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The University of Central Florida College of Medicine presents a publishing competition

Defining Health in the Era of Value-Based Care

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$18,000

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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.

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.​   

Peer Review Panel

To review all submitted articles prior to publication, we’ve assembled a world-class peer review panel led by Dr. John Ioannidis, Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy at Stanford University School of Medicine. Click on a reviewer name to learn more.

Article analysis and commentary performed by the peer review panel are strictly independent of the sponsor.

John Ioannidis

John Ioannidis

M.D. | Epidemiology and Public Health

School of Medicine, Stanford University
Stanford, California, United States
George D. Lundberg

George D. Lundberg

M.D. | Pathology

Chief Medical Officer, CollabRx; Editor at Large, Medscape from WebMD; Consulting Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States
Victoria Maizes

Victoria Maizes

M.D. | Integrative/Complimentary Medicine

Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Josephine Briggs

Josephine Briggs

M.D. | Integrative/Complimentary Medicine

National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health, National Institute of Health (NIH)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
David Shurtleff

David Shurtleff

Ph.D. | Integrative/Complimentary Medicine

National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health, National Institute of Health (NIH)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Linda Lee

Linda Lee

M.D. | Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology

Integrative Medicine & Digestive Center, Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Hilary McClafferty

Hilary McClafferty

M.D. | Integrative/Complimentary Medicine

Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Stephen K. Klasko

Stephen K. Klasko

M.D., Professor, M.B.A. | Obstetrics and Gynecology

Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health, Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Robert McNutt

Robert McNutt

M.D. | Oncology

Outcomes Research and Strategy, ICLOPS
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Ryan Abbott

Ryan Abbott

M.D., Professor | Integrative/Complimentary Medicine

School of Law, University of Surrey; School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, United States
Daniel Monti

Daniel Monti

M.D. | Integrative/Complimentary Medicine

Jefferson Health System, Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Juan  C. Cendán

Juan C. Cendán

M.D., Professor | Medical Education and Simulation

University of Central Florida COllege of Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Orlando, FL, United States
Edward Ross

Edward Ross

M.D. | Internal Medicine

College of Medicine, University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida, United States
Sam Parthasarathy

Sam Parthasarathy

M.D. | Cardiac/Thoracic/Vascular Surgery

College of Medicine, University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida, United States
Sanford Newmark

Sanford Newmark

M.D. | Pediatrics

Pediatric Integrative Neurodevelopmental Program, University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States

Competition Entries

The entry period is now closed. Competition entries appear below as they are published. Now is your chance to score and discuss these articles. Remember, prizes will be awarded to the three highest-scoring articles!

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SIQ
10.0
February 09, 2017
Review Article

Redefining Health: The Evolution of Health Ideas from Antiquity to the Era of Value-Based Care

Ido Badash, Nicole P. Kleinman, Stephanie Barr, Julie Jang, Suraiya Rahman, Brian W. Wu
SIQ
9.6
February 15, 2017
Review Article

Defining Health Across the Cancer Continuum

Caleb Dulaney, Audrey S. Wallace, Ashlyn S. Everett, Laura Dover, Andrew McDonald, Lauren Kropp
SIQ
-.-
February 17, 2017
Review Article

Requirements

Competition entry and article submission is completely free. All submitted work must be previously unpublished. All articles must be submitted via the template-driven, self-publishing Cureus platform, following the Cureus standard review article format.

Each article submission shall not exceed 30 references. Competition entry is limited to only the first 100 draft article submissions (maximum one article entry per author).

For additional information on publishing with Cureus, please refer to our Author Guide.

Article Type
Review Articles
Reference limit
30
Maximum submissions
100
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Awards

Winning Article Awards

Three prizes will be awarded to the published articles that receive the highest Cureus SIQ™ (Scholarly Impact Quotient™) scores.

  • 1st Place: $10,000 USD
  • 2nd Place: $5,000 USD
  • 3rd Place: $3,000 USD

Subsequent to formal editorial and peer review, published articles undergo SIQ scoring - Cureus’ unique crowdsourced, secondary peer-review process. In addition to measuring engagement, SIQ allows the community-at-large to rate the quality of individual articles. Reviewers will assign scores from 1 to 10 on criteria including clarity and rationale, clinical importance, study design and methods, data analysis, novelty of conclusions and quality of presentation.

Aggregated community SIQ scores allow clinicians and researchers to quickly assess article quality in a manner similar to that of Amazon® and Yelp® community reviews.

Winning articles are subject to final approval by the selection committee appointed by the College. Eligible articles must receive a minimum of 5 scores. (A Cureus user can assign only one score per article.) As engagement and scoring are critical to winning, authors are highly encouraged to share their published articles via social media and email.

Referral Award

Not interested in submitting relevant research? Please help further medical discovery by referring this publishing program to relevant colleagues within the requisite scholarly interest. Be the first to refer this solicitation to the author of the winning article and you’ll receive $1,000 USD for your efforts.

Please click here to refer this program to colleagues.

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Key Dates

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016 – Competition begins; articles may now be submitted
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017 – Article submission deadline @ 5:00 pm PT (15 weeks)
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – Peer and editorial review of all eligible articles concludes @ 5:00 pm PT
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 – Competition crowdsourced scoring (SIQ) complete @ 5:00 pm PT
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017 – Winning articles announced