In the News
- Dr. Joann Elmore, professor, is lead author of “Pathologists’ diagnosis of invasive melanoma and melanocytic proliferations: observer accuracy and reproducibility study” in BMJ. Dr. Elmore also wrote an opinion piece in BMJ Opinion: “Joann Elmore: When diagnostic uncertainty hits home.”
- Dr. Thomas Gallagher, professor and associate chair, is senior author of “The Aging Physician and the Medical Profession: A Review” in JAMA Surgery.
- Dr. Kay Johnson, associate professor, is senior author, and Dr. Traci Takahashi, associate professor, is lead author of “Breast Cancer Screening: Does Tomosynthesis Augment Mammography?” in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.
- Dr. Johnson is also co-author of “Association of Previous Clinical Breast Examination With Reduced Delays and Earlier-Stage Breast Cancer Diagnosis Among Women in Peru” in JAMA Oncology.
- Finally, Dr. Johnson, associate professor, is lead author of “Amount of Sleep, Daytime Sleepiness, Hazardous Driving, and Quality of Life of Second Year Medical Students” in Academic Psychiatry. DOM co-authors are Nancy Simon and Kim O’Connor.
- Dr. Christopher Knight, associate professor, is senior author and Dr. William Weppner, assistant professor, is lead author of “Taking SGIM's Teaching Educators Across the Continuum of Health Care on the Road—A Local, Interprofessional Faculty Development Innovation” in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. DOM co-authors are Melissa Hagman, Lisa Inouye, C. Scott Smith, and Andrew Wilper.
- Dr. Joshua Liao, acting assistant professor, is lead author of “The Effect of Emphasizing Patient, Societal, and Institutional Harms of Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing on Physician Support of Financial Penalties: A Randomized Trial,” published in Annals of Internal Medicine. The study evaluated physician support of financial penalties for inappropriate antibiotic prescribing—a consensus low value practice that remains widespread in many clinical settings. Dr. Liao and his team found that support varies based on rationale used to present the argument and that being presented with information about patient harms was more persuasive than information about societal or institutional harms. While more work is needed, their results suggest that policymakers might increase the acceptability of penalties for inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions by implementing polices while explicitly emphasizing the harms and costs to patients.
- Dr. Liao is also a co-author of “Annals Understanding Clinical Research: Evaluating the Meaning of a Summary Estimate in a Meta-analysis,” also published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
- Dr. Nicholas Meo, clinical instructor, is lead author and Dr. Karin Nelson, associate professor, is senior author of “Elements of the Veterans Health Administration Patient-Centered Medical Home are Associated with Greater Adherence to Oral Hypoglycemic Agents in Patients with Diabetes” in Population Health. DOM co-author is Stephan Fihn.