The first half of 2022 has seen recognition of our faculty efforts in the form of honors and awards.
Dr. Chopra was honored for her involvement with community outreach and bridging healthcare gaps for the past 10 years. She organizes free health camps for the underserved communities providing preventive, primary, and secondary care. The Department of Medicine recently published a faculty spotlight about her ongoing work.
January also saw the Society of General Internal Medicine Northwest Chapter’s annual meeting. Part of the agenda was recognizing Assistant Professor Adelaide McClintock with the Clinician Educator Award. This honor is intended for early or mid-career doctors who have displayed innovation and excellence in teaching and/or in the delivery of clinical care.
Continuing with January events, the Idaho Chapter of the American College of Physicians’ annual meeting announced Dr. Melissa (Moe) Hagman as the 2022 recipient of the Laureate Award. This commendation goes to Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated by their example and conduct, an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, or research and in service to their community, their Chapter, and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Hagman was selected for her record of hard work in supporting and role modelling in medical education, professionalism and academic leadership in the state of Idaho and nationally.
In May, the American Academy of HIV Medicine named Clinical Associate Professor Hillary Liss as the newest co-recipient of the Cesar Augusto Caceres Award for Technology in HIV Practice for her work with Dr. Jennifer Jones-Vanderleest to improve HIV care in the jail system. This award recognizes persons who have created, adapted and/or used innovative technology in their HIV practice and to share that technological knowledge with others in the practice of HIV medicine to improve patient care.
Earlier this month, Dr. Lauren Renata Thronson was announced as the DOM’s 38th recipient of the Paul B. Beeson Award. The honor commemorates Dr. Paul Beeson, a distinguished physician at the Seattle VA in the 1970s who was celebrated for his teaching skills. Dr. Thronson was chosen by the medicine residents in recognition of her outstanding clinical teaching and for exemplifying scholarship, humility, compassion, and integrity. Clinical Associate Professor Thronson is the associate program director for educational strategies for our Internal Medicine Residency program and the director of the student evening clinic at Harborview Medical Center.
Dr. Sack’s research activities integrate translational experimental design and epidemiologic studies to characterize environmental exposures, explore disease mechanisms and investigate health outcomes. Current research interests include the health effects of air pollution, occupational exposures in cannabis workers, and the environmental causes of interstitial lung disease.
Most recently, Seattle Magazine released its annual list of the area’s Top Doctors. The following GIM doctors were named: