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Announcing the 2019 chapter awards and grant recipients

Rising Star Chapter

Knoxville. The Rising Star Chapter Award goes to one chapter that has been active for 2 years or less and in the past 12 months has made improvements to its leadership, stability and growth, and membership.

The recipient of the Rising Star Chapter Award for 2018 is the Knoxville (Tenn.) Chapter of SHM, which has made significant strides since its launch in the spring of 2017. The chapter assembled a group of local hospitalists from Knoxville and the surrounding region to encourage participation and drive quality initiatives in area hospitals.

The Knoxville chapter developed a leadership framework, including officers and board members, and just completed its first formal chapter leadership election. In 2018, the chapter held four meetings, including an event steered toward residents and students. Membership in the chapter has grown by more than 20% since inception. The chapter has engaged in statewide quality initiatives with the Tennessee Hospital Association and has engaged with other chapters across the state.

The Knoxville’s Chapter is an active, enthusiastic organization that is rapidly growing and thriving. Congratulations to the Knoxville chapter on being named the Rising Star Chapter for 2018.

Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant recipients

SHM is proud to acknowledge the latest winners of its Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant. These medical students were awarded grants to complete scholarly work with an active SHM mentor in a project related to patient safety, quality improvement, or other areas relevant to the field of hospital medicine.

Sandeep Bala
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Poster 382 – The impact of plain language open medical notes on patient activation
Location: Denver (Colo.) Health Hospital

Monisha Bhatia
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Poster 23 – Using electronic medical record phenotypic data to predict discharge destination
Location: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

Maximilian Hemmrich
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Oral presentation, 11:45 a.m. – Noon, Tuesday, March 26
Project: Derivation and validation of a COPD readmission risk prediction tool
Location: University of Chicago

Ilana Scandariato Lavina
Weill Cornell Medical College
Poster 424 – Understanding the experience of the long-term hospitalized patient with provider fragmentation: A qualitative study

Yun Li
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Poster 320 – Developing and implementing clinical pathway(s) for hospitalized injection drug users due to injection-related infection sequelae
Location: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H.

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