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Resident wins grant to address C-section issues

December 2, 2014
Prognosis E-News

A first-year obstetrics resident with the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Detroit Medical Center has won one of 11 grants dedicated to decreasing overuse in medicine.

Aliye Runyan, M.D., is a recipient of a RightCare Alliance Young Innovator grant from the Lown Institute, a Boston-based think tank devoted to restoring the doctor-patient relationship and ensuring that patients are protected from unnecessary treatment and harm.

The grants, awarded to medical and nursing students, and junior faculty, support programs that help trainees challenge the culture of overuse in health care. The RightCare Alliance, an initiative of the Lown Institute, is a network of clinicians, patients and community leaders devoted to shifting the culture of medicine from “more is better” to the “right care” for patients by building a grassroots movement and deploying action-oriented programs.

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