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AHRQ funds new projects

The following research grants, small project grants, and conference grant 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

Health care markets and vulnerable populations
Project director: Jose J. Escarce, M.D., Ph.D.
Organization: RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA
Grant number: AHRQ grant HS10770
Project period: 7/1/00 to 6/30/05
First year funding: $402,282

Health preference assessment in Parkinson's disease
Project director: Andrew Siderowf, M.D.
Organization: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Grant number: AHRQ grant HS00004
Project period: 8/1/00 to 7/31/05
First year funding: $120,625

Improving outcomes in U.S. Latino children
Project director: Marielena Lara, M.P.H.
Organization: University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Grant number: AHRQ grant HS00008
Project period: 7/1/00 to 6/30/05
First year funding: $126,630

Reducing adverse drug events in the nursing home
Project director: Jerry H. Gurwitz, M.D.
Organization: University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
Grant number: AHRQ grant HS10481
Project period: 7/1/00 to 6/30/03
First year funding: $590,747

Small Grants

Effect of Medicaid drug copayments on outcomes and costs
Project director: Neil Jordan, M.S.
Organization: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Grant number: AHRQ grant HS10791
Project period: 7/1/00 to 6/30/01
Funding: $32,400

Long-term care decisionmaking among Korean American elderly
Project director: Jong W. Min, M.S.W.
Organization: University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Grant number: AHRQ grant HS10785
Project period: 7/1/00 to 6/30/01
Funding: $27,194

Using an endoscopic database to study outcomes of reflux
Project director: Brian Fennerty, M.D.
Organization: Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
Grant number: AHRQ grant HS10650
Project period: 7/1/00 to 6/30/01
Funding: $75,444

Conference Grant

Building bridges for child health research, policy, and practice
Project director: Holly A. Grason
Organization: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Grant number: AHRQ grant HS10100
Project period: 7/1/00 to 6/30/01
Funding: $50,000

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