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CALL FOR ARTICLES: Defining Health in the Era of Value-Based Care

Posted By Submitted by Mark Arnold, Senior Vice President of Life Sciences Partnerships - Cureus, Inc., Thursday, October 27, 2016

Cureus, on behalf of the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, is pleased to introduce the Defining Health in the Era of Value-Based Care publishing competition.

Modern medicine is actively transitioning from "fighting disease" to promoting health. However, the medical community has yet to arrive at a universally accepted definition of "health." Without such, the path to health preservation, protection and rejuvenation remains unclear.

Supporting the emergence of integrated medicine and less expensive, value-based systems, we invite review articles that define "health" in a manner that helps to develop a healthier society and provide actionable guidelines for practicing physicians and public health workers. Cureus has assembled a very high profile team for peer review including 

  • Dr. John Ioannidis, Professor of Health Policy with Stanford Medicine, 
  • Dr. Victoria Maizes, Executive Director at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, 
  • Dr. George Lundberg, former 17 year editor with JAMA, 
  • Dr. Josephine Briggs, Director with the NIH / NCCIH, 
  • Dr. Stephen Klasko, President and CEO with Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health,  
  • Dr. Donald Abrams, Medical Oncologist with UCSF, and others.

As an incentive for submissions, we are offering $18,000 in awards for the authors that produce what the peer review panel and clinical community determines to be the most novel and impactful articles.


The winner of this competition will be selected by general acclaim of the medical community using Cureus SIQ crowdsourcing technology, and subject to the final approval of the committee selected by the College. To further encourage knowledge sharing across medical specialties, all articles published as part of this competition will be indexed in PubMed Central and distributed to large communities of relevant clinicians through the Cureus platform.


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