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AHRQ funds new projects

The following research grants, small project grant, and conference grants were funded recently by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Each listing includes the project title, principal investigator, performing organization, project number and dates, and funding. Note that research findings usually are not available until a project has ended or is nearing completion.

Research Projects/Cooperative Agreements

Home screening for chlamydia surveillance
Project director: Roberta Ness, M.D.
Organization: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10592
Project period: 7/25/00 to 6/30/05
First year funding: $356,394

Impact of ethics consultation in the ICU
Project director: Lawrence Schneiderman, M.D.
Organization: University of California, La Jolla, CA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10251
Project period: 9/1/00 to 8/31/03
First year funding: $673,031

Processes of care and outcomes in chronic rhinosinusitis
Project director: Kenley W. Chin, M.D.
Organization: University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS00012 (K08)
Project period: 8/1/00 to 7/31/05
First year funding: $121,494

Profiling the needs of dying children
Project director: John Feudtner, M.D., Ph.D.
Organization: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS00002 (K08)
Project period: 8/1/00 to 7/31/05
First year funding: $124,185

Quality measures and managed care markets
Project director: Harold S. Luft, Ph.D.
Organization: University of California, San Francisco, CA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10771
Project period: 7/15/00 to 6/30/05
First year funding: $900,000

Structuring markets and competition in health care
Project director: Joseph Newhouse, Ph.D.
Organization: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10803
Project period: 7/5/00 to 6/30/05
First year funding: $899,873

Understanding variability in community mammography
Project director: Joann Elmore, M.D.
Organization: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10591
Project period: 9/1/00 to 8/31/03
First year funding: $768,484

Unstudied infants: Low-risk babies in a high-risk place
Project director: Douglas Richardson, M.D.
Organization: Beth Israel Medical Center, Boston, MA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10131
Project period: 8/1/00 to 7/31/03
First year funding: $286,289

Small Project Grant

Timing prophylactic surgery for diverticulitis
Project director: Robert Richards, M.D.
Organization: University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10827
Project period: 8/1/00 to 7/31/01
Funding: $42,705

Conference Grants

Government coverage of traditional indigenous medicine
Project director: J. Kristin Olson-Garewal, M.D.
Organization: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10930
Project period: 8/15/00 to 8/14/01
Funding: $19,010

INCLEN 2000: Workshops for improving the quality of care
Project director: Alan B. Fogel
Organization: International Clinical Epidemiology Network, Philadelphia, PA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10103
Project period: 8/1/00 to 7/31/01
Funding: $17,200

Patient safety in ambulatory care settings
Project director: Glenn T. Hammons, M.D.
Organization: Center for Research in Ambulatory Health Care Administration, Englewood, CO
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10106
Project period: 8/1/00 to 7/31/01
Funding: $49,987

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