Reaching the physicians of tomorrow with free-market principles

July 2, 2013

The Associated Press reports on the rising tide of free-market, limited government thought in medical schools through the Benjamin Rush Institute (known as Benjamin Rush Society at the time of this article): A new conservatism is beginning to emerge on some college campuses, spurred in part by opposition to President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Modeled after The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy, which has molded several generations of legal thinkers at the nation's law schools, this new wave of conservative thinkers is looking to take root in graduate schools of business, medicine and foreign policy. One of the fastest-growing conservative alternatives is the Benjamin Rush Society, whose members support a free-market, limited government approach to medicine. The organization says its ranks have swelled since passage of the federal Affordable Care Act. "Thirty to 40 years ago, the rule of law was a joke. It wasn't taken seriously," said Dr. Beth...

SECU Family House names new executive director

May 28, 2013

SECU Family House, a 40-bedroom hospitality house in Chapel Hill serving critically ill patients and their families, has a new executive director, Janice McAdams: McAdams will officially start in June, filling the role left by former Executive Director Greg Kirkpatrick, who stepped down in December 2012 after more than seven years with the organization. Janice Ross, who directs operations at SECU Family House, has served as interim executive director. “Janice McAdams rose to the top as a natural and exceptional fit for this position,” says SECU Family House Board President Bob Woodruff. “She brings with her years of experience in all facets of fundraising, as well as the compassion, leadership and community spirit our families, volunteers, and donors have come to expect.” McAdams departs Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill, where she has worked since 1997 as Director of Advancement and, more recently, Director of Community Advancement. Among her many...