Elsevier Journal Surgery Publishes Research from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program

Key papers published by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program alumni available for free

Philadelphia, PA, May 19, 2014

Elsevier journal Surgery has announced that its May 2014 issue includes a special section dedicated to publishing research by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program alumni. The section is titled: "Transforming Surgical and Interventional Care-Insights from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program.” The Guest Editors for this special section are: Marcia M. Russell, MD and John L. Gore, MD, MS. David A. Axelrod, MD and Jennifer Waljee, MD, MPH, MS are the Associate Guest Editors.

Since 1937, Surgery has been one of the leading journals covering general surgery and includes both basic science topics and clinically-oriented research. Each issue features peer-reviewed original scientific contributions and clinical reports. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program is a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The goal of the program is to integrate scholars’ clinical expertise with training in program development and research methods, to help them find solutions for the challenges posed by the U.S. health care system and the health of U.S. communities. By including papers from the program in this issue of Surgery, the journal is promoting research from tomorrow’s surgical leaders at the beginning stages of their careers.

"It's exciting to see a wide range of important topics within surgery covered by these articles from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars alumni," said Marcia McGory Russell, MD, UCLA Assistant Professor of Surgery), Guest Editor of the May issue of Surgery. "Today, surgeons and patients are dealing with issues beyond the surgical intervention, including provider-patient communication, access, cost, quality of care, as well as quality of life after a procedure. This issue really sheds light on what's happening in surgery today across all surgical disciplines from current and future leaders in surgery."

“These papers in Surgery are authored by some of the most promising young surgical researchers,” commented Allan Ross, Publisher of Surgery at Elsevier. “The topics cover many of the most controversial areas of surgical practice, including ambulatory care and patient readmission; ’low-risk’ procedures and complication rates; and pro-profit hospitals and their use of expensive, unproved therapies.”

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Notes to editors
All papers published in the May issue of the journal are available online on www.surgjournal.com and on ScienceDirect. The selection of papers published by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program alumni are available for free until end of August 2014, go to: http://www.surgjournal.com/content/insights.

About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program has fostered the development of physicians who are leading the transformation of U.S. health and health care through positions in academic medicine, public health, and other leadership roles. The Foundation and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs collaborate to fund this program that offers master’s degree graduate-level study and research in a university-based, post-residency training program. The Clinical Scholars program involves two years of study with generous protected time for research. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars National Program Office received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for development of these manuscripts.

About Surgery
For 73 years the journal Surgery has published practical, authoritative information about cutting edge procedures, clinical advances, and major trends shaping the practice of surgery education and research. Peer-reviewed articles cover topics in oncology, trauma, gastrointestinal, vascular, and transplantation surgery. The journal also publishes papers from the meetings of its sponsoring societies, the Society of University Surgeons, the Central Surgical Association, and the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. Visit the journal website at www.surgjournal.com.

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