Thursday, July 14, 2016

Obama Being Awesome Again

Back in May, a work colleague published a paper in JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association) - this is a pretty big deal, as it is one of the most prestigious journals and probably the most prestigious in my field. In honor of this accomplishment, we threw a paJAMA party. Here's some photographic evidence from the day:

Yesterday, President Obama also had an article published in JAMA, becoming the first US President to publish a scholarly article while in office.
Basically, Obama is laying out how the next president could continue to improve health care. Obama recommends things like lowering the cost of prescription drugs and making a "public option" available for people buying health care coverage as a cheaper alternative to buying coverage from private companies.

Keep in mind the article isn't marked as peer-reviewed, though it did go through extensive fact checking and editing, Forbes reported.

"While we of course recognized the author is the president of the United States, JAMA has enormously high standards and we certainly expected the president to meet those standards," Howard Bauchner, JAMA's editor-in-chief, told Bloomberg in an interview.
I propose a nationwide paJAMA party to celebrate this accomplishment.

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