Archived Newsletter: July 2017
Dr. Jane Liebschutz appointed Division Chief, General Internal Medicine
On September 1, 2017, Jane Liebschutz, MD, MPH, FACP, will be appointed to the position of Division Chief, General Internal Medicine. Dr. Liebschutz is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine and of Social and Behavioral Medicine at the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Her appointment concludes an exhaustive search and thorough review of a deep and talented pool of internal and external candidates by the Search Committee, of which Dr. Wishwa Kapoor was an integral member. Dr. Kapoor’s legacy in building one of the most respected General Internal Medicine Divisions in the U.S. is without question, and Dr. Liebschutz will have the ideal platform and support structure to lead the Division into emerging areas of opportunity, including her own research passion to develop interventions to combat the current crisis in opioid use disorders.
More broadly Dr. Liebschutz’s research focuses on substance use, violence, and mental health within the practice of general medical care. Earlier in her career, she studied violence and its health impacts—knowledge that she uses in her current work on substance abuse disorders. Dr. Liebschutz has conducted numerous observation and intervention studies, including research on opioid prescribing for chronic pain in primary care. She has also directed randomized trials to study the treatment of opioid and injection drug use disorders in hospitalized patients. Dr. Liebschutz has a sustained history of funding, including current R01 funding to study “Implementing opioid risk reduction strategies into primary care practice.”
Her research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse, Health Resources and Services Administration, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research. She has been a frequent speaker at national and international conferences held by, among others, the Society of General Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians, the College on Problems of Drug Dependency, and the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network. Her topics have ranged from intimate partner violence and chronic pain management to work-life integration.
Dr. Liebschutz also currently serves as PI on a T32 training award for post-doctoral training of primary care physicians, and has an impressive track record of mentoring undergraduates, medical students, residents, and fellows, many of whom have received faculty appointments at Boston University School of Medicine and at other academic medical centers across the nation. Her skills and accomplishments in career development will be well-served in a Division that prides itself on clinical research and education training.
Dr. Liebschutz earned her Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School in 1991 and subsequently trained in internal medicine during her residency at Boston City Hospital. From 1995 to 1998, she undertook a preventive medicine residency and a general medicine fellowship, both at Boston University Medical Center. Upon completion of those programs, Boston University School of Medicine appointed her as an Assistant Professor of Medicine.
Also in 1998, Dr. Liebschutz earned an MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics from Boston University School of Public Health, which named her an Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences in 2005. Two years later, both the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health promoted Dr. Liebschutz to her current positions of Associate Professor in both schools.
Dr. Liebschutz holds key administrative positions within the Boston University School of Medicine as well as Boston Medical Center. Among them are Associate Chief, Section of General Internal Medicine; Director, Combined Family Medicine/General Internal Medicine/General Pediatrics Academic Fellowship Program; and Director, General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program. She also served as the Wellness Director for the Medical-Dental staff from 2011 to 2016 and as Chair, Faculty Development and Diversity Committee in the Department of Medicine from 2011 to 2015.
Dr. Liebschutz has articulated a vision of leadership that encompasses four core values: interdisciplinary collaboration, a culture of innovation, support for the wellbeing of the faculty, and leadership transparency and accountability. The breadth of her research, education, and leadership skills will be key to the continued growth and development of the Department of Medicine’s largest Division.
Brian Primack Named Dean of Honors College
Brian A. Primack, MD, PhD, MS, EdM, has been named the Bernice L. and Morton S. Lerner Chair and Dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s University Honors College (UHC). Dr. Primack is currently the Leo H. Criep Endowed Chair in Patient Care in Pitt’s School of Medicine, and a professor of medicine, pediatrics, and clinical and translational science, as well as assistant vice chancellor for research on health and society in the University’s schools of the health sciences.
Dr. Primack is an interdisciplinary scholar and researcher with broad research interests ranging from media messaging and community engagement to clinical medicine and public health. Regarding Dr. Primack’s new role, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Patricia E. Beeson said, “Under Dr. Primack’s leadership, I am confident that the University Honors College will continue to serve as the center of gravity for our most academically engaged and curious undergraduate students and as a hub of intellectual activity for our entire University community. His broad and inclusive vision is well-matched to our aspirations for the UHC and the University.” Dr. Primack’s deanship began on July 1, 2017.
Robert Arnold Wins Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics
Robert M. Arnold, MD, is the recipient of the Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics, presented every two years by the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine to those who demonstrate the highest standards in the medical or professional ethics fields. Dr. Arnold received the award in June while presenting at their Pediatric Grand Rounds.
Alda Marie Gonzaga, MD, MS, received the Mid-Career Education Mentorship Award at the Society of General Internal Medicine 2017 Annual Meeting, held from April 19th through 22nd in Washington, DC. This award recognizes an outstanding mid-career educator nationally who is actively engaged in education, research and mentorship of junior clinician educators. Since receiving a faculty appointment in 2006, Dr. Gonzaga has demonstrated a sincere dedication to mentorship, offering support to those at any stage of their career—including medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty. As director of the internal medicine-pediatrics residency program, Dr. Gonzaga fosters a familial ethos and a supportive environment in her program. She exhibits a passion for medical education, and strives to foster that same love in her trainees.
Also at SGIM 2017, Yael Schenker, MD, MS, received the Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year award. This award recognizes a junior investigator nationally whose early career achievements and overall body of works to date have had a national impact on generalist research. Dr. Schenker, a tenure-track assistant professor in the Division’s Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, is an extremely motivated and productive junior investigator doing creative work that has generated international attention. Her timely and innovative palliative care research has already made a significant contribution to our understanding of how to improve access and quality of care for seriously-ill patients. Moreover, her interest in integrating palliative care as part of general medical care is motivated by a true dedication to her patients and a clear vision for the future.
Successful Resident Recruitment
Congratulations to this year’s tremendous residency recruitment team, including the Office of Medical Education personnel and the faculty, chief residents, and housestaff members, who contributed to the recruitment effort.
Program leaders included Mark T. Gladwin, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine; Wishwa Kapoor, MD, MPH, Division Chief for Internal Medicine; Melissa McNeil, vice chair for education; Jennifer Corbelli, MD, director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside; Alda Maria Gonzaga, MD, MS, director of the Medicine-Pediatrics Training Program at UPMC Montefiore; and Julie McCausland, MD, MS, director of the Transitional Year Program at UPMC Montefiore.
We are especially grateful for the team effort that took place to make this one of the most successful recruitment seasons ever. With the continuation of the Shadyside program merging with the UPMC Montefiore/Presbyterian program, the recruitment efforts were again combined:
- The Categorical Program had 4,538 applicants, of whom 439 were interviewed, and 52 were matched for the Categorical program and 8 for the Preliminary Year.
- The Medicine-Pediatrics Training Program had 255 applicants, of whom 63 were interviewed and 4 were matched.
- The Transitional Year Program had over 1,000 applicants, 6 were matched into the Traditional Transitional Year Program, 2 were matched into the PM&R Track within the Transitional Year Program, 2 were matched into the Radiology Track within the Transitional Year Program adding up to a total incoming class of 10 Transitional Year Residents.
After many years of tremendous VA leadership, Dr. Melissa McNeil is stepping down from her role as Medical Director of the VAPHS Women’s Health Program. Under her leadership, the program was twice designated a National Center of Excellence, and developed into one of the nation’s best women’s health programs, with one of the largest and most successful fellowships in the country. Dr. McNeil will continue to provide guidance to the program as the Director of the Women’s Health Fellowship Program.
Stepping into the role of Medical Director is Dr. Deborah DiNardo, who has been heavily involved in the Women’s Health Program since she joined the General Internal Medicine group at the VA in 2013. Dr. DiNardo is the Pittsburgh site co-leader for the National VA Women’s Health Practice-Based Research Network. She developed and implemented a QI intervention for care navigation of women with cancer at the VAPHS, and is PI on a grant from the Veterans Research Foundation to study the results. She developed and nationally disseminated a workshop on breast cancer risk assessment for which she won the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Junior Faculty Education Award in 2016—her second consecutive year of being honored with that award. She is currently mentoring two of our Women’s Health Fellows in their Master’s research projects. Since 2013 she has been a faculty instructor at the National VA Women’s Health Mini-residency training courses every year, as well as a faculty instructor for the VA Pittsburgh Women’s Health Update CME courses twice each year.
Janel Hanmer, MD, PhD, will be taking on the role of Medical Director of the UPMC Patient Reported Outcomes Center, which provides UPMC with content expertise in the measurement, integration, and interpretation of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs). She will continue in her current capacity as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science in the Division of General Internal Medicine.
Dr. Hanmer is uniquely positioned to lead the center: her PhD is in the area of Population Health Science with a focus in health-related quality of life measurement, particularly health utility measurement. She also brings clinical experience as an active hospitalist at UPMC Montefiore to her new role. Her more recent work, supported by a KL2 award, has involved working directly with measures in the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS), concentrating specifically on developing a new preference-based summary score. Dr. Hanmer was also appointed to the editorial board of Medical Decision Making last year.
Kristian Feterik, MD, MBA, will be taking a new role in Clinical Informatics. Dr. Feterik is currently the Assistant Director of eRecord for the Information Services Division and an Associate Medical Director for Clinical Documentation Improvement. His role is continuing to expand with multiple activities involving Cerner EHR, both here and at other UPMC hospitals. He is also involved in areas such as direct secure messaging, interoperability, meaningful use, electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) and existing EHR system optimization. Due to his increased responsibilities he will be stepping down as the Clinical Director of Hospital Medicine. Franziska Jovin, MD, will serve as the Interim Clinical Director of Hospital Medicine.
Dr. Feterik completed his MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts in 2011, and became board certified in December 2016 as a subspecialist in Clinical Informatics by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Just this February, Dr. Feterik became certified in Health Information Technology: Healthcare Data Analytics from the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology of Oregon Health & Science University.
Dio Kavalieratos, PhD, was appointed as the Associate Director of Palliative Care Research within the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics. Dr. Kavalieratos will work with the Director of Palliative Care Research, Dr. Yael Schenker, to enhance the conduct of cutting edge, policy- and practice-relevant research to improve the lives of patients with serious illness and their families. In this new role, Dr. Kavalieratos will serve as a liaison between the Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics and the University’s various graduate and professional schools, as well as national partners, to build a pipeline of junior scientists in palliative care research. He will also serve in a newly created role as Director of Implementation Research within the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute. Dr. Kavalieratos also joined the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion at the VA as a qualitative methodologist.
Dr. Kavalieratos is a health services researcher who earned his PhD in Health Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He joined the faculty of the Division of General Internal Medicine in 2014.
Faculty Selected for Pittsburgh Magazine's 2017 Top Doctors
Congratulations to the following physicians from the division who were included in Pittsburgh Magazine’s list of “Pittsburgh’s Best Doctors in 2017” by Best Doctors, Inc.
|Robert Arnold, MD||Lori Bigi, MD|
|Michael Elnicki, MD||Michael Fine, MD|
|Peggy Hasley, MD||Erika Hoffman, MD|
|Franziska Jovin, MD||Wishwa Kapoor, MD|
|William Levin, MD||Natalia Morone, MD|
Senior Resident Dinner and Awards 2016-2017
The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Medicine Senior Resident Dinner was held at the University Club on June 6, 2017.
Thomas Radomski, MD, MS, received the Health Services/Clinical Epidemiology Junior Faculty Research Award at this year’s Department of Medicine Research Day. Dr. Radomski was also a finalist for the Milton W. Hamolsky Junior Faculty Award for most outstanding research abstract at this year’s National Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine.
Marie Norman, PhD, was awarded the Innovation in Education Award from the University of Pittsburgh’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence.
Sarah Merriam, MD, MS, was the recipient of the Poster Award in Medical Education at the 15th Annual Department of Medicine Research Day for her project, “Video observation with guided reflection: A novel method for continuing teaching education.” Dr. Merriam was also the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Thesis Award in Medical Education from the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research Education.
Jill Allenbaugh, MD, GIM ACES Fellow was awarded the Frank Kroboth Travel Award for best oral presentation at the University of Pittsburgh GME research day. She is mentored by Jennifer Corbelli, MD, MS, and Carla Spagnoletti, MD, MS.
John Blosnich, PhD, MPH, was recognized with a Federal Executive Board Award for Outstanding Contributions to Science. Dr. Blosnich received the Silver Award for his leadership and service in identifying and addressing health issues that are specific to LGBT Veterans. In April, Dr. Blosnich was invited by the national LGBT Health Program in the VA Healthcare System to attend a curriculum development planning meeting for an Office of Rural Health initiative to provide specialty care consultation, clinical training, and clinical support from specialty care teams to rural primary care providers using video teleconferencing equipment.
Gaetan Sgro, MD, was voted by the medical school class of 2017 as the recipient of the prestigious Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Faculty Award presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. This award is given to a member of the faculty who serves as an important role model for humanistic behavior. The award was presented at a ceremony on May 19, 2017.
Kristian Feterik, MD, was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Award by the Pittsburgh Alpha Omega Alpha Society class of 2017. This award is given to two faculty members annually who consistently go above and beyond in their role as a medical educator in setting an example for patient care. The induction for this award occurred on April 25, 2017.
Gary Tabas, MD, was awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians (ACP) at the ACP National Meeting in San Diego, CA, March 30, 2017.
Larissa Myaskovsky, PhD, received the Philip Troen, MD, Excellence in Medical Student Research Mentoring Award, presented to a Scholarly Research Project mentor of a graduating Pitt Med student in recognition for outstanding mentoring over the course of the project.
Eric Anish, MD, received a Special Recognition Award for Dedication and Commitment to Quality. This awarded came from the UPMC Shadyside Medical Staff and was presented at a ceremony at the Fox Chapel Golf Club on June 12, 2017.
Professional Members and Committees
Galen Switzer, PhD, was appointed as a voting member of the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Institutional Review Board; his primary focus in this role will be on the review of expedited proposals.
Leslie Hausmann, PhD, was appointed to the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Research Scientific Evaluation Committee.
Sonya Borrero, MD, MS, was appointed to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Council on Veterans Affairs.
Michael J. Fine, MD, MSc, was recognized by the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System for completing 20 years of VA service.
Media and Communications
Sonya Borrero, MD, MS, published an op-ed piece in the Mar 8 issue of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “An unhealthy risk: Women would be disproportionately harmed by a repeal of Obamacare.”
Walid Gellad, MD, MPH, was interviewed for a February 7 National Public Radio features story about negotiating for the price of prescription drugs for Medicare patients: “White House Says Medicare Should Leverage Its Buying Power To Pull Down Drug Prices.” Dr. Gellad also wrote an op-ed that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on June 15: “Medicare Could Learn a Thing or Two from the VA.”
Walid Gellad, MD, MPH, and C. Bernie Good, MD, MPH, were co-authors on a paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine demonstrating that among Veterans with dementia, those who use both VA and Medicare have increased rates of potentially unsafe medication prescribing. An accompanying editorial noted that it could “serve as the basis for an entire medical school course on health policy” and “has far-reaching implications for health care system design, medication prescribing, and daily clinical practice, particularly for the care of patients with chronic disease.” The manuscript generated substantial national media attention from the likes of Fox News, Yahoo, and others.
Conferences Panel Discussions, Oral and Poster Presentation
Rebecca Mancoll, MD, gave a presentation at the 5th Annual Survivorship Conference entitled
“Health Maintenance for Survivors,” at the Herberman Conference Center, Pittsburgh, PA, March 11, 2017.
Sonya Borrero, MD, MS, was an invited participant at a Capitol Hill Briefing held by the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation and the National Partnership for Women & Families on February 15, 2017. The briefing, “Women’s Health, Innovation, and the Economic Stability of Families,” focused on the importance of ensuring coverage and access to essential health care services for women.
Society Of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting | April 19–22, Washington, DC
The Division was very well represented at this year’s SGIM Annual Meeting, with faculty, fellows, and residents coordinating workshops, presenting “Special Series” lectures, delivering oral presentations, and more. In addition, Alda Maria R. Gonzaga, MD, MS, won the Mid-Career Education Mentorship award, and Yael Schenker received the Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award. See a full list of presentations and awards here.
Academic Internal Medicine Week | March 19–22, 2017, Baltimore, MD
“Stuck in the Middle With You”: The Chief Resident as Middle Manager
Nicholas Macpherson, MD, Sarah Merriam, MD, Nicholas S. Duca, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Difficult Conversations for the Chief Resident: Making Your Office a Safe Space
Ben Sprague, MD, Sarah Merriam, MD, Alda Maria Gonzaga, MD, Gaetan Sgro, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Chief Negotiator: Skills for the Medicine Department, Not Just the State Department
Christopher D’Avella, MD, Eliana Bonifacino, MD, Andrea Carter, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Shanta Zimmer, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Chiefs
Nicholas S. Duca, MD, Molly Fisher, MD, Jennifer Corbelli, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Beyond the Wards: Resident Engagement in Scholarship during Training
Andrea Carter, MD, Amy Farkas, MD, Alexandra Mieczkowski, MD, Carla Spagnoletti, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
“I’ve Got Your Back”: Supporting Residents in the Face of Microaggressions or Discrimination
Alda Maria R. Gonzaga, MD, Eloho Ufomata, MD, Eliana Bonifacino, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Shanta Zimmer, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Listening to Reason: Strategies for Instilling a Culture of Clinical Reasoning in Graduate Medical Education
Eliana Bonifacino, MD, Deborah DiNardo, MD, Sarah Tilstra, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
From Biomedicine to Human Medicine: Precepting Social Determinants of Health in Ambulatory Teaching Clinics
Maggie Benson, MD, Thuy Bui, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Jennifer Siegel, MD, Catherine Rich, MD, Boston University School of Medicine
Patient Satisfaction Helping Residents to Understand the Patient Experience
Raquel Buranosky, MD, Robert C. Brooks, MD, PhD, Peter D. Bulova, MD, Carla L. Spagnoletti, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Online Quality Ratings: Educating Residents about Them and Working to Improvement
Gregory Bump, MD, Ben Sprague, MD, Franziska Jovin, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Da Jin, MD, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles
VA National Leadership Board
Evans MW, Borrero S, Yabes J, Rosenfeld EA. Sexual Behaviors and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Male Veterans and Nonveterans. Am J Mens Health. 2017 Jul;11(4):791-800.
Gellad WF, Cunningham FE, Good CB, Thorpe JM, Thorpe CT, Bair B, Roman K, Zickmund SL. Pharmacy use in the first year of the Veterans Choice Program: a mixed-methods evaluation. Med Care. 2017 Jul;55 Suppl 7 Suppl 1:S26-S32.
Hausmann LRM, Youk A, Kwoh CK, Ibrahim SA, Hannon MJ, Weiner DK, Gallagher RM, Parks A. Testing a positive psychological intervention for osteoarthritis. Pain Medicine (accepted).
Promotions and Tenure
Associate Professor of Medicine
Julie Childers, MD, MS, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine
Rene Claxton, MD, MS, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine
Yael Schenker, MD, MAS, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine
Faculty and Staff Changes
Jessica Merlin, MD, MBA, will be appointed at associate professor level in the tenure stream on September 1, 2017. She has been highly productive in her research with a track record of publications in AIDS and pain related journals. Her research focus is on the intersection of HIV medication, chronic pain, mental health and palliative care. Her K23 award is on behavior intervention for chronic pain in individuals with HIV. She already has an RO1 under review. Dr. Merlin completed her undergraduate training from Carnegie Mellon University, and then attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. At that time she also completed an MBA from Penn’s Wharton School of Business, with a focus on health care management. She stayed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to complete a residency in internal medicine followed by a fellowship in infectious diseases. In the final year of her fellowship, she also completed a clinical research certificate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Following a one-year fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Jessie was recruited to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she received an appointment in 2011 as an assistant professor of medicine, primarily in the Division of Infectious Diseases but with a secondary appointment in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care. Jessie is also nearing completion of a PhD in Health Education and Promotion from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Health Behavior, with an anticipated graduation date in December 2017.
Eloho Ufomata, MD, MS, is being appointed as assistant professor of medicine in the Division. For the past two years she has been one of our Academic Clinician-Educator Scholar (ACES) Fellows, in the Women’s Health track. Dr. Ufomata completed her training at the University of Kentucky before coming to Pitt for her residency and fellowship. She recently developed a curriculum for internal medicine residents in providing optimal care to patients who identify as LGBT. She has won several awards for leadership and service, and serves on the executive committees of the ICRE programs LEADS and PROMISED, both focused on guiding, coaching, and mentoring biomedical professionals from diverse backgrounds.
Deanna Wilson, MD, MPH, is receiving an appointment as assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics. She is a clinician investigator with an impressive training record, and has earned several awards for her work in the areas of adolescent health, substance abuse, and overdose prevention, and for her advocacy in the community setting to address health disparities. She completed her undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College, attended medical school at Yale University, and did her internship and residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Fellowship. She also has a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. A dedicated public health advocate in the community setting, she designed the Hospital-based Overdose Prevention and Education (HOPE) Initiative during her fellowship to address the epidemic of overdose deaths in Baltimore. She has received a KL2 Clinical and Translational Science Scholars Award as she starts her faculty career.
Tamar Krishnamurti, PhD, will join the division as an investigator at the rank of assistant professor on August 1, 2017, and will work closely with Sonya Borrero on wide ranging projects combining women’s health and technology. Tamar has been serving as an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, specializing in behavioral decision research. She completed all of her education and training at CMU; before her faculty appointment she spent two years as a research scientist in the same department, and the three years before that as a post-doctoral fellow in the Tepper School of Business. She completed her PhD in Behavioral Decision Research in 2010. Her research has the broad goal of helping people—especially vulnerable populations—make more informed choices for themselves. Using qualitative and quantitative, basic and applied research methods, she analyzes decision making behaviors in a broad range of complex areas, primarily focusing on maternal health. Her research has been supported by a broad array of sources, including the Pittsburgh Foundation, ICON, Plc., and USAID. Her work is disseminated broadly in peer-reviewed journals such as PNAS, Nature Climate Change, Applied Energy, JAMA Internal Medicine, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
Zachary Lenhart, MHA, joined the Division in February as Director of Operations. Zachary graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a dual major in Economics and Business, followed by a Master of Health Administration degree. As an Administrative Resident, Zachary served as a member of the executive team that opened UPMC East. During his time there, he implemented a physician relations program for contacting physicians and updating them on procedures and operations. He then relocated to the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics where he served in several roles before returning to Pittsburgh and UPMC.
Judi Resick, MSN, MPH, RN, is a new Nurse Research Project Manager for the Palliative Care Research Group, for which she manages the day-to-day aspects of the group’s new infrastructure-building and research program initiatives. She also provides support to several existing research projects. Judi is a 1999 graduate of Duquesne University’s School of Nursing and a 2004 graduate of Johns Hopkins University’s Schools of Public Health and Nursing. She most recently worked as a Research Operations Manager for the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh.
David Bress, BS, joins the Center for Research on Health Care as a research assistant for the CONNECT study and the Supportive Care Management by Oncology Nurses pilot trial, both led by Dr. Yael Schenker. In addition to completing telephone assessments with study participants, Dave is screening and recruiting patients and their family members, completing baseline and debriefing interviews, setting up intervention visits for the nurses, and facilitating assessments. He previously worked as a data entry operator at The Center for Childhood Obesity Research at Penn State University and assisted on studying bi-directional consequences of adolescent alcohol exposure on alcohol preference in two BALB/c sub-strains as a student research assistant. Dave graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Biobehavioral Health and a minor in Health Policy and Administration in May 2015.
Lisa Porter, RN, has recently joined the nursing staff at the UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside General Internal Medicine Outpatient Clinic, MUH 9 South. Lisa graduated from UPMC Mercy Hospital in 2013, and began her nursing career at UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside on MUH 12 South. She has also worked as a home healthcare nurse with Allegheny Health Network Healthcare at Home, and on Med-Surg/Ortho units at Ohio Valley Hospital.
Karen Franklin, RN, joined the GIM Clinic on MUH 9 South in December as a clinical nurse and recently began working as a Firm Nurse. She graduated from St. Vincent School of Nursing in 1974. She has primarily worked in Pediatrics, and recently was Clinical Coordinator of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Outpatient Adolescent Clinic.
Hanna Murray, RN, recently began as the Infusion RN at the GIM Clinic where she also provides care to patients in the office. After graduating in 2013 from UPMC Mercy School of Nursing, Hanna worked on the Trauma Burn unit, and then moved to the ER at Magee Women’s hospital.
Trina Kyte began as the Administrative Assistant in Firm 3 in December. Trina has been with UPMC for nearly 6 years, and previously worked at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC as a Patient Information Coordinator.
Please give a warm (re)welcome to Susan Spillane as she makes her return to Parkvale after nearly 2 years at the Pitt IRB. Susan will join Sharon Stover as a DCC Coordinator in the Center for Clinical Trials & Data Coordination. Welcome back, Susan!
Winnie Teuteberg, MD
Emily Beers, MD
Christine Glaser, MD
Doug Landsittel, PhD
Larissa Myaskovsky, PhD
Kerri Hochberger, RN
Kristen Bolen, RN
Corde McFeaters, RN
Dawn Moody, RN
Grants and Funding
Subject: Associations between polypharmacy, symptom burden, and quality of life in patients with advanced, life-limiting illness – A PCRC Data Repository Expansion program
Principal Investigator: Yael Schenker, MD, MAS
Sponsor: Palliative Care Research Collaborative (PCRC) Group
Purpose of Grant: The objective of this project is to perform a secondary analysis of data obtained in a multisite randomized control trial of continuing versus discontinuing statins, in order to explore the relationship between polypharmacy, symptom burden, and quality of life in the setting of advanced, life-limiting illness.
Subject: Development of Educational Products for PDMP Systems User and Stakeholders
Principal Investigator: Walid Gellad, MD, MPH
Sponsor: PA Department of Health
Purpose of Grant: This project will develop educational materials for the Department of Health to use to educate physicians and other providers about how to optimally use the new Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
Subject: STORM Implementation Program Evaluation
Principal Investigator: Walid Gellad, MD, MPH, and Leslie Hausmann, PhD
Sponsor: VA HSR&D
Purpose of Grant: Identifying patients at risk for adverse outcomes from prescription opioid therapy is an essential priority for VA. To address this need, the VA developed a Stratification Tool for Opioid Risk Management (STORM), a predictive model that estimates the risk of adverse outcomes among patients who were prescribed opioids. STORM is currently being implemented at VA facilities in a randomized fashion. This project, which is evaluating the rollout, is designed to provide insights for the VA on how best to design policies to improve quality and safety for Veterans and how best to implement STORM across facilities to reduce opioid-related adverse events and improve the safe treatment of pain.
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- Amin P, Buranosky R, Chang JC. Physicians’ Perceived Roles, as Well as Barriers, Toward Caring for Women Sex Assault Survivors. Womens Health Issues. 2017 Jan – Feb;27(1):43-49. PMID: 27863981.
- Barbash IJ, Zhang H, Angus DC, Reis SE, Chang CH, Pike FR, Kahn JM. Differences in Hospital Risk-standardized Mortality Rates for Acute Myocardial Infarction When Assessed Using Transferred and Nontransferred Patients. Med Care. 2017 May;55(5):476-482. PMID: 28002203.
- Barnato AE, Schenker Y, Tiver G, Dew MA, Arnold RM, Nunez ER, Reynolds CF 3rd. Storytelling in the Early Bereavement Period to Reduce Emotional Distress Among Surrogates Involved in a Decision to Limit Life Support in the ICU: A Pilot Feasibility Trial. Crit Care Med. 2017 Jan;45(1):35-46. PMID: 27618273.
- Barnato AE, Moore R, Moore CG, Kohatsu ND, Sudore RL. Financial Incentives to Increase Advance Care Planning Among Medicaid Beneficiaries: Lessons Learned From Two Pragmatic Randomized Trials. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Apr 24. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28450218.
- Becker CL, Arnold RM, Park SY, Rosenzweig M, Smith TJ, White DB, Smith KJ, Schenker Y. A cluster randomized trial of a primary palliative care intervention (CONNECT) for patients with advanced cancer: protocol and key design considerations. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Mar;54:98-104. PMID: 28104470.
- Berlacher K, Arnold RM, Reitschuler-Cross E, Teuteberg J, Teuteberg W. The Impact of Communication Skills Training on Cardiology Fellows’ and Attending Physicians’ Perceived Comfort with Difficult Conversations. J Palliat Med. 2017 Mar 1. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28437212.
- Birru Talabi M, Clowse MEB, Schwarz EB, Callegari LS, Moreland L, Borrero S. Family Planning Counseling for Women with Rheumatic Diseases. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Apr 24. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28437837.
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- Callegari LS, Aiken AR, Dehlendorf C, Cason P, Borrero S. Addressing potential pitfalls of reproductive life planning with patient-centered counseling. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Feb;216(2):129-134. PMID: 27776920.
- Chang CH. Applications of the propensity score weighting method in psychogeriatric research: correcting selection bias and adjusting for confounders. Int Psychogeriatr. 2017 May;29(5):703-706. PMID: 28095944
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- Cherukuri A, Salama AD, Carter CR, Landsittel D, Arumugakani G, Clark B, Rothstein DM, Baker RJ. Reduced human transitional B cell T1/T2 ratio is associated with subsequent deterioration in renal allograft function. Kidney Int. 2017 Jan;91(1):183-195. PMID: 28029430.
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- Cochran G, Gordon AJ, Lo-Ciganic WH, Gellad WF, Frazier W, Lobo C, Chang CH, Zheng P, Donohue JM. An Examination of Claims-based Predictors of Overdose from a Large Medicaid Program. Med Care. 2017 Mar;55(3):291-298. PMID: 27984346.
- Colditz JB, Ton JN, James AE, Primack BA. Toward Effective Water Pipe Tobacco Control Policy in the United States: Synthesis of Federal, State, and Local Policy Texts. Am J Health Promot. 2017 Jul;31(4):302-309. PMID: 26730559.
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- DePasse JV, Smith KJ, Raviotta JM, Shim E, Nowalk MP, Zimmerman RK, Brown ST. Does choice of influenza vaccine type change disease burden and cost-effectiveness in the US? An agent-based modeling study. Am J Epidemiol. 2017;185:822-831. PMID: 28402385.
- DePasse JV, Nowalk MP, Smith KJ, Raviotta JM, Shim E, Zimmerman RK, Brown ST. Does cost-effectiveness of influenza vaccine choice vary across the U.S.? An agent-based modeling study. Vaccine. 2017 Jun 9. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28606814.
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- Edelman K, Tudorascu D, Agudelo C, Snitz B, Karim H, Cohen A, Mathis C, Price J, Weissfeld L, Klunk W, Aizenstein H. Amyloid-Beta Deposition is Associated with Increased Medial Temporal Lobe Activation during Memory Encoding in the Cognitively Normal Elderly. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2017 May;25(5):551-560. PMID: 28161156.
- Eden EL, Rack LL, Chen LW, Bump GM. Condition Help: A Patient- and Family-Initiated Rapid Response System. J Hosp Med. 2017 Mar;12(3):157-161. PMID: 28272591.
- Evans MW, Borrero S, Yabes J, Rosenfeld EA. Sexual Behaviors and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Male Veterans and Nonveterans. Am J Mens Health. 2017 Jul;11(4):791-800. PMID: 28625118.
- Farkas AH, Tilstra S, Borrero S, McNeil M. Establishing Consensus on Residency Education in Women’s Health. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 Jan;26(1):13-17. PMID: 27732128.
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- Freeman MA, Pleis JR, Bornemann KR, Croswell E, Dew MA, Chang CH, Switzer GE, Langone A, Mittal-Henkle A, Saha S, Ramkumar M, Adams Flohr J, Thomas CP, Myaskovsky L. Has the Department of Veterans Affairs Found a Way to Avoid Racial Disparities in the Evaluation Process for Kidney Transplantation? Transplantation. 2017 Jun;101(6):1191-1199. PMID: 27482965.
- Freiberg MS, Chang CH, Skanderson M, et al. Association Between HIV Infection and the Risk of Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction and Preserved Ejection Fraction in the Antiretroviral Therapy Era: Results From the Veterans Aging Cohort Study. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 May 1;2(5):536-546. PMID: 28384660.
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- Gellad WF, Kesselheim AS. Accelerated Approval and Expensive Drugs – A Challenging Combination. N Engl J Med. 2017 May 25;376(21):2001-2004. PMID: 28538133.
- Gellad WF, Good CB, Shulkin DJ. Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in the United States: Lessons From the Department of Veterans Affairs. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 May 1;177(5):611-612. PMID: 28288245.
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- Gellad WF, Cunningham FE, Good CB, Thorpe JM, Thorpe CT, Bair B, Roman K, Zickmund SL. Pharmacy Use in the First Year of the Veterans Choice Program: A Mixed-methods Evaluation. Med Care. 2017 Jul;55 Suppl 7 Suppl 1:S26-S32. PMID: 28221274.
- Gellad WF, Zhao X, Thorpe CT, Thorpe JM, Sileanu FE, Cashy JP, Mor MK, Hale J, Radomski TR, Hausmann LRM, Fine MJ, Good CB. Overlapping Buprenorphine, Opioid, and Benzodiazepine Prescriptions among Veterans Dually Enrolled in VA and Medicare Part D. Subst Abus. 2017 Jan-Mar;38(1):22-25. PMID: 27925868.
- Gelman A, Rosenfeld EA, Nikolajski C, Freedman LR, Steinberg JR, Borrero S. Abortion Stigma Among Low-Income Women Obtaining Abortions in Western Pennsylvania: A Qualitative Assessment. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2017 Mar;49(1):29-36. PMID: 27984674.
- Gordon AJ. The 40th annual meeting of AMERSA: Highlights, abstracts, and awards. Subst Abus. 2017 Jan-Mar;38(1):1. PMID: 28080324.
- Gordon AJ. Abstracts of the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM)-2016. Subst Abus. 2017 Jan-Mar;38(1):2. PMID: 28075715.
- Gordon AJ, Harding JD Jr. From education to practice: Addressing opioid misuse through health care provider training: A special issue of Substance Abuse journal. Subst Abus. 2017 Apr-Jun;38(2):119-121. PMID: 28328314.
- Haibach JP, Haibach MA, Hall KS, Masheb RM, Little MA, Shepardson RL, Dobmeyer AC, Funderburk JS, Hunter CL, Dundon M, Hausmann LR, Trynosky SK, Goodrich DE, Kilbourne AM, Knight SJ, Talcott GW, Goldstein MG. Military and veteran health behavior research and practice: challenges and opportunities. J Behav Med. 2017 Feb;40(1):175-193. PMID: 27678001.
- Hausmann LRM, Canamucio A, Gao S, Jones AL, Keddem S, Long JA, Werner R. Racial and Ethnic Minority Concentration in Veterans Affairs Facilities and Delivery of Patient-Centered Primary Care. Popul Health Manag. 2017 Jun;20(3):189-198. PMID: 27575978.
- Hay CM, Lefkowits C, Bakitas M, Crowley-Matoka M, Urban RR, Duska LR, Clark LH, Chen LM, Creasy SL, Schenker Y. Gynecologic oncologist views influencing referral to outpatient specialty palliative care. International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer. 2017 Mar;27(3):588-596. PMID: 28060140. PMCID: PMC5315630.
- Hernandez I, Smith KJ, Zhang Y. Cost-effectiveness of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation at high risk of bleeding and normal kidney function. Thromb Res. 2017 Feb;150:123-130. PMID: 27771008.
- Hoffman BL, Hoffman R, Wessel CB, Shensa A, Woods MS, Primack BA. Use of fictional medical television in health sciences education: a systematic review. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2017 Jan 12. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PMID: 28083814.
- Hoffman BL, Shensa A, Wessel C, Hoffman R, Primack BA. Exposure to fictional medical television and health: a systematic review. Health Educ Res. 2017 Apr 1;32(2):107-123. PMID: 28334962.
- Holliday CN, McCauley HL, Silverman JG, Ricci E, Decker MR, Tancredi DJ, Burke JG, Documét P, Borrero S, Miller E. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Women’s Experiences of Reproductive Coercion, Intimate Partner Violence, and Unintended Pregnancy. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 Apr 12. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28402692.
- Hughes AM, Patterson PD, Weaver MD, Gregory ME, Sonesh SC, Landsittel DP, Krackhardt D, Hostler D, Lazzara EH, Wang X, Vena JE, Salas E, Yealy DM. Teammate Familiarity, Teamwork, and Risk of Workplace Injury in Emergency Medical Services Teams. J Emerg Nurs. 2017 Mar 30. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28366241.
- Jacobs BL, Yabes JG, Lopa SH, Heron DE, Chang CH, Schroeck FR, Bekelman JE, Kahn JM, Nelson JB, Barnato AE. The early adoption of intensity-modulated radiotherapy and stereotactic body radiation treatment among older Medicare beneficiaries with prostate cancer. Cancer. 2017 Mar 16. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28301689
- Javier AD, Figueroa R, Siew ED, Salat H, Morse J, Stewart TG, Malhotra R, Jhamb M, Schell JO, Cardona CY, Maxwell CA, Ikizler TA, Abdel-Kader K. Reliability and Utility of the Surprise Question in CKD Stages 4 to 5. Am J Kidney Dis. 2017 Feb 15. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28215946.
- Jha RM, Puccio AM, Chou SH, Chang CH, Wallisch JS, Molyneaux BJ, Zusman BE, Shutter LA, Poloyac SM, Janesko-Feldman KL, Okonkwo DO, Kochanek PM. Sulfonylurea Receptor-1: A Novel Biomarker for Cerebral Edema in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Crit Care Med. 2017 Mar;45(3):e255-e264. PMID: 27845954.
- Jha RM, Puccio AM, Okonkwo DO, Zusman BE, Park SY, Wallisch J, Empey PE, Shutter LA, Clark RS, Kochanek PM, Conley YP. ABCC8 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms are Associated with Cerebral Edema in Severe TBI. Neurocrit Care. 2017 Apr;26(2):213-224. PMID: 27677908
- Johnson TJ, Winger DG, Hickey RW, Switzer GE, Miller E, Nguyen MB, Saladino RA, Hausmann LR. Comparison of Physician Implicit Racial Bias Toward Adults Versus Children. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Mar;17(2):120-126. PMID: 27620844.
- Jonassaint CR, Gibbs P, Belnap BH, Karp JF, Abebe KK, Rollman BL. Engagement and outcomes for a computerised cognitive-behavioural therapy intervention for anxiety and depression in African Americans. BJPsych Open. 2017 Jan 2;3(1):1-5. PMID: 28058109.
- Jones AL, Hausmann LRM, Haas GL, Mor MK, Cashy JP, Schaefer JH, Gordon AJ. A national evaluation of homeless and nonhomeless veterans’ experiences with primary care. Psychol Serv. 2017 May;14(2):174-183. PMID: 28481602.
- Judge CP, Borrero S. Contraceptive decision making after the 2016 US presidential election. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Mar 31. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28366732.
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- Kang J, O’Donnell JM, Colaianne B, Bircher N, Ren D, Smith KJ. Use of personal protective equipment among healthcare personnel: results of clinical observations and simulations. Am J Infect Control. 2017;45(1):17-23. PMID: 28065328.
- Kass KS, Velez-Cubian FO, Zhang WW, Toosi K, Tanvetyanon T, Rodriguez KL, Thau MR, Garrett JR, Moodie CC, Fontaine JP, Toloza EM. Effect of advanced age on peri-operative outcomes after robotic-assisted pulmonary lobectomy: Retrospective analysis of 287 consecutive cases. J Geriatr Oncol. 2017 Mar;8(2):102-107. PMID: 28041970.
- Kavalieratos D, Siconolfi DE, Steinhauser KE, Bull J, Arnold RM, Swetz KM, Kamal AH. “It Is Like Heart Failure. It Is Chronic … and It Will Kill You”: A Qualitative Analysis of Burnout Among Hospice and Palliative Care Clinicians. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 May;53(5):901-910.e1. PMID: 28063867.
- Kazmerski TM, Borrero S, Sawicki GS, Abebe KZ, Jones KA, Tuchman LK, Weiner DJ, Pilewski JM, Orenstein DM, Miller E. Provider Attitudes and Practices toward Sexual and Reproductive Health Care for Young Women with Cystic Fibrosis. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2017 Feb 3. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28163120.
- Kazmerski TM, Gmelin T, Slocum B, Borrero S, Miller E. Attitudes and Decision Making Related to Pregnancy Among Young Women with Cystic Fibrosis. Matern Child Health J. 2017 Apr;21(4):818-824. PMID: 27531009.
- Kim H, Rajagopalan MS, Beriwal S, Smith KJ. Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Stereotactic Radiosurgery Alone Versus Stereotactic Radiosurgery with Upfront Whole Brain Radiation Therapy for Brain Metastases. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2017 May 25. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28552517.
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- Kohn R, Madden V, Kahn JM, Asch DA, Barnato AE, Halpern SD, Kerlin MP. Diffusion of Evidence-based Intensive Care Unit Organizational Practices. A State-Wide Analysis. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Feb;14(2):254-261. PMID: 28076685.
- Koncicki HM, Unruh M, Schell JO. Pain Management in CKD: A Guide for Nephrology Providers. Am J Kidney Dis. 2017 Mar;69(3):451-460. PMID: 27881247.
- Lao PJ, Betthauser TJ, Tudorascu DL, Barnhart TE, Hillmer AT, Stone CK, Mukherjee J, Christian BT. [18 F]Nifene test-retest reproducibility in first-in-human imaging of α4β2* nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Synapse. 2017 Aug;71(8). PMID: 28420041.
- Lao PJ, Handen BL, Betthauser TJ, Mihaila I, Hartley SL, Cohen AD, Tudorascu DL, Bulova PD, Lopresti BJ, Tumuluru RV, Murali D, Mathis CA, Barnhart TE, Stone CK, Price JC, Devenny DA, Mailick MR, Klunk WE, Johnson SC, Christian BT. Longitudinal changes in amyloid positron emission tomography and volumetric magnetic resonance imaging in the nondemented Down syndrome population. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2017 May 23;9:1-9. PMID: 28603769.
- Leonard S, Anderson LM, Jonassaint J, Jonassaint C, Shah N. Utilizing a Novel Mobile Health “Selfie” Application to Improve Compliance to Iron Chelation in Pediatric Patients Receiving Chronic Transfusions. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2017 Apr;39(3):223-229. PMID: 28099398.
- Levenson JC, Rollman BL, Ritterband LM, Strollo PJ, Smith KJ, Yabes JG, Moore CG, Harvey AG, Buysse DJ. Hypertension with unsatisfactory sleep health (HUSH): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2017 Jun 6;18(1):256. PMID: 28587609.
- Levy S, Seale JP, Osborne VA, Kraemer KL, Alford DP, Baxter J, Finnell DS, Kunins H, Walley AY, Lewis DC, MacLane-Baeder D, Gordon AJ. The Surgeon General’s Facing Addiction report: An historic document for health care. Subst Abus. 2017 Apr-Jun;38(2):122. PMID: 28328384.
- Lewis J, Arora G, Tudorascu DL, Hickey RW, Saladino RA, Manole MD. Acute Management of Refractory and Unstable Pediatric Supraventricular Tachycardia. J Pediatr. 2017 Feb;181:177-182.e2. PMID: 27912926.
- Lindell KO, Kavalieratos D, Gibson KF, Tycon L, Rosenzweig M. The palliative care needs of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: A qualitative study of patients and family caregivers. Heart Lung. 2017 Jan – Feb;46(1):24-29. PMID: 27871724.
- Marcum ZA, Gellad WF. Improving Medication Adherence: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Mar;32(3):236-237. PMID: 27848188.
- Mayr FB, Talisa VB, Balakumar V, Chang CH, Fine M, Yende S. Proportion and Cost of Unplanned 30-Day Readmissions After Sepsis Compared With Other Medical Conditions. JAMA. 2017 Feb 7;317(5):530-531. PMID: 28114505.
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- Meisel K, Arnold RM, Stijacic Cenzer I, Boscardin J, Smith AK. Survival, Functional Status, and Eating Ability After Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement for Acute Stroke. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Apr 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28449220.
- Mihaila I, Hartley SL, Handen BL, Bulova PD, Tumuluru RV, Devenny DA, Johnson SC, Lao PJ, Christian BT. Leisure Activity and Caregiver Involvement in Middle-Aged and Older Adults With Down Syndrome. Intellect Dev Disabil. 2017 Apr;55(2):97-109. PMID: 28375797.
- Mitchell MA, Broyles LM, Pringle JL, Kraemer KL, Childers JW, Buranosky RA, Gordon AJ. Education for the mind and the heart? Changing residents’ attitudes about addressing unhealthy alcohol use. Subst Abus. 2017 Jan-Mar;38(1):40-42. PMID: 27163655.
- Morone NE, Moore CG, Greco CM. Characteristics of Adults Who Used Mindfulness Meditation: United States, 2012. J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Jan 13. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28084788.
- Mundkur ML, Gordon AJ, Kertesz SG. Will Strict Limits on Opioid Prescription Duration Prevent Addiction? Advocating for Evidence-Based Policymaking. Subst Abus. 2017 Jun 20:0. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28632485.
- Myaskovsky L, Gao S, Hausmann LR, Bornemann KR, Burkitt KH, Switzer GE, Fine MJ, Phillips SL, Gater D, Spungen AM, Worobey L, Boninger ML. Quality and Equity in Wheelchairs Used by Veterans. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Mar;98(3):442-449. PMID: 27713075.
- Myaskovsky L, Gao S, Hausmann LR, Bornemann KR, Burkitt KH, Switzer GE, Fine MJ, Phillips SL, Gater D, Spungen AM, Boninger ML. How Are Race, Cultural, and Psychosocial Factors Associated With Outcomes in Veterans With Spinal Cord Injury? Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Jan 25. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28130083.
- Norman MK. Twelve tips for reducing production time and increasing long-term usability of instructional video. Med Teach. 2017 May 9:1-5. PMID: 28485662.
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- Palmer OMP, Carter M, Chang CH, Lucko N, Jackson VM, Sun Q, Xie X, Scott M, Kellum JA, Venkat A, Yende S. Effects of Transport Temperature on the Stability of Inflammatory, Hemostasis, Endothelial Function, and Oxidative Stress Plasma Biomarker Concentrations. Shock. 2017 Jun;47(6):715-719. PMID: 27879562.
- Parekh N, Donohue JM, Men A, Corbelli J, Jarlenski M. Cervical Cancer Screening Guideline Adherence Before and After Guideline Changes in Pennsylvania Medicaid. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jan;129(1):66-75. PMID: 27926644.
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- Pavlov A, Kameg K, Cline TW, Chiapetta L, Stark S, Mitchell AM. Music Therapy as a Nonpharmacological Intervention for Anxiety in Patients with a Thought Disorder. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 2017;38(3):285-8. PMID: 28287863.
- Pena-Polanco JE, Mor MK, Tohme FA, Fine MJ, Palevsky PM, Weisbord SD. Acceptance of Antidepressant Treatment by Patients on Hemodialysis and Their Renal Providers. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Feb 7;12(2):298-303. PMID: 28126707.
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- Pinter J, Hanson CS, Chapman JR, Wong G, Craig JC, Schell JO, Tong A. Perspectives of Older Kidney Transplant Recipients on Kidney Transplantation. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Mar 7;12(3):443-453. PMID: 28143863.
- Primack BA, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Whaite EO, Lin LY, Rosen D, Colditz JB, Radovic A, Miller E. Social Media Use and Perceived Social Isolation Among Young Adults in the U.S. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Jul;53(1):1-8. PMID: 28279545.
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- Primack BA, Escobar-Viera CG. Social Media as It Interfaces with Psychosocial Development and Mental Illness in Transitional Age Youth. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2017 Apr;26(2):217-233. PMID: 28314452.
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- Pringle JL, Kearney SM, Rickard-Aasen S, Campopiano MM, Gordon AJ. A statewide screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) curriculum for medical residents: Differential implementation strategies in heterogeneous medical residency programs. Subst Abus. 2017 Apr-Jun;38(2):161-167. PMID: 28332942.
- Progovac AM, Chang YF, Chang CH, Matthews KA, Donohue JM, Scheier MF, Habermann EB, Kuller LH, Goveas JS, Chapman BP, Duberstein PR, Messina CR, Weaver KE, Saquib N, Wallace RB, Kaplan RC, Calhoun D, Smith JC, Tindle HA. Are Optimism and Cynical Hostility Associated with Smoking Cessation in Older Women? Ann Behav Med. 2017 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28194642
- Radomski TR, Zhao X, Thorpe CT, Thorpe JM, Naples JG, Mor MK, Good CB, Fine MJ, Gellad WF. The Impact of Medication-Based Risk Adjustment on the Association Between Veteran Health Outcomes and Dual Health System Use. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 May 1. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28462490.
- Rief JJ, Hamm ME, Zickmund SL, Nikolajski C, Lesky D, Hess R, Fischer GS, Weimer M, Clark S, Zieth C, Roberts MS. Using Health Information Technology to Foster Engagement: Patients’ Experiences with an Active Patient Health Record. Health Commun. 2017 Mar;32(3):310-319. PMID: 27223684.
- Rockette-Wagner B, Hipwell AE, Kriska AM, Storti KL, McTigue KM. Activity Levels for Four Years in a Cohort of Urban-Dwelling Adolescent Females. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 Apr;49(4):695-701. PMID: 27875500.
**“Pittsburgh teen girls found to be only half as active as needed,” University Times, January 5
- Rogal SS, McCarthy R, Reid A, Rodriguez KL, Calgaro L, Patel K, Daley M, Jonassaint NL, Zickmund SL. Primary Care and Hepatology Provider-Perceived Barriers to and Facilitators of Hepatitis C Treatment Candidacy and Adherence. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 May 18. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28523579.
- Rollman BL, Belnap BH, Mazumdar S, Abebe KZ, Karp JF, Lenze EJ, Schulberg HC. Telephone-Delivered Stepped Collaborative Care for Treating Anxiety in Primary Care: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Mar;32(3):245-255. PMID: 27714649
**“Telephone care can ease anxiety,” University Times, March 16
**Featured in dozens of news outlets.
- Rosansky SJ, Schell J, Shega J, Scherer J, Jacobs L, Couchoud C, Crews D, McNabney M. Treatment decisions for older adults with advanced chronic kidney disease. BMC Nephrol. 2017 Jun 19;18(1):200. PMID: 28629462.
- Rosenfeld E, Callegari LS, Sileanu FE, Zhao X, Schwarz EB, Mor MK, Borrero S. Racial and ethnic disparities in contraceptive knowledge among women veterans in the ECUUN study. Contraception. 2017 Mar 18. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28322769.
- Ross-Cowdery M, Lewis CA, Papic M, Corbelli J, Schwarz EB. Counseling About the Maternal Health Benefits of Breastfeeding and Mothers’ Intentions to Breastfeed. Matern Child Health J. 2017 Feb;21(2):234-241. PMID: 27443655.
- PRISM Investigators, Rowan KM, Angus DC, Bailey M, Barnato AE, Bellomo R, Canter RR, Coats TJ, Delaney A, Gimbel E, Grieve RD, Harrison DA, Higgins AM, Howe B, Huang DT, Kellum JA, Mouncey PR, Music E, Peake SL, Pike F, Reade MC, Sadique MZ, Singer M, Yealy DM. Early, Goal-Directed Therapy for Septic Shock – A Patient-Level Meta-Analysis. N Engl J Med. 2017 Jun 8;376(23):2223-2234. PMID: 28320242.
- Rottman BM, Marcum ZA, Thorpe CT, Gellad WF. Medication adherence as a learning process: insights from cognitive psychology. Health Psychol Rev. 2017 Mar;11(1):17-32. PMID: 27707099.
- Schenker Y, Arnold RM. Problems with precision and neutrality in end-of-life preference elicitation. J Med Ethics. 2017 Feb 9. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28183783
- Schenker Y, London AJ. Evaluating public health advertising campaigns: CPR advertising imperils patient-centered decision making. Am J Bioethics. 2017 Feb;17(2):47-48. PMID: 28112607.
- Schenker Y, Arnold RM. Toward palliative care for all patients with advanced cancer. JAMA Oncol. 2017 May 18 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID 28520825.
- Seaman JB, Arnold RM, Scheunemann LP, White DB. An Integrated Framework for Effective and Efficient Communication with Families in the Adult Intensive Care Unit. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Jun;14(6):1015-1020. PMID: 28282227.
- Seaman JB, Barnato AE, Sereika SM, Happ MB, Erlen JA. Patterns of palliative care service consultation in a sample of critically ill ICU patients at high risk of dying. Heart Lung. 2017 Jan – Feb;46(1):18-23. PMID: 27717509.
- Semla TP, Ruser C, Good CB, Yanovski SZ, Ames D, Copeland LA, Billington C, Ferguson UI, Aronne LJ, Wadden TA, Garvey WT, Apovian CM, Atkins D. Pharmacotherapy for Weight Management in the VHA. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Apr;32(Suppl 1):70-73. PMID: 28271432.
- Shen C, Landsittel D, Irazabal MV, Yu AS, Chapman AB, Mrug M, Grantham JJ, Bae KT, Bennett WM, Flessner MF, Torres VE; CRISP Investigators. Performance of the CKD-EPI Equation to Estimate GFR in a Longitudinal Study of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease. Am J Kidney Dis. 2017 Mar;69(3):482-484. PMID: 28027795.
- Shensa A, Escobar-Viera CG, Sidani JE, Bowman ND, Marshal MP, Primack BA. Problematic social media use and depressive symptoms among U.S. young adults: A nationally-representative study. Soc Sci Med. 2017 Jun;182:150-157. PMID: 28446367.
- Shroff S, McNeil M, Borrero S. An Innovative Framework to Improve Teratogenic Medication Risk Counseling. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2017 May;62(3):353-357. PMID: 28485536.
- Sidani JE, Shensa A, Naidu MR, Yabes JG, Primack BA. Initiation, Progression, and Sustained Waterpipe Use: A Nationally Representative Longitudinal Study of U.S. Young Adults. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 May;26(5):748-755. PMID: 28082346.
- Smith KJ, Zimmerman RK, Nowalk MP, Lin CJ. Cost-Effectiveness of the 4 Pillars Practice Transformation Program to Improve Vaccination of Adults Aged 65 and Older. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Apr;65(4):763-768. PMID: 28024090.
- Smith KJ, Nowalk MP, Wateska A, Brown ST, DePasse JV, Raviotta JM, Shim E, Zimmerman RK. Potential Consequences of Not Using Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Apr 18. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28431811.
**“Watchful eye needed on immunization rates,” University Times, April 27
**Featured in dozens of news outlets.
- Snyder HM, Ahles T, Calderwood S, Carrillo MC, Chen H, Chang CH, Craft S, De Jager P, Driver JA, Fillit H, Knopman D, Lotze M, Tierney MC, Petanceska S, Saykin A, Seshadri S, Shineman D, Ganguli M. Exploring the nexus of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias with cancer and cancer therapies: A convening of the Alzheimer’s Association & Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation. Alzheimers Dement. 2017 Mar;13(3):267-273. PMID: 27998721.
- Stein BD, Mendelsohn J, Gordon AJ, Dick AW, Burns RM, Sorbero M, Shih RA, Liccardo Pacula R. Opioid analgesic and benzodiazepine prescribing among Medicaid-enrollees with opioid use disorders: The influence of provider communities. J Addict Dis. 2017 Jan-Mar;36(1):14-22. PMID: 27449904.
- Stroupe KT, Smith BM, Bailey L, Adas J, Gellad WF, Suda K, Huo Z, Tully S, Burk M, Cunningham F. Medication acquisition by veterans dually eligible for Veterans Affairs and Medicare Part D pharmacy benefits. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2017 Feb 1;74(3):140-150. PMID: 28122756.
- Suda KJ, Smith BM, Bailey L, Gellad WF, Huo Z, Burk M, Cunningham F, Stroupe KT. Opioid dispensing and overlap in veterans with non-cancer pain eligible for Medicare Part D. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2017 May – Jun;57(3):333-340.e3. PMID: 28408172.
- Switzer GE, Bruce J, Kiefer DM, Kobusingye H, Drexler R, Besser RM, Confer DL, Horowitz MM, King RJ, Shaw BE, Riches M, Hayes-Lattin B, Linenberger M, Bolwell B, Rowley SD, Litzow MR, Pulsipher MA. Health-related quality of life among older related hematopoietic stem cell donors (>60 years) is equivalent to that of younger related donors (18 to 60 years): a related donor safety study. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2017 Jan;23(1):165-171. PMID: 27751935.
- Tang Y, Horvitz-Lennon M, Gellad WF, Lave JR, Chang CH, Normand SL, Donohue JM. Prescribing of Clozapine and Antipsychotic Polypharmacy for Schizophrenia in a Large Medicaid Program. Psychiatr Serv. 2017 Jun 1;68(6):579-586. PMID: 28196460.
- Thorpe JM, Thorpe CT, Gellad WF, Good CB, Hanlon JT, Mor MK, Pleis JR, Schleiden LJ, Van Houtven CH. Dual Health Care System Use and High-Risk Prescribing in Patients With Dementia: A National Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Feb 7;166(3):157-163. PMID: 27919104.
**Featured in Physician’s Weekly, Fox News, and others.
- Tilstra S, McNeil M. New Developments in Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 Jan;26(1):5-8. PMID: 28099074.
- Tilstra SA, McNeil MA. Update in Women’s Health: Evidence Published in 2016. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Apr 4;166(7):W48-W52. PMID: 28358945.
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- Torres VE, Abebe KZ, Schrier RW, Perrone RD, Chapman AB, Yu AS, Braun WE, Steinman TI, Brosnahan G, Hogan MC, Rahbari FF, Grantham JJ, Bae KT, Moore CG, Flessner MF. Dietary salt restriction is beneficial to the management of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Kidney Int. 2017 Feb;91(2):493-500. PMID: 27993381.
- Turner RM 2nd, Yabes JG, Davies BJ, Heron DE, Jacobs BL. Variations in Preoperative Use of Bone Scan Among Medicare Beneficiaries Undergoing Radical Cystectomy. Urology. 2017 May;103:84-90. PMID: 28238757.
- Turner RM 2nd, Yecies TS, Yabes JG, Ristau BT, Woldemichael E, Davies BJ, Jacobs BL, Nelson JB. Biopsy Perineural Invasion in Prostate Cancer Patients Who Are Candidates for Active Surveillance by Strict and Expanded Criteria. Urology. 2017 Apr;102:173-177. PMID: 27864108.
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- von Gunten CF, Arnold RM, Bharadwaj P, Guinn N. 20 Years: From Outcasts to the O-Zone. J Palliat Med. 2017 Jan;20(1):2-3. PMID: 27991842.
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- Zgibor JC, Ye L, Boudreau RM, Conroy MB, Vander Bilt J, Rodgers EA, Schlenk EA, Jacob ME, Brandenstein J, Albert SM, Newman AB. Community-Based Healthy Aging Interventions for Older Adults with Arthritis and Multimorbidity. J Community Health. 2017 Apr;42(2):390-399. PMID: 27900515.
Announcing the launch of the Innovative Design for Education and Assessment (IDEA) Lab in the Institute for Clinical Research Education! The IDEA Lab helps faculty develop high-quality, innovative courses and training programs using modern digital tools, multimedia design, and research-based learning principles. Contact IDEA Lab Director Marie Norman for more information.
Andrew Thurston and family announce birth of daughter, Emily
Lisa Podgurski and family announce birth of son, Andrew (Andy)
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