Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Year in Research: The Results Are In

Last month, we posted about the opportunity offered by RWJF's Vice President of Research and Evaluation, David Colby, to help him select the 10 most influential RWJF-funded research articles.

The results are in!

Check out this note from David, along with the link to the selected articles.


Dear Colleague:

For the past few years, I have chosen a list of the 10 most influential RWJF-funded research articles, the RWJF Year in Research. This year, we wanted to know what you think. I produced a list, as usual, but last month, we also asked our Web site visitors, Twitter followers and e-mail subscribers to choose from a list of 25 nominees. The response was wonderful. More than 1,400 people cast votes. Voters hailed from 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The largest percentage of voters was from California (14%); followed by Massachusetts (6.4%); and New York (6.3%). Thirty-eight percent were academics.

Nationally, there was an emphasis on obesity research. Given the projections of the impact of this epidemic on the health of Americans and the rising cost of health care, these were not surprising choices. Interestingly, our audience based in Washington, D.C., highly regarded research on health and public health reform.

Review the results of the voting and my choices.

Thanks to everyone for your participation.

David C. Colby
Vice President, Research & Evaluation

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