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AHRQ announces recent recipients of Health Services Research Dissertation awards

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) supports dissertation research undertaken as part of an academic program to earn a research doctoral degree. Through this program, AHRQ seeks to expand the number of researchers who address its mission "to improve the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of health care for all Americans."

Recently, AHRQ awarded six dissertation grants to individuals from universities throughout the country. AHRQ congratulates these recipients and wishes them well as they join the community of health services researchers to contribute knowledge that will help enhance the quality of health care in the future. Sincere thanks to their mentors/advisors.

Kevin Moloney
R36 HS015682-01A1
HCI Evaluation of Medication Use HITs in Pediatric Care
Georgia Institute of Technology
Advisor: Julie A. Jacko, Ph.D.

Laura Phillips
R36 HS 016218-01
Aged Prisoners Treatment Selection (APTS)
University of Alabama
Advisor: Rebecca Allen, Ph.D.

Miriam Ryvicker
R36-HS 016207-01
Organizational Culture and Quality of Life in Nursing Homes: A Qualitative Study
New York University
Advisor: Ruth Horowitz, Ph.D.

Linda Samia
R36 HS016224-01
The Work Environment and Job-Related Stress among Home Healthcare Nurses
University of Massachusetts—Boston
Advisor: Carol Hall Ellenbecker, Ph.D.

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