Zlinkoff Fund
for Medical Education and Research.
Kalet, M.D., M.P.H., Curriculum
Coordinator for the NYU component of the Macy Initiative, is Assistant
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of Medical Education, Division
of Primary Care, Department of Medicine. A former Robert Wood Johnson
Clinical Scholar, Dr. Kalet has conducted a variety of faculty development
programs at NYU and in consultation with other institutions. She has conducted
and published research on doctor-patient communication and medical education
including a study of the use of performance based assessment for assessing
the communication skills of medical students. Dr. Kalet is a Fellow and
faculty member of the American Academy of Physician and Patient.
is a Fellow, Division of Primary Care. She serves as the Macy Core Faculty
Development Leader and assists with all Macy curriculum development activities.
Dr. Janicik has been active in the creation of student and faculty web-based
video training modules.
Anderson, R.N., M.A., M.S.,
Coordinator, brings to this position a broad range of experience in the
areas of clinical nursing, administration/management, and consultation.
She is responsible for the operational aspects of the Macy Initiative
and development and management of special projects.
Macy Project Assistant, is coordinator for the Physician, Patient and
Society Course and works with the evaluation team in carrying out its
Macy Project Assistant, is responsible for coordinating the Ambulatory
Care clerkship and the second-year Physical Diagnosis course. She is an
integral member of the Faculty Development Team, assisting on various
Derbes, B.A., Macy
Project Assistant, provides core support for the Physician, Patient and
Society Course as well as the Clerkship Communication Skills Curriculum
and evaluation of the Macy Project.