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The Society of Hospital Medicine Honors Valerie G. Press, MD, MPH, SFHM With 2023 Award of Excellence in Research

April 28, 2023

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Dr. Press’ Research Focused on Developing, Testing, and Implementing Interventions to Improve Quality and Value of Care for Patients With Chronic Lung Disease

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently announced the recipients of its 2023 Awards of Excellence, honoring hospitalists who are advancing hospital medicine through innovation, education, and advocacy. Valerie G. Press, MD, MPH, SFHM, is this year’s recipient in the “Excellence in Research” category.

“Hospital medicine continues to grow at a rapid pace, and we need leaders and innovators in the field to ensure that its future remains bright for years to come,” explains Eric E. Howell, MD, MHM, Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Hospital Medicine. “This year’s Awards of Excellence recipients are among those who have risen to the challenge and contributed not only to the advancement of hospital medicine, but to the overall state of healthcare nationwide.”

Dr. Press' research is focused on developing, testing, and implementing patient- and system-level interventions to improve the quality and value of care for patients with chronic lung disease across care transition settings. She currently serves as principal investigator for two R01 research project grants. SHM is a collaborator on both R01 projects, which are focused on improving care for patients with COPD by utilizing tailored patient- and system-centered interventions to reduce revisits to the emergency department and/or hospital post-hospitalization for COPD.

Since 2009, Dr. Press has been an active member of SHM and is currently a member of the Research Committee. She is a dedicated award-winning mentor and has served as a mentor for the SHM student scholar grant summer program. She was previously a recipient of SHM’s Junior Investigator award in 2017.

Dr. Press is Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Executive Medical Director of Specialty Value-Based Care, and Medical Director of the Care Transitions Clinic at the University of Chicago. Dr. Press received her medical degree and Master of Public Health in health management and policy at the University of Michigan.

Awards of Excellence winners were recognized at SHM’s annual conference, SHM Converge, held from March 26-29, 2023, in Austin, TX. For more information on SHM’s Awards of Excellence, visit