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July 7, 2010

Four HSR&D Investigators Selected as Best Abstract for AcademyHealth ARM

VA Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D) was well represented at the recent 2010 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM). Of the top 20 abstracts selected as the most outstanding research submitted for presentation in the Call for Paper themes of the meeting, four were by VA HSR&D researchers.

The four VA HSR&D abstracts selected for the Best Abstract category were:

  • Effectiveness, Intervention Cost, and Health Care Utilization Associated with Group Medical Visits for Diabetes and Hypertension: A Randomized Controlled Trial, by Santanu Datta, Ph.D, Health Research Scientist and Assistant Research Professor at the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care at the Durham VA Medical Center.
  • Measuring Physician Cultural Competence: Results from a National Survey, by Somnath Saha, M.D., M.P.H, Core Investigator with the Portland Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders, Portland VA Medical Center.
  • Cost-Related Medication Adherence and Patients' Experience with the Chronic Care Model, by John Zeber, Ph.D., Investigator at the Veterans Evidence-Based Research, Dissemination and Implementation Center (VERDICT), San Antonio, Texas.
  • Physician Views on the Use of Comparative Effectiveness Research, by Salomeh Keyhani, M.D., M.P.H., Core Investigator at the Center for Research on Health Care Across Systems and Sites of Care, James J. Peters Bronx VA Medical Center.

AcademyHealth is the professional organization for health services researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners, and is a non-partisan informational resource for health services research and policy. The ARM offers VA HSR&D investigators an annual forum in which to present their research to, and intersect with, over 3,000 attendees from government, private industry, and academia.

A PDF of all four abstracts is available here.

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