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SGIM Honors for Hopkins GIM

Several Hopkins GIM members past and present were honored at the Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, earlier this month.
Among the Recognition Awards, former GIM Fellow Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, received the ACLGIM UNLTD (Unified Leadership Training in Diversity) Award, which recognizes junior and mid-career faculty from underrepresented groups with proven leadership potential. Recipients of this award receive a training scholarship to attend the Leon Hess Leadership Institute hosted by ACLGIM. Dr. Cené is now a faculty member in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Another former GIM Fellow figured among those receiving Research Awards. Cary P. Gross, MD, won SGIM’s Mid-Career Research and Mentorship Award, which is presented in recognition of mentoring activities as a general internal medicine investigator. Dr. Gross is an Associate Professor of Medicine/GIM at the Yale School of Medicine.
The honor for Best Published Research Paper of the year went to Lawrence Appel, MD, MPH, for his publication “Comparative Effectiveness of Weight-Loss Interventions in Clinical Practice,” which appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine in November 2011. This award is offered to help members gain recognition for their papers that have made significant contributions to generalist research.
In addition, the ACLGIM Chiefs Recognition Award was presented to David E. Kern, MD, Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. This award is given annually to the general internal medicine Division Chief who most represents excellence in division leadership. Dr. Kern assumes the mantle of this honor from GIM’s Director Dr. Fred Brancati, who received this recognition last year.
Congratulations to all award winners!