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AHRQ funds new projects

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

Research Grants

Administrative data and general comorbidity models
Project director: George Stukenborg, Ph.D.
Organization: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10134
Project period: 5/1/01 to 4/30/03
First year funding: $177,903

Longitudinal study of influenza vaccine decisions
Project director: Gretchen Chapman, Ph.D.
Organization: Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10224
Project period: 3/1/01 to 8/31/04
First year funding: $244,436

Patient outcomes: Quality of life and lost productivity
Project director: Jennifer Lofland, Ph.D.
Organization: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS00005 (K08)
Project period: 3/1/01 to 2/28/05
First year funding: $96,418

Small Grant

Bayesian cost-effectiveness analysis of HIV prevention
Project director: Ana Johnson-Masotti, Ph.D.
Organization: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Project number: AHRQ grant HS11364
Project period: 3/1/01 to 2/28/02
Funding: $99,971

Conference Grants

Achieving optimal outcomes in primary care
Project director: Emmanuel Quaye, M.D.
Organization: Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10948
Project period: 3/1/01 to 2/28/02
Funding: $25,000

Building bridges VII: Assessing policy decisions and their impact in health care delivery
Project director: Barbara Lardy, M.P.H.
Organization: American Association of Health Plans, Washington, DC
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10946
Project period: 3/1/01 to 2/28/02
Funding: $50,000

Emergency department data conference
Project director: Denise Love
Organization: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10944
Project period: 2/1/01 to 1/31/02
Funding: $9,536

Enhancing outcomes in women's health: Translating psychosocial and behavioral research
Project director: Gwendolyn P. Keita, Ph.D.
Organization: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10937
Project period: 2/1/01 to 1/31/02
Funding: $20,000

Evidence-based geriatric physical therapy conference
Project director: Rita Wong, P.T.
Organization: Marymount University, Arlington, VA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10939
Project period: 2/1/01 to 1/31/02
Funding: $44,880

HMO research network national conference
Project director: Michael VonKorff, Sc.D.
Organization: Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10951
Project period: 3/1/01 to 2/28/02
Funding: $21,000

Organizational infrastructure for patient safety
Project director: Robert Wears, M.D.
Organization: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10952
Project period: 3/1/01 to 2/28/02
Funding: $41,215

Research agenda for pediatric burns outcomes measurement
Project director: Ronald Tompkins, M.D., Sc.D.
Organization: American Burn Association, Chicago, IL
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10950
Project period: 3/1/01 to 2/28/02
Funding: $19,000

Synthesis of health services research for policymakers
Project director: Jason S. Lee, Ph.D.
Organization: Academy of Health Services Research and Health Policy, Washington, DC
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10947
Project period: 3/1/01 to 2/28/02
Funding: $42,000

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