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Dr. Baile Wins Award for Outstanding Healthcare Communications

I*CARE director wins communication award. His program offers free Continuing Medical Education credits.

Walter Baile, M.D., professor of Behavioral Science and Psychiatry, and director of the Program for Interpersonal Communication and Relationship Enhancement (I*CARE) in the Department of Faculty & Academic Career Enhancement (FACE) has won the Lynn Payer award from the American Academy on Healthcare Communication. The ninth annual Lynn Payer Award For Outstanding Contributions to the Literature on the Theory, Practice and Teaching of Effective Healthcare Communication and Related Skills was awarded in mid-October.

Dr. Baile Wins Award for Outstanding Healthcare Communications

Dr. Baile Wins Award for Outstanding Healthcare Communications

For more than 20 years, Baile has focused his efforts on research and teaching in the area of quality of life and clinician-patient communication in Oncology. He has published many article in this area and has been active in teaching communication skills in oncology both on the national and international level. He also has trained thousands of oncologists, oncology fellows and other health professionals through half-day and full-day workshops. Baile Created and developed the I*CARE website which teaches clinicians, especially oncologists, the communication and relationship skills necessary to handle challenging encounters with patients, family members and colleagues. "Crossroads," one of the communication skills education modules on the site recently received 3 Telly Awards, two bronze in the categories of "Education" and "Training" and the highest award... the Silver People's Telly award.

In 2005, Dr. Baile participated in the creation of the International Health and Medical Media (FREDDIE) award winning program "Important Conversations: Complementary Therapies and Cancer." The FREDDIE award is considered the "Oscar" of the medical media awards.

To view these programs and more, visit the I*CARE site.

Awards and Honors

2012 - Distinguished Teaching Professor – Walter F. Baile, M.D. – in recognition of outstanding contributions to education

Walter Baile, M.D.¸ Director and Cathy Kirkwood, MPH, Project Director are the 2012 John P. McGovern Award recipients. The award is given by the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) to recognize persons who have demonstrated excellence in biomedical communication and who have made significant contributions to the field, particularly having a national or international impact.

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I*CARE has been accepted to the ACGME Outcome Project Web site. RSVP - Recognize Success Via imPlementation is a showcase for works-in-progress of activities that may be used to teach and assess the general competencies.

We were awarded a FREDDIE Award for 2005 by the International Health and Medical Media Awards

Walter F. Baile, M.D., is the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare's 2010 Lynn Payer Award recipient for Outstanding Contributions to the Literature on the Theory, Practice and Teaching of Effective Health Care Communication and Related Skills.

I*CARE was awarded three Telly Awards, two bronze in the categories of “Education” and “Training” and the highest Silver award for the “Crossroads” module in May, 2010.


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