The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) proudly names Robert E. Burke, MD, MS, assistant chief of hospital medicine at Denver VA Medical Center, as the recipient of the 2016 Junior Investigator Award. He will receive the award at HM16 in San Diego.
Dr. Burke’s research focuses on improving transitional care outcomes for older adults. An academic hospitalist and health services researcher, Dr. Burke is working toward becoming a nationally recognized outcomes researcher and implementation scientist working in hospitals and post-acute-care (PAC) facilities.
In addition to this award, Dr. Burke also received the 2015 Career Development Award from SHM, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, and the Association of Specialty Professors in support of the Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Subspecialists’ Transition to Aging Research Program (GEMSSTAR).
The Junior Investigator Award recognizes talented early-stage investigators in the first five years of a faculty position. Criteria for selection include the impact the research may have on hospital medicine, career achievements and milestones (e.g., abstracts, peer-reviewed publications, intra- and extramural grant funding), and engagement with SHM. TH
Brett Radler is SHM’s communications coordinator.