Winter 2014

One Good Deed

Baystate psychiatrist cited for outstanding achievement

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Photo: Alonso Nichols

Professor of Psychiatry Lewis Cohen, who works with the Psychiatric Consultation Service at Baystate Medical Center, the western campus of Tufts Medical School, has been chosen to receive the prestigious 2014 Eleanor and Thomas P. Hackett Memorial Award from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. The award recognizes his outstanding achievement across an entire career in psychosomatic medicine, in training, research, clinical practice and leadership. Warmth, humor and intellectual curiosity are among the personal traits valued in the award recipient.

“This is a great honor for Dr. Cohen, as well as for Baystate,” said Benjamin Liptzin, chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Baystate. “It is especially fitting since [Cohen] trained and worked with Dr. Hackett.”

Cohen is director of Baystate’s Renal Palliative Care Initiative.

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