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This section contains updates from Current Scholars around the country, featuring awards and accomplishments, presentations, publications and press, and life updates.

Current Scholar Awards and Accomplishments

Claire Ankuda, MD, MPH (Michigan CSP) was selected as a 2017 American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Research Scholar.

Krisda Chaiyachati (Penn CSP VA Scholar) received a 2017 Measey Physician-Scientist Award from the University of Pennsylvania

Krisda Chaiyachati (Penn CSP VA Scholar) was a 2017 Mack Lipkin Sr. Associate Member Scientific Presentation Award Finalist at the 2017 Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting in Washington DC for his study, “Rideshare-based medical transportation improves primary care show rates: a difference-in-difference analysis of a pilot program."

Mical Raz (Penn CSP VA Scholar) was elected as Council Member at the American Association for the History of Medicine.


Current Scholars Publication and Press

Claire Ankuda (Michigan CSP) and colleagues published, "Association of Physician Specialty with Hospice Referral for Hospitalized Nursing Home Patients with Advanced Dementia" in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Claire Ankuda (Michigan CSP), alums John Harris (Michigan CSP 14-16) and Kenneth Langa (Michigan CSP 97-99), and colleagues published, "Caregiving for Older Adults with Obesity in the United States" in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Claire Ankuda (Michigan CSP) and colleague's research on in-home caregiving was recently covered in Medicine at Michigan article, "Pillars of Strength: How the rise of in-home caregiving is shaping geriatric health care."

The research of current scholar Claire Ankuda (Michigan CSP) was highlighted in the University of Michigan Health Lab blog, "Primary Care Doctors Play Key Role at Life’s End, Research Finds." 

Claire Ankuda (Michigan CSP) and colleagues published, "Provision of Palliative Care Services by Family Physicians is Common" in JABFM.  

Claire Ankuda (Michigan CSP) and colleagues published, "What Matters Most? A Mixed Methods Study of Critical Aspects of a Home-Based Palliative Program." in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care.

Anita Arora (Yale CSP), Alicia Agnoli (Yale CSP VA), and colleagues published, “Bridging the Response to Mass Shootings and Urban Violence: Exposure to Violence in New Haven, Connecticut” in the American Journal of Public Health.

Dowin Boatright (Yale CSP VA), Yale alums Marcella Nunez-Smith (04-06) and Patrick O'Connor (86-88), and colleagues publish, "Racial Disparities in Medical Student Membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society" in JAMA. The study was also discussed in Yale News. 

Krisda Chaiyachati (Penn CSP VA), David Asch (Penn CSP 87-89 and Penn CSP Co-Director), and David Grande (Penn CSP faculty) published, "Patient Inducements - High Graft or High Value?" in NEJM

Harlan Krumholz (Yale CSP Co-Director) and Sanket Dhruva (Yale CSP VA) published, “Real World Data on Heart Failure Readmission Reduction: Real or Real Uncertain?” in J Am Coll Cardiol.

Dina Hafez (Michigan CSP VA), alums Alicia Cohen (Michigan CSP 14-16) and Jeffrey Kullgren (Penn CSP 09-12 VA), and colleagues published, "Understanding type 2 diabetes mellitus screening practices among primary care physicians: a qualitative chart-stimulated recall study" in BioMed Central. 

Nia Heard-Garris (Michigan CSP) and colleagues published, "Transmitting Trauma: A systemic review of vicarious racism and child health" in Social Science & Medicine

Andrew Ibrahim (Michigan CSP VA) and colleagues published, "Emergency Surgery for Medicare Beneficiaries Admitted to Critical Access Hospitals" in Annals of Surgery. 

Andrew Ibrahim (Michigan CSP VA) and colleague published, "Redesigning Delivery of Specialty Care Within Newly Formed Hospital Networks" in NEJM Catalyst

Andrew Ibrahim (Michigan CSP VA) and colleagues published, "Reoperation and Medicare Expenditures After Laparoscopic Gastric Band Surgery" in JAMA Surgery. The research was also discussed in Healio

Alon Peltz (Yale CSP), alums Cary Gross (JHU CSP 97-99 and Yale CSP Co-Director) and Marjorie Rosenthal (Yale CSP 03-05), and colleague published, "Low-Income Children With Chronic Conditions Face Increased Costs If Shifted From CHIP To Marketplace Plans" in Health Affairs. 

Mical Raz (Penn CSP VA) “Unintended Consequences of Expanded Mandatory Reporting Laws,” in Pediatrics.

Mical Raz (Penn CSP VA) was interviewed for the New Books Network, with the publication of her book in paperback.

Lello Tesema (UCLA CSP) wrote an op-ed, "State's Unhealthy Bail System Needs Reform," in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

Tyler Winkelman (Michigan CSP VA) and colleagues published, “The Affordable Care Act, insurance coverage, and health care utilization of previously incarcerated young men (2008-2015)” in Am J Public Health.

Tyler Winkelman, MD, MS (Michigan CSP VA), and colleagues published, “Health conditions and racial differences among justice-involved adolescents, 2009-2014” in Acad Pediatr.



Current Scholar Abstracts / Presentations

Alicia Agnoli (Yale CSP VA) and colleague presented, “Access Defined: New Haven Speaks”, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Annual Summit, Orlando FL, April 20-22, 2017.

Alicia Agnoli (Yale CSP VA) and colleagues presented, “How Can Primary Care Address the Opioid Epidemic? Institute for Healthcare Improvement Annual Summit”, Orlando FL, April 20-22, 2017.

Alicia Agnoli (Yale CSP VA) presented “Understanding Access: Why Does It Matter?” Grand Rounds at the UC Davis Department of Family & Community Medicine, Sacramento CA, March 15, 2017.

Alicia Agnoli (Yale CSP VA), Courtney McMickens (Yale CSP) and colleagues published, “Community Based Participatory Research: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” Critical Histories & Activist Futures Conference, Yale University, New Haven CT, February 25, 2017.

Martina Caldwell (Michigan CSP) had two oral presentations at the annual conference for the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM): (1) Factors Associated with Racial and Ethnic Diversity Among U.S. Emergency Medicine Residency Programs and (2) Exploring Women’s Acceptance of a Contraception Intervention in the Emergency Department: A Mixed Methods Study.

Krisda Chaiyachati (Penn CSP VA) presented “Rideshare-based medical transportation improves primary care show rates: a difference-in-difference analysis of a pilot program,” at the Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting in Washington DC in April 2017.

Krisda Chaiyachati (Penn CSP VA) presented “Females in academia with female mentors have a decreased likelihood of promotion: results from a network analysis of academic generalists,” at the Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting in Washington DC in April 2017.

Krisda Chaiyachati (Penn CSP VA) will be presenting “"Evaluating the association between local social determinants of health and nonprofit hospital spending on subsidized healthcare and community-based contributions," at Academy Health Research Meeting in New Orleans in June 2017.

Manik Chhabra (Penn CSP VA) presented "Screening for Homelessness: VA Provider reflections on addressing a social determinant of health." at the Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting, Washington, DC, April 20, 2017.

Manik Chhabra (Penn CSP VA) presented "Implementation of a payer-led, practice based care management program for high cost, high need patients" at the Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting, Washington, DC, April 20, 2017.

Sanket Dhruva (Yale CSP VA) presented “Toward Identifying Personalized Prognosis in Hypertension: Variation in Early Responses in the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT)” at the American College of Cardiology Conference, Washington, DC, March 18, 2017.

Dina Griauzde (Michigan CSP VA) gave an oral presentation the Society of General Internal Medicine on “Ambulatory Care Sensitive Emergency Visits Among Medical Home Patients”.  This talk was a finalist for the Mack Lipkin Sr. Associate Member Award.  

Anna Morgan (Penn CSP) and colleagues presented, “Community Health Specialist Training for Librarians: Improving knowledge and confidence in addressing the social determinants of health” at the Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting, Washington DC, April 19, 2017.

Anna Morgan (Penn CSP) and colleagues, "The Healthy Library Initiative: Lessons learned from an innovative partnership" talk presented at the Pennsylvania Library Association West Branch Spring Workshop, Westport, PA, May 16, 2017.

Alon Peltz (Yale CSP) presented “Longitudinal Trends in Emergency Department Utilization Among Medicaid Insured Children: Who Remains a High Utilizer?" at the Pediatric Academic Societies Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2017. 

Mical Raz (Penn CSP VA) presented a talk entitled "’Parents Anonymous’ and the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act: Redefining Child Abuse in America,” at the American Association for the History of Medicine conference, Nashville, TN.

Mical Raz (Penn CSP VA) presented a talk on the history of child abuse policy at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Diversity Week Lectures.

Mical Raz (Penn CSP VA) presented a talk “Making Child Abuse White? Parents Anonymous, Physicians and Child Abuse Policy in the 1970s,” as an invited lecture at the Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University, Camden.

Navin Vij (Penn CSP) presented “Cured: Finding purpose in my personal and professional experience with Hep C.”  Ryan White All Parts Tennessee HIV/AIDS Care Service Alliance Meeting, Nashville, TN, March, 23, 2017.

Tyler Winkelman (Michigan CSP VA), Chang VW. Changes in Self-Reported General Health, Physical Health, and Mental Health Following the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. 5/2017

Tyler Winkelman (Michigan CSP VA) and colleagues.
Trends in Cost-Related Access Barriers Among Non-Elderly US Adults in High-Deductible vs. Traditional Health Plans, 2011-2015. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. 5/2017


Current Scholar Family Updates

Courtney McMickens (Yale CSP) and her husband welcomed a baby boy named Baldwin Louis on April 25.

 

 


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