Fink Scholar Day Program 2022

The 11th Annual Mitchell P. Fink Scholar Day—a signature scholarship event of the Department of Critical Care Medicine—will be held on April 14, 2022, from noon to 4 pm at the University Club. This year’s plenary speaker is R. Scott Watson, MD, MPH, whose topics is “Outcomes After Respiratory Failure and Sedation in Children (and How Persistence Can Substitute for Talent.” Dr. Watson is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington and associate division chief of Critical Care Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital.The Fink Scholar Day is an opportunity for fellows and junior investigators to present their research and scholarly projects in an academic conference environment.

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The Fink Scholar Day program will begin at noon on Thursday, April 14. Following the plenary address by Dr. Watson, first authors will present their research via posters and engage with others during the ‘professor walk round’. The Junior Faculty Highlight Presentations will be delivered by Christine Leeper, MD, Jay Rakkar, MD, Ivy Lin, MD, PhD, and Emily Brant, MD, MS. The afternoon will conclude with the announcement of prizes for the authors with the strongest abstract in each research category.

About Mitchell P. Fink, MD

The spirit of Mitchell P. Fink lives on in the celebration of critical care scholarship at this event. Mitch Fink was the inaugural chair of the Department of Critical Care Medicine, the first such department at a medical school in the United States. His clear and strategic vision for modern multidisciplinary critical care has left lasting benefits for the entire field. He was one of the most inspiring and influential leaders in the fields of critical care medicine and trauma and sepsis management. He excelled as a teacher, clinician and scientist. Over his 40-year career, he provided caring, astute mentorship and career guidance to hundreds of physicians and scientists.