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Tue, November 05, 2013

Peter Ubel was published in the New York Times with his op-ed peice, "Doctor, First Tell Me What It Costs," which deals with money and medicine. Dr. Ubel served as the Director of the University of Michigan Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences in Medicine (CBDSM) from 2005-2010. CBSSM was established in July 2010 through the merger of CBDSM and the Bioethics Program.

Mon, January 06, 2014

Dr. Reshma Jagsi worked on a study detailing the decline of US research spending versus the increase in spending in Japan and China. In the UMHS article, she says, "The United States has long been a world leader in driving research and development in the biomedical science. It's important to maintain that leadership role because biomedical research has a number of long term downstream economic benefits, especially around job creation," 

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Kenneth M. Langa, M.D., Ph.D., professor of internal medicine and health management and policy, and research professor at the Institute of Gerontology and Survey Research Center/Institute for Social Research, was recently elected to the 2014 class of new members of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ACSI). ASCI comprises more than 3,000 physician-scientists from all medical specialties who are elected to the society for their outstanding records of scholarly achievement in biomedical research before the age of 50.

Tue, April 08, 2014

Reshma Jagsi’s study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology about financial decline in breast cancer survivors has been cited by various health media outlets, including Bio-Medicine, Health News Digest, and various other outlets. The study found that after receiving treatment, a quarter of breast cancer survivors were found to be worse off financially. 

Wed, May 21, 2014

 Beth Tarini's 2009 study regarding use of newborn screening samples for research was cited in US News & World Report, which found only 28.2 percent of parents were “very or somewhat willing” to consent to research using their child’s blood samples if their permission were not obtained. In fact, without consent, 55.7 percent would be “very unwilling.” 

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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!

Mon, December 15, 2014

Dr. Joel Howell recently co-authored The Detroit News Article, "Stop calling our troops 'boots on the ground." In this opinion piece Dr. Howell and Dr. Sanjay Saint discuss their disdain for the phrase and include experiences with veterans they've come to know through the VA.

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Tue, January 06, 2015

Jeff Kullgren was quoted for the Money article, “3 Ways to Get Cheaper Health Care in 2015.” According to Kullgren, companies will increasingly be nudging workers toward cheaper care in different settings. However, this new patient-as-consumer world does have an upside for workers—“You now have an opportunity to shop around for the most affordable care,” says Kullgren. Click on link for full article.

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Lewis B. Morgenstern, MD, director of the stroke program at the University of Michigan Health System, was honored by the American Stroke Association at the International Stroke Conference 2015. He received the William Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Stroke for ongoing contributions to clinical science investigation and management of stroke. The award recognizes a Stroke Council Fellow actively engaged in patient-based research who has made significant contributions to clinical stroke research. Read more.

The Department of Internal Medicine is deeply appreciative of the many extraordinary contributions made by its staff employees on a daily basis. Beginning in FY15, in an effort to formally acknowledge those contributions, annual Awards for Excellence have been awared to staff who embody the values reflected in the department’s Guiding Principles for Service Excellence - integrity, empathy and professionalism.

CBSSM's Center Manager Valerie Kahn and Research Associate Knoll Larkin were recognized for their hard work and contributions to the department. Congratulations!

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