PROVIDENCE – Two faculty members from Brown Physicians Inc. have received national recognition for their work in emergency medicine.
The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine honored Dr. Christian Arbelaez and Dr. Brian Clyne during its annual meeting in Las Vegas this month.
Arbelaez, an associate professor of emergency medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and vice chair of academic affairs at Brown Emergency Medicine, received the Marcus L. Martin Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion Award. The award distinguishes an emergency physician for extraordinary leadership contributions to the advancement of diversity and inclusion in emergency medicine.
Clyne, an associate professor of emergency medicine and medical science as well as the vice chair for education in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Lifespan and the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, received the Hal Jayne Excellence in Education Award. The award honors a Society for Academic Emergency Medicine member who has made outstanding contributions to emergency medicine through the teaching of others and the improvement of pedagogy.
Arbelaez has worked to enhance the academic mission of clinical sites with a special emphasis on promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity for more than 15 years.
“I am honored to receive this award from SAEM,” Arbelaez said. “The issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity continue to be of the utmost importance across our faculty and trainees and will help address the disparities we see in our communities in the emergency department.”
Arbelaez also serves as the co-chair of BPI’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and holds clinical appointments at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Newport Hospital, and Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
During his 20-year career, Clyne has earned national praise for teaching hundreds of medical students and residents and helping shape training programs for aspiring emergency physicians.
“The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine recognizes that education is directly related to the quality of patient care. I am very honored to receive this award, especially considering the impact prior recipients have had on our specialty,” Clyne said.
He practices emergency medicine at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Newport Hospital, and Hasbro Children’s Hospital.