Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Drs. Dodson and Susarla receive Laskin Award

Work on intimate partner violence recognized as year's best articles in JOMS

Dr. Thomas Dodson, professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) and director of the Mass General's Center for Applied Clinical Investigation (CACI), together with Dr. Srinivas Susarla, a resident in OMS, received the 2011 Daniel Laskin Award presented by the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation.  This award is given annually for the best article published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery during the preceding year. 

Dodson and Susarla were honored for two papers, "Validation of a Diagnostic Protocol Used to Identify Intimate Partner Violence in the Emergency Department Setting" (with coauthor Vincent J. Perciaccante of Emory University School of Medicine) and "Markers for Intimate Partners Violence in the Emergency Department Setting" (with coauthors Perciaccante and Atlanta oral surgeon John W. Carey).  This work was completed as a two-center study at Mass General and Emory.  Dodson also received the Laskin Award in 2004.  The award was established in recognition of Dr. Laskin's many years as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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