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Yao Liu discusses the UW Teleopthalmology Program on Wisconsin Doctors episode

Yao LiuYao Liu, MD recently spoke on the Wisconsin Doctors program about how the UW Teleophthalmology program is working with the Mile Bluff Medical Center to screen patients close to their homes for diabetic eye disease, which is the leading cause of blindness in working age adults in Wisconsin and nationally. Through teleophthalmology, patients can be screened for diabetic eye disease through photos taken with retinal cameras at clinics near their homes. The images are then sent to UW-Madison, where ophthalmologists review them for signs of retinal damage.

View the episode below or on Wisconsin Doctors here.

Tackling diabetes in Wisconsin by empowering patients to manage their disease

WIHA logoThe State of Wisconsin is currently in the midst of a diabetes epidemic, and management of diabetes lies almost entirely in the hands of those who live with the condition. To help address this issue, the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging launched the Healthy Living with Diabetes Program in 2013 with support from the Health Innovation Program. The program consists of a series of self-management workshop sessions that are conducted by trained lay leaders, many of whom have diabetes themsevles. To date, the program has reached over 2,300 participants across the state. 

Yao Liu gives talk at UW Health "Saving Sight Session" on telemedicine

Yao LiuDr. Yao Liu spoke at a UW Health "Saving Sight Session" on April 21 on the topic of Telemedicine: Saving Sight at Home and Around the World. In this community lecture, she discusses expanding access to eye care through telemedicine, particularly for diabetic eye disease in Wisconsin's rural communities. You can view the lecture video in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health Video Library.

Elizabeth Cox to Speak at PCORI Annual Meeting

Elizabeth CoxDr. Elizabeth Cox will be speaking at the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute's (PCORI) first annual meeting, which will focus on progress in building a patient-centered comparative effectiveness research community. Dr. Cox will be speaking about her project, Family-Centered Tailoring of Pediatric Diabetes Self-Management Resources, at a plenary session that highlights innovative patient engagement in PCORI projects.

Elizabeth Magnan receives KL2

Beth MagnanDr. 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.

Christine Everett Receives PAEA 2014 Article of the Year Award

Christine EverettDr. Christine Everett recently received the 2014 Article of the Year Award from the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) for the article titled, "Physician assistants and nurse practitioners perform effective roles on teams caring for patients with Medicare patients with diabetes," which was published in Health Affairs in November 2013. A $1.1 million grant was recently funded by the Veteran's Administration to further evaluate roles based on her methodology.  

Ifna Ejebe Receives Pre-Doctoral Awards from the AHRQ and NIH

Ifna EjebeIfna Ejebe was awarded the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) R36 Health Services Dissertation Award and the NIH Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD Award (F30) through the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).  Ifna will serve as the Principal Investigator of the project “Diabetes Self-Management Education and Associated Healthcare Use in US Adults.”  The overall objective of this study is to investigate the distribution of diabetes self-management education and its contribution toward persistent disparities in diabetes outcomes, medical expenditures, and healthcare use.

Elizabeth Cox's Project Featured in the Wall Street Journal

Elizabeth CoxDr. Elizabeth Cox's project funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is featured in a recent article on patient engagement in clinical trials in the Wall Street Journal. In the project, Dr. Cox and colleagues are working with children and their families to determine the optimal way to tailor a family-centered diabetes management program to pediatric patients' specific needs.

Elizabeth Cox's Project Featured in PCORI Board of Governors Meeting

Elizabeth CoxDr. Elizabeth Cox's project funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study family-centered tailoring of pediatric diabetes self-management resources was recently featured in the PCORI Board of Governors meeting. The slides for the meeting will be linked here when they become available on the PCORI website.

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