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Academic Week

Celebrating Discovery and Innovation in Research and Education

It all comes down to the health of our patients and our communities.

By improving medical practice and advancing knowledge through our clinical and educational research, we are constantly improving patient care.

Academic Week highlights the breadth of the scholarly contributions to the practice, improvement, study, and teaching of high quality patient care by our researchers and educators.

This week-long event recognizes the generous contributions of time, energy and expertise by so many physicians, residents, advanced practitioners, nurses, and allied health professionals. And, it provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to showcase their work through workshops, abstracts and award recognition.

Academic Week 2015 June 1 - 5, 2015

Improving the Health of Our Community through Education and Research

Schedule of Events

Download pdf of Academic Week program (including awards)

Monday June 1  
12:00 - 1:00 pm Keynote Panel: A Conversation on Community Health Hampden County ranks lowest among Massachusetts' counties in both health factors and health outcomes. This panel will discuss the health disparities facing our patients, provide information on current Baystate initiatives and community benefit programs, and how to engage in them.
4:00 - 5:30 pm Poster Reception
Come view Baystate research on digital ePosterboards, and meet with Abstract authors.
Tuesday June 2  
12:00 - 1:00 pm Group Peer Support for Postpartum Depression (GPS4PPD): A Research Collaboration Initiated by Community Partners
Hear from Baystate investigators who will discuss the benefits, challenges, process and approach to community-engaged research.
5:30 - 7:00 pm Community Café at the Dunbar Y Family & Community Center
This off campus evening event will highlight current Baystate and community programs designed to eliminate health disparities through education and research and how to engage in them.
Wednesday June 3  
12:00 - 1:00 pm Abstract Presentations
Abstracts receiving recognition during Academic Week 2015 will be presented.
Thursday June 4  
12:00 - 1:00 pm As Baystate Matches Wits: Community Edition
Test your wits about the community and patients we serve while learning about Baystate program using the audience response system!
5:30 - 7:00 pm Academic Affairs Gala Reception, Tolosky Family Living Room
Education and research play a valuable role in the development of Baystate Health providers and the care of our patients. Please join the Division of Academic Affairs in celebrating the national recognition Baystate clinicians have received for their contributions to improving care in our community through health promotion, research and education.
Friday June 5  
  Awards Ceremony
The Excellence in Teaching Award and Outstanding Achievements in Clinical Research Award recipients will be announced and the Abstracts selected for Academic Week recognition will be acknowledged.


All events will be held in Chestnut 1 A/B unless otherwise noted. Lunch will be provided at the 12:00 pm events; hors d'oeuvre will be available at the afternoon and evening events.