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|A newsletter for research & medical education||March 2008|
Edward Reiter MD, Chair of Baystate's Pediatrics Department for More Than 26 Years, Receives 2007 Tufts Distinguished Faculty Award
Tufts Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes faculty members who have brought distinction to themselves and to Tufts University School of Medicine in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service. Dr. Reiter, an excellent clinician and educator, world-renowned pediatric endocrinologist, physician scientist and advocate for children, will be presented with the award on March 3, 2008.
Outstanding Teacher and Leader in Pediatric Education
According to Dr. Barbara Stechenberg, Pediatrics Residency Program Director, one of Dr. Reiter's favorite times of each week is his conference with the third year Tufts medical students rotating on pediatrics. He has an uncanny ability to modify the information for the audience, while pushing learners to stretch their knowledge. Reiter served as the program director of Baystate's pediatric residency from 1982 to 1994. In 1983, along with Dr. Martin Broder, Chair of Internal Medicine, he developed a medicine-pediatrics residency program that is known nationally as one of the premier programs in this discipline.
Major Contributor to Clinical Research
Dr. Reiter has authored and co-authored many publications in pediatric endocrinology, particularly in the area of growth. His chapter on growth in the classic Williams Textbook of Endocrinology is considered "must reading" for fellows in the field.
Leadership in the Pediatric Endocrinology Field
Dr. Reiter has served as President of the Lawson Wilkins Endocrine Society, on the sub-board of Pediatric Endocrinology of the American Board of Pediatrics, and as president of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors in 1987-1988. He is the recipient of many local and national awards, including the Weinberg Family Prize for Academic Excellence from Baystate Medical Center.
Baystate Faculty Play Key Roles in This Innovative Faculty Development Research Project
Baystate Medical Center faculty were key in obtaining grant funding from the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center for Tufts University School of Medicine's development of a Compassionate Care Faculty Development (CCFD) program. The program is designed to train a core group of physicians from TUSM-affiliated hospitals to be “master teachers” of compassionate patient care. The CCFD program provides an opportunity for faculty to develop, implement, and assess a compassionate care project at their clinical sites and receive feedback from a faculty peer and from the TUSM teaching faculty on how well they incorporate those skills into their teaching. Scheduled over an 18-month period, the program will include two workshops at TUSM in addition to a site-based project.
CCFD Program Builds Upon Work of the Compassionate Care Faculty Advisory Group
The Advisory Group developed a curricular template to teach compassionate care throughout the four-year curriculum. Baystate Medical Center representatives on the Advisory Group include Maura J. Brennan, MD and Paul G.K. Jodka, MD (Medicine); Robin Gottlieb, MD (Physical Medicine); and Thomas J. Campfield, MD (Pediatrics) who was recently named Chair of the TUSM Key Themes Committee on Compassionate Care.
If you are interested in participating in the Compassionate Care Faculty Development program, please contact Sharon Freeman at 617-636-0891or firstname.lastname@example.org.