2014 Pisacano Scholars Leadership Program: Deadline March 1, 2014
The Pisacano Leadership Foundation (PLF) seeks to advance family medicine by providing well-educated, community-minded leaders in primary care. By aiding students who demonstrate the highest levels of commitment to family medicine, scholarship, leadership, character, interpersonal skills, and community service, the PLF will promote the development of the future leaders in the specialty. For more information: http://www.pisacano.org/
The Pisacano Scholars Leadership program is designed to provide educational programs, leadership training, and funding to reimburse a portion of medical-school-related debt. Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding medical students for a four-year period. Students who have made a commitment to the field of family medicine and who will enter their fourth year in medical school in the fall of 2014 may apply. The PLF will award scholarships with a maximum value of $28,000 each for the 2014-2015 academic year.
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2013 Family Medicine Midwest 2nd Annual Conference
Enjoy the entire conference filled with topical peer-reviewed education and presentation sessions for faculty, residents and students and social events for all!! Network with you family medicine friends from throughout the Midwest, plus up to ten employer exhibits and learning opportunities for everyone. For more information: http://www.iafp.com/fmm/
New PURLs Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Kate Rowland
Dr. Kate Rowland, Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Chicago is now the Editor-in-Chief for FPIN's Priority Updates from the Research Literature (PURLs). Dr. Rowland has been involved with FPIN for many years including publishing multiple Clinical Inquiries, HelpDesk Answers, PURLs and Diving for PURLs. Dr. Rowland is a residency faculty at the Illinois Masonic Family Medicine Residency in Chicago and has served as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of PURLs and Deputy Editor of Diving for PURLs series for several years. She leads the PURL Jam at The University of Chicago and has been instrumental in developing the PURLs Journal Club and PURL Jams at other FPIN member organizations. She completed her residency training at Illinois Masonic and a two year Family Medicine Research Fellowship at The University of Chicago leading to a Masters of Science in Health Studies. She is a leading author, mentor, editor and scholar of evidence-based medicine for medical students, residents and faculty at The University of Chicago and the NorthShore University HealthSystem as well as in other FPIN member departments and residency programs throughout the United States. She has presented at multiple national and international research meetings. For more information: http://www.fpin.org/kate-rowland-md
NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation Hosts Investitures for Two Endowed Chairs
Evanston, IL-- On Wednesday, August 22, NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) Foundation, the philanthropic entity for NorthShore, hosted an Investiture Ceremony recognizing two new endowed chairs. A group of more than 140 donors, physicians, care providers and administrative leaders gathered at NorthShore Evanston Hospital's Frank Auditorium to honor and celebrate the work of Bernard G. Ewigman, MD, MSPH, Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at NorthShore and the University of Chicago, and Ernest E. Wang, MD, Medical Director of NorthShore Center for Simulation and Innovation (NCSI). Endowed chairs represent the highest level of prestige at academic medical institutions and help to ensure excellence in clinical care, research and medical education.
The ceremony commenced with the investiture of Dr. Ewigman in the Owen L. Coon Chair of Family Medicine, a chair bearing the name of the visionary family that funded the first endowed chair at NorthShore. For nearly three decades, Dr. Ewigman has earned a stellar reputation among his peers, as well as the thousands of patients he has served. Prior to his arrival at the University of Chicago and NorthShore, he practiced family medicine, focusing on obstetrics and inpatient care at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Throughout his career, Dr. Ewigman has won numerous research and teaching awards and received many notable honors, including the Pew Primary Care Research Award, which is given to one leading primary care researcher annually.
The group then enjoyed the investiture of Dr. Wang in the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund Chair of Simulation and Innovation. As Medical Director of NCSI, Dr. Wang has worked with his colleagues to leverage NorthShore's role as a teaching hospital by training medical students, residents, physicians and nurses to better master complex medical care, thereby improving patient outcomes, driving research and enhancing clinical skills. Under Dr. Wang's leadership, NorthShore's NCSI is regarded as the most productive, proactive and leading-edge simulation learning center in the nation. Outside of NorthShore, he is a course director for the American College of Emergency Physician's National Emergent Simulation Training Course and a peer reviewer for the Academic Emergency Medicine Journal. Among his many accolades, Dr. Wang received the Outstanding Physician of the Year Award in 2010 from the University of Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency Program.
"These honorees are a shining example of the commitment to excellence that is emphasized throughout NorthShore. Their work contributes significantly to NorthShore being able to provide the very best quality outcomes for our patients," said Murray Ancell, NorthShore Foundation Executive Director. "We are extremely grateful to the Owen L. Coon Foundation and Alvin H. Baum Family Fund who have made very generous endowment gifts recognizing these distinguished NorthShore physicians, gifts that provide philanthropic support in perpetuity."