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Family Physicians Name Minneapolis Doctor as the 2012 Researcher of the Year

Wednesday, May 2, 2012  
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Mark Yeazel, M.D., MPH, Minneapolis, MN, received the 2012 Researcher of the Year Award from the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP).

The recipient of the Researcher of the Year Award must, through the course of his/her career, have contributed in a major, outstanding manner to the development of family medicine research in Minnesota and/or nationally. Candidates are typically nominated by their colleagues.

Dr. Yeazel is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is currently on faculty at the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and is a researcher at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center. Dr. Yeazel also practices at Broadway Family Medicine in North Minneapolis.

His career has been one of personal devotion to the study of cancer prevention practices with research and publications in the areas of cancer screening and survivorship, preventive medicine, community health, and faculty development. His current research project is Evaluating the Effect of a Decision Aid on Shared Decision Making for Prostate Cancer Screening.

Throughout his career Dr. Yeazel has mentored many junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate, and undergraduate students and helped them to develop research careers.

The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians is a professional association of approximately 3,000 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students organized to assist family physicians in providing quality medical care in Minnesota. The MAFP is the largest medical specialty organization in Minnesota and is a state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, one of the largest national medical organizations in the United States with more than 103,000 members.

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