Renowned Medical Professor
An involved member in the medical community, Dr. Daniella Zipkin belongs to the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM). In 2010, she was elected to SGIM’s Evidence-Based Medicine Task Force and has since transformed an idea she had into a significant piece of work called “The Bottom Line Project.” As the leader of the project, Dr. Daniella Zipkin strives to create concise, one-page evidence summaries to which physicians can refer for current, prominent research findings to relay to patients. The primary objective is help physicians communicate risk/benefit information to patients, based on findings from a systematic review of all forms of literature that discuss the efficacy of differing methods of communication of risk.
Focusing on teaching and research, Dr. Daniella Zipkin received recognition from her colleagues and served as the Principal Investigator on a Duke Graduate Medical Education Innovations Grant, where she initiated a plan to develop an evidence-based medicine half-day program. Recently, she earned the position of Principal Investigator on another grant for “A Collaborative Curriculum in Evidence-Based Medicine,” a project that consists of creating case-based teaching conferences with internal medicine and emergency medicine staff and faculty. Dr. Daniella Zipkin’s research explores topics beyond evidence-based medicine. She participated in an independent research project exploring the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on doctors in training and evaluating predictors of primary care career choice of graduates of primary care internal medicine residency. She possesses experience in designing studies, gathering data, and conducting data analysis of medical cases in a variety of areas including prevention of congestive heart failure and prevention of HIV transmission in HIV-discordant couples.