Selected for the Don R. Lipsitt Award
Lorin Scher, MD, FACLP, was presented with the Don R. Lipsitt Award For Achievement in Collaborative Care. Dr. Scher’s research interests focus on integrating behavioral health programs in primary care services. His team at UC David Health has implemented validated screening measures and a stepped-treatment model to improve patient outcomes. The stepped program includes electronic consultations, ambulatory case management services, the collaborative care model (CoCM) for common psychiatric conditions, telepsychiatry services, and embedded psychiatric consultants.
The Academy’s Research and Evidence-Based Practice Committee chose Dr. Scher for the award presented by its chair Chris Celano, MD, FACLP. Dr Scher described his work in the Don R. Lipsitt lecture.