Category Archives: Research

My view: Now is the time to invest in NIH

Originally posted on Deseret News Tuesday, Aug. 26 2014 By Vivian Lee, MD, Ph. D. Now is the time to make up for the past decade of stagnant funding for NIH. As the senior vice president of the University of Utah … Continue reading

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Medicine Is an Information Science: We Must Grow with the Pace of Our Data

By Harlan Krumholz,MD Medicine is an information science. The volume, velocity, and variety of data and information that suffuses the medical profession are unprecedented and growing at a rapid pace. The medical landscape is changing from one in which medical … Continue reading

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Health Wonk Review: Polar Vortex Edition, July 2014

Okay, so the vaunted summer polar vortex didn’t exactly bring the expected plummeting temperatures this week, but at least the oppressive humidity is lessened. Along with that refreshing change, some fresh thoughts from our Health Wonkers: Over at InsureBlog, Henry … Continue reading

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Sex Cells! Addressing Sex Differences in Pre-Clinical Research

By Ann Bonham, PhD Janine Clayton and Francis Collins published an important commentary in Nature yesterday on the need to address sex differences in preclinical research that relies on cell and animal models. They outline some of the steps the … Continue reading

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All Hands on Deck: Standing Up for the Value of Research

By Ann Bonham, PhD This blog is a fitting place to respond to the surge in activity which resulted from last week’s Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on driving innovation through federal investments in research and development; and this week’s House … Continue reading

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Of Billionaires, Jellyfish, and Pond Scum: What Really Matters in the Debate Over the Future of Research

By Ann Bonham, PhD On March 15, 2014, The New York Times Sunday edition published a front page story by William J. Broad,“Billionaires with Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science.”The piece drew nearly 500 comments on the Times’ website in … Continue reading

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Balancing the Ethical with the Financial in Medical Research Funding

By Philip A. Cola The United States government allocates billions of dollars annually to training physician scientists and funding medical research. But what are the ethical and motivational considerations of the scientific knowledge transfer necessary to advance the clinical practice … Continue reading

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Top 10 Posts of 2013

In case you missed them, here is a roundup of our Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2013: 1. Proposed U.S. Allopathic and Medical Schools, by James E. Lewis, Ph.D. 2. Matching the Unmatched: The Role of the Medical Student Career Advisor, … Continue reading

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