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Engel & Payer Awards

2013 Engel and Payer Award Recipients

AACH is pleased to announce James A. Tulsky, MD, as 18th annual George Engel Awardee for Outstanding Research Contributing to the Theory, Practice and Teaching of Effective Healthcare Communication and Related Skills. William T. Branch, Jr., MD, MACP was awarded the 12th 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 2013 International Conference on Communication in Healthcare in Montréal, Canada.

Please join with us in congratulating these two outstanding individuals for their ongoing work in healthcare communication!

 

Engel Award

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 Award
2012 - Richard Street
2011 - William Miller and Stephen Rollnick

2010 - David Hatem
2009 - Dean Schillinger
2008 - Lisa Cooper
2007 - Mack Lipkin
2006 - Thomas Inui
2005 - Peter Maguire
2004 - Wendy Levinson
2003 - Jozien Bensing
2002 - Geoffrey Williams
2001 - Bob Smith
2000 - Sam Putnam
1999 - Richard Frankel
1998 - George Engel
1997 - Debra Roter
1996 - Barbara Korsch

Payer Award

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. 

Submit a nomination for the Payer Award
 
Previous Recipients: Payer Award
2012 - Adina Kalet
2011 - David Pendleton, Theo Schofield, Peter Tate and Peter Havelock

2010 - Walter Baile
2009 - Anthony Back
2008 - Paul Haidet
2007 - Richard Frankel and Howard Beckman
2006 - Rita Charon
2005 - Ronald Epstein
2004 - Timothy Quill
2003 - Gregory Makoul
2002 - Dennis Novack
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