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The following research, projects, small project grants, conference grants, and National Research Service Award fellowship were funded recently by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Readers are reminded that findings usually are not available until a project is nearing completion.

Research Projects

Assisted living and health system use
Project director: Charles D. Phillips, Ph.D.
Organization: Myers Research Institute, Beachwood, OH
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10606
Project period: 6/1/00 to 5/31/02
First year funding: $211,276

Evaluation of postnatal and postpartum care programs
Project director: Jutta Joesch, Ph.D.
Organization: Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation, Seattle, WA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10138
Project period: 3/01/00 to 11/30/01
First year funding: $599,336

Information interpretation in patient decision support
Project director: Margaret Holmes-Rovner, Ph.D.
Organization: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10608
Project period: 8/01/00 to 7/31/02
First year funding: $438,847

Interventions to improve pain outcomes
Project director: R. Sean Morrison, M.D.
Organization: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10539
Project period: 7/01/00 to 6/30/03
First year funding: $475,408

Otitis media: Parent education to avoid antibiotic use
Project director: David P. McCormick, M.D.
Organization: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10613
Project period: 3/01/00 to 2/28/03
First year funding: $387,120

Patient activation approach to improving diabetes care
Project director: Russell E. Glasgow, Ph.D.
Organization: AMC Cancer Research Center, Denver, CO
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10123
Project period: 4/05/00 to 3/31/04
First year funding: $850,378

Small Grants

Advancing risk adjustment for schizophrenia
Project director: Bradley C. Martin, Ph.D.
Organization: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10815
Project period: 7/01/00 to 1/31/02
Funding: $72,400

Health expense-risk assessment using administrative data
Project director: Richard T. Meenan, Ph.D.
Organization: Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, Portland, OR
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10688
Project period: 7/01/00 to 6/30/01
Funding: $79,000

Hospital CEOs' perception of competition: A pilot study
Project director: Min-Woong Sohn, Ph.D.
Organization: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10810
Project period: 6/01/00 to 5/31/01
Funding: $73,143

Managed care impact on critical care service utilization
Project director: Diane M. Dewar, Ph.D.
Organization: State University of New York, Albany, NY
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10713
Project period: 6/01/00 to 5/31/01
Funding: $70,514

Conference Grants

Building bridges VI: Using research to drive quality improvement
Project director: Barbara D. Lardy, M.P.H.
Organization: American Association of Health Plans, Washington, DC
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10097
Project period: 4/01/00 to 3/31/01
Funding: $49,450

Credentialing specialist physicians
Project director: Philip G. Bashook, E.D.D.
Organization: American Board of Medical Specialties, Evanston, IL
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10095
Project period: 5/01/00 to 4/30/01
Funding: $10,000

Health and productivity feasibility study
Project director: R. William Whitmer, M.B.A.
Organization: Health Enhancement Research Organization, Birmingham, AL
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10099
Project period: 5/01/00 to 4/30/01
Funding: $19,000

HMO research network national conference
Project director: Dennis D. Tolsma, M.P.H.
Organization: Kaiser Permanente-Georgia Region, Atlanta, GA
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10096
Project period: 4/04/00 to 4/03/01 Funding: $24,928

Interpreting the volume-outcome relationship
Project director: Janet Marion Corrigan, Ph.D.
Organization: National Academies, Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10098
Project period: 5/01/00 to 4/30/01
Funding: $39,241

Measuring health-related quality of life for complementary medicine
Project director: Allan J. Best
Organization: Vancouver Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10101
Project period: 5/01/00 to 4/30/01
Funding: $21,255

Public health and managed care: Promoting a research agenda
Project director: Barbara J. Hatcher, Ph.D.
Organization: American Public Health Association, Washington, DC
Project number: AHRQ grant HS10092
Project period: 3/01/00 to 2/28/01
Funding: $30,000

National Research Service Award

Patterns of care and outcomes in chronic renal failure
Fellow: Waqar H. Kazmi, M.D.
Organization: New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
Project number: NRSA fellowship F32 HS00143; Brian J. Pereira, sponsor
Project period: 2-year fellowship
Funding: $46,300

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