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Faculty Highlights

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March 2021

Thomas Lincoln, MD

Dr. Thomas LincolnThomas Lincoln, MD, has been awarded the W. Lester Henry Award for Diversity and Access to Care from the American College of Physicians (ACP), a national organization of internists.

The W. Lester Henry Award for Diversity and Access to Care was established by ACP’s Board of Regents in 2008, in honor of the late Dr. Henry, the first African-American Regent and recipient of Mastership in the American College of Physicians. The award recognizes an ACP member with outstanding accomplishments in advancing diversity in clinical medicine or research, or in access to care in relation to diverse populations.

Dr. Lincoln is a primary care physician at Baystate Brightwood Health Center who has dedicated his career to caring for the underserved and incarcerated in Western Massachusetts and beyond. He is the Medical Director of the Hampden County Correctional Centers and is an Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate with 30 peer-reviewed articles, multiple abstracts, and countless national presentations.

Dr. Lincoln has pioneered the way for a marginalized population to receive access to outstanding care in the most complex of situations – incarceration. Dr. Lincoln has helped develop and successfully integrate a nationally recognized program to care for inmates while they are incarcerated and to facilitate their transition back into their home communities. He has rigorously studied the impact of this program on community health and well-being, receiving grant funding and garnering national awards for the program including the Armond Start Award of Excellence, American College of Correctional Physicians.

Dr. Lincoln is a passionate and dedicated educator who has positively influenced countless medical students, residents, and colleagues in his quest to improve and study the care of the communities that he serves. He has been a strong and consistent presence at the annual Massachusetts ACP Chapter Scientific Meeting where he is well known for his expertise and passion to improve access to care for a diverse and marginalized population.

The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States with members in more than 145 countries worldwide. ACP membership includes 163,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.

January 2021

Jonathan Bayuk, DO

incontentbayuk250x250Congratulations to Jonathan Bayuk, DO, Assistant Professor of Medicine at UMass Medical School-Baystate, who has been named the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology Foundation’s 2020 Practice Champion of the Year. This national award honors an individual’s extraordinary efforts as a clinician, educator, advocate, and humanitarian. Dr. Bayuk was nominated by a colleague and will be recognized during the Foundation’s Virtual Awards Celebration on Friday, February 26th, 2021.

The mission of the AAAAI Foundation is to fund research that leads to the prevention and cure of asthma and allergic and immunologic disease.

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