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Issa Dahabreh wins SRSM Early Career Development Award

Issa Dahabreh, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice and founding member of the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health (CESH) won the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology (SRSM) Early Career Development Award. SRSM is a cross disciplinary society that supports and promotes the development and use of innovative and robust methods of research synthesis.

CESH launches SRDR+

CESH recently launched an updated version of the Systematic Review Data Repository. This new version, called SRDR+ (https://srdrplus.ahrq.gov), is a free, powerful, online, collaborative system for extracting and archiving study data during systematic reviews. To our knowledge, this is the only system of its kind that is free to anybody around the world. We therefore consider SRDR+ to be a community resource.

Click here to read more about the update.

Raimondo Signs Executive Order at the Brown School of Public Health

On Wednesday, February 6, Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order establishing an official target for health care spending growth in Rhode Island: 3.2% annual growth through 2022. The 3.2% growth target came out of work that Brown University's School of Public Health began last summer after receiving a $550,000 grant from the Peterson Center on Healthcare. CESH's Anya Rader Wallack, PhD is a member of the team providing cost analysis to the state.

 

CESH K12 Scholar co-authors colonoscopy article

K12 Scholar Jonah Popp is the co-author of a new article in Medical Decision Making Policy and Practice (MDMP&P). The article, entitled ""Yield and Cost-effectiveness of Computed Tomography Colonography Versus Colonoscopy for Post Colorectal Cancer Surveillance" compares the utility of computed tomographic colonography (CTC) with optical colonoscopy (OC) in 231 patients one year after colon surgery.

CESH's Ian Saldanha joins SRSM

CESH faculty member Ian Saldanha is joining the elite Society for Research Synthesis Methods (SRSM)

SRSM is a cross disciplinary society that supports innovative and robust research synthesis methods. The society has a limit of 85 active members to allow for vigorous participation and interaction at their meetings. Vacancies are filled by an annual nomination and election process. SRSM added only seven new members this year.

New Article: "Yield and Cost-effectiveness of Computed Tomography Colonography Versus Colonoscopy for Post Colorectal Cancer Surveillance"

CESH K12 Scholar, Jonah Popp, PhD is a co-author on recently published article: "Yield and Cost-effectiveness of Computed Tomography Colonography Versus Colonoscopy for Post Colorectal Cancer Surveillance."

New Article: “Summary of the 2018 Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Guideline on hepatitis C in chronic kidney disease.”

CESH’s Ethan Balk, MD, MPH has a new article published along with Craig E. Gordon and Jean M. Francis:

“Summary of the 2018 Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Guideline on hepatitis C in chronic kidney disease.”

Christopher Schmid Interview Featured in Amstat News

Christopher Schmid, PhD, Professor and Chair of Biostatistics at the Brown University School of Public Health, has a featured interview in Amstat News. Read the interview.

New Article on Features and functioning of Data Abstraction Assistant, a software application for data abstraction during systematic reviews

New article on "Features and functioning of Data Abstraction Assistant, a software application for data abstraction during systematic reviews" by Jens Jap, Ian J. Saldanha, Bryant T. Smith, Joseph Lau, Christopher H. Schmid, Tianjing Li, on behalf of the Data Abstraction Assistant Investigators.

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