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Congratulations to Barbara Bokhour, the 2019 Engel Award Winner!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Congratulations to Barbara Bokhour, PhD recipient of the 24th annual George Engel Award For Outstanding Research Contributing to the Theory, Practice and Teaching of Effective Health Care Communication and Related Skills.

The Engel Award is presented annually for outstanding research contributing to the theory, practice and teaching of effective healthcare communication and related skills.

Dr. George L. Engel was an internist with psychoanalytic training whose articulation of the "biopsychosocial model" in the 1970s and widespread recognition in the 1980s had a profound impact on the clinical approach to patients, the medical interview and the patient-doctor relationship.

Submit a nomination for the Engel Award

Please send a nomination letter that clearly outlines why you believe the nominee should receive the award and attach a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae. You may send in your nominations for either one or both awards.

Criteria for Engel Award:

  • Interpretations or applications of the research make a difference to the practice and/or teaching of effective healthcare communication.

  • Original and innovative research.

  • Topic of importance to the enhancement of relationship-centered healthcare.

  • Scholarly and rigorous methodologies.

  • No conflict of interest in funding of research.

  • Nominees should be available to attend ENRICH/Forum taking place June 26-28, 2020 in Austin, Texas if they are selected as an awardee.  Awardees will be recognized in the general session.

Submit to:
Nominations for the Engel Award should be submitted electronically here.

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