The Annals of Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians (ACP) recognized Matthew Spitzer, MD, BUSM Endocrine fellow in the department of Medicine with a Junior Investigator Recognition Award. He received the award in April at Internal Medicine 2013, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Physicians, where he presented his research.
Spitzer is one of two junior physicians to receive the award, which is in its third year. Annals and ACP award the most outstanding article by a first author who is in an internal medicine residency program or a general medicine or internal medicine subspecialty fellowship program. An award also is given for the most outstanding article with a first author who is within three years of completing his or her training in internal medicine or one of its subspecialties.
Spitzer was recognized for an article he authored within three years of completing his training. “Effects of Testosterone Replacement on Response to Sildenafil Citrate in Men with Erectile Dysfunction: A Randomized Controlled Trial” was published in the November 20, 2012 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. The research showed that men with erectile dysfunction and low testosterone levels who received a replacement dose of testosterone with sildenafil did not have greater improvement in erectile function than men who received sildenafil plus placebo.
Winners were selected based on the article’s novelty, methodological rigor, clarity of presentation, and potential to influence practice, policy, or future research. Judges include Annals’ editors and representatives from Annals’ Editorial Board and the American College of Physicians’ Education and Publication Committee.