Three BWHers from the Division of General Internal Medicine & Primary Care received awards at the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) annual meeting in San Diego in April.
J. Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD, a practicing general internist at BWH, received the Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award. This award provides national recognition to a junior investigator whose early career achievements and overall bodies of work to date have had national impact on generalist research.
Melissa W. Wachterman, MD, MPH, MS, instructor in Medicine at BWH, received the Milton W. Hamolsky Junior Faculty Scientific Presentation Award. This is given to a junior faculty member whose abstracts are judged to be the most outstanding among those submitted by other SGIM members. She received the award for her abstract “Mistrust, Misperceptions, and Miscommunication: A Qualitative Study of Preferences about Kidney Transplantation among African-Americans.”
Harry Reyes Nieva, predoctoral research fellow and network manager of the Brigham and Women’s Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network, received the Outstanding Quality/Patient Safety Oral Presentation Award. This award recognizes those who present the most outstanding oral abstract presentation related to quality assessment, gaps in quality of care, medical errors, quality improvement or patient safety in the inpatient or outpatient setting at the SGIM national meeting. His abstract is titled “Comparing Clinicians’ Perception of Their Own and Their Peers’ Antibiotic Prescribing to Actual Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Respiratory Infections in Primary Care.”