2012 Engel and Payer Award Recipients
AACH is pleased to announce Richard Street, as 17th annual George Engel Awardee for Outstanding Research Contributing to the Theory, Practice and Teaching of Effective Healthcare Communication and Related Skills. Adina Kalet, was awarded the 11th annual Lynn Payer Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Literature on the Theory, Practice and Teaching of Effective Healthcare Communication and Related Skills.
These awards were presented at the conference dinner at the 2012 AACH Research and Teaching Forum on October 13th in Providence, Rhode Island.
Please join with us in congratulating these two outstanding individuals for their ongoing work in healthcare communication.
Richard L. Street, Jr. PhD
Richard L. Street, Jr. PhD, is Professor of Communication at Texas A&M University, and Director, Health Communication and Decision-Making Program in the Houston Center for Quality of Care, Baylor College of Medicine. His research focuses on clinician-patient communication, pathways linking communication to improved health outcomes, and strategies for increasing patient involvement in care. He has published over 100 articles and book chapters, as well as a number of books, monographs, and special issues of various journals. In 2003, he was named Outstanding Health Communication Scholar by the International Communication Association. In 2008, he received the L. Donohew Health Communication Scholar Award from the University of Kentucky. In 2010, he was awarded Texas A&M Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement in Research Award. In 2012, he was awarded the George L. Engel award by the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare.
Adina Kalet, MD, MPH
Adina Kalet, MD, MPH, Arnold P. Gold Professor of Humanism and Professionalism, is Co-Director of the Program on Medical Education Innovation and Research (PrMEIR) with the mission to advance medical education scholarship and to institute best practices for patient-centered, evidence-based medical education. She is also the Director of a new Unit of the Dean's Office of Medical Education called the Program for Professional Development Assessment and Outcomes (PPDA&O). She leads the Research on Medical Education Outcomes (ROMEO) unit, as part of the Section of Primary Care, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine. ROMEO is a group of dedicated cross-disciplinary researchers seeking to link education and health services research methodology to study how educational interventions lead to long-term outcomes in learners and patients. Dr. Kalet directs the NYU Clinical Translational Science Institute Translational Research Education and Careers Mentor Development Program (NYU CTSI TREC MDP), which prepares 15-20 researchers annually for their role in mentoring translational research. She practiced and taught primary care medicine in the urban inner city, has been the PI or program director on a number of cross-disciplinary and multi-institutional curriculum development and research grants. Dr. Kalet has written extensively on issues of clinical skills evaluation and remediation, faculty development and mentoring, professional identity development assessment and psychosocial aspects of medicine. She is currently at work on a book entitled "A Midcourse Correction: A Framework for Remediation of Physician Trainees.” (Springer). In this book she seeks to bring relevant theory and practice from multiple scholarly domains to bare on the challenges of remediating health professional trainees.
The Engel Award is presented annually for outstanding research contributing to the theory, practice and teaching of effective healthcare communication and related skills.
Dr. George L. Engel was an internist with psychoanalytic training whose articulation of the "biopsychosocial model" in the 1970s and widespread recognition in the 1980s had a profound impact on the clinical approach to patients, the medical interview and the patient-doctor relationship.
Previous Recipients: Engel Award2011 - William Miller and Stephen Rollnick2010 - David Hatem2009 - Dean Schillinger2008 - Lisa Cooper2007 - Mack Lipkin 2006 - Thomas Inui2005 - Peter Maguire 2004 - Wendy Levinson2003 - Jozien Bensing2002 - Geoffrey Williams2001 - Bob Smith2000 - Sam Putnam1999 - Richard Frankel1998 - George Engel1997 - Debra Roter 1996 - Barbara Korsch
The Payer Award is presented annually for outstanding contributions to literature on the theory, practice and teaching of effective healthcare communication and related skills.
Lynn Payer was a journalist and served as managing editor of Medical Encounter for over a decade. She was the author of the classic book Medicine and Culture and wrote hundreds of news stories and features during her career.
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Previous Recipients: Payer Award2011 - David Pendleton, Theo Schofield, Peter Tate and Peter Havelock2010 - Walter Baile2009 - Anthony Back2008 - Paul Haidet2007 - Richard Frankel and Howard Beckman 2006 - Rita Charon2005 - Ronald Epstein2004 - Timothy Quill2003 - Gregory Makoul2002 - Dennis Novack