New Director Appointed for Bassett Research Institute

MyHealthy Decisions

April 5, 2016

Vance M. Brown, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bassett Healthcare Network, today announced the selection of Dr. Anne Gadomski, senior research scientist and pediatrician at Bassett Medical Center, as Director of the Bassett Research Institute to succeed Dr. John May effective May 2, 2016.

In making the announcement, Brown said, "A national search that began last summer yielded three excellent finalists with Dr. Gadomski emerging as the clear choice to assume the leadership of Bassett's research mission. She brings a tremendous amount of knowledge to bear on the position having been a research scientist and pediatrician at Bassett for the past 22 years and involved in the field of health services research for 30 years. It was quite evident to the search committee that Anne possesses the skills, experience and desire to build on Dr. May's leadership and take Bassett's clinical research mission to the next level."

In addition to assuming directorship of the Bassett Research Institute, Gadomski will retain her position as an attending pediatrician at Bassett Medical Center. She earned her medical degree from University of Rochester, and her master's degree in public health and postdoctoral degree from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. She completed her pediatric residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York.

In  her more than three decades of research work, Gadomski has studied the efficacy and effectiveness of various clinical interventions and implemented study designs in settings ranging from inpatient, primary and community-based care to rural, national and international.

"I am delighted to pursue this next chapter in my professional career because I think that research is critically important to improving population health as well as improving patient outcomes," said Gadomski.

Through her past research, she has gained a great deal of experience developing collaborative research partnerships and establishing team science.

She takes over as director of the Bassett Research Institute for May who also retired in 2015 from his role as director of the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH), a program of Bassett Healthcare Network that he co-founded in the early 1980s to enhance agricultural and rural health by preventing and treating occupational injury and illness. Although stepping down as director of the Bassett Research Institute, May will remain involved in research and research grant development.

"I thank John for his tremendous contributions during his tenure at Bassett and for staying on to lead the Research Institute while a national search was conducted to find a successor," said Brown. "I also want to recognize Julie Sorensen, NYCAMH's current director, for leading the search committee's efforts to identify the best candidate to lead the Bassett Research Institute."

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