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Leaders of Harborside Medical Education Recognized by the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions


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THE PRINCIPALS and staff of Harborside, publisher of The ASCO Post, congratulate Harborside Medical Education (HSME) for staff recognition by the Alliance for Continuing Education (CE) in the Health Professions (the Alliance). Two senior staff were honored during the awards ceremony preceding the 44th Annual Conference of the Alliance this past month in National Harbor, Maryland.

Distinguished Leadership and Service Award

KAREN OVERSTREET, EdD, RPh, FACEHP, CHCP, Vice President, Medical and Educational Affairs for HSME, was honored by the Alliance Board of Directors with its highest award, the Distinguished Leadership and Service Award. The Board recognized Dr. Overstreet for her long-standing commitment to the Alliance, numerous contributions to the CE community, and outstanding volunteerism. The Alliance Board selected Dr. Overstreet for the award because she has shown the following achievements:

  • Demonstrated exemplary service, contributions, and active involvement in alignment with the mission, vision, and strategic direction of the Alliance
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing CE in the health professions
  • Served as a role model for other volunteers through proactive involvement and participation that has encouraged and inspired others.

Dr. Overstreet is a Distinguished Member and Fellow of the Alliance. She was elected to two terms on its Board of Directors, previously chaired its Annual Conference, and currently leads its Commission on Certification of Healthcare CPD Professionals.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Overstreet leading the clinical and educational design efforts of Harborside Medical Education and congratulate her on this award,” stated Conor Lynch, Executive Vice President of Harborside. “Dr. Overstreet’s expertise in sophisticated educational design and outcomes assessment continues to elevate our focus on improving the lives of people with cancer via practice-changing education for oncology clinicians.”

Karen Overstreet, EdD, RPh, FACEHP, CHCP (left), Vice President, Medical and Educational Affairs for HSME, received the Distinguished Leadership and Service Award. Alana Brody, MBA, CHCP, Vice President, Strategic Development for HSME, received a Distinguished Member award.

Distinguished Member Award

ALANA BRODY, MBA, CHCP, Vice President, Strategic Development for HSME, also received a Distinguished Member award from the Alliance based on her active involvement in and contribution to the association. Recognizing active participation in Alliance programs and events, this award of distinction affirms Ms. Brody’s commitment to advancing the organization’s goals and objectives. Ms. Brody currently serves on the Alliance’s Continuing Professional Development Provider/Supporter Interactions Special Interest Group and is Co-Chair of its Speaking the Same Language initiative, which focuses on standardization of outcomes for the health-care CE industry.

“We are pleased that the Alliance recognizes Ms. Brody’s contributions to the CE industry and congratulate her on this well-deserved award,” noted Anthony Cutrone, Harborside President.

During the Alliance conference, Dr. Overstreet and Ms. Brody presented the results of HSME’s Study to Measure Advanced Practitioners’ Retention of Targeted Information and Education (SMARTIE), an innovative model that assesses longitudinal educational outcomes of Harborside’s annual conference for oncology advanced practitioners (JADPRO Live).

Harborside Medical Education is an independent division of Harborside, the publisher of The ASCO Post, the Journal of Oncology Practice, the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and the Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology.


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