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Hope for a better future in a deeply flawed system

March 2, 2016

By Kim DiGioia, MSPH

An interview with Jeffrey Brenner, MD

Jeffrey Brenner, MD is a family physician in Camden, NJ. Dr. Brenner owned and operated a solo-practice, urban family medicine office that provided full-spectrum family health services to a largely Hispanic, Medicaid population including delivering babies, caring for children and adults, and doing home visits. Recognizing the need for a new way for hospitals, providers, and community residents to collaborate he founded and has served as the Executive Director of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers since 2003. Through the Camden Coalition, local stakeholders are working to build an integrated, health delivery model to provide better care for Camden City residents. Dr. Brenner will give a keynote at the 2016 Lown Conference in Chicago on Saturday morning, April 16.

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Doctors’ fear of omission vs. commission

February 23, 2016

By Margie Coloian, MSJ

An interview with Rita Redberg, MD
Dr. Redberg, chief editor, JAMA Internal Medicine and director, Women’s Cardiovascular Services, University of California, San Francisco, will kick off Research Day at the 4th Annual Lown Institute Conference, April 15-17, at the JW Marriott Chicago.

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Doctors and patients need to be ‘evidence-literate’

An interview with John Ioannidis, MD

February 9, 2016

By Margie Coloian, MSJ

Dr. Ioannidis, professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, is a keynote speaker at the 4th Annual Lown Institute Conference, April 15-17 at the JW Marriott Hotel Chicago.

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‘Medicine and public health are not silos’

February 2, 2016

By Margie Coloian, MSJ

When pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD met with senior government officials weeks ago demanding action after she uncovered that water from the Flint River was poisoning children with lead, she gave them a deadline for alerting the public. That deadline was not met, and she held a press conference where she works, Hurley Medical Center, a large teaching hospital boasting a level II Pediatric Trauma Center. Flanked by hospital officials, who were clearly supportive, she told an anxious media and public of the health conditions that were affecting young patients and others, caused by water that was previously known to have corroded auto parts being washed at the nearby GM factory.

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