Annals of Internal Medicine and ACP Announce Recipients of Junior Investigator Recognition Awards

Philadelphia, May 4, 2016 -- Annals of Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians (ACP) will honor Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD, Kimberly A. Gudzune, MD MPH, and Ruchi Doshi with Junior Investigator Recognition Awards at Internal Medicine Meeting 2016, ACP’s annual scientific meeting in Washington, DC, May 5-7.

Annals’ Junior Investigator Recognition Awards are presented annually to early career physicians. Annals and ACP award the most outstanding article by a first author who is in an internal medicine residency program or a general medicine or internal medicine subspecialty fellowship program. An award is also given for the most outstanding article with a first author who is within three years of completing his or her training in internal medicine or one of its subspecialties.

Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. He is being recognized for an article he authored within three years of completing his training. “Medicare Chronic Care Management Payments and Financial Returns to Primary Care Practices: A Modeling Study” was published in the Oct. 20, 2015 issue.

Ruchi S. Doshi, BA, with special acknowledgment of co-first author Kimberly A. Gudzune, MD, MPH, who is within 3 years of completing training, are being recognized for “Efficacy of Commercial Weight-Loss Programs: An Updated Systematic Review,” published in the April 7, 2015 issue. Doshi is a medical student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, pursuing her Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Gudzune is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and board-certified in Internal Medicine.

Winners are selected based on the article’s novelty, methodological rigor, clarity of presentation, and potential to influence practice, policy or future research. Judges include Annals’ editors and representatives from Annals’ Editorial Board and the American College of Physicians’ Education and Publication Committee.’

About Annals of Internal Medicine
Annals of Internal Medicine is one of the most widely cited and influential medical journals in the world, with an impact factor of 17.810 – the highest of any specialty journal in its category. Annals’ mission is to promote excellence in medicine, enable physicians and other health care professionals to be well informed members of the medical community and society, advance standards in the conduct and reporting of medical research, and contribute to improving the health of people worldwide. Established in 1927, Annals is the flagship journal of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

About the American College of Physicians
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