We are pleased to announce that Dr. Geetanjali Chander will be our new head of the Division of General Internal Medicine, effective April 1, 2022.
In recent months, our GIM faculty have been recognized by multiple organizations for their individual excellence in teaching, leadership, and patient care.
Most recently in November, Professor Joseph Merrill was one of seventeen faculty named an Outstanding Research Mentor by the UW School of Medicine Scholarship Committee. Nominations come from students throughout the WWAMI region.
October saw the Washington Chapter of the American College of Physicians holding its annual meeting. During the conference, Associate Professor Molly Blackley Jackson received the Clinician-...
Fellowship, residency, and faculty positions are open for applications.
In addition to the usual seasons of Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall, the Pacific Northwest also experiences Fire Season. In recent years, wildfire season has become longer and more intense, with smoke affecting the respiratory systems of humans and animals sometimes hundreds of miles from any fire. Like any good healthcare practitioner, Dr. Cora Sack knows that the best cure is prevention. How does she advise residents in smoky regions protect their lungs from smoke damage?
Dr. Jennifer Best has been named a 2021 Macy Faculty Scholar. The Macy Faculty Scholars Program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in medicine and nursing. They select five faculty leaders each year to receive two years of funding to conduct an educational change project at their institution and participate in a career development program. Dr. Best’s educational project is titled “Adapting the ‘Social-Belonging Intervention’ to Improve Academic and Well-Being Outcomes in Graduate Medical Education.” Macy Scholars also receive mentoring the Macy...
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.
Promotions took effect July 1, 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.”
Our doctors have received various honors in the first part of 2021 for excellent clinical practice, leadership, teaching, and more.
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.
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