Above, DFMCH Chair Valerie Gilchrist, MD (center), poses with STFM Foundation President Deb Taylor, PhD, and STFM President Stephen Wilson, MD, after receiving the 2018 F. Marian Bishop Leadership Award at the STFM Spring Conference.
University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) Chair Valerie Gilchrist, MD, received the prestigious 2018 F. Marian Bishop Leadership Award at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Annual Spring Conference, held May 5-9, 2018, in Washington, DC.
The award honors individuals who have significantly enhanced the credibility of family medicine through a sustained, long-term commitment to family medicine in academic settings.
The STFM said the award was given to Dr. Gilchrist because of her direct professional contributions to the Society and to other organizations relating to family medicine.
Dr. Gilchrist has chaired the DFMCH for nearly 11 years, during which time the department became a department of family medicine and community health.
She is also the board chair of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine, and has served on the boards of the STFM, the North American Primary Care Research Group and the Ohio, North Carolina and Wisconsin Academies of Family Physicians.
Educational Sessions Focus on Important Topics in Family Medicine
Thirty DFMCH faculty, learners and staff also led or presented 18 educational sessions—posters, seminars, workshops, lectures, panels and roundtables—at this year’s conference.
Topics included mentorship, inclusion and diversity; health equity; patient panel weighting systems; community partnerships to enhance nutrition and health; physician resiliency and relationship-centered care; and curricular tools to enhance obstetrics and evidence-based medicine skills.
Learn more below:
Scholarly Topic Roundtable Presentations
Fellows, Residents, or Students Research Works-in-Progress Posters
- FP060 Using Community Health Workers and a Mobile Health Tool to Improve Diabetes Care in Rural Guatemala (Sean Duffy, MD; James Svenson, MD; Alejandro Chavez; Mark Kelly; Paul Wise MD, MPH; Rafael Tun)
- FP094 Improving Quality of Life in Older Adults and Geriatric Knowledge in Resident Physicians using Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment: A Pilot Level Quality Improvement Project (Jillian Landeck, MD; Brian Allen, MD; Sarah Carlson, MD; Himanshu S Sharma, MD; Lisa Phifer, MD)
- FP115 HPV Immunization: The Effect of a Brief Educational Intervention on Physician Behavior and Immunization Rates (Priyanka Kalapurayil, MD, MPH; Amy E. Harrison, MD)
Developing Scholarly Project Posters
- DP16 Early ChopChop-ing of Fruits and Vegetables Increases Consumption Amongst Children (Allison Couture, DO; Magnolia Larson, DO; Brian Arndt, MD)
- DP61 HEAL: A Novel Program to Build Physician Leadership Skills, Strengthen Resilience, and Prevent Burnout in the Changing Health Care Landscape (Beth Potter, MD; Cynthia Haq; Kenneth Kushner, PhD)
- DP77 The Impact of Resident Balint Groups on Relationship-Centered Care: Initial Reflections (Karina Atwell, MD, MPH; Sean Duffy, MD; Julia Lubsen, MD; Julia Yates, LCSW)
Completed Scholarly Project Posters
- SP08 Mapping Our Impact: University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Alumni Practice Location Mapping (Andrea Martonffy, MD; William Buckingham; John Frey III, MD; Michelle Grosch, MA; Justin Sena, MA; Stefanie Sippl)
- SP28 The Goal-Oriented Assessment of Learning: An Individualized Learning Plan and Self-assessment Tool for Residents (Thomas Hahn, MD; Jensena Carlson, MD; Patrick Huffer, MD)
- SP29 OB TEACH Cards: A Curricular Tool for Inpatient Obstetrics Rotations and EBM Skills (Thomas Hahn, MD; Jensena Carlson, MD; Emily Torell, MD, MPH; Emily Metzger; Caitlin J Regner, MD)
- S13 Effective Use of GoogleForms as an Interactive Teaching Tool for Medical Students (Allison Couture, DO; David Deci, MD; Christa Pittner-Smith, MD)
- S60 Mentorship: Creating a Culture of Inclusivity (Jennifer Edgoose, MD, MPH; Melissa Stiles, MD; Kacia Stevenson; Kjersti Knox, MD; Ronni Hayon, MD; Sarina Schrager, MD, MS; Andrea Martonffy, MD; Thomas Hahn, MD)
- S63 A Competency and Case-Based Approach to Leadership Succession in Departments of Family Medicine: Implications for Embracing Inclusion and Diversity (John Franko, MD; Jeffrey Borkan, MD, PhD; Steven Zweig, MSPH, MD; Valerie Gilchrist, MD; Jeannette South-Paul, MD; Amanda Weidner, MPH; Ardis Davis, MSW)
- W14 Racial Identity Caucusing: A Powerful Tool to Address Inequity That’s Not as Scary as You Think (Jessica Guh, MD; Jennifer Edgoose, MD, MPH; Laura Krinsky, MD; Tanmeet Sethi, MD; Tanya White-Davis, PsyD)
- W16 Family Medicine: Our Responsibility to Be Leaders in Health Equity and Social Accountability (Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, MD; Jewell Carr, MD; Jennifer Edgoose, MD, MPH; Evelyn Figueroa, MD; Brian Frank, MD; Laura Gottlieb, MD, MPH; Ronya Green, MD, MPH; Christina Kelly, MD; Jay Lee, MD, MPH, FAAFP; Bonzo Reddick, MD, MPH, FAAFP; Karen Smith, MD, FAAFP; Glen Stream, MD, MBI, FAAFP; Jane Weida, MD; Kim Yu, MD)
Founded in 1967, the STFM is an association of nearly 5,000 family medicine educators, including medical school professors, preceptors, residency program faculty, residency program directors and others involved in family medicine education.
Next year’s STFM conference will be held April 27-May 1, 2019, in Toronto.
Published: June 2018