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This Issue: Ensuring High-Quality Care | Table of Contents: Fall 2016 | Download this issue

Honorable Mentions

Rubenstein receives Society of General Internal Medicine award

VADr. Lisa V. Rubenstein

Dr. Lisa V. Rubenstein

Dr. Lisa V. Rubenstein received the 2016 John M. Eisenberg National Award for Achievement in Research from the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) at the group's annual meeting in May.

Rubenstein directs the VISN 22 PACT Demonstration Laboratory, the Care Coordination QUERI Program, and the VA Quality Scholars Program. She has an international reputation for her work in studying, implementing, and spreading new models of health care.

Her studies on patient-aligned care teams (PACTs) were instrumental in VA's shift to this new model of care. She has led numerous studies on the model and its impact on Veterans and VA staff.

Rubenstein has also conducted seminal work on the measurement of depression care quality. Her work on collaborative models of depression care led to the integration of primary care and mental health care within VA. From 1994 to 2012, she was founding director of VA's Center for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior.

The John M. Eisenberg Award recognizes a senior member of SGIM whose innovative research has changed how doctors care for patients, how research is conducted, and how medical students are educated.

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