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Academic health centers have faced well-documented internal and external challenges over the last decade, putting pressure on organizational leaders to develop new strategies to improve performance while simultaneously addressing employee morale, patient satisfaction, educational outcomes, and research growth. In the aftermath of a failed merger, new(More)
Prostaglandin E(1) (PGE(1)) at a concentration of 1 ng/ml antagonized theophylline, and norepinephrine induced release of glycerol and free fatty acids (FFA) in human fat cell preparations. Insulin at higher doses also inhibited theophylline-stimulated lipolysis. The N(6)-2-0'dibutyryl derivative of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (DCAMP) stimulated(More)
The number of Ph.D. faculty in clinical departments now exceeds the number of Ph.D. faculty in basic science departments. Given the escalating pressures on academic surgeons to produce in the clinical arena, the recruitment and retention of high-quality Ph.D.s will become critical to the success of an academic surgical department. This success will be as(More)
To investigate whether there is a misalignment of the perceived values of and incentives for clinical research within U.S. academic health centers (AHCs), in 1999 the authors surveyed medical school deans, academic administrators, department chairs, and faculty members at 80 AHCs that are the members of the University HealthSystem Consortium, a(More)