Congratulations and Welcome to our newest IRHA Board Members:
Rex W. Force, Pharm.D, BCPS, FCCP is Associate Dean for Clinical Research in the Division of Health Sciences at ISU. He also holds appointments as professor of Pharmacy Practice and Family Medicine and Director of Research in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Force earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from Oregon State University and his Pharm. D. degree from the University of Texas, after which he completed a clinical research fellowship at Ohio State University. He also holds the appointment of Affiliate Professor of Family Medicine at University of Washington.
He is a member of the Steering Committee of the WWAMI Practice-based Research Network with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington. He has authored over 50 professional and research publications, presented over 100 research papers or abstracts, and speaks regularly at professional meetings. With a focus on pharmacotherapy, evidence-based medicine, medication safety, and rural health service delivery, Dr. Force and his collaborators have received grants and contracts in excess of $5 million while at ISU. Dr. Force has been on the faculty at Idaho State University since 1993.
Kyle Kellum is the Director of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services and a member of the senior executive team with Syringa Hospital and Clinics in Grangeville, Idaho. Kyle has worked as an x-ray, CT, and MRI technologist before becoming VP of an imaging facility located in rural Montana, where he was born and raised. He holds a B.S. in Healthcare Management and an MHA from Des Moines University. In addition to being an active member of ACHE and AHRA, Kellum serves as an advisory board member to the Lewis-Clark State College Education Outreach Program and is also a member of the Rural Idaho Outreach Partners Committee.
Stephanie Sayegh joined the State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care in May 2011. She provides technical assistance to rural health clinics, rural hospitals, and communities. She develops and implements performance measures to monitor the progress and outcomes of sub-grantees and creates and monitors multiple health-related contracts. She also assures compliance with funding allocation and reporting requirements.
Stephanie is a native Idahoan but spent many years working abroad. She was a Peace Corps Health Volunteer in Honduras and worked on a variety of education and health projects for non-governmental organizations in Sierra Leone and Mozambique. She received her B.A. from Boise State University in Anthropology and Spanish. She received her M.A. from the New School University in International Affairs/Socio-Economic Development.
Craig has 10 years experience in health care. He is currently employed by Bear Lake Memorial Hospital in Montpelier, Idaho. At Bear Lake, he has many responsibilities including public relations, hospital development, foundation executive director, and emergency preparedness coordinator. He is a member of the Southeastern Idaho Health Care Coalition.
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