Never thought to try, I already had the other preformance sections in the high green so I was more focused on keeping them there and furfilling oppurtunities. The book updates everytime you go to work so I don't imagine rereading one issue is effective.
Check the bookshelf in the house if you own one, maybe the mailbox. How many days has that sim had the research requirement? It is possible that the sim simply hasn't been given one yet. They tend to have names reflecting your last day at work like how to detect heliumitis or avoiding malpractice. That was not a good week in the hospital.