Douglas K. Owens, MD, MSHenry 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
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 »
Core faculty member Douglas Owens receives national recognitionCHP/PCOR News
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.
IOM recommendations for sodium intake cites SHP studyCHP/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.
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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 »
Stanford Health Policy researchers receive NIA challenge grant to study HIV treatmentCHP/PCOR News
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 »