2020 Sloan Alumni Association awards

Sloan award winners

Outstanding Achievement Award: Clifford E. Barnes, Sloan MBA ’74

Clifford E. Barnes is a 1974 Sloan Program graduate, a member of Epstein, Becker & Green, PC in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice of the firm’s Washington and New York offices and Co-Chair of their Health Plan Compliance Group. An accomplished and respected attorney, Cliff has been with the firm for over 35 years. He is Co-Founder of Medicaid Health Plans of America, Inc. and Vice Chair of the Accountable Care Organization Task Force of the American Health Lawyers Association. Cliff has been recognized by the Washington DC Super Lawyers in the area of Health Care and was named to Lawyers of Color’s inaugural “Nation’s Best” list.

Cliff counsels on health care issues related to mergers and acquisitions and serves as general and special counsel for nursing homes, home health, and long-term care facilities. He advises on compliance effectiveness and federal and state regulation, including insurance regulation and advises clients in the cannabis and medical marijuana industry on licensing laws and regulatory compliance

Giving back to the Sloan Program is a priority for Cliff. His focus is on students and involves mentorship and career advice, and recruitment. Cliff generously dedicates time and philanthropy to the Sloan Program’s success. He is a member of CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, the National Association of Health Services Executives, the MHPA, and speaks regularly on current health care issues.

Outstanding Achievement Award: Daniel M. Grauman, Sloan MBA ’80

Daniel M. Grauman, MBA, CPA/ABV, is a 1984 Sloan graduate with 40 years’ experience working with health systems across the US. His success has been based on having an impact and making a difference in the lives of others.  He is Managing Director and CEO of Veralon healthcare consultants. He is also co-founder of two affiliates, iProtean, an online board education portal, and Quanto, a web-based financial management tool for value-based payment.  His current work includes mergers and affiliations, independent assessments for community hospitals, physician-hospital business arrangements, clinically integrated networks, and value-based payment. In the healthcare industry, Dan is known for his dedication to thought leadership and pushing the industry forward through his articles in national publications and contributing to award winning healthcare management books.

Dan served on the Sloan Alumni Association Board for more than 10 years and held key leadership positions including that of vice president and president. Dan’s dedication to the Sloan Program continues as he regularly recruits graduates and mentors students. His community service includes membership on the boards of the eastern Pennsylvania chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Martins Run, a not-for-profit continuing care retirement committee.  Dan has been married to Randi for over 35 years and they have two children, Zach ’20, Cornell Johnson School and Abby ’11 Human Ecology. He received his BA in Economics from Temple University.

Recent Alumni Award: Arnaub Chatterjee, Sloan ’07 CIPA ’08

Arnaub Chatterjee, a 2007 Sloan graduate and 2008 graduate of the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs, is an expert in healthcare technology, advancing the development and delivery of capabilities that help his company’s clients accelerate innovation. He is Senior Vice President of Product and Ecosystem at Acorn AI, a Medidata Solutions company where he is driving their efforts as a global provider of cloud-based, analytic solutions.

Prior to Medidata, Arnaub was Associate Partner in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Products group at McKinsey & Company and Director of Merck's Data Science and Insights group.

Arnaub served in the Obama Administration as an advisor to former Chief Technology Officers Todd Park and Bryan Sivak at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a lead policy analyst on healthcare fraud and abuse around the Affordable Care Act.

Arnaub’s work has been published in journals such as the Harvard Business Review and he has presented at conferences ranging from South by Southwest to the American College of Cardiology. He sits on the board of the Global Biotechnology Council of the World Economic Forum, is a member of the Human Ecology Alumni Association Board and previously served on the Sloan Alumni Association Board. Arnaub mentors Sloan students and annually hosts a health tech event for them. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and resides in Boston with his family.

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