Tag Archives: Michael Quinn

Findings from the Picture Good Health study are published in JGIM

April 29, 2015 – Findings from CCDTR investigator Dr. Arshiya Baig’s Picture Good Health study were just published online by the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The Picture Good Health program is a church-based diabetes education program for Latinos with diabetes which was tested in a randomized controlled pilot study in collaboration with the Little Village Community Advisory Board. Although the pilot study did not demonstrate improvements in A1c in the intervention group as compared to the enhanced usual care group during the six-month follow-up period, the program did lead to changes in decreased high fat food consumption and increased participation in exercise among the low-income Latino adults with diabetes who were assigned to the intervention group.

Click here to access the JGIM article published online on Springer Link’s website.
Click here to read the University of Chicago Medicine’s press release about the findings.
Click here to read the University of Chicago Medicine Science Life blog about the findings.
Click here to read an article in Medscape‘s Medical News Section about the findings.

Three CCDTR studies of the patient centered medical home are featured in Medical Care

October 16, 2014 – The journal Medical Care recently announced a special supplement issue focused on the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative (SNMHI), a five year effort to transform safety net primary care providers in five states into high functioning patient centered medical homes (PCMHs).  The PCMH is widely-advocated new model of primary care and the SNMHI was the first national PCMH demonstration project conducted in the safety net.  A CCDTR team conducted the evaluation of the SNMHI, under the direction of principal investigator and CCDTR Director Marshall Chin.

The three CCDTR studies included in the special issue are:

Click here to read the Medical Care media release.
Click here to read the Qualis Health media release.

For more information on the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, visit www.safetynetmedicalhome.org.

Dr. Michael Quinn wins award for South Side Diabetes research abstract poster at 2013 Midwest SGIM Meeting

September 16, 2013 – On September 12 and 13, CCDTR investigators attended the annual Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) meeting at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL. At the meeting, Dr. Michael Quinn presented and won an award for a poster about the South Side Diabetes project entitled “Facilitating Patient Behavior Change: Training in Brief Behavioral Counseling Skills for Providers on Chicago’s South Side.”

During the meeting, Dr. Milda Saunders presented her research during the opening plenary session on Thursday. Drs. Marshall Chin and Elbert Huang served on a panel that discussed accountable care during the plenary session on Friday. Yue Gao, Katie Gunter, Debra Maltby, and Dr. Neda Laiteerapong gave oral presentations about their research on Friday.

Workshops led by CCDTR investigators included a workshop about effective communication as a leader in internal medicine led by Dr. Deborah Burnet, a workshop about the roadmap to reduce disparities led by The Findings Answers team, and a workshop about the CMMI-awarded Comprehensive Care Physician program led by Drs. David Meltzer and Lisa Vinci.

Friday afternoon, Aviva Nathan, Robert Nocon, and Dr. Michael Quinn presented their research at the closing poster session.


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Media coverage of CCDTR research on the Medical Home and Clinic Morale

March 2012 – AAFP News highlights CCDTR study results showing that the patient-centered medical home is associated with higher morale and job satisfaction, but also risk of provider burnout. The study is from the Transforming Safety Net Clinics into Patient-Centered Medical Homes Evaluation Project (PI: Dr. Marshall Chin) and was published in the journal Archives of internal Medicine. The study was also profiled in Cardiovascular Business.