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Division of General Internal Medicine Newsletter



  • GIM News
  • Donna L. Bishop, Editor
  • Next issue:
    December 2016
  • Submission deadline:
    November 18th, 2016
  • E-mail: Donna Bishop

GRANTS

Subject: Primary palliative care for patients with advanced hematologic malignancies
Principal Investigator: Yael Schenker, MD, MAS
Sponsor: American Cancer Society
Purpose of Grant: To develop and pilot test a nurse-led primary palliative care intervention for patients with advanced blood cancers.

Subject: A cluster randomized trial of a primary palliative care intervention (CONNECT) for patients with advanced cancer
Principal Investigator: Yael Schenker, MD, MAS
Sponsor: NIH/NCI
Purpose of Grant: The objective of this proposal is to conduct a cluster randomized trial among 672 patients with advanced cancer and their caregivers receiving care at 16 community oncology clinics, assessing the impact of the CONNECT intervention on patient and caregiver 3-month outcomes and health care utilization.

Subject: Supplemental Analyses for Examining Contraceptive Use and Unmet Need Among Women Veterans (ECUUN) Study
Principal Investigator: Sonya Borrero, MD, MS
Sponsor: VA Women’s Health Services
Purpose of Grant: This project will support additional analyses of ECUUN data requested by VA Women’s Health Services to inform reproductive health care quality improvement in the VA Healthcare System.

Subject: Enhancing the Access and Quality of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for
Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in Rural Pennsylvania’s Medicaid Primary Care
Practices
Principal Investigator: Walid Gellad, MD, MPH, and Adam Gordon, MD, MPH
Sponsor: AHRQ
Purpose of Grant: For the Commonwealth of PA to focus on implementation and evaluation of medically assisted treatment for opioid addiction (buprenorphine, naltrexone, naloxone) in rural primary care practices.