This week's post features three University of Missouri Faculty:
- Dr. Laura Morris, MD, MSPH, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine at the School of Medicine, as well as a practicing physician with Callaway Physicians. Her clinical interests include general pediatrics, obstetrics, and women's health. Dr. Morris currently servs on the board of the Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN, see www.fpin.org ) and as an Author and Deputy Editor for their scholarly publications. She is most proud of her Family Medicine Residency Teacher of the Year award in 2015—that really symbolizes the reason [she] chose academic medicine: to impact learners and make a positive connection while teaching.
- Dr. Nikole J. Cronk, PhD, is an Associate Teaching Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine at the School of Medicine. Her research interests include etiology and treatment of anxiety and depression, smoking correlates and treatment, and motivational Interviewing. To learn more about Dr. Cronk, click here.
- Dr. Karla T. Washington, PhD, LCSW, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine at the School of Medicine. She was involved in two projects on palliative care and hospice care: A Problem-Solving Intervention for Family Caregivers in Palliative Oncology, and Improving Information Flow to Enhance Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Hospice Care. For her academic profile, click here.
They recently published their latest research, open access, in Family Medicine, the official journal of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
Here are some of Dr. Cronk's thoughts on Open Access:
Why did you choose to publish in an Open Access journal?
"The journal we selected is the most relevant journal for our target audience. We sought to reach individuals involved with the training of Family Medicine residents in order to highlight the importance of our topic."
Would you publish in an Open Access journal again? If so, why?
"Yes, definitely. I think it is important for the advancement of science generally, and our field specifically, to have ready access to the latest research and scholarship. Open access journals make it easy for busy professionals to learn and benefit from the latest publications in their respective fields."
Here are some of Dr. Morris' thoughts on Open Access:
- Why did you choose to publish in an Open Access Journal?
"Family Medicine is the top journal for family medicine educators and so is considered the key journal in which to publish educational research in our specialty. I'd certainly like to publish there again."