Presenting the 2018 SHM Awards of Excellence winners

Rising Star Chapter

Kentucky. SHM’s Kentucky Chapter has been nominated to receive the Rising Star Chapter Award for 2017 for their innovation and growth. The chapter’s leadership was involved with the establishment of the Heartland Hospital Medicine Conference and hosted a hospital medicine career panel and bustling Research, Innovations, and Clinical Vignettes abstract and poster competition. Nearly 50 abstracts were submitted, and the top 40 were invited to present posters at the competition. These posters included a mix of attendings, advanced practice providers, residents, and students interested in participating in the local hospital medicine community. The chapter sponsored the first prize winner’s travel to attend Hospital Medicine 2018 and gave awards to best resident and best student posters. The Kentucky Chapter directly recruited 27 hospitalists to join SHM membership in 2017. The Kentucky Chapter is an active, enthusiastic chapter that is rapidly growing and thriving.

Student Hospitalist Scholarship Recipients

The Society of Hospital Medicine’s Physician in Training Committee launched a Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant program in 2015 for medical students to conduct mentored scholarly projects related to quality improvement and patient safety.

The program was expanded in 2017 and now includes both a summer and longitudinal program for students.

The committee is happy to announce the 4th year of scholar grant recipients to six students based on their ability and interest in hospital medicine, general qualifications, prior educational training, and promise for scholarly activity.

Summer Program

Ilana Scandariato
Cornell University, New York
Project: Understanding the experience of the long-term hospitalized patient with provider fragmentation: A qualitative study
Mentor: Ernie Esquivel, MD, FHM

Maximilian Hemmrich
University of Chicago
Project: Derivation and validation of a COPD readmission risk prediction tool
Mentor: Valerie Press, MD, MPH, SFHM

Sandeep Bala
University of Central Florida, Orlando
Project: The impact of plain language open medical notes on patient activation
Mentor: Marisha Burden, MD, SFHM

Longitudinal Program

Erin Rainosek
University of Texas, San Antonio
Project Title: Design thinking to improve patient experience
Mentor: Luci Leykum, MD, SFHM

Matthew Fallon
Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.
Project: Reducing the hospital readmission rate of congestive heart failure (CHF)
Mentor: Venkata Andukuri, MD, MPH, FHM

Philip Huang
University of Iowa, Iowa City
Project: Expanded patient regionalization to improve care efficiency
Mentor: Ethan Kuperman, MD, FHM

Resident Travel Grant Recipients

The Society of Hospital Medicine’s Physician in Training Committee launched a Resident Travel Grant Program in 2017 for residents to receive funding to attend SHM’s Annual Conference and be recognized for their scholarly work.

The Committee is pleased to announce the first year of Resident Travel Grant Recipients to 10 Residents based on their ability and interest in hospital medicine, research originality, and teaching value, and general qualifications.

Ashley M. Jenkins, MD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Poster 41 – Aren’t adults just big kids?: Standardizing care of adults in pediatric hospitals

Brian A. MacDonald Jr., MD, PhD
State University of New York at Buffalo
Poster 135 – Phosphatidylethanol level as a predictor of acute alcohol withdrawal

Christopher S. Bartlett, MD, MPH
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque
Poster 47 – Lessons learned from a resident-created experiential quality improvement and patient safety curriculum for medical and nursing students at the University of New Mexico

Christopher T. Su, MD, MPH
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
Poster 173 – Concurrent NSAID and warfarin use is associated with increased blood transfusions in hospitalized patients

Madeleine Ivrit Matthiesen, MD
Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital Medicine–Pediatrics, Boston
Poster 69 – Resident perceptions of feedback and teaching

Neil Keshvani, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
Poster 237 – Improving respiratory rate measurement accuracy in the hospital: A quality improvement initiative

Peter N. Barish, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Poster 344 – Costs Related to potential overuse of respiratory viral panel PCRs in general medicine patients

Rachna Rawal, MD
Saint Louis University
Poster 259 – Empowering medicine residents to think before ordering daily labs: A quality improvement study

Yihan Chen, MD
University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center
Poster 12 – Hospitalist-directed transfers improve emergency room length of stay

Zachary G. Jacobs, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Poster 233 – The prevalence of treating asymptomatic elevated blood pressure with intravenous antihypertensives on the general medicine wards: A potential target for a quality improvement inter-vention
Poster 96 – Factors Impacting time to antibiotic administration in patients with sepsis: A single-center study of electronic health record data

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