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Heather Johnson Honored as Outstanding Woman of Color

Heather Johnson
Jun
23

Dr. Heather Johnson was selected as one of seven Outstanding Women of Color by the University of Wisconsin - Madison for 2015-16. A campus-wide reception to honor these women will be held on Wednesday, October 7 from 5:00-7:30 pm at the Pyle Center. In addition to her UW-Madison honor, Dr. Johnson has also been nominated for the UW System 20th Annual Awards to Outstanding Women of Color in Education. Congratulations, Dr. Johnson! 

Video of Austin Frakt seminar now available online

Austin Frakt Seminar
May
21

The video of Austin Frakt's recent seminar co-sponsored by HIP and the UW Population Health Institute, "Hospitals, Cost-Shifting, and Medicaid Provider Payments," is now available to view online. In his talk, Dr. Frakt used a lemonade stand metaphor to explain cost-shifting. His recent response to a critique of this metaphor appears in The Incidental Economistread it here.  

Amy Kind Briefs Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Amy Kind
May
20

Dr. Amy Kind recently briefed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on her work that showed that patients who were more socioeconomically disadvantaged were more likely to be readmitted to the hospital. A video of her presentation, as well as Continuing Medical Education credit, is available through the CMS website. Dr. Kind et al.'s paper on the topic also won the 2014 Best Research in Health & Society at UW-Madison prize. 

Elizabeth Magnan receives KL2

Elizabeth Magnan
May
01

Dr. Elizabeth Magnan received a KL2 award from the University of California - Davis to examine the impact of multiple chronic conditions with diabetes on preventable adverse events and the role of care prioritization on health and health care processes in order to develop targeted interventions. Dr. Magnan's long-term goal is to improve health outcomes and reduce medical complications for patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions.

Menggang Yu Approved for $1.4 Million Research Funding Award by PCORI

Yu PCORI award
Apr
23

Congratulations to Dr. Menggang Yu, who will lead 1 of 46 research projects approved for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) funding to help patients and those who care for them make better informed healthcare decisions. For more information about Dr. Yu's research and PCORI, visit this link.  

Society of Hospital Medicine Webinar on Family-Centered Rounds

Cox and Kelly Society of Hospital Medicine webinar
Apr
23

Drs. Elizabeth Cox and Michelle Kelly spoke about family-centered rounds at a Society of Hospital Medicine webinar on Wednesday, April 22. The webinar reviewed the development, implementation, and evaluation of a family-centered rounds checklist and the associated toolkit of materials, available on HIPxChange, to support best practices in family-centered rounding. The webinar recording will be available on the Society of Hospital Medicine website.

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