Michael McKee will be speaking about a grant proposal to help elucidate how stigmatization in health care affects the quality of health care and access to care among Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users and characterize their main sources. Both preliminary and published data illustrate that Deaf ASL individuals report a repetitive pattern of negative experiences with health care providers and institutions. Medical advancements and public health safety net systems have failed to achieve health equity for Deaf ASL users.
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Michele Gornick, VA/CBSSM Postdoctoral Fellow, recently received a multidisciplinary career development award as part of MICHR’s Postdoctoral Translational Scholars Program (PTSP). This opportunity is designed to prepare individuals with a PhD in a biomedical science or social science discipline for independent careers in translational research. It also provides a $100,000 career development award to be used over 2-3 years. Michele will work under the direction of a research mentoring team including Angie Fagerlin, Scott Roberts and Brian Zikmund-Fisher, as well as Elena Stoffel as her clinical mentor. Congratulations Michele!
Faculty member Christian Vercler was published in Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics (NIB), a journal which provides a forum for exploring current issues in bioethics through the publication and analysis of personal stories, qualitative and mixed-methods research articles, and case studies. His piece is titled "Surgical Virtue and More", and can be accessed here. Congratulations to Christian for taking the lead on this important issue.
We are announcing available positions for faculty ethicists in our Clinical Ethics Service. This service is hosted by CBSSM and provides the resources to expand and improve existing clinical ethics services across the institution.
Andrew Shuman, MD and Christian Vercler, MD are the Co-Directors/Leads of the Clinical Ethcs Service.
The detailed descriptions of the open positions can be found below. Application submission deadline is September 25, 2017, with a starting date of January 1, 2018.
Tanner is seeking feedback on patient vignettes designed to be realistic and vivid, to help us test how different types of vignettes (activated patient vs.not; complex patient vs. not) influence the way oncologists, nurses, and other cancer care team providers use a new web-application we are developing called the “Patient data dashboard.” This dashboard aims to integrate different health technologies to improve the patient experience of cancer care.
Dr. Kathryn L. Moseley is a clinical bioethicist as well as board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist. For eleven years, Dr.
H. Myra Kim is a Research Scientist at the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research and and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Biostatistics. She received her Sc.D. in Biostatistics from Harvard University in 1995 and worked at Brown University as an Assistant Professor from 1995 to 1997. She has worked at UM since 1997 and has collaborated with various researchers from around the UM community as well as from other universities.
Funded by Health and Human Services, Department of-Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
Funding Years: 2014-2016
This grant aims to engage communities, particularly underserved communities, in informed deliberations about current and potential changes to Medicaid eligibility, coverage, and cost-sharing. Building on community-based research partnerships state-wide, we will convene a Steering Committee including community leaders, researchers, decision makers in private healthplans and the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) and other stakeholders. We will adapt an innovative, award-winning web-based simulation exercise, CHAT (CHoosing All Together, usechat.org) in which individuals and groups make tradeoffs between competing needs for limited resources. Options in Medicaid-CHAT may include variations in covered benefits; out-of-pocket spending; population health and public health programs; rewards for healthy behaviors; and quality improvement activities. We will facilitate deliberations throughout the state, disproportionately sampling medically underserved communities and balancing locale (urban, suburban, rural and remote rural) and sociodemographic characteristics, ensuring inclusion of particular perspectives, e.g., those with chronic illness and those who are or will soon be eligible for Medicaid coverage or dually eligible.
We will prepare policy briefs describing the views of Michigan citizens about Medicaid eligibility, coverage, and cost-sharing and implications for policy. We aim to communicate Medicaid priorities of communities and the policy implications to state leaders, community leaders, insurers, and other stakeholders. We will examine the impact of public engagement on participants’ knowledge, attitudes, and priorities, and explore the impact on policy decisions.
We will also evaluate the effect of deliberations including a key element of deliberative procedures – representation.
PI(s): Susan Goold, MD, MHSA, MA
Co-I(s): A. Mark Fendrick, MD; Hyungjin Kim, PhD; Richard Lichtenstein, MD