July 16, 2021

Clinical Instructor Sarah Steinkruger is the 37th recipient of the annual Paul B. Beeson Award. The honor was presented at the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds on June 11, 2021.

July 6, 2021

Promotions took effect July 1, 2021.

June 14, 2021

A long-time advocate for vulnerable patients, Associate Professor Lisa Chew is the 2021 recipient of the UW David Thorud Leadership Award. The announcement of the honor stated, “She is deeply dedicated to equitable health-care access, courageously calling attention to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color and working with community groups to expand testing among the populations at greatest risk.”

May 25, 2021

Our doctors have received various honors in the first part of 2021 for excellent clinical practice, leadership, teaching, and more.

May 6, 2021

The 2021 annual meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine was held entirely virtually April 20–23. The theme was “Transforming Values into Action.” Over 2,000 SGIM members attended, including many of our own UW GIM faculty.

March 30, 2021

The UW Academic Hospitalist Fellowship is a one-year fellowship program established in 2018 by Associate Professors Somnath Mookherjee and Andrew White. The Fellowship was created to support graduating internal medicine residents or early-career hospitalists who are seeking to build a career as hospitalist clinician-scholars. Structured elements in the Fellowship include participation in the Certificate Program in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (CPiPSQI), Teaching Scholars Program (TSP), and DGIM Faculty Development Program seminars. However, much of the training relies on self-...

March 11, 2021

Professor Douglas Paauw is director of Medical Student Programs and holds the Rathmann Family Foundation Endowed Chair for Patient-Centered Clinical Education. He also encourages everyone who can to receive a vaccination against COVID-19.

February 18, 2021

Assistant Professor Shobha Stack was presented with the Outstanding Teacher Award at the School of Medicine Clinical Transition ceremony, which was held virtually on December 18, 2020.
The Outstanding Teacher Award is an annual award given out by each WWAMI site’s Medical Student Association. (The UW School of Medicine's WWAMI Regional Medical Education Program is a partnership in the western United States between the states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.) All MS2 students at each WWAMI site nominate a faculty member that positively impacted their Foundation...

February 1, 2021

Following Professor Stephan Fihn’s announcement last spring to step down from his position as GIM Division Head, a national search for his successor was launched by Department of Medicine Chair Barbara Jung and chaired by Head of the Division of Metabolism Stephanie Page. In the meantime, Professor John Amory has graciously agreed to serve as interim head of the Division of General Internal Medicine, effective March 1, 2021.

January 5, 2021

The Department of Medicine has formed its inaugural Gender Equity Council (GEC), with Associate Professor Susan Merel as the chair. Stephanie Timm, the Dermatology residency and fellowship programs administrator, is co-chair.

The GEC will advise the Department Chair on matters related to gender equity, make recommendations to ensure an equitable and inclusive environment in the department, and plan and implement activities that promote gender equity.

GIM Associate Professor and VA Puget Sound Chief of Staff Catherine Kaminetzky is also a council member.