There is just something about the newness of a season that is invigorating and hopeful, and there is a lot happening in our department right now to be excited about, starting with our new class of psychiatry residents. Nineteen trainees will join us next fall and become the newest generation of psychiatrists to train in our department. Three residents are from the UW School of Medicine, and the rest are coming from all over the country to make Seattle their home. Our department was recently ranked # 11 in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Graduate School rankings, in line with the School of Medicine’s overall ranking among research medical schools. We are excited about this recognition and thinking about how we might make the “top ten” in the future. As the only academic psychiatry department in the WWAMI region, we have an enormous responsibility to train and inspire the next generation of mental health professionals for our state and our region. For the past few years, we have operated the largest psychiatry training program in the United States, and we are just about to grow even bigger. Earlier this month, I accompanied our education team on a three-day visit to Montana where we will be starting a new Psychiatry Residency track in partnership with the Billings Clinic and with support from the Montana State Legislature.
We are also welcoming a new Department of Health Metrics Sciences in the School of Medicine. Launching this July, the new department will work on using high-quality information to measure population health, its determinants and the performance of health systems, creating important opportunities for us to partner in interdisciplinary work to measure and understand the elements that affect health and mental health around the world. A recent article published in JAMA that examines rates of mortality linked to alcohol and substance use, self harm, and violence in all US counties from 1980 to 2014 is a good example of the kind of collaborative efforts that are possible with this new partnership.
The Washington State legislature is also affording us some exciting new opportunities to improve mental health care in our state. Starting in January of 2019, we will expand the successful Partnership Access Line (PAL) run by our faculty at Seattle Children’s from consulting to providers who see children with mental health needs to offering perinatal mental health consultation to providers caring for mothers (and young families) who are struggling with mental health and substance use problems. Our long-term vision for this exciting new program is for us to provide consultation and support for some 10,000 high risk moms and families throughout Washington State each year. We will also expand our Integrated Care Training Program through a new Community-Based Integrated Care Fellowship launched this month and through new partnerships with programs that train psychiatric nurses, clinical social workers, and other future mental health workers for our State. These are exciting new opportunities and serve as an important recognition by our lawmakers that effective mental health care is crucial to the lives of Washingtonians.
Lastly, please mark your calendars for our Annual Department Meeting on Monday, June 11 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM in Hogness Auditorium. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. This is one of the few opportunities we have to come together as a department and I look forward to seeing you there. After the meeting, Associate and Full Professors will be asked to stay for our annual promotions meeting from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, staff are encouraged to attend a Staff Appreciation Lunch (South Campus Center), and assistant professors can take advantage of a Making the Most of Mentorship Workshop led by Jesse Markman.
More details to come.
After battling cancer for the last two-and-a-half years, Jeremy Clark, PhD, passed away Tuesday, February 27 from complications due to metastatic colon cancer. Jeremy was a wonderful human being, a valued colleague, collaborator, mentor, friend, and family man who left us far too early. Jeremy’s path to becoming a brilliant scientist started after he graduated from college in Indiana, packed his things into an old pickup truck, and drove to California. He worked primarily as a house painter and farmer, but was also employed during the winter as a counselor for junior high school children at risk for developing alcohol and drug abuse problems.
“This was entirely unplanned but life changing for me,” wrote Jeremy as part of his promotions packet. “It was during this time that I acquired a true appreciation for the consequences of early-life drug use on lifelong behavior.”
After relocating to southern California, Jeremy worked as a cabinet maker during the day, took classes at night, and eventually obtained a foundation in behavioral neuroscience as a graduate student in the lab of Ilene Bernstein, PhD, who worked in the UW department of psychology and is internationally known for her research in the neurobiology of taste.
“From the time he arrived at the UW, he was wonderful to work with,” said Dr. Bernstein. “He was serious in his work, very hard working, very solid. I could always count on him.”
Jeremy not only laid the foundation for his life as a scientist in Dr. Bernstein’s lab, but also his life as a family man. He developed a romance with Emily Wilkins, another graduate student in the lab, and they married in 2007 and had two boys. Emily currently works in the UW Office of Animal Welfare.
As a senior fellow in the lab of Paul Phillips, PhD, Jeremy acquired cutting-edge experimental techniques and matured into an independent scientist. The primary aim of his research was to examine the neurobiological mechanisms of motivated behavior with a special emphasis on the long-term effects of early-life drug use on learning, decision making, and drug abuse liability in adulthood. He studied how early life exposure to alcohol altered the function of the dopamine system using rodent models, and is infamously known as developing a mechanism for rodents to ingest alcohol using a 'Jello-O shot'.
"Our time together quickly transitioned from a mentor-mentee relationship to peers," siad Dr. Phillips. "We had extraordinary synergy that moved both of our careers forward. While I would like to think of our relationship as unique, Jeremy had a knack of forming bonds where 'we' became much more important than 'he'.
In 2012, Jeremy was awarded the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for his work on the neural mechanisms of risk preference following early alcohol use. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers, with the awardees selected for “their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology.” Meeting President Obama and discussing science with members of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy was the highlight of Jeremy’s early career in science personally and professionally.
In addition to being a brilliant scientist, Jeremy was known for being a very generous and nurturing mentor. He mentored numerous postdoctoral fellows and undergraduate research assistants and considered mentorship a central part of his laboratory. He envisioned science as a collective endeavor that is energized by an open, supportive environment and was described by his students as inspirational, motivational, passionate and dedicated. He encouraged his students and his team to be inquisitive and bring their best to the table.
Jeremy’s friends and family are holding a casual, family-friendly block party on Saturday, May 5 in Seattle on 12th Ave NW, between NW 77th and NW 80th Streets. The block party will begin at 1 PM and go through early evening. There will be no formal agenda and people are encouraged to come when they can. Emily asks that people wear blue as that was Jeremy’s favorite color and the color for colorectal cancer awareness, and would appreciate donations of food and drinks. If you have any pictures of Jeremy, please send them to Emily at email@example.com for inclusion in a slide show or other display (captions and approximate date/year of each photo would be helpful).
Staff Spotlight: Gayle Schneider and Susan Taubeneck
Two hundred and eighty UW medical students cycle through our required, six-week Psychiatry Clerkship every year, and Gayle Schneider and Susan Taubeneck coordinate them all. They’ve been in the department a combined total of an impressive 41 years, and have worked together since 2001.
“Clerkship is like a galaxy with many interconnected parts that are continually changing,” said Gayle, who serves as the Psychiatry Clerkship Administrator under Paul Borghesani, MD, PhD, and Anne Rich, MD. She started working for the department in 1994 as a temporary employee, supporting such faculty members as Rick Ries, MD, and David Avery, MD at Harborview. Now, she coordinates with faculty and staff at the multiple clerkship sites in the WWAMI region, collaborates with administrators of other UW clerkships to share information and streamline processes, and generally oversees all aspects of the clerkship program, including the 4th year UW and visiting students who have taken 125 electives this past year. Gayle compiles the evaluation information for almost all clerkship and elective students, and enters all psych grades for medical students into the School of Medicine database.
Susan started working for UW Medicine in 1991 and joined our department in 2001. Susan has the challenging task of managing the Psychiatry Attending weeknight call schedule and constructing the HMC weekend call schedules, which require an incredible amount of detail and daily and weekly reminders. She assists with the didactics lectures, facilitates the Friday and Monday conferences, including Grand Rounds, and compiles the evaluation composites for each student completing their required 6-week rotation at Harborview Medical Center.
“I love to work with the students,” said Susan. “I love matching a name to a face. They all want to get out there and begin their careers.”
In her free time, Gayle enjoys gardening in her “intense” yard – she was a Master Gardener for over twenty years – and has volunteered at Seattle Children’s Stanley Stamm Summer Camp off and on (but mostly on) since 1969. She currently silkscreens T-shirts and works in Arts & Crafts. Susan started and participates in a local historical costuming group with a focus on the late 19th century/early 20th century and has filled her closets with costumes she has sewed herself.
Both women agreed that what they most like about working at Harborview are the people. “What is most impressive to me is how dedicated everyone is,” said Susan. "People are passionate about what they are doing and still get excited about their work. I’m impressed with their level-headedness and good nature. I’ve always been grateful for that.”
Raphe Bernier Named Executive Director of the Autism Center Raphael Bernier, PhD, Professor in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Clinical Director of the Seattle Children’s Autism Center, has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Autism Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital. In this role, he will lead a collaborative effort between the Autism Center at Seattle Children’s and autism-related research at the University of Washington to capitalize on current strengths, bridge work across institutions, and look towards building an integrated and coordinated program that best serves the needs of our community.
Over the past four years, Dr. Bernier has helped evolve the Seattle Children’s Autism Center by streamlining and innovating clinical services, building and expanding research infrastructure, and supporting community capacity building through training, support, and novel dissemination approaches to reach the broader community. The national and international reputation and reach of the Center has grown tremendously with programs around the world looking to the Center as a model for supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Dr. Bernier also directs autism research in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences where he has 12 active research grants focused on understanding ASD diagnosis and treatment through collaborations with scientists and clinicians across the nation and by using approaches such as imaging, genetic sequencings and behavioral assessment.
Dr. Bernier received his PhD at the University of Washington, completed his clinical training at UCLA, and holds additional degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Tufts University. He has built his career working at the intersection of the science and practice of ASD and constantly looks for ways to bring the sometimes disparate worlds together. Dr. Bernier is the author of over 100 scientific papers and the book Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Reference Handbook, the Principal Investigator of several NIH and privately-funded studies focused on the etiology and neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and an active clinician who continually learns from his patients. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Bernier and looking forward to a future where clinicians, families, and scientists work together to support individuals with autism and their families with groundbreaking science; state of the art, team-based, multidisciplinary treatment; and family-centered care.
Staff Scholarship Award Supports Teams, Individuals
Congratulations to the recipients of the new Staff Scholarship Award! The scholarship was created by donations from the department administrative team, matched by department funds, to support professional development of classified or professional staff who work in our department. For this first round, fifty percent of the proposals were funded. Moving forward, we will fund one team and one individual proposal twice a year. Thank you to all of the applicants for making this an exceptional first round of funding, to the Selection Committee (Dana Gold, Jason Gordon, Alison Laing, Michele Norman, Jason Ramirez, Hannah Sessions, Becky Sladek) for reviewing the proposals, and to the initial donors who made this program possible. The Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Staff Development Fund will continue to accept donations if you are interested in contributing to this effort. Awardees include:
Nicole Fossos-Wong, Devon Abdallah, and Charles Fleming, Research Scientists, CSHRB
The CSHRB Professional Research Staff will further their skills in longitudinal data analysis by attending the UW Biostatics 5th Annual Summer Institute in Statistics for Clinical Research. This will enable the team to perform more complex analyses for professional presentations and manuscripts and provide valuable contributions to the Center’s research projects.
Jodie Buntain-Ricklefs, Jessica Coifman and Chayna Davis, Management Team, SMART Center
This newly formed management team will attend two Supervision/Leadership UW POD classes to provide a positive, consistent supervisory and management culture, build a strong research team, support the needs of the many projects currently underway, and continue to improve the climate of the SMART Center.
Brianna Cairney, Research Study Coordinator, Bernier Lab (CHDD)
Brianna will attend the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, which this year is focused on the importance of multicultural considerations and use of a family systems perspective. This will help accurately assess and diagnose study participants who represent multicultural and minority groups, improve the quality of science, and extend the department’s core value of diversity to include research participants.
Heather Cook, Research Assistant, SMART Center
Heather will continue her training in using research-driven insights to improve how teachers interact with children every day to cultivate supportive, structured, and engaging classroom experiences that will result in better outcomes for students. As a certified CLASS trainer, she will be able to train fellow research assistants in reliable observational methods so they can conduct research in the field and further contribute to serving children in schools.
Faculty Mentoring Award Nominations Due April 15
Continuous learning is one of our core department values, and we are committed to helping each other grow through mentorship and professional development. To acknowledge the outstanding mentors in our department who contribute daily to our culture of continuous learning, we need your help. Please recognize the outstanding faculty mentors in your life by nominating them for one of the three mentorship awards below, each with an associated $1,000 prize. All nominations are due April 15.
Faculty Scientist or Research Pathways - Wayne Katon Outstanding Mentor Award
The Wayne J. Katon Outstanding Mentor Award acknowledges the time, dedication, and attention UW Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences faculty devote to fostering the career development and academic success of colleagues and trainees in the areas of mental health research and scholarship. Information about the award, including award criteria, eligibility and how to nominate someone, is linked to from the department intranet’s Mentorship Page. Any faculty member, postdoc, fellow, resident or student may submit a nomination.
Salaried Clinical Pathway Mentor Award
This new award will recognize faculty who have done outstanding work mentoring individuals in our Salaried Clinical Faculty pathway. Nominees do not have to be in this pathway themselves, but they will have shown excellence in mentoring expert clinicians in our department. To nominate a mentor, please send their CV, a letter of nomination, and a letter of support from at least one mentee to Maureen Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinician Teacher Pathway Mentor Award
This new award will recognize faculty who have done outstanding work mentoring individuals in our Clinician Teacher faculty pathway. Nominees do not have to be in this pathway themselves, but they will have shown excellence in mentoring clinician teachers in our department. To nominate a mentor, please send their CV, a letter of nomination, and a letter of support from at least one mentee to Maureen Johnson at email@example.com.
Thank you for helping us support, acknowledge and encourage the amazing faculty members who inspire us every day!
Psychiatry Residency Match Results
Results of the 2018 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) were announced on March 16. Our department had another successful Match this year thanks to the efforts of our team of faculty, residents, and staff. Our admissions committee (Drs Murray, Buchholz, Crawford, Curry, Duncan, Gass, Holman, Markman, Neumaier, Petrites, Poeschla, Zacharias and our recruitment chief Dr. Joseph Baldwin) and our residency staff did their usual amazing job or organizing everything. We received over 1,400 applications and interviewed 142 people for our 16 intern positions and our 3 PGY2 positions. We are thrilled to have an incredible group of residents join us this summer. Meet the incoming psychiatry residents!
Strong Start for New Community-Based Integrated Care Fellowship
The first in-person meeting for our new Community Based Integrated Care Fellowship was held earlier this month at Talaris Conference Center. Fourteen fellows from nine counties in Washington are participating in this year-long fellowship modeled after an executive MBA program. The fellowship focuses on increasing access to effective mental health care by teaching psychiatric providers to leverage their expertise through using telepsychiatry and other technologies and by working with an integrated mental health care team in primary care settings. The program includes quarterly, in-person meetings, weekly online didactic content, a year-long quality improvement project with monthly support from UW faculty, and monthly meetings with a faculty mentor.
Led by Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD, the Community Based Integrated Care Fellowship involves an enormous number of faculty members who are serving as didactic presenters, faculty mentors, or both. In addition to Dr. Ratzliff, the leadership team includes Amy Bauer, MD, Quality Improvement Lead; Jennifer Erickson, DO, In-Person Session Lead; Katherine Palm-Cruz, MD, Mentoring Lead; Ramanpreet Toor, MD, Online Didactics Lead; Lydia Chwastiak, MD, Quality Improvement Cohort Lead and faculty mentors Joe Cerimele, MD, Mark Duncan, MD, and Tanya Keeble, MD. Support staff include Melissa Farnum, MA, Alan Gojdics, MEd, Niambi Kanye, Betsy Payn, Diana Roll and Cara Towle.
The program is part of the Integrated Care Training Program which is funded and supported by the Washington State Legislature through the Safety-Net Hospital Assessment, working to expand access to psychiatric services throughout the State of Washington.
Shigetomi Memorial Lecture Focuses on Youth Adversity
The mission of the Psychology Internship Program’s Diversity Advancement Committee (DAC) is to promote the cultural diversity training during the Psychology Resident year. The DAC sponsors the annual Shigetomi Memorial Lecture in honor of Carol Shigetomi, a former Psychology Resident from the class of 1982-1983. Carol tragically died during a hiking accident in Oregon shortly after completing her internship. The Shigetomi Memorial Lecture is supported by a donation from the Shigetomi family in her honor.
Kym Ahrens, MD, MPH, a pediatrician, adolescent medicine physician/researcher, and Associate Professor at UW and Seattle Children’s, and a former graduate of our department’s T-32 training program in Primary Care Psychiatry presented this year’s Shigetomi Memorial Lecture on March 1. Dr. Ahrens spoke on Using Theory-Based, Community-Engaged Mixed Methods Research to Improve Reproductive Health and Other Outcomes for Adolescents in Foster Care. Her research is focused on using theory-based, community-engaged research mixed methods research to understand risk and resilience factors and develop intervention approaches for youth exposed to early adversity, including and especially youth in the foster system. She was joined by Ben Packard, MSW, Mental Health Therapist, Seattle Children’s and Raquel Granath, an advocate for youth in the foster care system, for a panel discussion.
May 18 Regional Education Conference: RSVP by April 20
We are delighted to announce we will have our first ever WWAMI Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Education Conference in Seattle on Friday, May 18 at the Talaris Conference Center. This will be a whole-day conference for any and all of our paid and courtesy clinical faculty members who teach medical students, residents, fellows, and other trainees here in Seattle and across the WWAMI region. The free program will include sessions on teaching skills, giving feedback, evidence-based supervision, teaching psychiatry within primary care, and finding resources for teaching. The day's agenda allows for multiple opportunities to meet and interact with faculty from our region, including breakfast, lunch, interactive sessions, and a reception at the end of the day. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions about this please contact Deb Cowley, MD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department Well Represented in Population Health Research Grants
We had another strong showing in the UW Population Health Initiative Research Grants, with three of the eight newly funded proposals including psychiatry and behavioral sciences faculty. The $50,000 pilot research grants encourages new interdisciplinary collaborations among investigators for projects that address critical components of the grand challenges the UW seeks to address in population health. This year’s awardees were selected from a pool of 33 applications from faculty investigators representing the UW Bothell and UW Tacoma campuses as well as nearly every school and college on the UW Seattle Campus.
Lethal Means Assessment in Psychiatric Emergency Services for Suicide Prevention Paul Borghesani, Anna Ratzliff,Ali Rowhani-Rahbar (Epidemiology), Jennifer Stuber (Social Work), Frederick Rivara (Pediatrics)
Counseling on access to lethal means such as medications and firearms is an emerging approach to suicide prevention; however, currently little is known about its uptake and effectiveness in clinical settings. In 2017, Washington became the first state in the nation to require suicide prevention training for all healthcare providers. Leading experts have collaborated to develop All Patients Safe which is an interactive online training offering an engaging option for providers to become better skilled at suicide prevention. Future evaluations of All Patients Safe’s effectiveness will depend on a rigorous understanding of several indicators before the training went into effect. These indicators include the prevalence of access to lethal means, scope of practices to reduce access to them, and risk of subsequent suicide attempt and death among patients at high risk of suicide.
The team will conduct an investigation among patients presenting to Psychiatric Emergency Services at Harborview Medical Center over the last decade to provide this much needed information as the first step toward our overarching goal of promoting the uptake of lethal means counseling and reducing the rate of suicide attempt and death in Washington.
Mama Ammaan (Safe Mother) Project: African Mother-to-Mother Antenatal Assistance Network Myra Parker, James Pfeiffer (Global Health), Rachel Chapman (Anthropology), Bonnie Duran (Social Work), Melissa Mugambi (Global Health), Michelle Terry (Pediatrics)
Southeast Seattle reports the highest rates of preterm/low birthweight babies, cesarean births, women receiving inadequate perinatal care and unmet mental health needs in Washington. These communities are located in a federally designated Medically Underserved Area, indicating primary care service shortages.
The proposed pilot is collaboration among Somali Health Board, Health Alliance International, Parent Trust, and UW to test the feasibility of a community-based doulas and nurses-led culturally-adapted Group Prenatal Care (GPC) and home-visitation service model. If feasible, researchers will use findings to seek larger controlled trial funding to test a culturally-adapted GPC and doula model to improve perinatal outcomes in Southeast Seattle. Using a multidirectional learning approach, the team seeks to cross-fertilize by capacity-building for future implementation in other underserved, perinatally-vulnerable communities (including American Indian, Alaskan Native and African American), and strengthening community researcher capacity to meet community needs.
Using Digital Learning Tools to Enhance Emotional Regulation for Youth Hospitalized for Aggressive Crises Carol Rockhill, Annie Chen (Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education)
Violence and aggressive behaviors are an urgent public health issue, with great costs including injury and death, fear and trauma, incarceration, unemployment, reduced mental and physical health, and loss of human potential. Reducing violence has local, national and international implications.
Inpatient hospitalization often occurs for aggressive youth after a crisis event, and inpatient treatment typically includes psychiatric evaluation, medication management, safety planning, and therapy meetings with the patient and parents. The team is proposing to use a technology-based set of personalizable Social Emotional Learning Tools developed and tested in education, juvenile justice, and partial psychiatric hospitalization environments with youth with behavior problems, with significant evidence of effectiveness. The researchers will conduct a three-part pilot study to evaluate feasibility and effectiveness in inpatient psychiatry.
NSF RAPID Aims to Improve Community Resilience
The National Science Foundation has awarded $5.3 million in Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grants to help researchers better understand why disasters happen, how we can best respond to them, and how to rebuild after they hit.
A team of researchers at the UW, including Kari Stephens, PhD, and colleagues at collaborating institutions received one of these grants for the Almost Like Maria Project, named after the 2017 hurricane that decimated Puerto Rico’s infrastructure and left 3.1 million people without electricity or access to clean water. The Almost Like Maria Project’s goal is to build infrastructure for a data sharing solution that allows for quick access to environmental and health data to help Puerto Rico’s recovery efforts and future natural disaster affected areas in the future.
“Our hope is that this effort will help population health researchers make discoveries to stave off disasters after the natural disasters and improve community resilience,” said Stephens.
VA Launches Telehealth Program for Rural Vets with PTSD John Fortney, PhD, is leading a pilot telehealth program that will give rural Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) remote access to psychotherapy and related services.
To date, more than 500 rural Veterans who are not receiving specialty PTSD care have enrolled in the study. The participants may choose between the two main forms of evidence-based, trauma-focused psychotherapy used in VA: cognitive processing therapy and prolonged exposure therapy.
Veterans participating in the program receive frequent phone calls from a care manager who helps them access services provided by off-site psychiatrists and psychologists. The psychotherapy is delivered via interactive video from a VA medical center to a community-based outpatient clinic (CBOC) or to the Veteran’s home. The telephone care manager also monitors the Veterans’ progress and helps them overcome barriers to care. The program includes 12 CBOCs across the nation in Charleston, South Carolina; Iowa City, Iowa; Little Rock, Arkansas; Denver, Colorado; San Diego, California; and Seattle. The results, which will be available in 2020, will lay the groundwork for national implementation of the TOP program.
In a prior trial, Dr. Fortney and colleagues were able to use telehealth technologies successfully to engage Veterans in evidence-based, trauma-focused therapy without their having to travel to a distant VA medical center.
Kristen Lindgren Appointed Visiting Professor at University of London
As part of spending two weeks at the newly formed addictions center at London South Bank University, Kristen Lindgren, PhD, was appointed a Visiting Professor in their Psychology Department. The three-year appointment is with the School of Applied Sciences which includes the Psychology Department, The National Bakery School (not a typo), and Human Sciences (Bioscience, Forensic Science and Sports Science).
Dr. Lindgren will be working specifically with the Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research. Their team, led by Professor Ian Albery, has a strong interest in social identities and addictive behaviors, and Dr. Lindgren is in the early stages of developing research partnerships aimed at evaluating identities related to transitions in and out of problematic drinking and to recovery from addiction.
“I had a fantastic time,” said Lindgren. “In addition to my amazing new colleagues and the wonderful research collaborations that we’re developing, I've learned important things about life in the UK, including the difference between Cottage Pie and Shepherd's Pie, Cornish and Devon Cream tea, and that the Queen owns all of the UK's swans and counts them each year.”
Matt Iles-Shih Nominated for UW Medicine CARES Award Matt Illes-Shih, MD, MPH, received a nomination in the provider category for the UW Medicine CARES Award. The CARES Award was established in 2013 to formally recognize and celebrate the accomplishments and excellences of those in the UW Medicine community who consistently exemplify the UW Medicine Service Culture Guidelines – professional standards that ensure anyone who encounters UW Medicine receives the same great care and service throughout the system. Nominations are submitted by UW providers, staff, and employees every spring and fall for those who truly show service excellence.
Dr. Iles-Shih will be honored at Harborview’s Spring CARES Award Nominee Ceremony on Tuesday, April 19 from 1:30-2:30 PM in the Research & Training Auditorium. The event is open to the public, and you can support Dr. Iles-Shih by attending. Refreshments will be available immediately following the ceremony in the R&T Lobby.
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