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Dr. Lisa Cooper Wins George L. Engel Award

The American Academy on Communication in Healthcare has announced that Welch Center Core Faculty member Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH, is the recipient of the 13th annual George Engel Award for Outstanding Research Contributing to the Theory, Practice and Teaching of Effective Health Care Communication and Related Skills.  This award will be presented to Dr. Cooper at the 2008 AACH Research and Teaching Forum taking place October 17-19, 2008 in Madison, Wisconsin.

The American Academy on Communication in Healthcare states that the award is given in honor of Dr. George L. Engel, an internist with psychoanalytic training whose articulation of the "biopsychosocial model" in the 1970s and widespread recognition in the 1980s had a profound impact on the clinical approach to patients, the medical interview, and the patient-doctor relationship. The Academy’s mission is to foster “best patient care by advocating a relationship centered approach to healthcare communication, education and research.”  

Congratulations, Dr. Cooper!



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