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|A newsletter for research & medical education||August 2008|
Jay Steingrub MD, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Has Been Promoted to Professor of Medicine and Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine
James A Stewart MD, Appointed Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology
Dr. James A. Stewart has joined the Department of Medicine as Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology effective July 1, 2008. Dr. Stewart comes to Baystate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Clinical Science Center where he most recently served as Clinical Director of Medical Oncology, University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Medical Director, University of Wisconsin Breast Center, and, as Director of the Medical Oncology Fellowship Program.
Dr. Stewart graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia followed by fellowship training in Medical Oncology at the University of Vermont, College of Medicine.
Dr. Donald Higby, who served as Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology for 24 years, recently stepped down from those responsibilities but will remain at Baystate Medical Center focusing on patient care.
John Nicasio DO, Joins Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Effective July 1, 2008 Dr. John Nicasio became a fulltime member of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. He will devote about 50% of his time to clinical research, contributing to the development of a strong clinical research program in the Division and the Department. Dr. Nicasio has been active in research, largely clinical research, being a significant player in major in several multicenter trials, such as the DREAM Trial. In his short career he has accrued 14 peer-reviewed articles.
Dr. Nicasio obtained his doctoral degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and did his residency training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at S.U.N.Y., Downstate Medical Center, in Brooklyn, NY.
Ob-Gyn Resident, Danae Netteberg MD, Receives the Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
Dr. Danae Netteberg, PGY3 resident in the Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology, has been awarded the Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award for 2008. Through the Gold Foundation, Tufts University School of Medicine students recognize residents in each core discipline who exemplify humanistic behavior towards patients and students. Dr. Netteberg received her award at the Student Clinician's Ceremony at TUSM on July 7th.
Research Incubator Fund Call for Proposals
Letter of Intent Due October 10
The goal of this Fund is to provide support to encourage research by BMERF and BH physicians with the intent of securing external funding. Initial funding of projects approved in this next cycle begins in early 2009.
Key financial support for this endeavor has been committed by BMERF, the Office of Academic Affairs, SAS, BRI, and WNERTA. Grants are awarded for up to 3 years with rigorous mandatory annual review focused on progress towards stated goals. Total anticipated Year One disbursement is $100,000-$150,000 total with $20,000-$50,000 per grant.
The application process is in two-stages. Interested investigators should visit the Academic Affairs intranet site.