Picker Gold Past Recipients


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Yuen, MD
  • Project Title: GOCARE: Teaching a Patient Centered Approach to Advance Care Planning

Duke University School of Medicine

  • Principal Investigator: Gary Maslow, MD
  • Project Title: Transition Collaboration Clinic

Boston Medical Center

  • Principal Investigator: Barry Zuckerman, MD & Dr. Davida Schiff, MD
  • Project Title: Improving Family-Centered  Care for Substance Exposed Newborns and their Mothers

Montefiore Medical Center

  • Principal Investigator: Ellen Tattelman, MD
  • Project Title: Teaching in the Patient’s Presence (TIPP): Increasing Patient-Centered Teaching in a Family Medicine Residency Program


The University of Chicago Department of Medicine

  • Principal Investigator: Wei Wei Lee, MD, MPH
  • Project Title: Improving Patient-Centered Technology Use (iPaCT)

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine

  • Principal Investigator: Nancy L. Schoenborn, MD
  • Project Title: Developing a Curriculum that Teaches Internal Medicine Residents How to Incorporate Prognosis To Inform Patient-Centered Decision Making in the Care of Older Adults With Multimorbidity

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

  • Principal Investigator: Sangeeta Lamba, MD, Anne C Mosenthal MD & Leslie S Tyrie MD
  • Project Title: Trauma bay – Acquiring Skills in Communication: A curriculum to teach emergency medicine and surgery residents the procedure of ‘having a difficult conversation’ in a high-stakes environment

University of Virginia

  • Principal Investigator: Peggy Plews-Ogan, MD
  • Project Title: Tell Me A Story


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 

  • Principal Investigator: Amy Sullivan, EdD & Rock, MD
  • Project Title: Communication Checklist Project

Brown Alpert Medical School

  • Principal Investigator: Renée Shield, PhD
  • Project Title: Using Older Adults’ Experiences of Transitions To Enhance Physician Education

The Johns Hopkins University Medical School 

  • Principal Investigator: Hanan Aboumatar, MD, MPH
  • Project Title: Towards Clear And Caring Communication Always: Partnering With Patients And Families To Develop And Evaluate A Simulation-Based Program For Training Residents On ‘Information Sharing’ And ‘Caring’ Aspects Of Patient- Centered Communication

Massachusetts General Hospital

  • Principal Investigator: Leigh Simmons, MDBlair Fosburgh, MD & Karen Sepucha, PhD
  • Project Title: Shared Decision Making in Medication Prescriptions: Improving Communication Skills and Professionalism for Internal Medicine Residents

The University of Kansas Medical Center

  • Principal Investigator: Jessica Kalender-Rich, MD
  • Project Title: Barney Smith: A hospice patient in the emergency department


Children’s National Medical Center

  • Principal Investigator: Dale Coddington, MD, MA
  • Project Title: Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs: An Online Medical Home Professionalism Curriculum for Pediatric Residents

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

  • Principal Investigator: Kristen G. Schaefer, MD
  • Project Title: Teaching Patient‐ and Family‐Centered Care in the Setting of Life‐Threatening Illness: A Resident Outpatient Palliative Care Rotation

Geisinger Medical Center

  • Principal Investigator: Michelle Thompson, MD
  • Project Title: Employing a Patient-Centered Approach to Develop a Medical Passport to Improve Transition and Educate Health Care Providers

Jacobi Medical Center

  • Principal Investigator: Kenneth Rivlin, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Project Title: Experiential Learning of Patient/Family-Centered Care

New York Presbyterian Hospital

  • Principal Investigator: Nicholas H. Fiebach, MD
  • Project Title: The Patient’s Voice: Institution-wide Training for Housestaff in Patient-Centered Care

SUNY Upstate Medical University

  • Principal Investigator(s): Stephen Knohl, MD
  • Project Title: Learning to Talk

University of Chicago

  • Principal Investigator: Vineet Arora, MD MAPP
  • Project Title: Engineering Patient Oriented Clinic Handoffs (EPOCH) Project

University of California San Francisco /VA Medical Center, San Francisco

  • Principal Investigator: Calvin L. Chou, MD, PhD
  • Project Title: Development of Interprofessional Team-based Observed Structured Clinical Examinations to Ensure Patient-Centeredness in Primary CareTeams

University of South Florida

  • Principal Investigators: Deanna Wathington, MD , MPH and Charles N Paidas MD, MBA (DIO)
  • Project Title: Enhancing Medical Resident Cultural and Linguistic Competency