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    Furman S. McDonald, MD, MPH, named ABIM and ABIM Foundation President and CEO

    Dr. McDonald Brings Over 25 Years of Clinical Practice Experience and Expertise in Graduate Medical Education and Research Following an extensive six-month national search, the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Board of Directors has unanimously selected Furman S. McDonald, MD, MPH, to lead the organization. Dr. McDonald will serve as President and Chief Executive... Read more »

    A Doula’s Patient Bond; Eye-Level Counsel; Translating Trust into Mandarin

    Future physicians write about navigating cultural, political differences in health care essay contest

    AcademyHealth and the ABIM Foundation appoint Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup, D.H.Sc, M.Sc., M.A., as Scholar in Residence

    New Scholar focused on ethics and trustworthiness joins AcademyHealth and the ABIM Foundation’s ongoing collaboration to investigate trust dynamics between organizations, providers, and patients.

    Leading Health Organizations Commit Another $400,000 to Health Equity

    Grants to support DEI in education and training now total $1.6 million since 2021

    Navigating Uncertainty in Medicine through Storytelling and Hands-On Learning

    $360,000 awarded to improve clinical communication with patients When clinicians poorly communicate their uncertainty about a particular medical test, treatment, or diagnosis, it can lead to misunderstandings that can jeopardize the safety of their patients. Despite this, there is a lack of established curricula and reliable assessment methods to teach clinicians how to accept uncertainty... Read more »

    ABIM Foundation Names New Executive Vice President

    Jessica Perlo, MPH, formerly of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, to assume the role September 1 The ABIM Foundation, a national nonprofit focused on advancing medical professionalism to improve the quality of health care, announced Jessica Perlo, MPH, as its next Executive Vice President, effective September 1, 2023. “The health care landscape is changing rapidly,... Read more »

    ABIM Foundation Announces New Trustees

    The ABIM Foundation today announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Trustees: Margaret Flinter, APRN, PhD, FAAN, FAANP, and Rajeev Jain, MD, FACP, FASGE, AGAF.

    Medical Schools Receive Nearly Half a Million Dollars to Build Trust in Diverse Communities

    Programs will advance health equity and address diagnostic gaps

    New Health Care Infodemiology Brief Now Available from The ABIM Foundation and The Public Good Projects

    To help clinicians better understand trending health narratives and debunk false claims to which their patients may have been exposed, the Public Good Projects (PGP), with support from the ABIM Foundation, has launched a new resource.

    “I don’t need meds;” “A natural cure for diabetes;” “They will sell my teeth to the government”

    Future physicians share first-hand accounts of medical misinformation’s reach and durability as winners of the 2023 Building Trust Essay Contest