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Karen Hook, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-8072
Phone: 800-579-7822
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B.S.University of ConnecticutChemistry
M.D.University of Connecticut School of MedicineMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
InternshipHospital of the University of PennsylvaniaInternal Medicine
ResidencyHospital of the University of PennsylvaniaInternal Medicine
FellowshipHospital of the University of PennsylvaniaHematology/Oncology

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
David S. Frederick AwardUniversity of Connecticut
Medical Dental Student Government, President’s AwardUniversity of Connecticut
Finalist, Charles N Loeser AwardUniversity of Connecticut
Medical Educators InstituteAmerican Society of Hematology
Charles N. Loeser AwardUniversity of Connecticut
Kaiser Permanente AwardUniversity of Connecticut
Clinical Medicine Course Teaching AwardUniversity of Connecticut
Faculty Inductee: Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor SocietyUniversity of Connecticut
Undergraduate Medical Education Faculty Appreciation AwardUniversity of Connecticut
Student Government Appreciation AwardUniversity of Connecticut
Charles N. Loeser Award University of Connecticut
Finalist, Kaiser Permanente AwardUniversity of Connecticut
Penn Pearls Teaching Award University of Pennsylvania
Maurice F. Attie Resident Teaching Award University of Pennsylvania
American Medical Women’s Association AwardUniversity of Connecticut
Bridge Mentoring AwardUniversity of Connecticut
James Foster, M.D. Teaching AwardUniversity of Connecticut
Graduation Commencement SpeakerUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
Phi Beta KappaUniversity of Connecticut
Nutmeg Scholarship University of Connecticut
Benign and malignant hematology
My teaching experience includes small group conferences, classroom lectures, intern/resident report, and hematopathology lab experiences. I teach trainees of all levels including: medical students, interns, residents, and fellows. I have been an invited lecturer to nurse practitioner students. I am currently a faculty preceptor in the Principles of Clinical Medicine course.
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
American Society of HematologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationExternalNational
American Society of Clinical OncologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationExternalNational
Curriculum Reform Steering PanelEducation CommitteeUConn HealthUniversity
School of Medicine Professionalism Review BoardEducation CommitteeUConn HealthUniversity
Training Awards Subcommittee American Society of HematologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationExternalNational
Academic Integrity (Honor) BoardAdvisory CommitteeFaculty AdvisorUConn HealthUniversity
Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationFaculty AdvisorUConn HealthUniversity
Management of hematology and oncology patients in the Intensive Care Unit, hematologic and oncologic emergencies, and education and curriculum development

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
The approach to the patient with thrombocytopeniaOtherSt. Francis Hospital2017Hartford, CT
Development of a Communication Skills Curriculum for Hematology Oncology FellowsTalkASCO Program Directors' Retreat2017Washington DC
Career Development Sessions: Medical EducationTalkAmerican Society of Hematology2017Atlanta, GA
Appropriateness of testing for Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia in Hospitalized PatientsPosterASCO Quality Care Symposium2016Phoenix, AZ
Perioperative Management of Patients with Bleeding DisordersLectureUCONN School of Dental Medicine2016Farmington CT
Improving diagnostic skills in medical students using diagnostic clusters.PosterNortheast Group on Educational Affairs2016Providence, RI
Fourth year medical students as teachers and scholars in a year long doctoring course.PosterNortheast Group on Educational Affairs2015Worcester MA
Hepatitis screening and management before rituximab administration.PosterAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology2015Chicago, IL
The Doctor/Patient RelationshipLectureUCONN School of Medicine2015Farmington CT
Construction and Validation of a Clinical Scoring Model for Heparin-induced ThrombocytopeniaPosterHemophilia and Thrombosis Research Society/Nascola Scientific Symposium2010Chicago, IL