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Wed, February 01, 2017

Raymond De Vries' commentary, "Giving (Bits of) Your Self to Medicine" was recently published in Medicine at Michigan. He and his colleague, Tom Tomlinson (MSU), published national survey data in JAMA that showed that while most Americans are willing to donate to biobanks, they have serious concerns about how we ask for their consent and about how their donations may be used in future research.

Mon, May 15, 2017

U-M is keeping the dialogue going by offering an online teach-out on the topic of the importance of science and research. "Stand Up for Science: Practical Approaches to Discussing Science That Matters" was recently offered. In this video, Brian Zikmund-Fisher, and Elyse Aurbach, co-founder and co-director of a science communication program called RELATE, explain the importance of science and research. Watch video and read more about the teach-out here.

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Funded by the National Institutes of Health

Funding years: 2009-2014

The proposed project aims to explore and examine the experiences and preferences regarding communication about positive newborn screening results of key stakeholders (parents, primary care physicians, clinical geneticists, and state newborn screening officials) involved in the three key stages: notification about the initial positive screen; follow-up testing and evaluation; and parental notification of the final results of the evaluation. For more information, visit NIH Reporter.

PI: Beth Tarini

Fri, March 18, 2011

Brian Zikmund-Fisher was interviewed for an article for Greenwire, a blog about the energy and the environment (republished by the New York Times), regarding determinants of risk perceptions and how that relates to Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear facility.

Dr. Darin Zahuranec, assistant professor of neurology and CBSSM Investigator, was quoted in an article on BET.com about his study on hypertension and brain-bleed strokes. He told BET.com, "We need to do more for our patients to help them get their blood pressure under control." Click here for more information.

Fri, September 05, 2014

Brian Zikmund-Fisher joined other public health experts to talk about the increasing number of outbreaks of diseases that had largely been eliminated by vaccinations generations ago. Many doctors attribute the rising cases of measles, mumps and whooping cough to parents skipping or delaying vaccinating their children.

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Wed, October 15, 2014

Dr. Reshma Jagsi was featured in the Huffpost Live video segment "Why 1 Out Of 3 Women Are Unemployed After Treating Breast Cancer". She discusses her study about unemployment among breast cancer survivors. Visit the link above to view the discussion.

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PIHCD Working Group

Thu, December 18, 2014, 3:00pm
Location: 
B004E

Geoff Barnes and Jacob Kurlander will be speaking about a survey of providers involved in colonoscopy care for patients on oral anticoagulation.  Specifically, they want to assess who various providers feel is responsible for coordinating anticoagulation care around the time of a colonoscopy.  They hypothesize that everyone will treat this like a “hot potato” and try to assign responsibility to other providers.

Fri, November 21, 2014

A NYT article titled "The Best Odds for a Colon Test," dicusses Dr. Jeff Kullgren's study about incentives for a colorectal cancer screening test. The study was published in The Annals of Internal Medicine.

PIHCD Working Group

Wed, January 14, 2015, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
TBD

Ray De Vries and Tom Tomlinson will be speaking about a deliberative democracy session on non-welfare interests in biobanking. They will be looking for feedback on materials including the presentations to be given by experts.

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