Mara Schonberg, MD, MPH, Named Clinician Investigator of the Year by New England Chapter of Society of General Internal Medicine

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FEBRUARY 27, 2016

Schonberg is honored for research in the areas of breast-cancer screening and treatment in older women and preventive health for older populations. 

BOSTON -- Mara Schonberg, MD, MPH, is the recipient of the 2015 Clinician-Investigator of the Year Award from the New England Region of the Society of General Internal Medicine. The award will be presented on March 27 during the New England Regional SGIM meeting at Harvard Medical School.

The Society of General Internal Medicine is a national medical society of 3,000 physicians who are the primary internal medicine faculty of every medical school and major teaching hospital in the United States. In addition to patient-care and teaching responsibilities, SGIM members also conduct research that improves primary care, preventative measures and treatment services for patients.

Dr. Schonberg has conducted groundbreaking research in the area of breast cancer screening and treatment in older women and in preventive health for older populations. She currently holds two active RO1 grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one from the National Institute on Aging and one from the National Cancer Institute. She is the author of more than 30 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Schonberg is a member of the Division of Primary Care and General Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and maintains an active practice in Healthcare Associates.

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