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Aaron Scherer, PhD

Alumni

Dr. Aaron Scherer was a CBSSM Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2014-2016. Aaron earned his PhD in Psychology from the University of Iowa and utilizes methodologies from social psychology, social cognition, and neuropsychology to study the causes and consequencdees of biased beliefs. His current research has focused on the causes and consequences of biased beliefs regarding health and politics.

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Scherer

CBSSM was well-represented at the annual American Society for Bioethics & Humanities (ASBH) in Kansas City, MO (Oct 19-22) and the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) in Pittsburgh, PA (Oct 22-25).

At ASBH, Andrew Shuman, Susan Goold, Kayte Spector-Bagdady, Janice Firn, Kerry Ryan, Michele Gornick, Stephanie Kukora, Naomi Laventhal, and Christian Vercler presented.

At SMDM, Michele Gornick, Sarah Hawley, and Dean Shumway presented. Several CBSSM alumni also presented.
 

CBSSM recently hosted a "Concussion" Film Screening & Moderated Discussion on March 30th. Co-Director, Raymond De Vries moderated. Our panelists included: Ellen Arruda, PhD, Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD, Assistant Professor, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, MSU; and Matthew Lorincz, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Neurology, Co-Director, Michigan NeuroSport.

The panel discussion related to key bioethical and scientific issues brought up by the film, as well as current research into brain injury and brain injury prevention.

Mon, July 31, 2017

Sarah Hawley and co-authors, David Miller and Megan Haymart, recently discussed their New England Journal of Medicine perspective piece, "Active Surveillance for Low-Risk Cancers — A Viable Solution to Overtreatment?" in an MHealth Lab interview. They discuss whether active surveillance — close monitoring without immediate treatment — could reduce overtreatment for some thyroid, prostate and breast cancer patients.

Tue, September 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.

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

 

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.

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Marks
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.

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.

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Dossett

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