June 5, 2007 - (BRONX, NY) - Janice Barnhart, MD, FACP, assistant professor of medicine and of epidemiology and population health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, has been named Laureate of the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP). The Laureate Award, a local chapter's highest honor, was presented at the New York ACP Downstate Scientific Meeting, in New York City. Dr. Barnhart, who also is a specialist in internal medicine, was honored for her outstanding contributions to medical education.
Laureate Awards honor local Fellows and Masters of ACP who have demonstrated a long-term commitment to excellence in medical care, education, or research, and in service to their community and the American College of Physicians.
ACP Fellows are physicians whose activities in internal medicine practice, teaching, or research have been recognized by the society. They often use the letters "FACP" (Fellow of the ACP) after their names and degrees. ACP Masters are Fellows who have been elected by an awards committee for their superior accomplishments in internal medicine.
Dr. Barnhart graduated from University of Florida College of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn, New York. After residency, she completed a fellowship in health services at UCLA, where she also received a Master's of Science in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health.
Dr. Barnhart has received research awards from the American Heart Association to study the impact of nonclinical factors on racial and gender disparities in cardiac procedures used to diagnose and treat heart disease, such as coronary angiography. The CARDIAC Study also assessed psychosocial factors pertaining to patients and physicians and how they might contribute to disparities in cardiac care.
In 2002, Dr. Barnhart received a K01 career development award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to develop a methodologically sound instrument to measure risk perception of coronary heart disease among post-menopausal women and ascertain how it relates to health behaviors and clinical outcomes.
Dr. Barnhart has been an active member of the American College of Physicians. In 2002, she was elected to the Council of the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians and appointed as the Bronx District President. In March 2006, she received an ACP award of service for both of these positions.