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SAN DIEGO, April 7, 2011 -- Annals of Internal Medicine
and the American College of Physicians (ACP) will award Crystal
Smith-Spangler, MD, and William Harvey, MD, MSc, with the Junior
Investigator Recognition Award on Thursday, April 7, at Internal
Medicine 2011, ACP's annual scientific meeting. The honor is given
to junior internal medicine physicians and investigators for
original research and review articles published in Annals of
"As young researchers, Dr. Smith-Spangler and Dr. Harvey have
published articles that have the potential to influence the
practice of internal medicine," said Christine Laine, MD, MPH,
FACP, editor-in-chief of Annals and Senior Vice President
of ACP. "We look forward to seeing the implications of their work
in clinical practice."
Now in its first year, Annals' Junior Investigator
Recognition Awards will be presented annually to two junior
physicians. Annals and ACP will give an award for 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 also will be
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. Smith-Spangler, an internist at VA Health Care Center in
Palo Alto, California is being recognized for the article she
authored while in training. "Population Strategies to Decrease
Sodium Intake and the Burden of Cardiovascular Disease: A
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis" was published in the April 20, 2010,
issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Harvey, a rheumatologist at Tufts Medical Center in Boston,
is being honored for an article he authored within three years of
completing his training. "Association of Leg-Length Inequality with
Knee Osteoarthritis: A Cohort Study" was published in the March 2,
2010, issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.
Selection of award winners considers 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/Publication
Annals of Internal Medicine is one of the five most
widely cited peer-reviewed medical journals in the world, with a
current impact factor of 16.2. The journal has been published for
82 years. It accepts only 7 percent of the original research
studies submitted for publication. Follow Annals on Twitter and
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical
specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in
the United States. ACP members include 130,000 internal medicine
physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical
students. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection, and
treatment of illness in adults. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.