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Annals of Internal Medicine and American College of Physicians Announce 2015 Recipients of Junior Investigator Recognition Awards

Boston, May 1, 2015 -- Annals of Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians (ACP) will honor Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD and Anke Kleinjan, MD, PhD with Junior Investigator Recognition Awards at Internal Medicine 2015, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Ladapo will be on site in Boston on Friday, May 1 to present his winning research. Dr. Kleinjan will not be in attendance.

Now in its fifth year, Annals' Junior Investigator Recognition Awards are presented annually to two 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.

Dr. Ladapo is an Assistant Professor of Population Health and Medicine at NYU School of Medicine, and cares for hospitalized patients at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is being recognized for an article he authored within three years of completing his training. "Physician Decision Making and Trends in the Use of Cardiac Stress Testing in the United States: An Analysis of Repeated Cross-sectional Data" was published in the October 7, 2014 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. His research showed that physician decision making about cardiac stress test use does not contribute to racial/ethnic disparities in cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Kleinjan earned her medical degree in 2013, and is an internal medicine resident. She is being recognized for an article she authored while in training. "Safety and Feasibility of a Diagnostic Algorithm Combining Clinical Probability, D-Dimer Testing, and Ultrasonography for Suspected Upper Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis: A Prospective Management Study" was published in the April 1, 2014 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. Her research showed that the combination of clinical decision scores, D-dimer testing, and ultrasonography can effectively eliminate upper extremity deep venous thrombosis.

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 peer-reviewed medical journals in the world. The journal has been published for 88 years and accepts only about 7 percent of the original research studies submitted for publication. Annals of Internal Medicine has a 2013 impact factor of 16.104, ranking it fifth out of 150 journals in the category "Medicine, General & Internal." The journal is published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). Follow Annals on Twitter and Facebook.

About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 141,000 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.