Extensive Media Coverage of Echinacea Study by Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Alum

Dec 22, 2010, 7:01 PM, Posted by

Bruce Barrett, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and an alum of RWJF Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar program (2003), is getting some noteworthy press attention for his recent study on the effect of Echinacea on the common cold. (Short version: He finds it doesn’t make much difference.) Among the media outlets that have reported on the study so far are NPR and CNN. An up-to-the-minute list of media hits, via Google news search, is here.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Human Capital Blog. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors.