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Congratulations to Evelyn van Weel-Baumgarten, the 2019 Payer Award Winner!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Congratulations to Evelyn van Weel-Baumgarten, MD, PhD recipient of the 18th annual Lynn Payer Award For Outstanding Contributions to the Literature on the Theory, Practice and Teaching of Effective Health Care Communication and Related Skills.

The Payer Award is presented annually for outstanding contributions to literature on the theory, practice and teaching of effective healthcare communication and related skills.

Lynn Payer was a journalist and served as managing editor of Medical Encounter for over a decade. She was the author of the classic book Medicine and Culture and wrote hundreds of news stories and features during her career.

Submit a nomination for the Payer 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 Payer Award*

  • The awardee has written and/or developed: Scholarly reviews that synthesize or clarify healthcare communications theory.

  • Concepts or models that enhance health care communications and the patient-clinician relationship.

  • Applications of research or empirical theory to teaching and assessment methodologies to enhance health care communication and the patient-doctor relationship.

  • 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.

*Exclusion Criteria: A Payer award nominee whose written work has primarily been original contributions to the research literature may be considered for the Engel Award.
Submit to:
Nominations for the Payer Award should be submited electronically here.

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