Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research Monthly Newsletter November 2018
Upcoming GIM Events
Dennis Cope Visiting Professor in the Doctor-Patient Relationship
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Department of Medicine Grand Rounds Tamkin Auditorium, B-130 RRUMC
"How Primary Care Can Improve Health - Historical Perspective and The Current Changing Model"
Roy T. Young, M.D. Executive Vice Chair, Department of Medicine & Founding Program Director, Internal Medicine, Eisenhower Medical Center UCLA GIM Original Faculty Member Founder, UCLA Primary Care Track Residency Program
Department of Medicine Professional Group Annual Meeting Friday, November 16, 7:30 a.m. UCLA Covell Commons
Dr. Adam Cavallero, Health Sciences Asst Professor of Medicine, Vice President, Department of Medicine Professional Group Executive Board, will chair the meeting. Dr. Alan Fogelman will discuss changes to the structure of UCLA Health System.
GIM in the Media
Dr. Katherine Kahn was senior another on a new study, Primary Care Visit Regularity and Patient Outcomes: an Observational Study, published in Journal of General Internal Medicine. The study used Medicare claims data to look at the correlation between the regularity of primary care visits and outcomes. The findings showed that the group with fewer regular primary care visits had more ED visits, more hospitalizations, and higher costs. Clinics whose primary care visits were more regular also had better outcomes than other clinics. Measuring the regularity of primary care visits may be useful for identifying beneficiaries at risk for adverse events, and as an impetus to clinic-level quality improvement.
Dr. Carolyn J. Crandall was elected to the 2018 class of Fellows of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). The Fellow of the ASBMR designation recognizes long-term members who have shown a commitment to ASBMR through service as a volunteer of the Society, have made outstanding contributions to the field of bone and mineral science, and have published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
Dr. Crandall was also appointed as an Associate Editor for JAMA.
2018 DOM Research Day
Dr. Lucinda Leung won First Prize in the Clinical and Health Services Research Junior Faculty category at the 2018 Department of Medicine Research Day for her poster, "Improving Access to Care through Integrated Mental Health Services in Patient-Centered Medical Homes."
New GIM Funding Awards
Dr. Kenrik Duru received a supplemental award on his ongoing R18 "A Cluster-Randomized Trial of Pharmacist-Coordinated Implementation of the DPP" for the current year 2018-19 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Dr. Anne Walling is an investigator on the RAND portion of the project to the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) in partnership with the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care (Coalition) and RAND, an award of a $5.5 million three-year grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop patient-reported quality measures for community-based palliative care.
Dr. Carol Mangione and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas at the Health Care Workforce Development Legislative Event discussing workforce training opportunities and UCLA Community Engagement’s Allied Healthcare Careers Program.