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A newsletter for research & medical education November 2014


Dr. Sam Borden Recognized With the 2015 Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award

Dr. Sam BordenSamuel Borden MD, Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program Director, and Vice Chair of Medicine, is one of 10 recipients of the 2015 Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Dr. Borden will receive his award at the 2015 ACGME Annual Educational Conference in San Diego.

The Courage to Teach Award is presented to program directors who have fostered innovation and improvement in their residency programs and served as exemplary role models for residents.

Parker J. Palmer, author of "The Courage to Teach," promoted the concept of "living divided no more" which has proven relevant to teaching in academic health centers.

Lewis Cohen MD Receives Prestigious Bellagio Residency for the Second Time

Dr. Lewis CohenDr. Lewis M. Cohen, Department of Psychiatry, has been granted a Bellagio Residency Award by the Rockefeller Foundation.

The Bellagio Residency provides a month-long opportunity for writers, musicians, artists, and scholars from around the world to live together in Bellagio, Italy and work on their separate creative endeavors.

Dr. Cohen, who is the Director of Renal Palliative Care, will use the residency to work on his next book, "Fatal Decisions," about the aid in dying movement in American medicine.

He also received this award in 2008. "Can hardly believe that I'm being given another chance to write in the Villa Serbelloni," said Cohen. "Mine is a pretty edgy subject, and it is to the Rockefeller's credit that they are giving me this opportunity."

Psychiatry Resident Yaser Haq MD Presents Posters at National Conference

Dr. Yaser HaqDr. Yaser Haq, PGY4 Psychiatry Resident, presented two posters at the meeting of the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law in Chicago in October 2014.

  • Huguette Clark--question of testamentary capacity
  • Coercive fetishes--free speech or conspiracy to kidnap?

Chief Residents Participate in Multidisciplinary Training in the Care of Older Adults

Chief Resident Immersin Training at Baystate Medical Center

Front row: Ryan Quarles, Prasanna Durairaj, Laura Iglesias Lino, Sheryl Ramdass, Carmen Maria Mora, Rebecca Dorbert, Sharnae Stevens, Rebecca Starr, Gina Luciano
Back row: Steven Fischel, Kyle Hoesterey, Sora Al Rowas, Eimear Kitt, Cecivon Arreola-Garcia, Maura Brennan, Behdad Besharatian, Wanda Colon-Cartagena, Mihaela Stefan, Michael Voisine, Harry Hoar III

The fifth annual Baystate Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) Program in the Care of Older Adults was held in September 2014 at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, MA.

The overall goal of the 2-day CRIT program is to foster collaboration among disciplines in the management of complex older patients and is supported by Academic Affairs.

This year, 11 trainees from geriatrics, clinical pharmacy, internal medicine, medicine-pediatrics, emergency medicine,  and general surgery attended the weekend retreat which featured mini lectures, case discussions, guest speakers, and clinical skills workshops, along with a jeopardy game and a “pill drill." 

Nine Baystate faculty members taught sessions in clinical geriatrics, leadership, and teaching skills development.  Over the next academic year they will assist trainees to complete geriatrics initiatives in education and clinical programming or quality improvement.

Dr. Stuart AnfangDr. Stuart Anfang, Department of Psychiatry, Appointed to Editorial Board

Stuart Anfang MD, Medical Director, Adult Outpatient Psychiatry, has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law.

According to Dr. Anfang, it is the nation's premier journal of forensic psychiatry.





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