April 14, 2022

The Society of General Internal Medicine held its 2022 Annual Meeting last week, April 6–9. It was the first in-person meeting held since 2019. Our faculty were among the leaders sharing expertise. A brief rundown of activities is below.

March 24, 2022

Associate Professor Emeritus Christopher L. Bryson, MD, MS, a beloved member of the Division of General Internal Medicine, died on March 12, 2022. Chris completed medical school and residency at the University of Texas Southwestern and in 2000, came to the University of Washington to complete a fellowship in Health Services Research. He then joined the faculty as an Acting Instructor based at the Puget Sound VA where he was highly respected as an outstanding attending on both the inpatient service and in the primary care clinic.

March 17, 2022

Demonstrating all-around excellence, faculty member Nancy Sugg and staff member Kari Black have been nominated for UW-wide honors—the Thorud Leadership Award and a Together We Will Award, respectively.

January 26, 2022

In recent months, several of our faculty have been expert guests on radio shows and podcasts.

January 5, 2022

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.

December 1, 2021

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-...

September 14, 2021

Fellowship, residency, and faculty positions are open for applications.

August 26, 2021

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?

July 28, 2021

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...

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.