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10/11/2017

In an editorial in Nature Human Behaviour, Brian Zikmund-Fisher discusses the findings of a recent study about the unintended consequences of argument dilution in direct-to-consumer drug advertising. In a series of experiments, study authors, Niro Sivanathan and Hemant Kakker found that long lists of serious and minor side effects found in drug advertisements actually "dilute" consumers' judgments of the overall risk from side effects.

10/11/2017

In a study published in Cancer, Reshma Jagsi, Sarah Hawley and other researchers examined the impact double mastectomy on employment of breast cancer patients. They found that working patients who received more aggressive treatments were more likely to experience substantial employment disruptions.

09/26/2017
Dean Shumway, Rochelle Jones, Sarah Hawley, and Reshma Jagsi are co-authors of a study, published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology, which found that clinician attitudes and patient expectations are driving overtreatment of radiotherapy in older breast cancer patients.
10/02/2017

Sarah Hawley, Brian Zikmund-Fisher, and Reshma Jagsi are co-authors of a recent study published in Medical Decision Making, which was highlighted in MHealth Lab. Their study found that talking to clinicians is the best way for breast cancer patients to understand their recurrence risk. They also found that clinician discussions about recurrence risk should address uncertainty and the relevance of family and personal history. Kamaria Lee is first author of the article.

09/28/2017

Matthew Corriere designed an decision aid app to patients with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) choose their care plan. His work was recently highlighted in MHealth Lab.

09/28/2017

Geoff Barnes was recently interviewed for the article, "Stroke, Bleeding Risks High in A-fib Patients With Contraindications to Anticoagulation" in tctMD/the heart beat.

09/15/2017

A study on surgeon influence on double mastectomy co-authored by Sarah Hawley and Reshma Jagsi was recently highlighted in Time Health. This study found that attending surgeons exerted a substantial amount of influence on the likelihood of receipt of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis. Steven Katz was first author of this study.

Michele Heisler, M.D., M.P.A., professor of internal medicine, was selected to receive the 2017 Clinical and Health Services Research Award from the Dean's awards program. The award recognizes outstanding contributions made to the Medical School in clinical or health services research. Heisler will be honored at the annual Dean's Awards Dinner on November 14.

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