She plans on applying that same approach to her role as ARHP president, taking the association’s happiest members and considering what they most value about their membership. How can those values be enhanced, expanded and introduced to others?
“The professional relationships and deep friendships formed by members seem to be at the heart of their satisfaction with the organization,” Dr. Hassett says, adding that interacting with health professionals around the world opens doors to fresh ideas, research and clinical interventions.
Work from Home
She encourages ARHP members who have sat on the sidelines to sign up for a volunteer activity. There’s plenty of work to be done: Moderate a session, review abstracts, or serve on a committee. This is how her ARHP journey began, she says, which has been “incredibly rewarding.”
“My year as president will be about what is possible,” says Dr. Hassett, who began her term in November at the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. “I’m so excited to work with members, explore their creative ideas and help them apply their strengths in new ways. The ARHP is our home. Together, we can make it more vital and vibrant than ever.”
Want to Learn More?
Listen to Dr. Hassett talk about how she got hooked on research and her introduction to the ARHP.
Carol Patton is a freelance writer based in Las Vegas.