Friday, April 10, 2009

In General

Elizabeth Sailhamer, MD, a resident in the MGH Department of Surgery, is the winner of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma resident paper competition. Finalists from 17 different regions – 12 U.S. regions, one Canadian, one military and three international – competed for the award. Sailhamer presented her paper, “Histone deacetylase inhibition: A novel treatment for lethal septic shock” March 19 in Chicago.


James B. Meigs, MD, MPH, of the MGH General Medicine Division, has been selected the recipient of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Epidemiology. The annual award – given in memory of West, a man widely regarded as the “father of diabetes epidemiology” – recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the field. Meigs will receive the award at the ADA’s meeting in New Orleans in June.


MGH Ambulatory Consulting Service, of the Practice Improvement Division, had a poster accepted for the 10th annual Institute for Healthcare Improvement Summit on Redesigning the Clinical Office Practice, which was held in March in Vancouver, British Columbia. The summit focused on quality improvement projects within the clinical setting. The Ambulatory Consulting Service poster presentation, “Specialty Care: Access to New Appointments,” highlighted recent improvements implemented by the service for an MGH ambulatory clinic.


Andrea Beloff, FACHE, senior administrative director of MGH Radiation Oncology, was elected to a three-year term as a regent representing Massachusetts for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). In this role, Beloff will serve as a liaison between the national organization and ACHE’s Massachusetts chapter and local graduate education programs. Beloff is an ACHE fellow and board-certified in Healthcare Management.


Julian M. Goldman, MD, of the MGH Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, is the recipient of the American College of Clinical Engineering 2009 Professional Achievement in Technology Award/Professional Development Award. The honor acknowledges an individual who has made a contribution to the clinical engineering profession and was given to Goldman for his work on medical device interoperability. He was presented the award at the April 6 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference in Chicago.

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