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GIM Housestaff Research Awards
We offer seven Awards, each named for an internationally regarded mentor and researcher at Johns Hopkins with a faculty appointment in the Division of General Internal Medicine.
L. Randol Barker – David E. Kern Award
For achievement in medical education
L. Randol Barker, MD, ScM, MACP is Professor Emeritus of Medicine and former Co-Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Barker's core interests are in how learning occurs in clinical medicine, and in the professionalism of the educator-learner relationship. In 2001, he was awarded SGIM’s Award for Career Achievement in Medical Education. David E. Kern, MD, MPH, MACP is Professor Emeritus of Medicine and former Co-Director/Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He has been a leader in general internal medicine residency training, faculty and curriculum development, and communication skills training. He has received numerous awards, including awards for his mentorship, role as a division leader, and the 2003 SGIM Award for Career Achievement in Medical Education.
Caroline Coleman, MD
MD - Emory University School of Medicine
Residency - Emory University School of Medicine
Abstract: #EducationInTheTimeofCOVID: Using Twitter to Disseminate Evidence-Based Medicine during a Pandemic
Diane Becker Award
For achievement in clinical epidemiology and prevention
Diane Becker, RN, MPH, ScD is a Professor Emerita of Medicine and Health Policy and Management, and Founding Director of the Center for Health Promotion in the Division of General Internal Medicine. She is the Founding Director of both the Johns Hopkins Sibling and Family Heart Study and the GeneSTAR Research Program. She was the recipient of the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Johns Hopkins University and the 2004 Katherine A. Lembright Research Award from the American Heart Association. Dr. Becker is renowned for her research on the epidemiology and genetic underpinnings of premature heart disease and related conditions.
Charles Nicoli, MD
MD - University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
Residency - Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Abstract: Association of Pro-Neurotensin/Neuromedin N with Incident Metabolic Syndrome and its Components
Lisa A. Cooper – David M. Levine Award
For achievement in behavioral medicine and health disparities
Lisa A. Cooper, MD, MPH is the James F. Fries Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and holds joint appointments in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Equity in Health and Healthcare and in 2020 was named director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute. Her pioneering research has sought to document and then address the needs of populations experiencing health disparities. David M. Levine, MD, MPH, ScD is Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Health Behavior & Society and former Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine. He was the founding PI for which was continuously funded for over 40 years In recognition of his unsurpassed reputation as a research mentor, the Department of Medicine at Hopkins has institutionalized his legacy with annual “Levine Award” for outstanding faculty mentors. Dr. Levine is renowned for his research on health behaviors related to disparities in cardiovascular risk and disease.
Joniqua Ceasar, MD
MD - Baylor College of Medicine
Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Abstract: Community Engagement in the Development of an mHealth Enabled Physical Activity & Cardiovascular Health Intervention (Step It Up): Pilot Focus Group Study
Daniel E. Ford Award
For achievement in health services and outcomes research
is Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Policy & Management; former Director of the Johns Hopkins Preventive Medicine Residency and the University Health Service; and currently Vice Dean for Clinical Research. His is the Principal Investigator of the institution’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) which supports the Clinical Research Units at Johns Hopkins. He is also a national leader for his own research on the treatment of depression in primary care.
Eden Bernstein, MD
MD - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Residency - Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Abstract: Characterizing the Variation of Alcohol Cessation Pharmacotherapy in Primary Care
Felicia Hill-Briggs Award
For achievement in population health and health system transformation
Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD is Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, with joint appointments in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the School of Nursing. She is also Sr. Director of Population Health Research and Development for Johns Hopkins HealthCare. She served as the 2018 President of the American Diabetes Association, Health Care and Education. A clinical psychologist and behavioral scientist, she is a national expert in behavior change and self-management of diabetes and cardiovascular comorbidities.
Andrew Wong, MD
MD - University of California, San Francisco
Residency - University of Michigan
Abstract: Development and Validation of an Electronic Health Record–Based Machine Learning Model to Estimate Delirium Risk in Newly Hospitalized Patients Without Known Cognitive Impairment
Jeremy Sugarman Award
For achievement in bioethics
Variation in the Design of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders and Other Code Status Options: A Multi-Institutional Qualitative Study
Richard D. Moore Award
For achievement in clinical care and research in HIV
is a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology who has conducted HIV-associated epidemiologic and clinical outcomes research publishing extensively on HIV/AIDS natural history, treatment and outcomes. He is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Program for HIV Outcomes Research. He is also the principal investigator of the Johns Hopkins HIV Clinical Cohort, begun in 1989, the North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design, a multisite HIV cohort that combines 21 single-site and multi-site cohorts representing over 100 HIV care and research sites across the U.S. and Canada, and of the HIV Research Network , a consortium of 18 HIV care sites through-out the U.S. and funded by AHRQ and HRSA to conduct research in health resources utilization.
Awards carry a cash prize of $1,000 each and awardees will present winning abstracts virtually to the Hopkins GIM faculty at a special divisional grand rounds on Friday, December 18, 2020.
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