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New Orleans, April 18, 2012 -- Annals of Internal
Medicine and the American College of Physicians (ACP) will
award Nak-Hyun Kim, MD and Benjamin J. Powers, MD, MHS with the
Junior Investigator Recognition Award on Friday, April 20, at
Internal Medicine 2012, ACP's annual scientific meeting, which
takes place this year in New Orleans, LA. The honor is given to
junior internal medicine physicians and investigators for original
research and review articles published in Annals of Internal
"As young researchers, Dr. Kim and Dr. Powers have published
articles on clinical issues that affect many internists practicing
medicine today," said Christine Laine, MD, MPH, FACP,
editor-in-chief of Annals and Senior Vice President of ACP. "Their
research is important because it will influence the way doctors
care for their patients."
Now in its second year, Annals' Junior Investigator
Recognition Awards are presented annually to two junior physicians.
Annals and ACP 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 is 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. Powers will accept his award in person at the Internal
Medicine 2012 meeting in New Orleans. He is Assistant Professor of
Medicine at the Duke University Medical Center Department of
Medicine in Durham, NC and a staff physician at the Durham Veterans
Affairs (VA) Medical Center. He is being recognized for the article
he authored within three years of completing his training.
"Measuring Blood Pressure for Decision Making and Quality
Reporting: Where and How Many Measures?" was published in the June
21, 2011 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Kim, a resident at Seoul National University College of
Medicine in Seoul, Korea, is being honored for an article he
authored while in training. "Effect of Routine Sterile Gloving on
Contamination Rates in Blood Culture: A Cluster Randomized Trial"
was published in the February 1, 2011 issue of Annals of
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 16.7. The journal has been published for
85 years. It accepts only 7 percent of the original research
studies submitted for publication. Follow Annals on
Twitter and Facebook.
ACP is the largest medical specialty
organization and the second-largest physician group in the United
States. ACP members include 132,000 internal medicine physicians
(internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Founded
in 1915 to promote the science and practice of medicine, ACP works
to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by
fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of
medicine. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.