Veronica Yank

Professional Education

Medical Education: Univ of California San Francisco (2003) CA

Residency: University of Washington (2006) WA

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2006)

Internship: University of Washington (2004) WA

M.D., UCSF (2003)

B.A., Harvard College (1994)

Honors & Awards

NIH K23 Career Development Award, NIDDK (2013-2018)

Award for Excellence in Teaching of Medical Students, Stanford University (2008)

Dean's Summer and Quarterly Research Fellowships, UCSF (1999-2002)

Tucker Scholarship, UCSF (2002)

Taussig Scholarship, UCSF (2001)

Phi Beta Kappa Graduate Research Scholarship, Phi Beta Kappa Society (2000)

Administrative Appointments

Instructor, Stanford University, 2012

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford Prevention Research Center & Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, 2010

Clinical Instructor, Stanford University, 2006

Research Associate, UCSF, JAMA, 1994

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Hospital & Clinics patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Genetic influence on exercise-induced changes in physical function among mobility-limited older adults
Buford, T. W., Hsu, F.-C., Brinkley, T. E., Carter, C. S., Church, T. S., & Pahor, M. (2014). Genetic influence on exercise-induced changes in physical function among mobility-limited older adults. PHYSIOLOGICAL GENOMICS, 46(5), 149-158.

Short-term weight loss patterns, baseline predictors, and longer-term follow-up within a randomized controlled trial.
Yank, V., Xiao, L., Wilson, S. R., Stafford, R. S., Rosas, L. G., & Ma, J. (2014). Short-term weight loss patterns, baseline predictors, and longer-term follow-up within a randomized controlled trial. Obesity , 22(1), 45-51.

The Effects of a Long-Term Physical Activity Intervention on Serum Uric Acid in Older Adults at Risk for Physical Disability
Beavers, K. M., Hsu, F.-C., Serra, M. C., Yank, V., Pahor, M., & Nicklas, B. J. (2014). The Effects of a Long-Term Physical Activity Intervention on Serum Uric Acid in Older Adults at Risk for Physical Disability. JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 22(1), 25-33.

Variations Between Obese Latinos and Whites in Weight-Related Counseling During Preventive Clinical Visits in the United States
Ma, J., Xiao, L., & Yank, V. (2013). Variations Between Obese Latinos and Whites in Weight-Related Counseling During Preventive Clinical Visits in the United States. OBESITY, 21(8), 1734-1741.

An Easily Accessible Web-Based Minimization Random Allocation System for Clinical Trials
Xiao, L., Huang, Q., Yank, V., & Ma, J. (2013). An Easily Accessible Web-Based Minimization Random Allocation System for Clinical Trials. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH, 15(7), 279-288.

Translating an evidence-based lifestyle intervention program into primary care: lessons learned.
Blonstein, A. C., Yank, V., Stafford, R. S., Wilson, S. R., Rosas, L. G., & Ma, J. (2013). Translating an evidence-based lifestyle intervention program into primary care: lessons learned. Health promotion practice, 14(4), 491-497.

Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Intervention for Weight Loss Into Primary Care A Randomized Trial
Ma, J., Yank, V., Xiao, L., Lavori, P. W., Wilson, S. R., & Stafford, R. S. (2013). Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Intervention for Weight Loss Into Primary Care A Randomized Trial. JAMA INTERNAL MEDICINE, 173(2), 113-121.

Two-year weight-loss maintenance in primary care-based Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle interventions.
Xiao, L., Yank, V., Wilson, S. R., Lavori, P. W., & Ma, J. (2013). Two-year weight-loss maintenance in primary care-based Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle interventions. Nutrition & diabetes, 3.

Baseline reach and adoption characteristics in a randomized controlled trial of two weight loss interventions translated into primary care: A structured report of real-world applicability
Yank, V., Stafford, R. S., Rosas, L. G., & Ma, J. (2013). Baseline reach and adoption characteristics in a randomized controlled trial of two weight loss interventions translated into primary care: A structured report of real-world applicability. CONTEMPORARY CLINICAL TRIALS, 34(1), 126-135.

Web-based self-management support training for health professionals: A pilot study
Yank, V., Laurent, D., Plant, K., & Lorig, K. (2013). Web-based self-management support training for health professionals: A pilot study. PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING, 90(1), 29-37.

Algorithm for balancing both continuous and categorical covariates in randomized controlled trials
Xiao, L., Yank, V., & Ma, J. (2012). Algorithm for balancing both continuous and categorical covariates in randomized controlled trials. COMPUTER METHODS AND PROGRAMS IN BIOMEDICINE, 108(3), 1185-1190.

Randomized Trial of Personal Genomics for Preventive Cardiology Design and Challenges
Knowles, J. W., Assimes, T. L., Kiernan, M., Pavlovic, A., Goldstein, B. A., & Ioannidis, J. Pa. (2012). Randomized Trial of Personal Genomics for Preventive Cardiology Design and Challenges. CIRCULATION-CARDIOVASCULAR GENETICS, 5(3), 368-376.

Baseline reach and adoption characteristics in a randomized controlled trial of two weight loss interventions translated into primary care: a structured report of real-world applicability
Yank V, Stafford RS, Rosas LG, & Ma J. (2012). Baseline reach and adoption characteristics in a randomized controlled trial of two weight loss interventions translated into primary care: a structured report of real-world applicability. Contemp Clin Trials 2012 (accepted for publication)..

Off-Label Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa in US Hospitals: Analysis of Hospital Records
Logan, A. C., Yank, V., & Stafford, R. S. (2011). Off-Label Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa in US Hospitals: Analysis of Hospital Records. ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 154(8), 516-W175.

Systematic Review: Benefits and Harms of In-Hospital Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa for Off-Label Indications
Yank, V., Tuohy, C. V., Logan, A. C., Bravata, D. M., Staudenmayer, K., & Stafford, R. S. (2011). Systematic Review: Benefits and Harms of In-Hospital Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa for Off-Label Indications. ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 154(8), 529-W190.

Safety of Recombinant Activated Factor VII in Randomized Clinical Trials
Yank, V., & Stafford, R. S. (2011). Safety of Recombinant Activated Factor VII in Randomized Clinical Trials. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 364(6), 575-575.

Comparative Effectiveness of Recombinant Factor VIIa for Off-Label Indications vs. Usual Care.
Yank V, Tuohy CV, Logan AC, Bravata DM, Staudenmayer K, & Stafford RS. (2010). Comparative Effectiveness of Recombinant Factor VIIa for Off-Label Indications vs. Usual Care. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 21. (Prepared by Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. #290-02-0017) Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. May 2010. Available at: www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/reports/final.cfm..

Comparison of Thromboembolic Event Rates in Randomized Controlled Trials and Observational Studies of Recombinant Factor VIIa for Off-Label Indications.
Yank, V., Logan, A. C., Tuohy, C. V., Bravata, D. M., Staudenmayer, K., & Stafford, R. S. (2009). Comparison of Thromboembolic Event Rates in Randomized Controlled Trials and Observational Studies of Recombinant Factor VIIa for Off-Label Indications. BLOOD, 114(22), 571-572.

Financial ties and concordance between results and conclusions in meta-analyses: retrospective cohort study
Yank, V., Rennie, D., & Bero, L. A. (2007). Financial ties and concordance between results and conclusions in meta-analyses: retrospective cohort study. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 335(7631), 1202-?.

Bronchial-pulmonary artery fistula with fatal massive Hemoptysis caused by anastomotic bronchial aspergillus infection in a lung transplant recipient
Slatore, C. G., Yank, V., Jewell, K. D., & Fligner, C. L. (2007). Bronchial-pulmonary artery fistula with fatal massive Hemoptysis caused by anastomotic bronchial aspergillus infection in a lung transplant recipient. RESPIRATORY CARE, 52(11), 1542-1545.

Consensus and contention regarding redundant publications in clinical research: cross-sectional survey of editors and authors
Yank, V., & Barnes, D. (2003). Consensus and contention regarding redundant publications in clinical research: cross-sectional survey of editors and authors. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ETHICS, 29(2), 109-114.

Reporting of informed consent and ethics committee approval in clinical trials
Yank, V., & Rennie, D. (2002). Reporting of informed consent and ethics committee approval in clinical trials. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 287(21), 2835-2838.

Prevalence of honorary and ghost authorship in Cochrane reviews
Mowatt, G., Shirran, L., Grimshaw, J. Jm., Rennie, D., Flanagin, A., & Bero, L. A. (2002). Prevalence of honorary and ghost authorship in Cochrane reviews. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 287(21), 2769-2771.

The Criticism Management System for The Cochrane Library
Ober, M., Shohara, R., Rennie, D., Yank, V., & Bero, L. A. (2002). The Criticism Management System for The Cochrane Library. EVALUATION & THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS, 25(1), 98-115.

The contributions of authors
Rennie, D., Flanagin, A., & Yank, V. (2000). The contributions of authors. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 284(1), 89-91.

Disclosure of researcher contributions: A study of original research articles in The Lancet
Yank, V., & Rennie, D. (1999). Disclosure of researcher contributions: A study of original research articles in The Lancet. ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 130(8), 661-670.

If authors became contributors, everyone would gain, especially the reader
Rennie, D., & Yank, V. (1998). If authors became contributors, everyone would gain, especially the reader. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 88(5), 828-830.

When authorship fails - A proposal to make contributors accountable
Rennie, D., Yank, V., & Emanuel, L. (1997). When authorship fails - A proposal to make contributors accountable. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 278(7), 579-585.

Disclosure to the reader of institutional review board approval and informed consent
Rennie, D., & Yank, V. (1997). Disclosure to the reader of institutional review board approval and informed consent. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 277(11), 922-923.