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AHRQ funds new projects

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recently funded the following research projects, small project grants, training grants, and conference grants. Readers are reminded that findings usually are not available until a project has ended or is nearing completion.

Research Projects

Multicenter trial of academic hospitalists
Project director: David Meltzer, M.D., Ph.D.
Organization: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10597
Project period: 7/25/2001 to 6/30/2004
First year funding: $1,273,578

Program of collaborative care for Alzheimer's disease
Project director: Christopher Callahan, M.D.
Organization: Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10884
Project period: 8/1/2001 to 7/31/2005
First year funding: $552,095

Safety and financial ramifications of emergency department copayments
Project director: John Hsu, M.B.A., M.D.
Organization: Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11434
Project period: 7/15/2001 to 6/30/2003
First year funding: $331,946

Small Research Grants

Assessing regression to the mean and intervention effect
Project director: Hung-Mo Lin, Sc.D.
Organization: Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11452
Project period: 8/1/2001 to 6/30/2003
First year funding: $48,308

Effects of drug advertising on prescription choice
Project director: Marta Wosinska, B.A.
Organization: University of California, Berkeley, CA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11600
Project period: 9/15/2001 to 9/14/2002
Funding: $32,154

Quality-adjusted cost functions for HMOs
Project director: Todd Caldis, B.A., J.D.
Organization: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11515
Project period: 9/1/2001 to 8/31/2002
Funding: $32,400

Race, psychosocial factors, and regular mammography use
Project director: Lisa Calvocoressi, M.S.W.
Organization: Yale University, New Haven, CT
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11603
Project period: 9/1/2001 to 8/31/2002
Funding: $31,403

Training Grants

Health plan choice: Implications for consumers and purchasers
Project director: M. Kate Bundorf, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Organization: Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Project number: AHRQ grant K02 HS11668
Project period: 9/1/2001 to 8/31/2006
First year funding: $72,364

Testing the quality health outcomes model in cancer care
Project director: Laurel Radwin, Ph.D.
Organization: University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Project number: AHRQ grant K08 HS11625
Project period: 9/1/2001 to 8/31/2006
First year funding: $118,600

Health and economic outcomes of pulmonary hypertension
Fellow: Shirin Shafazand, M.D.
Organization: Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Project number: NRSA F32 HS11767
Project period: 9/1/2001 to 8/31/2002
Funding: $60,714

Conference Grants

Conference on behavioral health workforce education
Project director: Michael Hoge, Ph.D.
Organization: American College of Mental Health Administrators
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10965
Project period: 9/1/2001 to 8/31/2002
Funding: $25,000

National Quality Forum: Annual meeting
Project director: Kenneth Kizer, M.D., M.P.H.
Organization: National Forum for Healthcare Quality Measurement and Reporting, Washington, DC
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10966
Project period: 9/1/2001 to 8/31/2002
Funding: $25,000

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