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Chapter News

We Request Your Feedback on the Proposed Fall 2022 Board of Governors Resolutions

(August 2022) We would like to request your feedback regarding resolutions that will be considered at the Fall 2022 Board of Governors Meeting. The resolutions have been posted on ACP Online for your review and cover an array of topics such as supporting paid sick leave for U.S. workers, covering insulin pumps under CMS Part B for insulin dependent diabetics, and integrating a health equity framework into methods for developing ACP clinical guidelines.

After considering the intent of each resolution and how it fits with the College’s Mission and Goals, please provide your feedback on each resolution and indicate your support or opposition by completing the electronic response form by August 31. Your input will be used as part of testimony on behalf of the chapter.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to provide comments regarding these resolutions. By providing your feedback on the Board of Governors resolutions, you have helped to shape College policy that impacts the practice of internal medicine. Please visit the chapter’s Web site after the Fall 2022 Board of Governors meeting for updates.


Applications Now Open to Apply for the Million Hearts® 2022 Hypertension Control Challenge

(August 2022) The Million Hearts® 2022 initiative is now accepting applications for the Hypertension Control Challenge and encourages ACP members to apply. ACP is a partner in the Million Hearts Campaign, a national initiative that aims to prevent a million heart attacks and strokes by reducing hypertension and implementing evidence-based strategies to improve cardiovascular health. 

The Hypertension Control Challenge identifies and spotlights health care professionals, practices, both solo and group, and health care systems that have achieved nationally laudable hypertension control rates. Applicants that have achieved hypertension control rates of at least 80% over a 12 month period are eligible to enter for possible recognition as a Champion. To learn more about the rules and eligibility requirements to become a 2022 Million Hearts ® Hypertension Control Challenge Champion, please visit https://millionhearts.hhs.gov/partners-progress/champions/rules.html. All prospective Champions are required to complete the application form https://hypertension.millionhearts.hhs.gov/.

The submission deadline is September 7, 2022.


New Advocacy Resources Available to ACP Members and Chapters

(August 2022) We would like to make you aware of two new advocacy resources available to ACP members and chapters.

Understanding Advocacy and Why We Do It - A Comprehensive Toolkit for Chapters

ACP has created an advocacy best practices toolkit to support engagement in and the efficacy of chapter-level advocacy at the state and federal level. This comprehensive toolkit breaks down the different methods and mediums for advocacy engagement and highlights all the programs and resources offered by ACP to make the most of chapters’ advocacy efforts. This toolkit is only accessible to ACP members. 

Reproductive Health Toolkit Now Updated

ACP's toolkit for chapters to utilize in navigating issues surrounding abortion rights and related policies in their states following the overturning of Roe v. Wade has been updated. The toolkit now includes sample letters that chapters can use to advocate with state officials and information on recent federal activity. 

For questions regarding these toolkits, please submit all requests through this questionnaire to ensure we can track inquiries and respond in the most timely and efficient manner." 

Are you a member of the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network (AIMn)? Learn more here


Congratulations New Utah Chapter Fellows

  • Landon E Dickson, MD FACP
  • Stephanie S Gelman, MD FACP
  • Rory Rodrigues, MBBS FACP

(July 2022) Congratulations to the Utah Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


BOR Action on Spring '22 BOG Resolutions

(June 2022) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Spring 2022 Board of Governors (BOG) meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to our chapter.


Let's Celebrate our Local National Abstract Competition Winners

(May 2022) The Utah Chapter would like to congratulate the following chapter member on their accomplishments at the 2022 Internal Medicine Meeting National Abstract Competition.

Early Career Physicians - Quality Improvement-Patient Safety, Poster Winner
Age-Based Differences In The Efficacy And Safety Of Remote Biometric Monitoring Of Covid-19 Patients With Exertional Hypoxia

Harris L Carmichael, MD

View the complete list of podium presenters and poster winners at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022.


 

Congratulations New Utah Chapter Fellows

  • Kory T Anderson, MD FACP
  • Cuper Martinez Santibanez, MD FACP
  • Takiko M May, MD FACP
  • Davis Ogitani, MD FACP
  • Mazen Sires, MD FACP
  • Belinda Trieu, MD FACP

(March 2022) Congratulations to the Utah Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


Congratulations New Utah Chapter Fellows

Bireen L Whitten, MD FACP

    (February 2022) Congratulations to the Utah Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


    Support our Local Speakers at Internal Medicine 2022

    Join ACP and your colleagues as we reconvene to meet our personal and professional goals. World-renowned faculty will present important topics and the latest evidenced-based clinical and practice information that invite you to discover new ways to improve your own techniques and patient care. Internal Medicine Meeting 2022 will also introduce a refreshed schedule and two plenary gatherings featuring must-see speakers.

    We wanted to take a moment to shine a spotlight on this year’s Utah Chapter Members who are serving as faculty:

    • Deepika Reddy Update in Endocrinology - Thursday, April 28, 2022
    • Valerie Vaughn Making the Most Out of Mentorship - Thursday, April 28, 2022

    BOR Action on Fall '21 BOG Resolutions

    (December 2021) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Fall 2021 Board of Governors (BOG) virtual meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

    If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to our chapter.


    Congratulations New Utah Chapter Fellows

    • Miklos Z Molnar, MD PhD FACP
    • Shulun Zang, MD FACP

    (December 2021) Congratulations to the Utah Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


    Utah Chapter Internal Medicine Interest Group Mentoring Program

    The Internal Medicine Interest Group mentoring program is designed to connect current medical students with a faculty member within IM. Mentees will be paired with mentors with whom they share career interests. We are interested in providing students with potential shadowing opportunities, career guidance and research opportunities. Please sign up below if you are interested in being a mentor for the 2021/22 year!

    Sign Up Now

    Thank you! Student/IMIG Committee ACP Utah Chapter