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Douglas K. Owens, MD, MS

Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Professor; CHP/PCOR Director; Professor of Medicine and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy, and of Management Science and Engineering; Senior Fellow Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Senior Investigator at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System

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October 7th, 2011

Douglas Owens takes helm of health policy and research centers

FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR News

The professor of medicine and general internist was one of the first faculty members to join CHP/PCOR when the centers were founded in 1998. Much of his work on HIV and cardiovascular disease has focused on measuring the benefits of certain treatments and interventions against their costs. Read more »

August 31st, 2010

Core faculty member Douglas Owens receives national recognition


The Society for Medical Decision Making has given core faculty member Douglas K. Owens its 2010 John M. Eisenberg Award. The honor is given "in recognition of exemplary leadership in the practical application of medical decision making research" and will be presented at SMDM's annual meeting in October. John Eisenberg was a leader in his field and headed the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Owens will be honored at SMDM's 32nd annual meeting in Toronto.

April 21st, 2010

IOM recommendations for sodium intake cites SHP study

CHP/PCOR in the news

The Institute of Medicine issued recommendations for decreasing sodium intake in the United States, and drew upon a recent study by Stanford Health Policy trainee Crystal Smith-Spangler, director Alan Garber and core faculty member Douglas Owens. The IOM report referenced their Annals of Internal Medicine paper, which found that a voluntary effort by the U.S. food service industry to reduce salt in processed foods could prevent strokes and heart attacks in nearly a million Americans and saving $32.1 billion in medical costs.

March 2nd, 2010

Proposed industry effort to reduce salt in food could save lives, money, SHP/VA study shows

CHP/PCOR Press Release

A voluntary effort by the U.S. food service industry to reduce salt in processed foods could have far-reaching implications for the health of the U.S. population, preventing strokes and heart attacks in nearly a million Americans and saving $32.1 billion in medical costs, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford Health Policy and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. Read more »

November 11th, 2009

Stanford Health Policy researchers receive NIA challenge grant to study HIV treatment


Core faculty Douglas K. Owens, associate faculty Margaret Brandeau and associate faculty Eran Bendavid received a $1 million challenge grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a project that will compare antiretroviral regimen treatments for HIV, and evaluate the impact of these drugs on patients with cardiovascular problems. The award-presented to three research projects out of the thousands that applied-will allow the creation of two or three new research positions for the two-year funded project. Read more »

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Doug Owens on universal HIV screening
In this podcast, Douglas Owens, MD, professor of medicine and a task force member, discusses how he believes the recommendation, if implemented, could have a substantial impact on the course of the epidemic in the United States. Length: 15 min.
November 21, 2012 in Scope (blog)

Tailored Medicine Could Prevent More Heart Attacks
"This shows that there might be better ways for physicians to choose who gets treated and who does not," said Dr. Douglas K. Owens of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in California, who wrote an editorial published with the study.
May 16, 2011 in HealthNews

Studies show misuse of expensive blood-clotting drug
The agency funded both Stanford studies. The second study examined the risks and benefits of prescribing RF7a for five particular patient scenarios or conditions: heart surgery, intracranial hemorrhage, body and brain trauma, liver transplantation and ...
April 20, 2011 in The Stanford Daily

Plan to combat growing HIV epidemic in Ukraine
In a study published in the March issue of PLoS-Medicine, researchers at Stanford University and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System demonstrate that the most effective way to combat the spreading disease is a combined program of drug ...
March 2, 2011 in (press release)

Stanford study offers plan to combat AIDS in Ukraine
Antiretroviral treatment not only helps the infected individuals, but also reduces the amount of virus they carry so they are less likely to transmit it to others in the general population, notes Douglas Owens, MD, a professor of medicine at Stanford ...
March 1, 2011 in Scope (blog)

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