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NBGH Psychologist Chosen for Statewide Health Leadership Program

New Britain [August 29 2006] - New Britain General Hospital Psychologist Robert Muro, Ph.D., of Farmington, was one of 20 healthcare professionals statewide chosen for the Connecticut Health Foundation’s Leadership Fellows Program.

The program is designed to foster, support and promote leadership and learning among the next generation of public health pioneers in the government, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Dr. Muro has been a bilingual (English-Spanish) health psychologist at New Britain General Hospital for three years. He staffs the Community Health Center of New Britain and provides consultation to other hospital departments, including the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate and Infectious Disease Clinic. He also provides psychological assessment and consultation services for the hospital’s Weigh Your Options Clinical Weight Loss Center, including psychological evaluations for weight-loss (bariatric) surgery.

Dr. Muro earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Bridgeport and his master’s degree in counseling from Southern Connecticut State University. He completed his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Indiana State University, and underwent two years of training at Danbury Hospital.

Connecticut Health Foundation Leadership Fellows, selected through a competitive process, make a one-year commitment to attend two weekend retreats and monthly seminars featuring local and national public health leaders, cultural and linguistic competence experts and policy makers. Additionally, Fellows may be required to participate in a project that demonstrates, illustrates or replicates a solution to a health issue that impacts “vulnerable” communities.

“The Foundation is pleased to select Dr. Muro to the 2007 class of the Health Leadership Fellows Program because of his dedication and commitment to improving mental health services to historically under-served communities,” said William F. Crimi, the Foundation’s vice president of Program and Evaluation. “His knowledge, skills, compassion and sensitivity make him the perfect candidate for the Fellows program. We believe that his Fellowship will be rewarding for him, his classmates, New Britain General Hospital and the larger community.”

The Connecticut Health Foundation (CHF) is the state’s largest independent, non-profit grant-making foundation dedicated to improving the health of the people of Connecticut through systemic change, program innovation, and public health policy analysis.

Contact: Nancy Martin, 860-224-5900 x4366

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