This is the first year we are presenting the American Family Physician (AFP) Article of the Year Award, which is selected based on the most online views and highest ratings from the AFP editors. Previously, AFP annually presented the Walter Kemp Award from 1986 to 2001, and we are pleased to reintroduce the practice of honoring authors for their excellent scholarly contributions to family medicine.
The 2022 AFP Article of the Year Award goes to Drs. Scott L. Paradise, Corinne A. Landis, and David A. Klein for their article, “Evidence-Based Contraception: Common Questions and Answers,” which was published in the September 2022 issue and is available at https://www.aafp.org/pubs/afp/issues/2022/0900/contraception.html. This article addresses emergency contraception, fertility awareness methods, options for patients with migraines, long-acting reversible contraception, self-administration of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, and contraception considerations for transgender and gender-diverse people.
The award will be presented this month at the FMX Conference in Chicago, Ill., with Dr. Landis accepting.
Dr. Paradise graduated from Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa., and the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Fort Belvoir, Va. He is the senior medical officer for the Marine Centered Medical Home, Camp Lejeune, N.C., and regimental surgeon for the 2nd Marine Regiment. He received his fellowship training in sports medicine from Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Camp Pendleton, Calif. He is an assistant professor of family medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md. His research interests include adolescent and young adult medicine and injury prevention.
Dr. Landis graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., earned her medical degree from Penn State University College of Medicine, and completed her residency at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. She now serves as the regimental surgeon for the Marine Raider Regiment at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and precepts residents at the Camp Lejeune Family Medicine Residency Program.
Dr. Klein is a graduate of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the David Grant Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., where he serves as program director. He received his fellowship training in adolescent medicine from San Antonio Military Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Tex., and currently represents adolescent medicine on AFP’s Editorial Advisory Board. He is an associate professor of family medicine and pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and an associate clinical professor of family medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, Calif. His research interests include sexual and reproductive health, LGBTQ+ health, and eating disorders.