Congratulations to our 2013 CT Chapter Award Winners!
This year’s Laureate Award winners are Fitzhugh C. Pannill III, an internist practicing in Southbury and Catherine Apaloo, the St. Vincent’s Medical Center Residency Program Director. The George F. Thornton Teaching Award was presented to Gregory K. Buller, Chair of Medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital and Barry J. Wu, Associate Program Director for the Yale-New Haven Medical Center (Saint Raphael) Program. We introduced a new award, The Distinguished Internist Award, which was given posthumously to Henry C. Gift, the long-time director of the outpatient medical clinic at St. Mary’s Hospital. The award will hereafter bear his name.
The Resident Abstract Competition was once again successful, under the first-time leadership of Rebecca Andrews. Nearly 200 posters were presented. Congratulations to the following winners:
First – Janet Ho, Yale Primary Care Program: “Transitions of care at a community hospital: Sharing the voices of readmitted patients through qualitative interviews”
Second – Safia Gazi, Griffin Hospital: “A new multidisciplinary approach to learning improves patient safety and resident satisfaction”
Third – Nedsley Vila, St. Vincent’s Medical Center: “Intern boot camp as a tool for improvement of orientation and transition from medical school to internship”
First – Sanam Lathief, Yale-New Haven Medical Center (Saint Raphael): “An unusual case of cryoglobulinemic pleuro-pericarditis”
Second – William Carroll, St. Vincent’s Medical Center: “A case of limited granulomatosis with polyangiitis complicated by central DI”
Third – Henry Igid, University of Connecticut: “Synchronous CML and testicular germ cell tumor unrelated to cancer therapy”
By virtue of their first-place awards, Drs. Ho and Lathief win the opportunity to present their abstracts at Internal Medicine 2014 in Orlando!
The Tri-State abstract competition for Early Career Physicians was also held; Parijat Sen, from Newark NJ took the prize for “SVC Syndrome: A Rare Hemodialysis Complication”.
The final of the Medical Challenge competition was held, featuring teams from University of Connecticut Internal Medicine Program, Yale Primary Care Program and University of Connecticut Primary Care Program. University of Connecticut IM continued their dominance of this event and will once again represent our chapter at the Doctor’s Dilemma competition, held during Internal Medicine 2014. Congratulations to team members Gurukripa Kowlgi, Arushi Khurana, Shireen Mirza and Bhavtosh Dedania.
Rahul Rajkumar, MD, JD, FACP featured in ACP IMpact
The June 2013 edition of the IMpact newsletter features a profile of Dr. Rajkumar, a Fellow in our chapter. Read the full article
Jensa Morris, MD, FACP named as one of ACP's Top Hospitalists
Dr. Jensa Morris, a Hospitalist at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, was selected as a Top Hospitalist by the ACP Hospitalist publication. ACP Hospitalist's editorial board members reviewed nominations they received and selected the Top Hospitalists, who have truly distinguished themselves in areas including patient safety, community involvement, clinical skills, quality improvement, leadership and teaching. Read the full article
2013 Internal Medicine Abstract Presenters
We were honored to have six chapter members represent our chapter for the Associate and Medical Student Abstract Competition held during Internal Medicine 2013 in San Francisco.
- Mihir V Patel, MBBS, Associate Oral Presentation, Basic Research
- Saumya Saini, MD, Associate Poster, Basic Research
- Amrita R John, MD, MBBS, Associate Poster, Clinical Vignette
- Fady Hannah-Shmouni, MD, Associate Poster, Clinical Vignette
- Megan S Lemay, MD, Associate Poster, Clinical Vignette
- Shine Raju, MD, Associate Poster, Clinical Vignette
Special congratulations Rajany V Dy, MD who was a winner in the Associate Clinical Vignette Poster category.
Leadership Enhancement and Development Program (LEAD) Certificate Winner
Congratulations to the following member who received a LEAD Certificate at Internal Medicine 2012:
Rebecca A Andrews, MD FACP
ACP’s Leadership Enhancement and Development Program (LEAD) helps younger members and Fellows cultivate leadership skills to expand their career opportunities and benefit the community at large. A LEAD Certificate can be awarded to any member who has completed at least five out of seven of the leadership development activities within a three year time frame.
The Connecticut Chapter would like to thank the following member for recruiting colleagues as part of ACP's Recruit-a-Colleague program:
- Mary J Scheimann, MD
- Harshdeep S Nat, MD
Congratulations to our new Connecticut ACP Fellows elected in the past 6 months.
Fellowship is an honor achieved by those recognized by their peers for personal integrity, superior competence in internal medicine, professional accomplishment, and demonstrated scholarship.
If you have any current news to share about yourself or a colleague that we can celebrate, please e-mail it to Nancy Sullivan and specify that it is for the Member Accomplishments section of the Chapter Web site.
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