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GIM Housestaff Research Awards, 2013

On behalf of the faculty, fellows, and staff of the Johns Hopkins University Division of General Internal Medicine, I'm delighted to announce the eighth annual national competition for Housestaff GIM Research Awards. Our goals in establishing the Awards are

  • to stimulate interest in academic GIM
  • to recognize outstanding house officers who have the potential to become leaders in GIM-related research.

We offer five Awards, each named for an internationally regarded mentor and researcher at Johns Hopkins whose primary faculty appointment is in the Division of General Internal Medicine.

The L. Randol Barker Award recognizes research achievement in medical education. Dr. Barker a is Professor of Medicine and former Co-Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He co-directs the Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Program in Teaching Skills and is one of the founding editors of the textbook Principles of Ambulatory Medicine, now in its 7th edition. Dr. Barker's core interests are in how learning occurs in clinical medicine, and in the professionalism of the educator-learner relationship. He developed the precepting model used in the Medical House Staff Practice and the continuity practice he founded and continues to direct. His recent innovative work introduces reflective practice as a method for personal learning and growth in both residents and faculty. In 2001, he was awarded SGIM’s Award for Career Achievement in Medical Education.

The Diane Becker Award recognizes research achievement in clinical epidemiology and prevention. Dr. Becker is a Professor of Medicine and Health Policy and Management, and Director of the Center for Health Promotion in the Division of General Internal Medicine. She is the Founding Director of the Johns Hopkins Sibling and Family Heart Study and Director of 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.

The Daniel Ford Award recognizes research achievement in health services and outcomes research. Dr. Ford is a 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; Principal Investigator of the NIH grant which supports the Clinical Research Units at Johns Hopkins; and Principal Investigator on the institution’s proposal to build a new Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). He is renowned for his research on the treatment of depression in primary care.

The David Levine Award recognizes research achievement in behavioral medicine and health disparities. Dr. Levine is Professor of Medicine and Health Behavior & Society. He is the Director of the Office of Fellowship Programs in the Department of Medicine; and former Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine. He directs a multi-disciplinary NIH-funded training program  (T32) on behavioral aspects of cardiovascular disease which has been continuously funded for over 30 years and has been called “perhaps the best of its kind in the history of the NHLBI.” In recognition of his unsurpassed reputation as a research mentor, The Department of Medicine at Hopkins has institutionalized his legacy with annual “Levine Awards” for outstanding faculty mentors. Dr. Levine is renowned for his research on health behaviors related to disparities in cardiovascular risk and disease.

The Jeremy Sugarman Award recognizes research achievement in bioethics. Dr. Sugarman is the Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine; Professor of Medicine; Professor of Health Policy and Management; and Deputy Director for Medicine of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Sugarman is currently Chair for the Ethics Working Group of the HIV Prevention Trials Network, the Ethics Officer for the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, and Co-Chair of the Johns Hopkins Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee. Dr. Sugarman conducts both theoretical and empirical research in medical ethics. He is renowned for his work on informed consent, research ethics and the ethical issues associated with emerging technologies.

Each award carries a cash prize and an invitation to travel to Baltimore to attend a celebratory dinner and to present the winning abstract to the faculty of Hopkins GIM. If you are a house officer who has conducted research in any of these GIM-related areas and you are on track for a career in academic general internal medicine, we invite you to compete. Please review additional details below. And while you’re visiting us on the web, we welcome you to check out our NIH-funded GIM Fellowship Program which over the past three decades has prepared over 125 general internists for exciting careers in academic medicine.

Best regards and good luck!

Jeanne M. Clark, MD, MPH, FACP
Frederick Brancati Professor of Medicine
Interim Director, Division of General Internal Medicine



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