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Fri, September 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.

Funded by National Institutes of Health.

Funding Years: 2010-2016

Increasing the prevalence of infant supine sleep is an objective of Healthy People 2010 and 2020. Addressing parental beliefs and barriers to supine sleep and providing practical, developmentally appropriate advice should create a significantly greater prevalence of supine sleep in the intervention group compared to the control group. This intervention could be easily modified for use in the general population. For more information, visit NIH Reporter

PI(s): Kathryn Moseley, Kenneth Resnicow

Co-I(s): Victor Strecher, Mick Couper

 

Tue, December 11, 2018

New JAMA Network Open article, "Patient Attitudes Toward Individualized Recommendations to Stop Low-Value Colorectal Cancer Screening" assesses veterans’ attitudes toward and comfort with cessation of low-value CRC screening. This survey study finds that nearly 1/3 of respondents are uncomfortable with discontinuing screening even when the benefit is low and nearly 1/2 thought age should not be used to decide to stop screening. CBSSM's Brian Zikmund-Fisher is a co-author on the study.

Adam Marks, MD

Faculty

Adam Marks is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Michigan Medicine. In addition to his role as attending on both the adult and pediatric inpatient palliative care consult services, he serves as Associate Director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship.  He is also a Faculty Ethicist for Michigan Medicine. His clinical interests include symptom management at the end of life; clinical ethics; and effective communication around goals of care and advanced care planning.

Last Name: 
Marks

Lesly Dossett, MD, MPH

Faculty

Dr. Lesly Dossett MD, MPH is Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Dossett is an Honors Program and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Western Kentucky University. She earned her medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2003, attending on a United States Navy Health Professions Scholarship. She completed general surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2010, where she served as Administrative Chief Resident.

Last Name: 
Dossett
Thu, December 08, 2016

Reshma Jagsi, MD, discusses the risk of complications on patients receiving radiation therapy if they've had implant reconstruction. Radiation therapy may affect outcomes of breast construction, and more is needed to help patients make informed choices.

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) Presentation Title: Impact of radiotherapy on complications and patient-reported satisfaction with breast reconstruction: Findings from the prospective multicenter MROC study

Mon, April 17, 2017

Brian Zikmund-Fisher is quoted in a recent MarketWatch article, "How doctors are getting patients more involved in their own care." Dr. Zikmund-Fisher points out, "Patients are often overwhelmed by massive amounts of data they now have access to. The easier we make it for them to understand, the more likely it is they will use it and the less time the doctor has to spend explaining it.” The article goes on to cite a web-based application developed by Dr. Zikmund-Fisher and colleagues that allows health-care providers and researchers to create graphics that use icons in arrays that show risk information in ways that make it easier for people to grasp information.

A study by former CBSSM Co-Director, Angela Fagerlin, is also cited in the article.

Julie Wright Nunes, MD, MPH

Faculty

Julie Wright Nunes is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Department of Internal Medicine. Her research interests include Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and its prevention and also the development of methods and tools to help facilitate and optimize provider-directed CKD patient education.

Last Name: 
Wright Nunes

Christian Vercler, MD, MA

Faculty

Christian Vercler is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. He is a service chief of the Clinical Ethics Service in the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM). Dr. Vercler has a special interest in ethics in surgery and he holds master's degrees in both Theology and Bioethics. He has a passion for teaching medical students and residents and has won teaching awards from Emory University Medical School, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Michigan.

Last Name: 
Vercler

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