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

Philadelphia, PA (April 28, 2020) – Annals of Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians (ACP) are honoring Anna Brand, MD, and David Levine, MD, MPH, MA, as recipients of the Junior Investigator Recognition Awards. As ACP’s 2020 Internal Medicine Meeting was canceled in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recipients will be invited to ACP’s 2021 Internal Medicine Meeting.

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.

Anna Brand, MD is an interventional cardiologist and heart imager at the University Hospital Charité - Universitätsmedizin in Berlin, Germany. Dr. Brand has worked in the Cardiology Department of the hospital since 2009. She is being recognized for an article she authors, “Medical Graphic Narratives to Improve Patient Comprehension and Periprocedural Anxiety Before Coronary Angiography and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Randomized Trial,” which was published in the April 9, 2019 issue.

David Levine, MD, MPH, MA is a practicing general internist and clinician-investigator at Brigham Health and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Levine received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and received his master’s in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is active in clinical and translational research through a focus on optimizing quality time at home by shifting care home, decentralizing care, digital health technology, and measuring the quality and experience of health care. He is being recognized for an article he authors, “Hospital-Level Care at Home for Acutely Ill Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial” which was published in the December 17, 2019 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 19.315 – 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 with members in more than 145 countries worldwide. ACP membership includes 159,000 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, and Instagram.

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