Grants and Fundings

Subject: Race and Preference for Knee Replacement: A Patient-Centered Intervention (REPAIR).
Principal Investigator: Said Ibrahim, MD, MPH.
Sponsor: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease (NIAMS).
Purpose: This project represents the next phase in a trajectory of research that targets racial disparities in the utilization of elective knee joint replacement. A randomized controlled trial will be conducted to assess the effect of a high-quality, evidence-based, patient-centered educational intervention. The intervention will be supplemented with targeted counseling and motivational interviewing about African American patient preferences, expectations, and likelihood of achieving a referral for surgical evaluation.

Subject: Alternative Strategies for Adult Pneumococcal Vaccination.
Principal Investigator: Kenneth J. Smith, MD, MS.
Sponsor: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Purpose: This research will produce a mathematical model to assist in pneumococcal vaccine policymaking, particularly in prioritizing and allocating resources to future research efforts.

Subject: Pennsylvania Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Medical Residency Program.
Principal Investigator: Janice Pringle, PhD.
Curriculum Director: Adam Gordon, MD, MPH.
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Purpose: This $1.8 million grant is a statewide initiative that will use an evidence-based curriculum to train approximately 750 medical residents and faculty in SBIRT skills and practices.