Authors Posts by Nicole Van Groningen, MD

Nicole Van Groningen, MD

Nicole Van Groningen, MD
Nicole Van Groningen is a third-year internal medicine resident at NYU, where she has been involved in high-value quality improvement projects as part of the national ACP/ABIM Choosing Wisely High Value Care In Action Fellowship. She also has a passion for medical innovation, which she blogs about at AvantMed. She is an avid tweeter at @NVanGronigenMD.
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How Gratitude Can Change Your Life for the Better

Research has documented that gratitude has beneficial effects on health that can be measured objectively.
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Should Doctors Abandon Their White Coats?

Doctors' white coats have been implicated as vectors of infections, yet docs and patients love them. Here's a review of the pros and cons of maintaining the white coat tradition.
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Computers to Develop Drugs of the Future

Current approaches to drug development that relies on clinical trials in humans is expensive and unsustainable. "In silico," compute-based trials, when perfected, may be a speedier, less costly alternative.