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AHRQ funds new projects

The following research projects 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. Readers are reminded that findings usually are not available until a project has ended or is nearing completion.

Research Projects

Brief risky high-benefit procedures
Project director: Colin F. Mackenzie, M.D.
Organization: University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11279
Project period: 9/30/00 to 8/31/03
First year funding: $173,195

Developing best practices for patient safety
Project director: Mark B. McClellan, M.D., Ph.D.
Organization: Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11114
Project period: 9/30/00 to 8/31/03
First year funding: $421,804

Enhancing the capacities of a national pediatric practice-based research network
Project director: Richard Wasserman, M.D.
Organization: American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11192
Project period: 9/30/00 to 9/29/01
Funding: $92,974

Evaluation of coronary heart disease in men and women prior to first AMI
Project director: Barbara P. Yawn, M.D.
Organization: Olmsted Medical Center, Rochester, MN
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10239
Project period: 9/29/00 to 8/31/03
First year funding: $253,537

Physician intervention to improve diabetes care
Project director: Patrick O'Connor, M.P.H.
Organization: Healthpartners Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10639
Project period: 9/30/00 to 8/31/03
First year funding: $375,888

Primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease and stroke
Project director: Steven Ornstein, M.D.
Organization: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11132
Project period: 9/30/00 to 8/31/03
First year funding: $351,231

Promoting effective communication and decisionmaking
Project director: A. Eugene Washington, M.D.
Organization: University of California, San Francisco, CA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10856
Project period: 9/27/00 to 8/31/05
First year funding: $1,391,147

Quality factors in nursing home choice
Project director: Joann G. Congdon, Ph.D.
Organization: University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10926
Project period: 9/30/00 to 8/31/03
First year funding: $247,391

Translating chlamydia screening guidelines into practice
Project director: Robert S. Thompson, M.D.
Organization: Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, WA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10514
Project period: 9/30/00 to 6/30/03
First year funding: $457,274

Conference Grants

Association of Health Care Journalists Conference
Project director: Melinda S. Voss, M.P.H.
Organization: Association of Health Care Journalists, Minneapolis, MN
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10927
Project period: 1/15/01 to 1/14/02
Funding: $30,000

Asthma education in the emergency department
Project director: Robert J. Camargo, Dr.P.H.
Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10940
Project period: 12/15/00 to 12/14/01
Funding: $30,000

Conference on economics of antimicrobial resistance
Project director: Ramanan Laxminarayan, Ph.D.
Organization: Resources for the Future, Washington, DC
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10943
Project period: 1/15/01 to 1/14/02
Funding: $28,000

Improving emergency medical services for children through outcomes research
Project director: Ellen F. Crain, M.D., Ph.D.
Organization: Ambulatory Pediatric Association, McLean, VA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10942
Project period: 1/1/01 to 12/31/01
Funding: $35,000

Improving implementation of screening and examinations for juvenile diabetes
Project director: Robert Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Organization: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International, New York City, NY
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10929
Project period: 12/15/00 to 12/14/01
Funding: $25,000

International conference on objective measurement
Project director: Kendon J. Conrad, Ph.D.
Organization: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10941
Project period: 1/15/01 to 1/14/02
Funding: $20,000

Improvements and innovations in end of life care: National congress
Project director: Joanne Lynn, M.D.
Organization: RAND, Santa Monica, CA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10945
Project period: 1/1/01 to 12/31/01
Funding: $32,000

Small grant program for conference support
Project director: Jordan H. Richland, M.P.H.
Organization: American College of Preventive Medicine, Washington, DC
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10938
Project period: 1/1/01 to 12/31/01
Funding: $37,547

State of the art telehealth/telemedicine
Project director: Rashid Bashshur, Ph.D.
Organization: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10936
Project period: 1/1/01 to 12/31/01
Funding: $25,000

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