The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians recognized U. of M. Psychologist C.J. Peek with their 2015 Researcher of the Year Award. From the Academy’s announcement:
C.J. Peek, Ph.D., Minneapolis, MN, received the 2015 Researcher of the Year Award from the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP). The recipient of the Researcher of the Year Award must, through the course of his/her career, have contributed in a major, outstanding manner to the development of family medicine research in Minnesota and/or nationally. Candidates are typically nominated by their colleagues. C.J. Peek is a professor with the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Dr. Peek has focused his career on leadership development, organizational effectiveness, inter-professional communication, clinical platform development, and integration of medical and mental health care. Nominators believe his research has bridged clinic, educational, and operational worlds. Dr. Peek has guided physicians, phsychologists, professors, and administrators alike on how to effectively evolve health care to achieve better, patient-focused results. Nominators go on to say his research and clinical expertise has changed the way family medicine is viewed and practiced.
From the Academy’s website: The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians invites medical students, residents, researchers, physicians, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals to submit abstracts or posters for the Research & Innovation Forum.
MHConcierge’s take: This could be an excellent opportunity for psychologists and other behavioral professionals to present research findings that would contribute to interprofessional collaboration.