Barry Stults receives Paul Southwick Award
Apr 27, 2017 10:00 AM
Barry Stults, MD to receive the first Paul Southwick Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine and Teaching
Congratulations to Barry Stults, MD (General Internal Medicine) who was selected to receive the first Paul Southwick Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine and Teaching. He will be officially recognized at the School of Medicine Alumni Association Award Banquet in the fall.
Dr. Stults was nominated by this year’s chief residents for the unsurpassed impact that he has had on our medical school trainees and Internal Medicine residency training program. The selection committee agrees with them that there is no more fitting candidate upon whom to bestow this honor. Highlights from their nomination letter appear below and showcase the reason for his selection:
- To say that he provides the bedrock for our resident education would be an understatement. In addition to delivering a substantial amount of content to residents, he developed most of the educational curriculum itself, and is the ambulatory medicine education lead for the residency program.
- He routinely provides supplementary materials and guidelines to residents when he lectures and most of our graduates maintain a "Stults file" to refer back to periodically.
- He supervises resident clinic at the VA three half-days per week, where he provides high yield one-on-one education and physical diagnosis skills.
- In addition to resident education, he is actively involved with medical student and continuing education.
- He is a well-recognized speaker and has given dozens of local, regional, and national presentations and Grand Rounds on core topics such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes management in addition to hosting a biennial weeklong conference: Advances in Internal Medicine in Park City.
- He consistently ranks as one of the top educators in our residency, and has received every teaching award offered at this institution of which we are aware…He has literally never had a teaching evaluation that is less than superb in the history of our evaluation database.
Barry M. Stults, M.D. is Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Utah Medical Center and Salt Lake City VA Medical Center. As a general internist, his research interests include clinical hypertension and continuing medical education for practicing clinicians concerning hypertension and diabetes mellitus. He is an investigator on the NIH-sponsored SPRINT randomized clinical trial designed to determine optimal on-treatment blood pressure for patients with hypertension. Dr. Stults has been a contributor to the last three Diabetes Mellitus Clinical Practice Guidelines published by the Utah State Health Department (latest in 2011), and he is an advisor to the Utah State Health Department for effective dissemination of the Joint National Committee Eight guidelines on hypertension management scheduled for release in the autumn of 2012.
About the Paul Southwick Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine and Teaching
The Paul Southwick Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine and Teaching in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah Background Paul Southwick, MD graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1945. For 43 years, he practiced medicine at the Ogden Clinic, served as Chief of the Department of Medicine at Dee Hospital for three years, and was an Associate Professor at the School of Medicine.
In 1995, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their graduation, Dr. Southwick and the surviving members of the class of 1945 created the endowed Golden Anniversary Prize in Clinical Investigation. In 2016, the surviving members of class of 1945 decided to divide the endowment to support two awards. While still maintaining the Golden Anniversary Prize in Clinical Investigation, they also established the Paul Southwick Award for Clinical Medicine and Teaching (Southwick Award). The Golden Anniversary Prize in Clinical Investigation remains available for anyone in the School of Medicine. However, the Southwick Award is specific to the Department of Internal Medicine, with a particular focus on recognizing outstanding medical educators.
Winner will receive a one-time cash award of $2,500, along with a trophy and formal recognition at the School of Medicine Alumni Association Award Banquet in the fall.