SGIM eNews May 19, 2016

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SGIM eNews

May 19, 2016

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SGIM Members in the News


Andrew Bindman, M.D., a primary care physician with federal and state health policy experience who has practiced, taught,and conducted health services research at San Francisco General Hospital, has been named AHRQ's new director. Andy is a long-time SGIM member and we wish him success in his new position.


Read the full press release here.


Redonda Miller, MD, MBA, has been

namedpresident of Johns Hopkins Hospital, making history as the first female to hold the position since the hospital's founding in 1889. Miller succeeds Ronald R. Peterson, who announced his retirement in January and has held the position for 19 years. Miller, a long-time SGIM'er and past Council member, will assume the role on July 1.


Congratulations Redonda!


Read the full release here.



SGIM Regional Meeting Dates

Didn't get enough SGIM education and networking at the annual meeting in Florida?Join us at one of our regional meetings in 2016-2017.Dates below:



September 22-23, 2016
Cleveland, OH


Mountain West:
October 7, 2016
Phoenix, AZ

California-Hawaii: January 21, 2017
Los Angeles, CA

February 3, 2017 (date not confirmed)
Portland, OR

February 16-18, 2017
New Orleans, LA

New England:
March 10, 2017

Boston, MA


March 31, 2017

Wilmington, DE





Call for New JGIM Editors


The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) is pleased to request letters of interest regarding the position of Editor(s)-in-Chief for the Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM).


This Call For Letters of Intent solicits initial letters of interest in the position of JGIM Editor(s)-in-Chief, for a five- year term commencing July 1, 2017.


The requirements for the initial letter of interest are as follows:

  • Two-page letter outlining the candidate's general vision for the Journal, both JGIM online and in print, briefly summarizing his/her editorial and/or other relevant experience, and providing a partial listing of the individuals who would be expected to be key personnel for the editorial team and their institution(s) (e.g., potential associate/deputy editors).
  • Candidate's Curriculum Vitae, including prior SGIM involvement.Candidates MUST be SGIM members in good standing at the time of their application.

Read the full call here.


For more information, please contact Francine Jetton, SGIM Director of Communications atjettonf@sgim.orgor 202-887-5150.



Free Online Access to JGIM Issue

Springer is pleased to offer free access to the 1st 2016 issue of theJournal of General Internal Medicinethrough 15th June 2016.



Read, download and cite!


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New Pediatric-to-Adult Transition Tools Released by American College of Physicians


The American College of Physicians has announced the release of specialized toolkits to facilitate more effective transition and transfer of young adults into health care settings. According to Dr. Patience White, co-director of Got Transition, "This is exciting because this is the first time a groundbreaking initiative like this has been undertaken by an adult provider organization in the U.S."


Thenew transition toolkitscontain several condition-specific tools modeled after Got Transition's Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition.

Led by Dr. Carol Greenlee, the Chair of theACP's Council of Subspecialty Societies (CSS), this project was a collaborative effort with Got Transition, the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) to address gaps that often occur in the transition process from pediatric to adult health care. As a young adult consumer with achronic condition, Nichole Goble noted at the ACP annual meeting, "These transition tools will be incredibly helpful to youth and young adults to better prepare them for adult health care."


Learn more aboutACP's Pediatric to Adult Care Transitions Initiative HERE.