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SGIM Announces 2019 National Awards

 , June 05, 2019

Society of General Internal Medicine Announces 2019 Award and Grant Recipients


The Society of General Internal Medicine presented numerous awards and grants during its Annual Scientific Meeting, held May 8-11, 2019 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. SGIM is proud and pleased to announce the recipients by category.

Recognition Awards

The Robert J. Glaser Award – Presented to Patrick G. O’Connor, MD, MPH (Yale School of Medicine) for outstanding contributions to research, education, or both in generalism in medicine. The award is supported by grants from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund, and individual contributors.

Herbert W. Nickens Award – Presented to Alicia Fernandez, MD (University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine) for a demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity in medicine.

David R. Calkins Award in Health Policy Advocacy – Presented to Andrew Bindman, MD (University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine) in recognition of his extraordinary commitment to advocating on behalf of SGIM.

ACLGIM Chiefs Recognition Award – Presented to Jeffrey Samet, MD, MA, MPH (Boston University School of Medicine). This award is given annually to the general internal medicine Division Chief who most represents excellence in division leadership.

Lawrence S. Linn Award - Presented to Aroonsiri Sangarlangkarn, MD, MPH (Mayo Clinic, Rochester). This award is presented to young investigators to study or improve the quality of life for persons with AIDS or HIV infection.

The ACLGIM UNLTD (Unified Leadership Training in Diversity) Award - Recognizes junior and mid-career faculty from underrepresented groups with proven leadership potential. Recipients of this award receive a training scholarship to attend the Leon Hess Leadership Institute hosted by ACLGIM. The 2019 recipients are Eloho Ufomata, MD, MS (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) and Raquel Greer, MD, MPH (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine).

The ACLGIM Leadership Award is given to a member of the ACLGIM who is within the first 10 years of faculty appointment. It recognizes skills in leadership in any number of areas of academic medicine, including clinical, educational, research or administrative efforts. The 2019 recipient of this award is Stacie Schmidt, MD (Emory University School of Medicine).

The Quality and Practice Innovation Award - Recognizes general internists and their organization that have successfully developed and implemented innovative role model systems of practice improvement in ambulatory and/or inpatient clinical practice. The 2019 award was presented to Mount Sinai High Value Care Team, Hyung (Harry) J. Cho, MD.

Research Awards

John M. Eisenberg National Award for Career Achievement in Research – Presented to Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine), in recognition of a senior SGIM member whose innovative research has changed the way we care for patients, the way we conduct research, or the way we educate our students. SGIM member contributions and the Hess Foundation support this award.

Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year – Presented to Shreya Kangovi, MD (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) for early career achievements and overall body of work that has made a national impact on generalist research.

Mid-Career Research Mentorship Award– Presented to Sonya Borrero, MD (University of Pittsburgh/VA Pittsburgh) in recognition of mentoring activities as a general internal medicine investigator.

Best Published Research Paper of the Year – Presented to Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD
(Massachusetts General hospital) for his 2018 publication “Police killings and their spillover effects on the mental health of black Americans: a population-based, quasi-experimental study.” This award is offered to help members gain recognition for their papers that have made significant contributions to generalist research.

Founders’ Grant– Presented to Ashley Jenkins, MD (University of Cincinnati Medical Center). The SGIM Founders Award provides $10,000 support to junior investigators who exhibit significant potential for a successful research career and who need a “jump start” to establish a strong research funding base.

Clinician-Educator Awards

National Award for Career Achievements in Medical Education – Presented to Adina Kalet, MD, MPH (New York University School of Medicine) for a lifetime of contributions to medical education.

Frederick L. Brancati Mentorship & Leadership Award – Presented to Alexander Walley, MD, MSc (Boston University School of Medicine). The Brancati Award honors an individual at the junior faculty level who inspires and mentors trainees to pursue general internal medicine and lead the transformation of health care through innovations in research, education, and practice.

National Award for Scholarship in Medical Education – Presented to Subha Ramani, MBBS, MPH, PhD (Harvard Medical School) for her individual contributions to medical education in one or more of the following categories: Scholarship of Integration, Scholarship in Educational Methods and Teaching, and Scholarship in Clinical Practice.

Mid-Career Mentorship in Education Award – Presented to Donna Windish, MD, MPH
(Yale School of Medicine). This award recognizes the mentoring activities of general medicine educators who are actively engaged in education research and mentorship of junior clinician educators.

Presentation Awards:
Mack Lipkin, Sr. - Associate Member Awards are presented to the scientific presentations considered most outstanding by students, residents and fellows during the 2019 SGIM annual meeting. Awards are made based on participant evaluations of the presentations and are endowed by the Zlinkoff Fund for Medical Education. The award winners for 2019 are:
• Timothy S. Anderson, MD (University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine) “Intensification of Older Adults Antihypertensives at Hospital Discharge Leads to Serious Adverse Events Without Long-Term Benefit”
• Yu-Tien Hsu, MD, MPH (Massachusetts General Hospital) “Lifetime Risk of Non-Fatal Firearm-Related Injuries in New York State: Racial and Sex Disparities”
• Audrey D. Zhang, BA (New York University School of Medicine) “Clinical Trial Evidence Supporting FDA Approval of New Drugs Over Three Decades, 1995-2017”
Milton W. Hamolsky - Junior Faculty Awards are presented to the scientific presentations considered most outstanding by junior faculty during the 2019 SGIM annual meeting. Awards are made based on participant evaluations of the presentations and are endowed by the Zlinkoff Fund for Medical Education. The award winners for 2019 are:
• Linnaea Schuttner, MD (VA Puget Sound Health Care System) “Patient Centered Medical Home Implementation and Chronic Disease Care Quality in Patients with Multimorbidity”
• Zirui Song, MD, PhD (Harvard Medical School) “Changes in Economic and Clinical Outcomes Under CMS Mandatory Bundled Payments for Joint Replacements”
• Elizabeth L. Tung, MD (University of Chicago Division of the Biological Science – The Pritzker School of Medicine) “Social Isolation, Loneliness, and Violence Exposure in Older Adults”
SGIM Clinical Vignette Oral Presentation Awards - Recognizes the best presented clinical case by a medical students, internal medicine residents or GIM fellows (not faculty) at the SGIM National Meeting. This year’s recipients are:
• Ann Wang, MD (Montifiore Medical Center) “Diffuse Coronary Artery Ectasia: An Unusual Cause of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction”
• Rebecca Angoff, MD (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) “A Case of Recurrent Sinusitis”
Outstanding Quality & Patient Safety Oral Presentation Award recognizes the most outstanding oral abstract presentation related to quality assessment, gaps in quality of care, medical errors, quality improvement or patient safety in the inpatient or outpatient setting at the SGIM National meeting. This year’s awardee is Sarah Follman, BA (University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System) for the abstract titled, "Low Naloxone Prescriptions among Individuals at High Risk of Opioid-Related Overdose Despite Healthcare Interactions”
Distinguish Professor of Women’s Health Best Oral Abstract Award – Laura Hawks, MD (Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance) for the abstract titled “#MeToo: A National Study of Forced Sexual Initiation Among US Women”

Distinguish Professor of Women’s Health Best Poster Award – Anna Leone, BA (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine) for the poster titled “Provider Perspectives on Barriers and Facilitators of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Use in a Large Health System”

Distinguish Professor of Geriatrics Best Oral Abstract Award – Mara Schonberg, MD, MPH (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) for the abstract titled, “A Decision Aid on Mammography Screening for Women Aged 75 and Older Reduces Screening”

Distinguish Professor of Geriatrics Best Poster Award – Sachin Shah, MD, MPH (University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine) for the poster titled “The Net Benefit of Oral Anticoagulation Among Older Adults with Atrial Fibrillation”

Distinguish Professor of Health Equity Best Oral Abstract Award – Amresh Hanchate, PhD (Boston University School of Medicine) for the abstract titled “Differences in ED Destination of EMS Transport of Co-located Patients by Race/Ethnicity”

Distinguish Professor of Health Equity Best Poster Award – Utibe Essien, MD, MPH (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine) for the poster titled “Collective Vulnerability is Associated with Higher Perceived Discrimination, Pain, and Depression in Veterans with Osteoarthritis”

Distinguish Professor of Hospital Medicine Best Oral Abstract Award – David Sterken, MD (University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine) for the abstract titled “The Association between Sleep Opportunity and Incidence of Delirium in General Medicine Inpatients”

Distinguish Professor of Hospital Medicine Best Poster Award – James Anstey, MD (University of California, San Francisco Medical Center) for the poster titled “The POCUS Supervision Safety Gap: Attending Physician Knowledge in Point-of-Care Ultrasound Lags Behind Internal Medicine Residents”

The Society of General Internal Medicine is a member-based international medical association of 3,300 of the world's leading academic general internists, who are dedicated to improving access to care for vulnerable populations, eliminating health care disparities and enhancing medical education. SGIM strives to be the professional home for innovators and scholars in academic general internal medicine leading the way to better health for everyone. The members of the Society advance the practice of medicine through their commitment to providing comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective care to adults, educating the next generation of outstanding physicians, and conducting cutting-edge research to improve quality of care and clinical outcomes of all patients. www.sgim.org



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