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

Philadelphia, March 29, 2017 --  Annals of Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians (ACP) will honor Gustaf Edgren, MD, PhD, and John N. Mafi, MD, MPH, with Junior Investigator Recognition Awards at Internal Medicine Meeting 2017, ACP’s annual scientific meeting in San Diego from March 30-April 1.

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.

Gustaf Edgren, MD, PhD, is an associate professor of epidemiology for the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. He is being recognized for an article he authored during his internal medicine training. “Transmission of Neurodegenerative Disorders Through Blood Transfusion: A Cohort Study” was published in the September 6, 2016 issue.

John N. Mafi, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he also practices and teaches primary care. He is also an Affiliated Natural Scientist in Health Policy at RAND Corporation. He is being recognized for an article he authored within three years of completing his training. “Comparing Use of Low-Value Health Care Services Among U.S. Advanced Practice Clinicians and Physicians” was published in the August 16, 2016 issue.

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 16.593 – 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

The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States. ACP members include 148,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.

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