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Recent Awards and HonorsÂ
John Z. Ayanian received the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) 2012 John M. Eisenberg National Award for Career Achievement in Research.
A paper led by HCP Assistant Professor, Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD, was selected as one of five Noteworthy Articles of 2011 by AcademyHealth.Â A collaborative effort with HCPâ€™s Alan M. Zaslavsky, PhD, and Haiden A. Huskamp, PhD, the article, entitled â€śImplementation of Medicare Part D and Nondrug Medical Spending for Elderly Adults with Limited Prior Drug Coverage,â€ť was published in the Journal of American Medical Association
James O'Malley was elected Fellow of the American Staticial Association for "novel use of Bayesian statistics, multivariate-hierarchical modeling, causal inference and social network analysis to solve problems in health policy and health services research, for improving evaluation of treatments and quality of health care, and for leadership in health policy statistics."
O'Malley also became a PStat, Accredited Professional Statistician for the American Statistical Association.
Former HCP Fellow, Michael Barnett was given a research award (see link).Â
Christakis also won the Best Paper of the Year Award at the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, for â€śSocial Network Sensors for Early Detection of Contagious Outbreaksâ€ť (see link).Â
Lastly, Christakis was named one of the top 20 leaders in healthcare by HealthLeaders Magazine (see link).
Nancy Keating was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) (see link). The ASCI is an honor society of physician-scientists who â€śtranslate findings in the laboratory to the advancement of clinical practice.â€ť Because its members must be 45 years of age or younger at the time of their election, the society aims to honor those who have made a substantial contribution in this field relatively early in their careers. HCP faculty members John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP, and Bruce E. Landon, MD, MBA, MSc, are also ASCI members.
James O'Malley was given the 2011 Mid-career Excellence Award from the American Statistical Association Section onHealth Policy Statistics. "The award was given on October 7, 2011, "in recognition of his contribution to the development of statistical methods in health care policy and health services research, and for promise of continued excellence at the frontier of statistical practice and research in health care policy" (see link).
Matthew Nock received the MacArthur Genius Grant (see link).
Sharon-Lise Normand won the Long-Term Excellence Award given by the Health Policy Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association. This is the sectionâ€™s highest honor and was awarded â€śin recognition of her outstanding leadership and sustained contribution to the development and application of statistical methods in health care policy and health services research, and for her service to the Section.â€ť
In addition, Dr. Normand was appointed to the Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) by Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General and head of the US Government Accountability Office (GAO)(see link).
Thomas Sequist was awarded the Brigham and Women's Hospital Community Service Award. The award is given to a BWH physician who has gone above and beyond to address the needs of the community--including promoting outreach, community service, particularly among underserved communities.Â Â
Nicholas Christakis was the 2010 Runner Up at the San Francisco Book Festival Non-Fiction Prize, for his book, Connected.
Christakis also was the 2010 Fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Thomas Sequist received the 2010 Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award (see link). The Harold Amos Diversity Award has been established to recognize HMS/HSDM faculty (clinical, preclinical, research, administrative) who have made significant achievements in moving HMS/HSDM toward being a diverse and inclusive community.
Joseph Newhouse was honored by the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP).Â (see link).
Sharon-Lise Normand was appointed the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) for two years, beginning January 1, 2010. She joins Department Head Barbara McNeil, MD, PhD, who was first appointed to MEDCAC in 2001 and was chair of that agency between 2003 and 2005 (see link).
John Ayanian was elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP).Â AAP is a professional organization founded in 1885 by seven physicians, including Dr. William Osler, for "the advancement of scientific and practical medicine." AAP goals include the pursuit of medical knowledge, and advancements through experimentation and discovery of basic and clinical science and their application to clinical medicine. Each year approximately 65 individuals who have attained excellence in achieving these goals are recognized by election to membership in the AAP. For more information, please see the AAP website.Â
Christakis was also listed as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2009 (see link).
Lastly, Christakis earned the title of Top Global Thinker in Foreign Policy Magazine (see link).
Michael McWilliams received the Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging Research from the National Institute on Aging and the Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award (see link).Â
McWilliams also won a Milton W. Hamolsky Junior Faculty Award for his presentation at
the 32nd annual meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine
(SGIM) held on May 13-16, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida (see link).
Joseph P. Newhouse was honored by the IOM (see link) and presented with an Excellence in Mentoring Award (see link).
Sharon-Lise Normand and Colleagues received a prestigious Award from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) (see link). In addition, Normand was recognized as a fellow of the American Heart Association (see link).