Harlan Krumholz, Co-Director of the Yale Clinical Scholars Program, was published in BMJ for his editorial "Target cardiovascular risk rather than cholesterol concentration."
Cary Gross (Johns Hopkins CSP 97-99), Co-Director of the Yale Clinical Scholars Program, received the Yale Cancer Center Population Science Research Prize for his paper "Proton versus Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer: Patterns of Care and Early Toxicity." The paper was published in the January 2, 2013 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Chilese Nkonde-Price (Penn CSP 12-14, VA Scholar) was interviewed by NPR on her current research of interviewing women at Pennsylvania hair salons. The research is focused on determining what healthy habits are working for black women in the fight against heart disease and how to communicate that to other patients. The NPR interview was aired on Philly’s The Pulse. Read the story and listen to the interview here.
Michigan CSP director Rodney Hayward (UCLA CSP 86-88) and Harlan Krumholz, director of the Yale Clinical Scholars Program, have been arguing for the abandonment of the idea of getting cholesterol back to some target number. The new guidelines from the American Heart Association follow this recommendation and suggest using specific risk factors to determine who should take statins. Hayward and Krumholz have been featured in an article on Forbes and Krumholz was quoted in an article in the New York Times.
Jeremy Sussman (Michigan CSP 08-11, VA Scholar) and Michigan CSP Program Director Rod Hayward (UCLA CSP 86-88) published a study in Circulation that found individualized treatment recommendations emphasizing patients’ risk of heart disease could prevent more than a fourth of heart attacks and strokes. The study is featured in a recent article on UofM Health.
Katherine Auger (Michigan CSP 11-13), Stephen Patrick (Michigan CSP 10-12), and Matt Davis (Co-director of Michigan CSP) found lower rates of infant pertussis hospitalizations following the widespread vaccination of adolescents for pertussis. Their study, published in Pediatrics, has been featured on UofMHealth, CNN, Vaccine News Daily, and Medscape.
RWJF Clinical Scholars alumni and VA employees Donna Zulman (Michigan CSP 08-11, VA Scholar), Steven Asch (UCLA CSP 92-94), and Eve Kerr (UCLA CSP 92-94) describe how chronic conditions can interact in ways that influence clinical complexity and quality of care, a concept they call “comorbidity interrelatedness”, in their article released online by the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Current scholar Jason Lott (Yale CSP 12-14, VA Scholar) looked at the association of coxsackievirus A6 infection with atypical hand-foot-and-mouth disease in his study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
In a Annals of Internal Medicine publication Tara Lagu (Penn CSP 05-08) explored how patients in wheelchairs receive less preventive care then those who are not handicapped. Former National Advisory Committee member, Lisa Iezzoni, published an editorial commenting on the study. The study was also covered in the New York Times.
Stephen Becker (UCSF CSP 79-80) gave the keynote address at the International Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Initiative’s (IPERI) UB Global HIV Research Day in March. Dr. Becker is deputy director of HIV in the Global Health Department of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Gordon Sun (Michigan CSP 11-13, VA Scholar) along with Katherine Auger (Michigan CSP '11-13), Oluseyi Aliu (Michigan CSP '11-13, VA Scholar), Stephen Patrick (Michigan CSP '10-12), and Matthew Davis (Michigan Program Co-Director, Chicago CSP '98-00) published an article on Posttonsillectomy hemorrhage in children with von Willebrand disease or hemophilia in the JAMA Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery.