News: Announcements

Latest News, Announcements and Highlights from the Society.

Doctors and patients making decisions together could reduce the number of antibiotics prescribed

A new Cochrane Review published shows that when doctors and patients are encouraged to discuss the need for prescribing antibiotics for acute respiratory infections jointly, fewer are prescribed. This may be useful in the fight against antibiotic resistance. 

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A Tribute to Seema Sonnad

A Tribute to Seema Sonnad

It is with great sadness that we announce the recent death of our dear friend and colleague Seema Sonnad, an active SMDM member and leader since 1992, who died of a cardiac arrest while running an ultramarathon outside Seattle on Saturday, May 23. We extend our deepest condolences to all who knew Seema, especially to her husband, Henry Glick, also a long-time active SMDM member.

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A Tribute to Joshua Arden Hemmerich, 1975-2015

A Tribute to Joshua Arden Hemmerich, 1975-2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing on March 25, 2015 of Joshua Hemmerich, SMDM member since 2005 and Editor-in-Chief of the SMDM e-Newsletter since 2013.

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NEW! SMDM Operations Research Interest Group

A New Interest Group to Connect Operations Research and Medical Decision Making

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2014 Networking Committee Webinar: PCORI Grant Applications

The SMDM Networking committee is pleased to announce an SMDM sponsored webinar entitled, 'Maximizing your PCORI grant application.'  SMDM members, all of who have received PCORI funding, and a PCORI representative share their expertise and provide pointers on applying to PCORI.

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