The Society of Hospital Medicine Honors Micah T. Prochaska, MD, MSc, FHM, With 2022 Junior Investigator Award
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April 18, 2022
Representing the fastest growing specialty in modern healthcare, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) is the leading medical society for hospitalists and their patients.
Dr. Prochaska Involved in Multiple Grant-Supported Research Roles, Trains Undergraduate Students in Clinical and Translational Research
The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently announced the recipients of its 2022 Awards of Excellence, honoring hospitalists who exemplify hospital medicine best practices in areas such as clinical leadership, teaching, teamwork, research, and humanitarian services, among others.
“Hospitalists have always been known as innovators in medicine and contribute to improving patient care at their institutions in unique ways,” explains Eric E. Howell, MD, MHM, Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Hospital Medicine. “This year’s Awards of Excellence winners exemplify what it means to be leaders in the field and showcase the many ways that hospitalists are positively impacting the future of healthcare.”
This year, the recipient of SHM’s Junior Investigator Award is Micah T. Prochaska, MD, MSc, FHM. Dr. Prochaska is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago. He is also the Associate Director of the MacLean center for Clinical and Medical Ethics and a Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation Scholar, at the University of Chicago. Dr. Prochaska is a clinical investigator and hospitalist clinician, and is supported by grants from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to study how red blood cell (RBC) transfusion for hospitalized patients with anemia affects their fatigue, activity, and fatigability levels after they have been discharged from the hospital.
Dr. Prochaska is also the Associate Director and Co-Investigator of the University of Chicago Hospitalist Project research infrastructure and involved in the integration of the Chicago Area Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN) into clinical research at the University of Chicago. He is Co-Investigator of the University of Chicago Translational Medicine Program (CTMP), and the Cultivating Health & Aging Researchers by Integrating Science, Medicine, & Aging (CHARISMA) Program, both of which train undergraduate students in clinical and translational research.
Dr. Prochaska has been a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine since 2014 and serves on the Ethics Special Interest Group (SIG), where he is also an Executive Council Member.
Awards of Excellence winners were recognized at SHM’s annual conference, SHM Converge, which was held from April 7-10, 2022, in Nashville, TN. For more information on SHM’s Awards of Excellence, visit https://hospitalmedicine.org/awards.