Congratulations to Sandra Decker whose research was published in today’s issue of JAMA!  Dr. Decker’s paper is one of three papers that were selected for JAMA publication as part of a new collaboration in which JAMA editors considered a small sample of the 2011 Annual Research Meeting ’s best abstracts for publication to coincide with the meeting. According to Dr. Edward Livingston, a JAMA contributing editor and professor at University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, the acceptance rate of papers submitted through this effort was “well ahead of the curve” compared to JAMA’s typical rate. We consider the high rate of acceptance to be a testament to the quality of research conducted by the field and presented at the ARM.    The papers selected for publication were:

  • Decker S. Medicaid Payment Levels to Dentists and Access to Dental Care Among Children and Adolescents. JAMA. 2011;306(2):187-193.
  • Shen Y, Hsia R. Association Between Ambulance Diversion and Survival Among Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction. JAMA. 2011;305(23):2440-2447.
  • Maciejewski ML, Livingston EH, Smith VA, et al. Survival Among High-Risk Patients After Bariatric Surgery. JAMA. 2011;305(23):2419-2426
More good news…AcademyHealth will be collaborating with JAMA again for the 2012 ARM, which will be held June 24-26, 2012 in Orlando, Fla.  To be considered for this opportunity, authors must be able to submit a full manuscript to JAMA by February 28.  But the first, and most important, step is to submit a well-written abstract to the AcademyHealth Call for Abstracts.  The ARM Call for Abstracts opens on November 1, 2011 and closes on January 12, 2012.  More information on the Call for Abstracts process and the JAMA opportunity will be posted on the AcademyHealth website this fall. Good luck! AcademyHealth is very proud of these three research papers and all of the high-quality work presented at the Annual Research Meeting! This post was authored by Jennifer Muldoon, who leads our conferences team.