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Family Physicians Name Minneapolis Doctor as 2015 Researcher of the Year

Tuesday, April 21, 2015  
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C.J. Peek, Ph.D., Minneapolis, MN, received the 2015 Researcher of the Year Award from the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP). 

The recipient of the Researcher of the Year Award must, through the course of his/her career, have contributed in a major, outstanding manner to the development of family medicine research in Minnesota and/or nationally.  Candidates are typically nominated by their colleagues.

C.J. Peek is a professor with the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.  Dr. Peek has focused his career on leadership development, organizational effectiveness, inter-professional communication, clinical platform development, and integration of medical and mental health care.  Nominators believe his research has bridged clinic, educational, and operational worlds. 

Dr. Peek has guided physicians, phsychologists, professors, and administrators alike on how to effectively evolve health care to achieve better, patient-focused results.  Nominators go on to say his research and clinical expertise has changed the way family medicine is viewed and practiced.

The award was presented to Dr. Peek at The Depot Minneapolis during the MAFP Spring Refresher on Friday, April 17, 2015.

The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians is a professional association of approximately 3,000 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students established to assist family physicians in providing quality medical care in Minnesota.  The MAFP is the largest medical specialty organization in Minnesota and is a state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, one of the largest national medical organizations in the United States, with 115,900 members.

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