|A newsletter for research & medical education||March 2011|
TUSM Class of 2011 Bestows Teaching Awards
Tufts University School of Medicine Class of 2011 has selected 48 Baystate Medical Center faculty and 49 housestaff to be honored with teaching awards. The awards will be presented at the TUSM Senior Class Dinner.
Award to Faculty for Excellence in Teaching
Award to Faculty for Accomplished Teaching
Award to Faculty for Notable Teaching
Award to Residents/Fellows for Excellence in Teaching
Award to Residents/Fellows for Accomplished Teaching
Award to Residents/Fellows for Notable Teaching
Keynote Speakers Announced for Research Week
For speaker bios and Research Week schedule, visit the 2011 Research Week webpage.
Kevin Hinchey, MD to Serve as GME Designated Institutional Official
With the departure of Hal Jenson, MD, as Chief Academic Officer on March 4, 2010, Kevin Hinchey, MD will serve as the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for Baystate’s graduate medical education programs. In collaboration with the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), he is responsible for the institutional support of the 10 residencies and 13 fellowships that are accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), as well as 3 fellowships for which accreditation is not offered, and additional fellowships that are being developed.
Dr. Hinchey has served as Associate DIO since 2010. He will continue to serve as Program Director of the Internal Medicine residency and as Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine.
Glenn Markenson, MD to Serve as HRPP Institutional Official
Glenn Markenson, MD will serve as the Institutional Official for Baystate’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) after the departure of Hal Jenson, MD, as Chief Academic Officer on March 4, 2010.
In the role of Institutional Official, Dr. Markenson will work with Karen Christianson, Director of the HRPP, to assure institutional compliance with federal regulations and best practices, including the standards of the Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP). Baystate received Full Accreditation from AAHRPP in 2010.
Namrata Setia, MD Receives Mentorship Award from American Society of Dermatopathology
Dr. Namrata Setia, PG3 Pathology resident, was offered an ASDP Mentorship Award in the amount of $1500.00 for her study to evaluate the comparative expression of ATP transporter proteins in a spectrum of benign and malignant melanocytic lesions. Her mentor will be Dr. Meera Mahalingam, MD, Professor of Dermatology and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Program Director of the Dermatopathology Fellowship at Boston University School of Medicine.
In addition, Dr. Setia will also receive complimentary registration and hotel accommodations for the ASDP Annual Meeting.
Mark Heelon, PharmD Accepted into the 2011 Springfield Leadership Institute
Dr. Mark Heelon, Medication Safety Specialist, Department of Pharmacy, will join 26 other leaders from the fields of banking, insurance, higher education, and community service in the 7-week SLI program.
For more than 30 years, the SLI has provided leadership training for mid- to upper-level managers to develop the skills needed to enable them to be effective leaders in service to the community and in their workplaces. SLI is cosponsored by the Western New England College School of Business and the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, Inc.
Niels Rathlev, MD Joins Editorial Board of the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Niels Rathlev, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, was invited to join the WestJEM editorial board in February 2011. WestJEM, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in PubMed, is the official journal of the California Chapter of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Mark Tidswell, MD Research Presentation Receives Award at Society of Critical Care Medicine International Conference
Dr. Mark Tidswell, Interim Chief, Division of Critical Care Medicine, was awarded Research Citation Finalist for his poster, "28-Day Mortality in High-Risk with Severe Sepsis Receiving Eritoran with or without Drotrecogin Alfa: Analysis of Data from a Phase II Trial."
Improved Baystate IRB Cycle Times
Baystate HRPP data for new project submissions in the third and fourth quarter of 2010 show that IRB cycle times have decreased, and in some cases are lower than the AAHRPP average.
AAHRPP released metrics of IRB cycle times for its member institutions in July 2010 for the first time. Based on a comparison of Baystate’s data to the AAHRPP metrics, HRPP made several changes in internal processes in late summer into fall with the goal of delivering both quality and efficient IRB review. According to Karen Christianson, Director, HRPP, "We continue to work to improve the efficiency of the review process while maintaining the required quality of oversight."