May 30, 2013
"Internal Medicine Residency Training at the UW: Recent Achievements and New Challenges"
Kenneth P. Steinberg, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Presentation of Evans Award
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This is the largest department in the University of Washington School of Medicine, with 14 divisions and more than 1000 full-time and over 1,200 voluntary clinical faculty members. Our faculty provide the highest quality of primary and subspecialty care for patients throughout the region. They train tomorrow's physicians in both the science and art of medicine with innovative programs at all levels, and they conduct basic, translational, and clinical research at the leading edge of biological science.
Dr. BENJAMIN STAUDINGER, senior fellow (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 LeRoy Matthews Physician-Scientist award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This award will provide up to six years of support to complete subspecialty training, develop into independent investigators, and initiate a research program.
Dr. Staudinger’s research focuses on clinical problems faced by cystic fibrosis patients, and seeks to use diversity within infecting populations of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to understand pathogenesis of CF lung disease.
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Dr. J. RANDALL CURTIS, professor (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) has been selected as a recipient of a grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. This award provides three years of support for the study “Health system intervention to improve communication about end-of-life care for vulnerable patients” which seeks to ensure that patients receive the care they desire in the event of a serious illness through improved patient-clinician and family-clinician communication about the patient’s goals of care.
The study is supported by the new UW Palliative Care Center of Excellence.
Dr. JOSHUA THALER, assistant professor (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition) has been selected as the recipient of a 2013 Early Investigators Award by The Endocrine Society. The Early Investigators Awards provide monetary support to assist in the development of early career investigators and recognition of their accomplishments in endocrine research.
Dr. Thaler’s research focus is the hypothalamic regulation of energy homeostasis and the alterations to this system during obesity pathogenesis.