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Primary Care Innovation Challenge Winner: Dr. Gina Luciano
October 01, 2014: Dr. Gina Luciano, Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency, won MedTech Boston's 2014 Primary Care Innovation Challenge on September 16, 2014 at Harvard Medical School.
Medicine Residents and Fellows Present at AHA Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Sessions
October 01, 2014: Four abstracts submitted by Internal Medicine residents and Cardiovascular Disease fellows were accepted for presentation at the 2014 AHA Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions in June 2014 in Baltimore, MD.
Radiology Residents Present at American Society of Emergency Radiology Meeting
October 01, 2014: Two radiology residents presented posters at the American Society of Emergency Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting in September 2014 in Portland, Oregon.
Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education Certify Maria Lopez, Program Administrator
October 01, 2014: Maria Lopez, Anesthesiology Residency and Pain Medicine Fellowship Program Administrator, passed her Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education (TAGME) National Board for Certification examination in Spring 2014.
Midwifery Education Program Names Susan Krause CNM MSN Program Director
September 01, 2014: Susan (Sukey) Krause, CNM, MSN assumed the position of Director, Baystate Midwifery Education Program, on August 18.
ACP Hospitalist Names Dr. Reham Shaaban 2014 Top 10 Hospitalist
September 01, 2014: Dr. Reham Shaaban, Director of the Internal Medicine Residency's Healthcare Quality and Hospitalist Track, was selected as one of ACP Hospitalist's Top Hospitalists for 2014.
Maura Brennan MD Receives Inspirational Physician Award
September 01, 2014: Maura Brennan MD, Program Director, Geriatric Fellowship and Chief, Geriatrics, Palliative Care and Post-Acute Medicine Division, been acknowledged by the The American Medical Association Women Physicians Section with the Inspirational Physician Award.
2014 Student Summer Scholars Present Research Findings
September 01, 2014: Fourteen Scholars from 12 institutions participated in the Baystate Summer Student Scholars program this summer.
Department of Medicine at the Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting
September 01, 2014: Residents, fellows, and faculty in the Department of Medicine attended the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) National Meeting held in San Diego in April 2014.
Dr. Ronald Gross Active As a Mentor
September 01, 2014: Ronald Gross MD, Chief of the Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery & Surgical Critical Care, has been selected to be a mentor in the 2014-2015 class of the American College of Surgeons Young Fellow Association Mentorship Program.
Chief Academic Officer Dr. Kevin Hinchey Wins 2014 APDIM Distinguished Medical Educator Award
August 01, 2014: Kevin Hinchey MD, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, is one of eight outstanding educators, leaders, and administrators in academic internal medicine to be honored with the APDIM Distinguished Medical Educator Award by the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine.
100% Midwifery Education Program Grads Pass Certification Exam on the First Try—For the 21st Time
August 01, 2014: The Midwifery Education Program was recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education in July because its graduates achieved a 100% pass rate on the American Midwifery Certification Board certification examination.
Nurse Residency Program Graduates Its First Class
August 01, 2014: Baystate's year-old Nurse Residency Program graduated its first class of 12 residents on July 2, 2014.
Baystate Residents a Major Presence at American Geriatrics Society National Meeting
August 01, 2014: The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) meeting held in Orlando, FL in May was attended by 4 residents, and 1 fellow who presented 7 posters, 3 of which won awards.
Hospital Preparedness Program Grant Helps Baystate Plan for Disasters
August 01, 2014: Tom Lynch, Director of Security, directs such drills and other preparedness actions through a Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) grant. HPP provides resources—$228.5 million in total grant awards in 2014—to ensure that communities can respond effectively to disasters, whether a hurricane, chemical spill, or pandemic.
New Obstetrics-Gynecology Simulation Training Site Funded by Colodny Family Donation
July 01, 2014: A new satellite simulation training room on Wesson 2 was made possible by a generous donation by the family of the late Dr. Stephen Colodny, long-time Obstetrics-Gynecology department faculty member, as a tribute to his love of teaching.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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?"
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.
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.
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