Last Name: Frugé
Position Title: Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; Director, Psychosocial Programs, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers
Job Responsibilities: Research and Other
About Me/My interests: My primary research interests focus on the educational and organizational strategies that help health care providers develop capacities for “reflective practice,” effective communication, cultural competence and leadership. I and colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine recently received a grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation to translate methods developed in collaboration with the faculty and fellows in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology to other medical specialties and institutions. A comprehensive description of our methods is available at www.reflectivepracticeleadership.org. I am also interested in identifying challenges to professionalism and professional development and translating these findings into effective educational and organizational interventions. My clinically-oriented research focuses on the psychological and social dynamics of illness, coping (of patients, families and providers), informed consent and decision making medical settings. I am actively involved in projects focusing on adherence to follow-up care and vocational adjustment of long term survivors of childhood cancer, provider coping in the context of pediatric palliative care, and identifying the effective components of Arts in Medicine programs.
Training Opportunities: Yes
My Contact Information:
Address: 6701 Fannin, Suite 1410, Houston, TX 77030
Topics of Interest for Collaboration:
Leadership, Reflective Practice, Medical Education, Patient Coping, Provider Coping
Publications that may be of interest to others:
Frugé, E. Lakoski, J.M., Luban, N., Lipton, J.M., Poplack, D., Hagey, A. , Felgenhauer, J., Hilden, J., Margolin, J., Vaiselbuh, S. R. & Sakamoto, K. Increasing Diversity in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2011, 57, Issue 1, 147-152. PMID: 21284078
Frugé, E., Margolin, J., Horton, T., Venkateswaran, L, Lee, D., Yee, D.L. & Mahoney, D. Defining and Managing Career Challenges for Mid-Career and Senior Stage Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologists. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2010, 55, Issue 6, 1180-1185. PMID: 20589622
Frugé, E., Mahoney, D.H., Poplack, D.G. & Horowitz, M.E. Leadership: "They Never Taught Me This in Medical School". Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 2010, 32, No. 4, 304-308. PMID: 20445418
Teal, C.R., Shada, R.E., Gill, A., Thompson, B.M., Frugé, E., Villarreal, G.B. & Haidet, P. When Best Intentions Aren’t Enough: Helping Medical Students Develop Strategies for Managing Bias about Patients. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2010, 25, No. 2, 115-118. PMID: 20352504
Frugé, E., Drutz, J., Horowitz, M., Reflective Practice & Leadership in Medicine & Medical Education. MedEdPORTAL; 2009.