Cotinine testing to screen for smoking is not standard clinical practice. But could it be a gateway to quitting? Or could it alienate vulnerable patients--like low income pregnant women--and risk damaging doctor-patient communication? Answers emerge from interview and focus group research, led by Katherine Gold.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month ( NDEAM ). Marking this month, several U-M Family Medicine faculty members will be leading online and in-person discussions on disability access in the health sciences and medical professions.
Several members of the Department of Family Medicine play key leadership roles in the journal, including Co-Editor Michael D. Fetters, Managing Editor Satoko Motohara, Media Editor Timothy Guetterman, and Co-Founding Editor John Creswell.
The goal of the NCI-funded Integrative Oncology (IO) Scholars training program is to train one hundred oncology leaders in the rigorous evaluation and integration of complementary therapies in cancer care. The program is led by Suzanna Zick.
Starting in January 2019, many health plans in Michigan will begin covering access to online diabetes prevention programs. A new trial, co-authored by Caroline Richardson, is one of the first to assess weight outcomes in an online diabetes prevention program in comparison to in-person delivery of such a program. The study was published in the
CDC-recommended “expedited partner therapy” can get antibiotics to partners of infected people quickly, but the treatment is underutilized across the United States. A new paper from Cornelius Jamison and Tammy Chang, in the American Journal of Public Health, describe the barriers.
The five-year research project grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institutes of Health will power Dr. Tzilos Wernette's research in the reduction of sexually transmitted infections and substance use during pregnancy, using a mobile- and computer-based intervention.
A new survey from Tammy Chang and colleagues at the University of Michigan finds that one-third of women of reproductive age enrolled in the Michigan expansion reported improved access to birth control and family planning services.
The three-year research training career development grant from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health will fund Dr. Guetterman’s ongoing research on the use of virtual human technology in medical communication and empathy training.
What is the current state of research on adults with hearing loss? A new paper in the Disability and Health Journal provides a review and outlines current and potential strategies to address key issues.