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Chapters honor 38 internists with Laureate Awards

ACP-ASIM chapters gave 38 internists Laureate Awards this fall.

The awards honor College Fellows and Masters who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in medical care, education and research, and provide service to their community, region and the College.

Awardees generally have been Fellows for 15 to 20 years, have a long history of excellence and peer approval in internal medicine and have served the College with distinction. Exceptional circumstances may modify these requirements.

Here is a list of the most recent award winners:

Arizona
Michael Grossman, FACP

Arkansas
Robert Shields Abernathy, FACP
Ray H. Hall Jr., FACP

Brazil
Sergio Edgar Allan, FACP

California Northern
Theodore Bacharach, FACP
Paul A. Volberding, FACP

California Southern II
Glenn L. Foster, FACP
Douglas R. Hegstad, FACP
Arthur D. Silk, FACP

Connecticut
James L. Bernene, FACP
Barry J. Wu, FACP

District of Columbia
Lawrence E. Klein, FACP
John F. Maher, FACP
Stephen Ray Mitchell, FACP

Florida
Jamie S. Barkin, FACP
Eugene Taylor Davidson, FACP

Indiana
George T. Lukemeyer, MACP
Lindley Wagner, FACP

Kansas
Daniel J. Stechschulte, FACP

Maine
David J. Simmons, FACP

Michigan
Daniel Takeharu Anbe, FACP
Leo J. Bingley Jr., FACP
H. David Humes, FACP
Carl B. Lauter, FACP
Louis Donald Saravolatz, FACP
Eric J. Scher, FACP

Missouri
Alan D. Forker, FACP

Montana
Elton J. Adams, FACP

Navy
John Francis Eisold, FACP

Nebraska
John Hoesing, FACP

North Dakota
James D. Brosseau, FACP

Ohio
Jae C. Chang, FACP

South Carolina
Allen H. Johnson, FACP

Tennessee
Ben D. Hall, FACP

Utah
Quinton S. Harris, FACP

Washington
Thomas Charles Reis, MACP

Wisconsin
Kenneth I. Gold, FACP

ACP-ASIM launches project to improve patient safety

ACP-ASIM has launched a three-year initiative to help reduce medical errors and improve patient safety in the ambulatory care setting.

As part of the effort, which will be funded by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the College will develop a patient safety curriculum that will be offered at chapter and regional meetings. ACP-ASIM will also develop an online forum to help practicing physicians develop local strategies to improve office-based systems that affect medical care.

Officials involved in the project said the College plans to examine areas like medication errors, communication between physicians and patients, team training, and the use of information technology in office systems.

For more information on the project, contact Christel Mottur-Pilson, PhD, Director of ACP-ASIM's Scientific Policy Department and the project's principal investigator, at 800-523-1546, ext. 2838.

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