Awards of Excellence
Award for Excellence in Teamwork in Quality Improvement
The Emory University Hospital Healthcare Team, co-led by Jason Stein, MD, FHM, Carolyn Hill, RN, Laura Phillips, and Dee Cantrell, received the award for excellence in QI teamwork for their groundbreaking work on VTE prophylaxis, a key indicator of hospital quality.
Award for Clinical Excellence
Jennifer Myers, MD, FHM, for leading the “rapid root cause analysis” process that convenes medical error reviews with front-line clinicians and staff.
Award for Excellence in Teaching
Amir Jaffer, MD, FHM
Award for Outstanding Service in Hospital Medicine
Mitchell Wilson, MD, FHM
Award for Excellence in Research
Margaret C. Fang MD, MPH, FHM
Research, Innovation, and Clinical Vignettes Winners
2010 Innovation Poster Winner: Aaron Farberg, BS, Andrew Lin, BS, Latoya Kuhn, MPH, Scott Flanders, MD, SFHM, Christopher Kim, MD, MBA, University of Michigan Medical School, “Dear Doctor: A Tool to Facilitate Patient-Centered Care and Enhance Communication.”
2010 Adult Vignette Winner: Jennie Wei, MD, and Patrick Kneeland, MD, University of California at San Francisco, “A Case of Skin Ulcers and Neutropenia: Definitely Not a Helminth Problem.”
2010 Research Winner: Will Southern, MD, MS, and Julia Arnsten, MD, MPH, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y.: “Increased Mortality and Readmission Among Patients Discharged against Medical Advice.”
2010 Pediatric Vignette Winner: Harry Hoar, MD, Baystate Children’s Hospitalist, Springfield, Mass., “A Teen with Varices: An Uncommon Presentation of a Familiar Disease.”
Researchers Earn First SHM Junior Faculty Development Awards
Two-year, $50,000 commitment bolsters academic pursuits for young hospitalists
By Jason Carris
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.– Kirsten Kangelaris, MD, and Evan Fieldston, MD, MBA, MSHP, were presented $50,000 Junior Faculty Development Awards at HM10. The first-year awards are part of SHM’s commitment to helping the “generation of new knowledge,” said Scott Flanders, SHM’s outgoing president.
Dr. Kangelaris, a fellow in internal medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, focuses her research on continued clinical and biologic genetic risk-prediction algorithms that will improve the triage and early-management strategies for hospitalized patients with inflammatory illness.
Dr. Fieldston, an assistant professor in pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, plans to use his award to examine the association between dynamic aspects of workload, workforce, and quality of care at children’s hospitals.
SHM also handed out its annual Awards of Excellence (above left) and announced winners from the Research, Innovation, and Clinical Vignette competition (below left). Judges scored more than 400 posters; some of the winning project teams included medical students.
“I am particularly proud to see that we had medical students as award winners,” said Flanders, chief of the hospital medicine division at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor. “That gives me great hope for the future of HM.”