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    ABIM Foundation Grant to ASCP Builds Momentum for the Choosing Wisely® Campaign in California

    March 20, 2013
    ASCP was selected to receive funding by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation to help physicians engage patients in conversations aimed at reducing inappropriate tests and procedures that will improve their care and decrease costs. Support for the $50,000 grant comes from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and extends the efforts of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign in local communities across the United States for the next two years. Read more
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    Residents Expand their Skills and Change Lives through ASCP Subspecialty Grants

    March 18, 2013
    Karen Johnson, MD, worked in a rural clinic in southern Belize in February that had three examining rooms, a sparsely equipped lab, a pharmacy, and a couple of microscopes that local clinicians thought were broken. “The microscopes actually worked, but there was a lack of knowledge about how to use them,” says Dr. Johnson, a pathology resident at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., who received a $2,000 ASCP Resident Subspecialty Grant to work in the field of global health in Belize. Read more
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    Pfizer Grant to be a Game Changer for Lung Cancer Patients

    March 18, 2013

    A lung cancer diagnosis is often considered a death sentence because of its usually poor prognosis and the high visibility of ABC anchorman Peter Jennings’s death from the disease. Symptoms usually present during the later stages of lung cancer. Approximately 85 percent of all lung cancers are non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Read more


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