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Education & Research News 2011

Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research Aims to Be Model of Advocacy-Driven Research
November 01, 2011: The new Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research (ROH CBCR) wants to make sure their research is relevant and focused, especially because they are getting funding from the community—the Rays of Hope Foundation has awarded them $1.5 million over 5 years.
Garry Welch, PhD, Awarded McKesson Foundation Mobilizing For Health Grant
November 01, 2011: Dr. Garry Welch, Director, Behavioral Medicine Research, received the Mobilizing for Health grant for his project, "Developing and field testing an integrated mHealth solution to improve daily adherence to medications and blood glucose and blood pressure monitoring among older Type 2 diabetes patients."
Elisabeth Bennett, PhD Elected Graduate Medical Education Representative for NEGEA
November 01, 2011: Dr. Elisabeth Bennett, PhD, Director, Education Research and Development, was elected to a 2-year term as Graduate Medical Education Representative for for AAMC's Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA). NEGEA is the regional committee of the AAMC’s national Group on Educational Affairs (GEA).
"I'm Not Intimidated by Boston." Dr. Tashanna Myers Boosts Baystate's Clinical Trials
October 01, 2011: When Tashanna Myers, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist, arrived at Baystate Medical Center in August 2009, 2 major gynecologic studies were closing and there were no new protocols. Today, there are 20 active protocols covering all major gynecologic cancer sites, and 300+ women have been enrolled in clinical trials this year alone.
Peter Lindenauer, MD, MSc, Awarded 5-year NIH-NHLBI Grant for COPD Study
September 01, 2011: Dr. Peter Lindenauer, Director, Center for Quality of Care Research, received the $2.4 million award for his study, "Implementation and Outcomes of Noninvasive Ventilation in COPD."
John Rousou, MD Awarded NIH-Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTSN) Grant
September 01, 2011: Dr. John Rousou, Chief, Cardiac Surgery Division, will be the Principal Investigator as Baystate joins Brigham & Womens, USC and 6 other satellite sites for the study, "Surgical Interventions for Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation."
Jane Garb Invited Panelist at HHS-Sponsored Health Data Initiative Forum
August 01, 2011: Presentation Highlights Baystate Medical Center's Innovations in Healthcare Geographic Information Systems (GIS) The Health Data Initiative Forum—whose 700 attendees were from the NIH, academia, public health, private business, and healthcare sectors—brought together data suppliers and data appliers on June 9, 2011 in Bethesda, MD with the aim of stimulating innovative use of publicly available health data to develop computer "apps" and services to improve health.
Richard Engelman, MD Chosen as Faculty for Thoracic Surgical Directors Association's "Boot Camp"
August 01, 2011: Dr. Richard Engelman, Division of Cardiac Surgery, was one of 38 senior thoracic surgeons in the US who participated in TSDA's fourth annual "boot camp" training session for surgical trainees from around the country at the University of North Carolina on July 14 - 17.
Tala Elia, MD Wins Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Clinical Pathologic Case Semi-finals
August 01, 2011: Will Compete in Finals at the American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly Dr. Tala Elia, Department of Emergency Medicine, had the winning Clinical Pathologic Case (CPC) presentation at the June meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine in Boston.
Baystate's Robotic Surgical Simulator (RoSS) Lends a Guiding Hand to Novice Surgeons
July 01, 2011: Baystate Medical Center Simulation Center's newly acquired Robotic Surgical Simulator (RoSS) is a training system that uses virtual reality to closely approximate the look and feel of the da Vinci surgical robot. It teaches the body position, hand articulation, foot movement and coordination, and robotic field visualization required to perform robot-assisted surgery.
12th Annual Research Week Showcases Research at Baystate
June 01, 2011: Residents, fellows, nurses and faculty submitted 95 abstracts representing their research projects—up from 82 submitted in 2010— for Research Week held from May 17-20 2011.
Michael Rosenblum, MD Joins Masshealth Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative Steering Committee
June 01, 2011: Dr. Michael Rosenblum, Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency, was invited to join the steering committee of the PCMHI—a statewide initiative to create a more efficient and effective model of health care delivery.
Two Graduate Medical Program Administrators Certified by TAGME
June 01, 2011: Tanya Vancini, Obstetrics-Gynecology Residency Program Administrator, and Gail Wall, Internal Medicine Fellowship Program Administrator, passed their Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education (TAGME) National Board for Certification examinations in Spring 2011.
Dr. Peter Lindenauer Joins NIH'S Center for Scientific Review Study Section
May 01, 2011: Dr. Peter Lindenauer, Director, Center for Quality of Care Research, will be starting a 3 year term at the Health Services Organization and Delivery (HSOD) study section in June 2011.
Tufts University Students Spending 2010 at Baystate Fare Well in 2011 Match
May 01, 2011: TUSM students who completed all of their 5 core clerkships at Baystate Medical Center in 2010 were accepted into residency programs throughout the U.S.
Fledgling Office of Technology Transfer Promoting and Protecting Intellectual Properties
May 01, 2011: Established only 5 years ago, Baystate's Office of Technology Transfer has accomplished quite a bit recently. Several Baystate inventions are being shepherded through the patent application process and 3 license agreements have been concluded.
2011 Match: BMC Has 94% Match Rate for Categorical Positions
April 01, 2011: Baystate Medical Center's 10 residency programs had an overall match rate of 94% for categorical positions (64 of 68), and 90% for all positions (65 of 72).
2 Ob-Gyn Faculty Members Receive ACOG-ACNM Prize for Paper on Collaborative Practice
April 01, 2011: Susan DeJoy, Chief, Division of Midwifery and Community Health, and Dr. Ronald Burkman, Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology, are the authors of "Successful Models of Collaborative Practice: The Baystate Story." Their paper was awarded second prize in the category of academic programs by the joint American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/ American College of Nurse-Midwives committee on the Issue of the Year.
Tufts University School of Medicine Class of 2011 Bestows Teaching Awards
March 01, 2011: Tufts University School of Medicine Class of 2011 has selected 48 Baystate Medical Center faculty and 49 housestaff to be honored with teaching awards. The awards will be presented at the TUSM Senior Class Dinner.
All Internal Medicine Fellowships Receive Maximum Continuing Accreditation of 5 Years
March 01, 2011: Each of the 9 Internal Medicine fellowship programs underwent rigorous site visits by the Residency Review Committee (RRC) in 2010 to evaluate the level of fellow education and program supervision against established RRC standards. The result—the maximum accreditation cycle possible for all Internal Medicine fellowship programs.
Psychiatry Department Chair at Baystate Medical Center Wins American Psychiatric Association Award
February 01, 2011: Dr. Benjamin Liptzin, Chair of Baystate Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry, received this award for his demonstrated leadership and outstanding work in clinical practice, training, or research in geriatric psychiatry
Baystate's Radiology Program Recognized at Radiological Society of North America's Annual Meeting
January 03, 2011: At the 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) held November 28–December 3, 2010 in Chicago, BMC radiology residents had 6 educational exhibits, 2 of which won Certificate of Merit Awards. They were selected for this honor from among the 1,915 educational exhibits presented.
Baystate's IRB Cycle Times Compare Favorably to Other AAHRPP Member Institutions
January 03, 2011: AAHRPP released results of metrics of IRB cycle times for its member institutions in July 2010 for the first time. Baystate demonstrated better-than-average cycle times for 4 of the 5 measures, with only the overall cycle time for convened board reviews needing improvement.