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Grand Rounds will resume in late August, 2015


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Welcome to the Department of Medicine website. We invite you to learn more about our outstanding educational, patient care, and research programs in these pages. We are committed to excellence in all three of these missions, and we are proud of our achievements. 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.

The 2015 UWMC Chief of Medicine Service Awards went to Dr. Arthur Eric Anderson, clinical associate professor (Nephrology) and Dr. Corinne Fligner, professor in the Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. The UWMC Chief of Medicine Service Awards were established in 2012 to recognize Department of Medicine faculty members who have contributed significantly to the clinical and scholarly missions of the University of Washington Medical Center. The awards recognize one outpatient and one inpatient-based clinician who have made outstanding contributions in direct clinical care, innovations in quality improvement and health delivery, consistently exhibit excellence in clinical teaching, and produce high quality scholarly works related to patient care.

Chair of Medicine Scholars Awards
The Chair of Medicine Scholars Awards, initiated in 2013, are awarded annually to meritorious University of Washington Department of Medicine trainees to foster their transition to the roles of physician-scientist and principal investigator. Each award offers $50K per year for two years in salary support to facilitate transition to appointment as a junior faculty member. Congratulations to the 2015 award recipients:

Dr. Helen Chu

Dr. Helen Chu, acting instructor, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Chu's research is focused on maternal vaccines, in particular vaccines against influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

Dr. Fabiana Ostronoff

Dr. Fabiana Ostronoff, acting instructor, Division of Medical Oncology. Dr. Ostronoff’s expertise is in acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, and myeloproliferative diseases.

Dr. Baback Roshanravan

Dr. Baback Roshanravan, acting instructor, Division of Nephrology. Dr. Roshanravan studies the link between kidney disease and skeletal muscle impairment and the epidemiology of kidney disease and muscle impairment among older adults.

Dr. David Carlbom, associate professor (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) received the 31st Annual Paul B. Beeson Award. Dr. Carlbom was chosen by the medicine residents in recognition of outstanding clinical teaching and for exemplifying scholarliness, humility, compassion, and integrity. The award commemorates Dr. Paul Beeson, a distinguished physician at the Seattle VA in the 1970s, who was celebrated for his teaching skills.

Dr. Nancy Sugg, associate professor (General Internal Medicine) is this year’s recipient of the Turck Award. The Turck Award recognizes outstanding career contributions that have enhanced the traditions of teaching and patient care. The award celebrates Dr. Marvin Turck, who has been a faculty member in the division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1964 and has been recognized for his teaching, clinical work and scholarship. Dr. Turck’s energy, enthusiastic teaching, remarkable clinical knowledge, humor, and support for students, housestaff, fellows, and faculty have inspired trainees and faculty for decades and helped set the standard for teaching excellence, making our institution an outstanding place to learn.

The 2015 Evans Awards went to resident Emily Waner and student Peter Bulger. The Robert S. Evans Awards are presented to the second-year medicine resident and the graduating student who most clearly reflect the qualities of warmth, understanding, and concern for human welfare exemplified by Dr. Evans, who was chief of medicine at the Seattle VA for many years.

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