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Education & Research News 2014

2014 Eleanor and Thomas P. Hackett Memorial Award Goes to Baystate's Lewis Cohen MD
July 01, 2014: Dr. Lewis Cohen, Psychiatric Consultation Service, was selected to receive the prestigious 2014 Eleanor and Thomas P. Hackett Memorial Award—the highest honor bestowed annually by the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM).
2014 Summer Student Scholars Involved in a Variety of Research Projects
July 01, 2014: The Summer Student Scholars program gives students the opportunity to participate a research project from start to finish, and receive training and personalized application in research design, implementation, and publication.
Radiology Resident Dr. Joseph Rozell Presents at American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting
July 01, 2014: Joseph Rozell MD presented 2 educational exhibits at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Neuroradiology in May 2014.
2 Tufts University School of Medicine Education Grants Awarded to Baystate Faculty
June 01, 2014: An Innovations in Education Grant and a Stearns Grant to Promote Education in Ethics and Professionalism were awarded to Baystate faculty.
Residents Attend Invitation-Only Southeast Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine Summit
June 01, 2014: PGY2 Internal Medicine residents Kah Poh (Melissa) Loh MD and Sami Ibrahimi MD were selected to participate in the Southeast Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine Resident Award Summit.
Baystate Simulation Center Recognized for Best Practices
June 01, 2014: Neal Seymour MD and Gladys Fernandez MD were recognized for the Baystate Simulation Center’s best practices in curriculum development and faculty development at a "Best Practices Breakfast" held at the 7th annual American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institutes Consortium Meeting.
Critical Care Medicine Fellows Present at Regional Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellows Conference
June 01, 2014: In May 2014, 3 Critical Care Medicine fellows presented their work at the Northern New England Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellows Conference at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Pediatrics Resident Ariel Gallant Bernstein MD Receives 2014 TUSM Teaching Award
June 01, 2014: Dr. Ariel Gallant Bernstein, PGY3 Pediatrics resident, received an "Excellence in teaching award for housestaff/fellows."
PGY-1 and PGY-2 Pharmacy Residencies Both Accredited for Maximum 6 Year Period
June 01, 2014: In March 2014, both the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency and the PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency were accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Commission on Credentialing for the maximum 6 year period—until 2020.
2014 NRMP Match: Baystate Has 98% Match Rate for Categorical Positions
April 01, 2014: Baystate Medical Center's 10 residency programs had an overall match rate of 98% for categorical positions (86 of 88), and 96% for all positions (86 of 90). In addition, 24 fellows will be starting in 15 fellowships. In total, 117 trainees will begin their programs on July 1, 2014.
All PGY-1 and PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency Positions Filled in the 2014 Match
April 01, 2014: Baystate Medical Center matched all five of its open PGY-1 pharmacy residency positions, and its single PGY-2 Critical Care pharmacy residency position, in the Pharmacy Residency Match in March 2014.
Michael Flaherty MD Wins National Resident Research Award
April 01, 2014: Dr. Michael Flaherty, PGY3 Pediatrics resident, has been awarded an Academic Pediatric Association Research Award for Best Abstract by a Resident.
Internal Medicine Residents Win Top Innovation Award at SGIM Regional Meeting
April 01, 2014: PGY3 residents Auras Atreya MD and Behdad Besharatian MD won the top award in the Innovation Presentation category at the 2014 Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Regional Conference at Harvard Medical School. Their poster is titled “Android Application Based Educational Tool to Improve Cost-Conscious Care Among Internal Medicine Residents."
Residents Gauri Luthra MD and Tara Abraham MD Present Posters at CREOG/APGO Meeting
April 01, 2014: Drs. Tara Abraham, PGY3 resident, and Gauri Luthra, PGY4 resident, each presented posters at the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics-Gynecology/Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics annual meeting in Atlanta GA in February 2014.
Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education Receives Joint Accreditation
March 01, 2014: Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education (BCIE) has been granted a six year Joint Accreditation by the governing bodies of the American Nurses Credential Center, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Baystate was commended for its vision, leadership, and commitment to lifelong learning.
Paul Visintainer PhD Named Director of Research
March 01, 2014: Paul Visintainer PhD, Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, was named Director of Research at Baystate Health in December 2013. His goal in this new role is to "create and support a culture of inquiry here that ultimately supports the hospital's mission of improving the health of our community."
Clinical Ethicist on Making the Hard Choices
March 01, 2014: Growing up, Peter DePergola often did his homework in a small room off the Baystate ICU where his mom was manager. He remembers seeing the excruciating decisions that were being made involving some very sick people. And he wondered, "How do people figure out what the right thing to do is?"
Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Hosts Advanced Wilderness Life Support Course in Guatemala
March 01, 2014: Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Program Director Benjamin Mattingly MD, FAWM, and fellow Gabriel Cade MD, hosted a 2-week Advanced Wilderness Life Support Course (AWLS) in Guatemala in January.
Nurse Residents' Evidence-based Capstone Projects Aim to Support Baystate Strategic Goals
March 01, 2014: As part of their training in Baystate's Nurse Residency Program, nurse residents are required to conduct an evidence-based Capstone project.
Critical Care Medicine Fellows Present 5 Posters at Critical Care Congress
February 01, 2014: Second-year Critical Care Medicine fellows Ma Theresa Bautista MD and Ramakant Sharma MD presented 5 posters at the Society of Critical Care Medicin