Excellence in Original Research Recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians
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Friday, October 10, 2003
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Twenty-four family practice research papers were presented as part of the AAFP Family Practice Research Presentations program.
First-place awards in the original research category were presented to:
- Ariel Smits, M.D., M.P.H., from Portland, Ore., for “Maternity Care in Oregon: Trends and Factors Affecting Participation,”
- Angela Watkins and Sam Wassmann from Portland, Ore., for “An Evaluation of the Care Provided to Patients Prescribed Controlled Substances at an Academic Family Practice Center,”
- David Rabago, M.D., from Madison, Wis., for “The Efficacy of Hypertonic Saline Nasal Irrigation Among Patients with Sinusitis: A 12-Month Follow-up,” and
- Mahboob Rahman, M.D., from Cleveland, Ohio, for “Cardiovascular Disease and Renal Disease Outcomes in Hypertensive Patients with Various Levels of Baseline Renal Function.”
The following researchers received second-place awards in the original research category:
- Eric Schackow, M.D., Ph.D., from Chicago, Ill., for “Audience Response System: Effect on Learning in Family Practice Residents,”
- Jeffrey P. Alpert, M.D., from Salt Lake City, Utah, for “Health Fair Screening: Clinical Usefulness of the Comprehensive Metabolic Profile,”
- Charles S. Blackadar, M.D., from Silverdale, Wash., for “A Retrospective Review of Performance and Utility of Routine Clinical Pelvimetry,”
- Amar V. Duggirala, D.O., from Washington, D.C., for “Do Teaching Hospitals Deliver Higher Quality of Care? Post-operative Adverse Events in Teaching and Non-teaching Hospitals,” and
- Nidhi Jain, M.D., M.P.H., from Atlanta, Ga., for “Factors Associated with Receiving Hepatitis B Vaccines Among High Risk Adults in the United States: An Analysis of the National Health Interview Survey, 2000.”
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Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 110,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.
Approximately one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is 240 million office visits each year — nearly 87 million more than the next largest medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care for America’s underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care.
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