Primary Care Academic Fellowship Program
Welcome to the Boston University Medical Center Primary Care Academic Fellowship. Our program represents a collaboration between General Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and the General Pediatrics Academic Fellowship programs. Our mission is to train highly motivated primary care physicians to serve as educators and investigators, with a focus on topics relevant to medically under-served communities. We have an exciting mix of educational curricular choices in epidemiology and health services research, and experiential learning opportunities in public health. Our program will give you tools for a successful career in academic medicine.
As you explore this website, I hope you gain an understanding of the depth and breadth of research, educational and clinical opportunities in our program, and please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please review the Fellows Handbook 2016-2017 for more detailed information about our program.
Jane Liebschutz, MD, MPH, FACP
In the News
Davida Schiff, MD (’17) was quoted in a recent Scientific American article “Cops help Addicts Get Treatment in Programs Facing Uncertain Future” http://bit.ly/2jv8GzP
Zoe Weinstein, MD, MS (’16) was quoted in a Boston Magazine article “Black and Hispanic Opioid Users May Be Less Likely to Continue Treatment” http://bit.ly/2iUFxvB
Sarah Bagley, MD, MS (’15) recently started BMC’s adolescent and young adult substance use disorder program, known as CATALYST (Center for Addiction Treatment for AdoLescents/Young adults who use SubsTances). http://www.bmc.org/bmc-brief/4423.htm#adolescent_substance_use
Karsten Lunze, MD, DrPH, MPH, FACPM, FAAP (’12) recently received two awards in recognition of his humanitarian efforts in medicine. He and his wife, Fatima Lunze, MD, ScD, PhD, FASE, a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, were awarded a United Nations (UN) Humanitarian Medal for delivering advanced health services and provider trainings for victims of war and terrorism in an area in Russia known as the North Caucasus. In addition, Lunze received the American College of Preventive Medicine’s (ACPM) Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award for his outstanding achievements and contributions in the field. He received his award during the ACPM’s annual meeting in Washington, DC, to recognize his global health work demonstrating how public health can contribute to and facilitate humanism in medicine. The award also highlights his work on individuals with substance use issues and his engagement for victims of war and terror. http://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm/2016/06/09/lunze-receives-humanitarian-awards-for-contributions-to-global-health/
Paul Trowbridge, MD, MPH (’16), an addiction medicine fellow, has received the 2016 ASAM Late-Breaking Abstract Award from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). The award recognizes his abstract presented at the ASAM 47th Annual Conference, which focuses on BMC’s inpatient addiction consult service, and honors the primary author of the submitted abstract that received the highest score during the late-breaking abstract submission period. The selection is made on the basis of new ideas and findings of importance to the field of addiction medicine. BMC’s inpatient addiction consult service was developed to help engage patients with substance use disorders about their addiction while they are in the hospital, connect them with medication-assisted treatment when appropriate, and educate them about harm reduction and overdose prevent. It provided more than 320 consults in its first six months.
Current fellow Davida Schiff, MD (’17) wrote a letter to the editor of the New Haven Register entitled “Don’t Stigmatize Substance Use Disorders.” http://bit.ly/1SZ9Ay1
Jonathan Hatoun, MD (’15) was quoted in both the United Press International http://bit.ly/21rI4wW and Science World Report http://bit.ly/21tFVkj for his study on sending asthma medications home with children when they are discharged from the hospital.
Jenny Radesky, MD (’14) was quoted in a PBS Newshour article “The dangers of texting while parenting”.http://to.pbs.org/1Nrdi0L