The world is a lot less interesting today. On Friday, Tora K. Bikson of the RAND Corporation passed away, suddenly and in her office, while doing what she loved and did so well – applying her fine mind and eloquent expression to research problems. For the past more than 32 years, Tora was my closest working intellectual partner and best friend apart from my family members.
I said in yesterday’s post that I would talk more about the Russo-Fitzgerald-Eveland study on the evaluation of training programs for resident physicians. It’s an interesting piece of research in many ways, both substantively and in terms of process. It’s basically a report on Ruthann Russo’s dissertation research; Steve Fitzgerald was her dissertation chair. The study was completed and passed before I ever got involved with it.