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2017 CDIM Charles H. Griffith, III, MD, Educational Research and Scholarship Award Recipient

Amy Shaheen, MD

CDIM awarded Amy Shaheen, MD, the 2017 CDIM Charles H. Griffith, III, MD, Educational Research and Scholarship Award during Academic Internal Medicine Week 2017, held March 19-22 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. CDIM President L. James Nixon, MD, presented the award to Dr. Shaheen during the CDIM Awards Lunch.

The CDIM Educational Research and Scholarship Award recognizes a CDIM member who has contributed greatly to educational research. Dr. Shaheen is credited with a long history of publications and presentations related to medical education. Her nominators credit her with being “active on the CDIM Research Committee, spearheading several sections of the survey item-writing as well as the annual review of medical education in internal medicine for the Alliance of Clinical Education (“Journal Watch”) published in Teaching and Learning in Medicine.” Dr. Shaheen is also cited as being the lead author on a manuscript accepted for publication in Academic Medicine related to the CDIM survey, “End of Life and Palliative Care Curricula on Internal Medicine Clerkships.” Dr. Shaheen’s nominators credit her as being a “frequent workshop presenter” who has “gained a national reputation.”

A member of CDIM since 2006, Dr. Shaheen serves on the CDIM Survey and Scholarship Committee as well as a member of the CDIM Council. She has also provided her service to the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) as a member of the AAIM Education Committee and the Faculty Development Subcommittee.

Dr. Shaheen is currently Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of North Carolina in 2006, Dr. Shaheen was the Associate Program Director of the internal medicine residency program at Duke University School of Medicine where she also serve as Director of Ambulatory Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Shaheen earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She went on to earn a medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and she completed her residency at the University of North Carolina. Additionally, Dr. Shaheen is currently a Master of Science degree candidate for Health Care Quality and Safety at Northwestern University.