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On May 1, Jeff Kullgren, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., assistant professor of general medicine and a research scientist at VA CCMR and Mark Fendrick, M.D., director of U-M's Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID) urged the Michigan Senate Health Policy Committee to enact stronger state health care transparency laws, including requirements to make more data on price and quality publically available. "As more Americans face high levels of cost-sharing in their insurance plans, it's even more important to improve access to data that helps them anticipate their out-of-pocket expenses," Kullgren told the panel. Proposed legislation would establish an easily accessible database to help consumers compare both prices and quality of care for various medical procedures and prescriptions.      

Thu, September 18, 2014

A new study put out by senior author Beth Tarini, MD, MS, shows that primary care doctors report challenges to incorporating genetics assessments in routine primary care. Dr. Tarini commented, "Genetics is not just about rare diseases and specialists. PCPs [Primary Care physicians] rely on genetics frequently during preventive care visits – especially when taking family histories and assessing a patient’s risk of more common, but chronic, diseases. So the fact that PCPs report many barriers to embracing and performing these tasks is concerning," The study also found that many Primary Care physicians feel as though their expertise on genetic medicine is insufficient.

Tue, March 10, 2015

Beth Tarini MS, MD shared the findings of her research in a news article on the UMHS website. The research explores parents' perspectives on genomic sequencing for themselves and their children. "Particularly fascinating was that parents’ interest for having predictive genetic testing done for themselves reflected their interest in testing their children too – it appears to be a global decision for the family," Tarini explained. The study will be published in this month's issue of Public Health Genomics.

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Joel Howell, MD, PhD, was awarded the American College of Physicians (ACP) Nicholas E. Davies Memorial Scholar Award for Scholarly Activities in the Humanities and History of Medicine for 2013.

This award is given for outstanding contributions to humanism in medicine and will be bestowed in recognition of scholarly activities in history, literature, philosophy and ethics. The award is described in detail at ACP‘s website.

Mon, July 29, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Kathryn Moseley! Dr. Moseley has been elected to the AMA Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA).

CEJA consists of nine members—seven practicing physicians, a resident, and a medical student—who are nominated by the American Medical Association's President and elected by the House of Delegates.

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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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.

Fri, November 07, 2014

Dr. Jeff Kullgren was recently interviewed for a piece in Money Magazine regarding healthcare benefits decision making. He was quoted, “Whether we like it or not, higher levels of cost ­sharing is the way of the future." This piece was also featured on the Time Magazine website.

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Thu, October 27, 2016

Joel Howell was recently quoted in New York Times article, "How an Aesthete’s Eye Can Help a Doctor’s Hand," which provides food for thought for educating health professionals.

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Mon, September 19, 2016

Jeff Kullgren was featured in Fall 2016 issue of Medicince at Michigan. The article highlights Dr. Kullgren's research focusing on improving patient and provider decision making, using insights from behavioral economics.

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