The ABIM Foundation Nominee Selected as 2010 Anniversary Fellow by Institute of Medicine

November 06, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
PHILADELPHIA, PA– The ABIM Foundation is proud to announce Seth Glickman, MD, MBA was recently named as a 2010 Anniversary Fellow by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Dr. Glickman's fellowship was sponsored by the ABIM Foundation in honor of John Benson Jr, MD, Past President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and an IOM member.

The fellowship was created to honor the work of Dr. Benson, a board certified internist and gastroenterologist, who has dedicated his life to improving the quality of medical care and medical professionalism. Dr. Benson was named President of the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1975 and the President-Emeritus in 1991.

"Dr. Benson is a unique national leader in American medicine. Throughout his career he has made, and continues to make, tremendous contributions to understanding issues related to medical professionalism." said Christine Cassel, MD, President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine and ABIM Foundation. "We are grateful for the opportunity to honor his work through the IOM Anniversary Fellows Program."

The fellowship provides talented, early career health science scholars the opportunity to participate actively in the work of the IOM and further their careers as future leaders in the field. Each Fellow is assigned to an IOM member who will serve as a senior mentor during the two-year fellowship. Through the experience, Fellows will learn from a variety of experts and perspectives, including government officials, industry leaders, executives of voluntary health organizations, scientists, and other health professionals.

Dr. Glickman was nominated for this fellowship due to his demonstrated interest in and focus on core elements of medical professionalism as embodied in the Medical Professionalism in the New Millennium: A Physician Charter. His research is focused in several areas including: the relationships of organizational structure and systems management, physician behaviors, and financial incentive to patient outcomes and safety; ethical issues related to the participation of human subjects; and the health implications of regional systems of health care for patients with time-sensitive conditions such as myocardial infarction and stroke.

Dr. Glickman is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholar. He received his bachelor's degree in biological sciences from DePauw University, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine, and completed residency training in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago Hospital. Dr. Glickman obtained an MBA in health care management at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, and also completed a two-year fellowship in health policy and outcomes research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He is a Fellow at the Cecil B. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC and an Adjunct Assistant Research Professor of General Medicine and Health Care Management at Duke University Medical Center and the Fuqua School of Business.

The mission of the ABIM Foundation is to advance medical professionalism to improve the health care system. We achieve this by collaborating with physicians and physician leaders, medical trainees, health care delivery systems, payers, policy makers, consumer organizations and patients to foster a shared understanding of professionalism and how they can adopt the tenets of professionalism in practice. Connect with the ABIM Foundation on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.