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Dr. Press is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Hospital Medicine at the University of Chicago. Her work primarily focuses on improving patient-centered education for underserved patients with chronic disease and limited health literacy through novel interventions in the community and hospital settings targeted at both patients and clinicians. Dr. Press earned degrees in public health and medicine from the University of Michigan, and completed her residency in the combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics program at the University of Chicago. During her Hospitalist Scholars fellowship, Dr. Press led the development and implementation of the Chicago Breathe Project that provided inhaler education for 5 Chicago residency programs and 2 community sites serving minority patients with funding from the American College of Physicians Foundation. As part of the Robert Wood Johnson Finding Answers Disparities Research for Change project, she led a systematic review of interventions that aim to improve health disparities and care for minority populations with asthma. She completed work funded by an institutional KM1 on the comparative effectiveness of educational strategies (intensive “Teach to Goal” vs. brief in-person or video education) designed to improve hospitalized patients' ability to self-manage their asthma and COPD through promoting correct use of respiratory inhalers. She has since received an NIH K23 to continue this work and expand it to examine the utility of video module education for inhaler use. In addition to this work, Dr. Press is also conducting health literacy work, in which she has found that a non-trivial number of patients have poor vision, a risk that is increased in older patients, which also increases risk of worse self-management of chronic disease.
Dr. Adhyaru joined Emory in 2011 and is currently an Assistant Professor based at Grady Memorial Hospital. He completed his residency at Emory University with distinction in Quality Improvement & Patient Safety. He is currently involved in teaching residents and third year medical students. He serves as the Assistant Director for the Evidenced-Based Medicine (EBM) curriculum for the residents as well as the Quality Improvement curriculum. He has started teaching EBM as part of faculty development for the division of general medicine and has developed an EBM curriculum for the third year clerkship for medical students (pilot 2014-2015). His research interests include heart failure management and helps direct the HF clinic at Grady, as well as treatment of type 2 diabetes (helps direct the the diabetes feedback program at Grady with Endocrine), and dyslipidemia (1). He is working with Dan Dressler and Dustin Smith on a textbook for applications and principles of EBM. He has won several teaching awards including the Anette Bernard best outpatient teaching in 2012, Best inpatient attending 2013, 2014, the Golden Apple Teaching Award at Grady in 2014, and Kokko Teaching Award in 2015. He has helped medical students and residents present over 40 oral and poster presentations for various conferences including ACP, SGIM, and SHM (both national and regional).
I am currently the internal medicine residency program director and associate vice chair of education. I graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School in 2002, completed my residency at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in 2005 after which I did a chief medical residency. Following my training years, I joined the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation (NMFF) division of General Internal Medicine and continue to serve as a primary care physician. I served as an Associate Program Director from 2006-2012 after which I took on residency directorship. In addition to my role as clinician, teacher and administrator, I have pursued research activities in simulation based medical education, professionalism and quality and safety.
Douglas A. Mata, MD, MPH, is a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School and a resident physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended the University of Cambridge and was a Fulbright Scholar at the European campus of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Madrid, Spain.
His letters, editorials, and original research have appeared in New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Surgical Oncology, Lancet Psychiatry, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and his work has been featured in CNN News, Newsweek, New York Times, Time Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and the Washington Post.
Dr. Mata recently published his first textbook, Statistics for Pathologists, and also serves on the faculty council for the First Aid for USMLE educational series.
As pulmonologist and intensivist, my clinical focus is managing complications of cancer therapy. My current research examines epidemiology of non-infectious lung injury and ICU outcomes after hematopoietic cell transplantation. I will soon begin a new direction of inquiry that aims to strengthen the training of future physician-scientists during residency.