Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
December 2011

Submission deadline:
November 4, 2011


Grants and Funding

Subject: Junior Faculty Career Development Award.
Principal Investigator: Yael Schenker, MD, MS.
Sponsor: National Palliative Care Research Center.
Purpose: The grant will examine the quality of cross-cultural communication about end-of-life issues with seriously ill African American patients.

Subject: Comparative Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Osteoporosis Screening Strategies for Older Adults.
Principal Investigator: Smita Nayak, MD.
Sponsor: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
Purpose: The goal of this research is to identify the best osteoporosis population screening strategies that can be implemented to improve osteoporosis-related health outcomes in older women and men in the United States.