Dr. Jennifer Weiss has been named one of 18 Future Leaders by the American Gastroenterological Association. The Future Leaders program was created in 2015 to identify early career gastroneterologists who have the potential to make a significant impact on the specialty. During the year-long program, participants will receive leadership training and work closely with mentors from the AGA on projects that are linked to the AGA's strategic plan.
Dr. Brian Patterson was recently awarded a K08 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to study the prevention of future falls among older adults presenting to the emergency department (ED). Older adults frequently rely on the ED for acute, unscheduled care, and these vists offer an opportunity to identify older adults at higher risk of falls at a time when fall risk factors can be modified. However, screening interventions in the ED often fail due to time constraints. The objective of this study is to identify adults at high risk of future falls and improve their care both during their ED visit and after discharge.
Dr. Yao Liu has been selected as one of 20 Alliance for Eye and Vision Research Emerging Vision Scientists for 2016. These emerging researchers were selected from a national group of applicants to educate federal legislators regarding the importance of vision research. The researchers will meet with legislators this September in Washington, D.C.
Several HIP investigators were named in the Best Doctors in America® list for 2015-16. The list results from a validated peer review process in which doctors who excel in their specialties are chosen by their peers. You can read more about the selection and review process, as well as view the list of the over 200 UW Health physicians who are on the list, on the UW Health website.
Dr. Heather Johnson was selected as one of seven Outstanding Women of Color by the University of Wisconsin - Madison for 2015-16. A campus-wide reception to honor these women will be held on Wednesday, October 7 from 5:00-7:30 pm at the Pyle Center. In addition to her UW-Madison honor, Dr. Johnson has also been nominated for the UW System 20th Annual Awards to Outstanding Women of Color in Education. Congratulations, Dr. Johnson!
Dr. Maureen Smith recently received an AAMC Learning Health System Research Champion Award to recognize connections that were built between the UW Health, the UW Office of Continuing Professional Development, and the Health Innovation Program to link clinical quality improvement, maintenance of certification, and research. Together, these groups created a web-based resource to support clinicians in the writing and preparation of manuscripts based on their quality improvement activities, facilitating the evolution from quality improvement to generalizable knowledge.
Dr. Christine Everett recently received the 2014 Article of the Year Award from the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) for the article titled, "Physician assistants and nurse practitioners perform effective roles on teams caring for patients with Medicare patients with diabetes," which was published in Health Affairs in November 2013. A $1.1 million grant was recently funded by the Veteran's Administration to further evaluate roles based on her methodology.
Dr. Jennifer Weiss has been appointed UW Health liaison to the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT). The NCCRT, which was established by the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a national coalition of organizations whose mission is to reduce the incidence and mortality from colorectal cancer in the US, and increase the use of proven colorectal cancer screening tests among the entire population for whom screening is appropriate.
Dr. Ann Sheehy was selected as one of the top 10 hospitalists in the nation in 2014 by the American College of Physicians (ACP). Dr. Sheehy has testified twice before Congressional committees this year to advocate for reform of Medicare rules on onbservation and inpatient status, and serves as the Chief of the UW Division of Hospital Medicine.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently awarded Abiola Keller, PhD, MPH, clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Marquette University, a 2-year $100,000 grant through the New Connections program. She will be evaluating the increasing role of non-physician providers in improving the quality and equity of depression treatment in the United States. View the official press release here.