The Year in Review: 2022
VKPrasad Lab Updates
2022 was a calamitous and busy year. If you ask me, America should have returned to normal in 2021, but that mostly happened this last year. It was also a busy year for us in VKPrasad Lab. Allow me to highlight our year in review!
Our primary focus is academic research. We published 60+ peer review articles, including many fun ones: what predicts clinical trial accrual, who goes on oncology podcasts, and dose modification rules in cancer RCTs
Some articles were widely read, including a fun one by Ioannidis and I on obsessive criticism, and an important one on cruel hospital visitor policies.
We were grateful to publish on a huge range of biomedical and methods topics in general medical and oncology journals. We have had a running column in Translational Oncology on limitations in drug approval that’s worth your time.
Glad that our research team is home to repeat collaborations. Timothee Olivier visited us for a year from Geneva, and had a productive year. *Open invitation* to any heme onc fellow globally to come work w us in person. Alyson Haslam has worked with me for 5 years and leads our weekly efforts.
Jordan joined our team recently from Seattle, and has been terrific. Logan Powell is a first year medical student in Texas who heard me on @PeterAttiaMD and has been one of the most productive people I have met. This is just 1 year as a first year student!
I was impressed by the first time students who joined our lab. Some premeds and medical students from SF, Texas, NYC, Philadelphia, DC, and more.
I was glad to be a part of launching Sensible Medicine, a shared substack of diverse doctors and thinkers in medicine. Last place on earth you will find fair and balanced medicine appraisal— and most importantly: debate and dialog. I wrote 30 articles for them over the year.
My own substack has also been a nice outlet for trial dissection & passing thoughts and arguments. Wrote 154 pieces here.
Was glad to write these op-eds to broader audiences, and even more excited to join Bari Weiss in her latest endeavor, the Free Press. Do subscribe. It will be great!
Plenary Session podcast has exploded in the last few years. We now get millions of downloads annually. We had 71 episodes in 2022.
Same for Youtube. I posted 160 videos and had many millions of views. Strangely the cancer trial videos are not the most popular. Go figure!
Finally, was glad to give these academic talks, though my 2023 resolution is more in person, and fewer by zoom!
In other news, I got promoted this year, and shared reflections on that in a past column. You can read it here. Best wishes for 2023!