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March 11, 2024

Society of General Internal Medicine Awards

Congratulations to those who received awards at the 2024 Society of General Internal Medicine Northwest Regional meeting.
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The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Northwest Region has developed rigorous criteria that recognize outstanding clinical educators, researchers, advocacy & community service, and leaders. These criteria go beyond those traditionally used for identifying those with excellence in research criteria, such as peer‐reviewed publications or grant support. 

Congratulations to the members from the Department of Medicine who received awards at the annual meeting on March 8, 2024 in Boise, Idaho:


Advocacy and Community Service Award

Dr. Ryan Abe, clinical instructor

This award honors those who have made significant contributions to improve the health of their community through advocacy and/or community service.

Excellence in Clinical Investigation Award

Dr. Leah Marcotte, assistant professor

This award recognizes individuals who are working towards developing their careers as clinician investigators and who have displayed innovation and excellence in research and/or policy development.

Teaching Competition winner

Dr. Vincent Raikhel, clinical instructor

“Altered Mental Status Rapid Response: Managing the First 10 Minutes”

Best poster awards

  • Dr. Jaspreet Bahia, R3, Clinical Vignette: “Large Vessel Vasculitis (LVV): A diagnostic challenge”
  • Dr. Stefanie Deeds, assistant professor, Innovation: “A Novel Nurse-Driven Hypertension Management Pathway Improved Blood Pressure Control Among Veterans with Hypertension”
  • Dr. Reema Navalurkar, R3, Scientific Abstract: “Hands-on Teaching to Boost Internal Medicine Interns' Comfort with Harm Reduction”