The Institute of Medicine Anniversary Fellowship sponsored by the ABIM Foundation in honor of Dr. John A. Benson

The purpose of the IOM Anniversary Fellowship Program is to enable talented, early-career health science scholars to participate actively in the work of the IOM and to further their careers as future leaders in the field. This fellowship is sponsored by the ABIM Foundation in honor of John A. Benson, MD, an IOM member (and past President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Board of Internal Medicine), to support a researcher with a focus on medical professionalism.

The current anniversary fellow is Seth Glickman, MD, MBA, an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. Dr. Glickman's research focuses on determinants of health care quality, including the role of organizational structure and management, physician behaviors and financial incentives.

Glickman, Cassel

(L to R: John Benson, MD; current fellow Seth Glickman, MD, MBA; Christine Cassel, MD; Harvey Fineberg, MD)

The Kimball Scholar

The Kimball Scholar program was established in 2005 with a dual goal:

    • To support valuable activities that advance the mission of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation
    • To honor the substantive contributions of Harry R. Kimball, MD to ABIM, internal medicine and its subspecialties, and to the profession as a whole

The Harry R. Kimball, MD Scholar program supports a researcher’s collaboration with the ABIM and/or the ABIM Foundation. Projects may include developing new approaches to assessment, or conducting research or demonstration projects in areas addressing clinical performance measures, physician workforce, professionalism or quality improvement.

The current Kimball Scholar is Shiphra Ginsburg, MD, Med, FRCPC. Dr. Ginsburg is an Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Respirology and the Director of Education Scholarship in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Her research at ABIM is focused on professionalism self-assessment.