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Video Teaching Tool and Provider Co-location Study Win Awards

More ACLP awards for 2021 are announced today

The Stoudemire Innovations in Education Award goes to Scott Simpson, MD, MPH, from Denver Health Medical Center.

From this year, the Academy is awarding the newly-configured prize to an individual or individuals who has/have developed/led a creative C-L Psychiatry educational program directed at any level, from medical students to board-certified physicians, that is outstanding by virtue of its innovation and impact.

Scott Simpson MD, MPH
Scott Simpson MD, MPH

Dr. Simpson, et al. developed and evaluated a video designed to teach medical students core principles in the management of agitation through verbal de-escalation.

“All health care professionals encounter and must be prepared to manage agitated patients,” say the presenters. “Agitation poses a safety risk for patients and professionals; health care workers experience 50% of all occupational assaults in the US, with younger clinicians and those in emergency, psychiatric, and geriatric care settings placed at higher risk. Repeated exposure to violence is a risk factor for burnout.

“Moreover, agitation is a clinical presentation with a broad differential diagnosis, including myriad life-threatening medical conditions. The presence of agitation may also complicate the diagnosis and treatment of concurrent conditions.

“Trainees must learn to manage agitated patients in order to feel safe at work, maintain the safety of their patients and colleagues, and appropriately treat severe medical and psychiatric illnesses.”

On completing the video series, learners learn to:

  • Identify the agitated patient.
  • Use a standardized scale to assess agitation.
  • Assess a patient scene for safety.
  • Use verbal de-escalation skills.
  • Employ strategies for managing a team during de-escalation.
  • Utilize the elements of a team de-briefing.
  • Practice techniques for managing personal reactions to agitated patients.
  • Use personal safety skills for dangerous situations.
  • Feel safer when engaging agitated patients.

Chapter one of the video is here. From here you can navigate to chapters two to five.

The video was funded by a grant from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Academy of Medical Educators.

The Dlin/Fischer Clinical Research Award—presented for the best paper submitted for presentation at the ACLP annual meeting—goes to Vishal Ahuja, PhD, Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business.

Vishal Ahuja, PhD
Vishal Ahuja, PhD

Vishal’s research focuses on developing decision analytic tools that can be implemented easily by health care professionals and policymakers to improve patient health, advance the quality of care, and enhance the efficiency of delivery of care. A focus of Vishal’s research is chronic diseases, diabetes in particular, where he intends to implement analytical tools to improve patient outcomes.

To bring relevance to his research, Vishal draws from his diverse work experience in the corporate sector that includes engineering and managerial roles in the chemical, manufacturing, and consumer goods industry.

Vishal and colleagues examined how co-location of mental and behavioral (MBH) providers with physical health providers impacts four outcomes:

  • Number of MBH hospitalizations.
  • Average length of stay.
  • 30-day readmissions.
  • Number of suicide ideations/attempts.

They investigated how patient severity moderates the relationship between co-location and outcomes. “In other words, do sicker patients benefit more from co-location of their providers?”

And they explored the relationship between co-location and continuity of care “We ask: does co-location benefit patients more whose care is fragmented or continuous?”

Evidence had already supported that co-location improved health outcomes (Williams et al, 2006). However, a thorough investigation of the role of co-location and its impact on patient health was hitherto missing from literature.

The presenters’ findings indicate: “The more often the patient sees their MBH provider that is co-located with their treating PCP or specialist, the better their outcomes.”

The September issue of ACLP News announced further ACLP awards.


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Awards Reception

FRIDAY:   Plenaries, Part 2  |  Hackett Lecture  |  Lipsitt Workshop  |  Awards Reception  |  Picture Gallery

Champagne Celebrations with the 2018 Award Winners

Leo Pozuelo
Leo Pozuelo, MD, MBA, FACLP, FACP

Tonight at 5:35pm: Join our master of ceremonies, Leo Pozuelo, MD, MBA, FACLP, FACP, to toast the Academy’s award winners for 2018.

José Maldonado, MD, FACLP, FACFE

The Eleanor & Thomas P. Hackett Memorial Award

The Academy’s highest honor—awarded to an individual for outstanding achievement in C-L psychiatry—is presented to José Maldonado, MD, FACLP, FACFE, at 1:15pm this afternoon at the Hackett lecture. See ACLP’s Highest Honor to be Bestowed on José Maldonado in today’s Daily News.

The Alan Stoudemire Award for Innovation & Excellence in C-L Education

Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD, MHPE, FRCPC, FACLP

The award—given for the development and/or presentation of a C-L psychiatry educational program that is outstanding by virtue of excellence, innovation, and impact—is presented to the University of Toronto’s Medical Psychiatry Alliance Education Program, led by program director, Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD, MHPE, FRCPC, FACLP.

The program, the first of its kind in Canada, is designed to “prepare physicians to prevent, diagnose, and treat mental and physical illness within an integrated care model.”

“To ensure our faculty has a strong understanding of the importance of a collaborative approach to integrated mental and physical health, we are providing tools and resources to foster the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes throughout medical education,” says Dr. Sockalingam.

The Don R. Lipsitt Award for Achievement in Integrated and Collaborative Care

Jane Walker, MBChB, MSc, PhD, MRCPsych

The award—recognizing an individual who has demonstrated excellence and innovation in the integration of mental health with other medical care through collaborative care—is awarded to Jane Walker, MBChB, MSc, PhD, MRCPsych, senior clinical researcher in the University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry, and chair of the ACLP Research Special Interest Group. Her lecture is at 4:00pm today. See Better Management of Cancer Patients in today’s Daily News.

The Dlin/Fischer Clinical Research Award

Gen Shinozaki, MD, FACLP

This award is presented to Gen Shinozaki, MD, FACLP.

The Shinozaki Laboratory at the University of Iowa studies the molecular influence of environmental factors, such as trauma and stress, on individual susceptibility to psychiatric conditions including posttraumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder using an epigenetic/genetic approach. Projects have included a study of sexual trauma among 1,300 female and 1,500 male military personnel/veterans.

The Wayne Katon Research Award

Ian Kronish, MD, MPH

The award–recognizing a currently active researcher in the field of psychopathology with the medically ill–is presented to Ian Kronish, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine, Division of General Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Kronish’s research interests include understanding the psychological impact of acute cardiovascular events on health behaviors, overcoming barriers to medication adherence, and increasing therapeutic precision through N-of-1 trials. Dr. Kronish’s lecture is at 9:30am tomorrow morning.

Visiting Professor Awards

Carol Alter, MD, FACLP

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine will implement collaborative care in all 12 primary care clinics affiliated with the hospital over the next three years. Carol Alter, MD, FACLP, an Academy past president (2008-09), chief medical officer at Mindoula Health, Silver Spring, MD, and associate professor of psychiatry, Georgetown University, will be the Academy’s Visiting Professor.

Hochang Ben Lee, MD, FACLP

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania will evaluate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of several models of psychiatry integration within the medical units. The Academy’s Visiting Professor will be Hochang Ben Lee, MD, FACLP, the John Romano Professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

Michael Sharpe, MD, FACLP

The University of California San Diego needs expertise in proactive consultation and collaborative care for interdepartmental and interdisciplinary education of residents, fellows, and faculty. The Academy’s Visiting Professor is Michael Sharpe, MD, FACLP, currently the Academy’s Vice President and honorary consultant in psychological medicine and trust lead in psychological medicine at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and advisor to Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Donald Rosenstein, MD, FACLP

The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry is seeking consultation on the design and implementation of a C-L Psychiatry Fellowship and teaching service.

Donald Rosenstein, MD, FACLP, an Academy past president (2011-12), is the Academy’s Visiting Professor. He is director of the University of North Carolina Comprehensive Cancer Support Program with joint appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine.

William Webb Fellowship Awards

The Webb Fellowship Program is designed to support a select number of outstanding advanced residents and fellows in C-L psychiatry at an early stage in their career. This year’s awards are presented to:

  • Erica Baller, MD, MS, University of Pennsylvania
  • Juliet Edgcomb, MD PhD, UCLA
  • Brandon Hamm, MD, MS, Cleveland Clinic
  • Rebekah Nash, MD, PhD, University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • Luis Pereira, MD, MS, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Daniel Shalev, MD, Columbia University Medical Center

Foundation Research Professor Award

The ACLP Foundation funds a Visiting Professor to attend the Annual Meeting and provide (on-site at the meeting and thereafter from a distance) research mentorship for a select number of junior researchers over the following year.

Mary Whooley

Mary Whooley, MD, FACP, FAHA, FACC

The 2018 ACLP Foundation Research Professor is Mary Whooley, MD, FACP, FAHA, FACC, professor at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Whooley is a health services investigator focused on improving health behaviors in patients with cardiovascular disease.

Early Career Researcher Mentorship winners are:

  • Amit Chopra, MD, FAPA
  • Elena Ivanova, PhD
  • Christopher Celano, MD, FACLP

Dorfman Journal Paper Awards

Awards are presented in the following categories:

Best Case Report: Use of Transdermal Selegiline in Pregnancy and Lactation; A Case Report
Rebecca Bauer, MD, DO; Joanne Orfei, DO; Christina Wichman, DO, FACLP.

Best Article for Original Research: Risk Factors for New-onset Depression After First-time Traumatic Brain Injury
Durga, Roy, MD; Vassilis Koliatsos, MD; Sandeep Vaishnavi, MD; Dingfen Han, PhD; Vani Rao, MD.

Best Review Article: Psychiatric Care of the Radiation Oncology Patient
Emily Holmes, MD, MPh; Jordan Holmes, MD, MPh; Eliza Park, MD.

Special Recognition Award

Richard Goldberg, MD, MS, FACLP

This prestigious award is presented to Richard Goldberg, MD, MS, FACLP, professor of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, psychiatrist-in-chief at Rhode Island Hospital and the Miriam Hospital, and senior vice-president for the psychiatry and behavioral health service line at Lifespan. Dr. Goldberg is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

In his nomination of Dr. Goldberg, ACLP past president (2016-17) Robert Boland, MD, FACLP, says: “Dr. Richard Goldberg is, this year, completing a 40-year career in our specialty, 40 years during which he has devoted himself to the core mission of C-L Psychiatry–to provide care and to develop clinical, educational, and research programs which address the integration of psychiatry into the mainstream of medical care.”

ACLP Annual Awards

ACLP annual awards are presented to individuals for meritorious contributions to consultation-liaison psychiatry, or for outstanding service to the Academy. The awards are presented at the Academy’s annual meeting in November.

  • Distinguished Service Award is conferred on Academy members for extraordinary, or long and meritorious service to the Academy, or of notable contributions that have made lasting advances for the Academy or for C-L Psychiatry. It is not awarded annually. To apply or nominate, complete this form by April 30.

  • Dlin/Fischer Clinical Research Award is presented for the best paper submitted for presentation at the annual meeting. There is no application process; rather, authors of the papers that were scored the highest by the annual meeting committee are invited to compete for the award.

  • ACLP Foundation Research Professor Program consists of two objectives: funding a preeminent research leader to lecture at the upcoming annual meeting, and funding the mentorship by the selected professor of emerging early career researchers in the field. Application deadline is April 30 for the research professor (mentor) and September 30 for mentees; see how to apply.

  • Dorfman Journal Paper Awards, named after Wilfred Dorfman, the founding editor of our journal, the Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (previously titled, Psychosomatics), are presented for the best articles published annually in categories of reviews, original papers, and case reports. Papers are judged on composition and writing, significance of findings, and innovation.

  • Best Poster and Best Trainee Poster Awards — posters are judged and awarded at the annual meeting.

  • Stoudemire Innovations in Education Award is given to an individual or individuals who has/have developed/led a creative educational program in the area of C-L Psychiatry directed at any level, from medical students to board-certified physicians, that is outstanding by virtue of its innovation and impact. Application deadline is July 1; see how to apply.

  • Visiting Professorship Program allows an institution to receive a one- to three-day visit from an Academy member to promote the understanding and practice of C-L psychiatry. The award is presented based on evidence of the value or impact of the visit, the qualifications of the professor, and the completeness of the application form. Application deadline is July 1; see how to apply.

  • Webb Fellowship Program fosters the career development and leadership potential of advanced residents and fellows in consultation-liaison psychiatry. Application deadline is July 1; see how to apply.

  • Trainee Travel Grants are given to a limited number of medical students, residents, or medical fellows to help offset the cost of attending the Academy’s annual meeting. The dollar amount and number of awards are determined by the Board of Directors each year. Application deadline is July 1; see how to apply.

  • Academy Fellowship (FACLP) is bestowed upon Academy members who manifest active participation in the ACLP and have made exemplary contributions to the field of consultation-liaison psychiatry as educators, researchers, or administrators. Application deadline is July 1; see how to apply.