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The following research and conference grants were funded recently by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Readers are reminded that findings usually are not available until a project is nearing completion.

Research Projects

Effects of clinic payment and structure on costs
Project director: John K. Kralewski, Ph.D.
Organization: University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Project number: AHCPR grant HS10055
Project period: 4/1/99 to 9/30/00
First year funding: $164,847

Outcomes of legislated increases in maternity stays
Project director: Steven Soumerai, Sc.D.
Organization: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Brookline, MA
Project number: HS10060
Project period: 5/1/99 to 4/0/01
First year funding: $226,526

Public attitudes towards death and organ procurement
Project director: Laura A. Siminoff, Ph.D.
Organization: Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Project number: AHCPR grant HS10047
Project period: 4/1/99 to 9/30/01
First year funding: $171,576

Selective computed head tomography in blunt trauma
Project director: William R. Mower, M.D.
Organization: University of California
Los Angeles, CA
Project number: AHCPR grant HS09699
Project period: 4/30/99 to 3/31/01
First year funding: $732,503

Conference Grants

Health services research nursing conference
Project director: Kristine M. Gebbie, Dr.P.H.
Organization: Columbia University
New York, NY
Project number: AHCPR grant HS09852
Project period: 5/1/99 to 4/30/00
Funding: $20,000

Models of integrated long-term care: Rural applications
Project director: Joyce E. Beaulieu, Ph.D.
Organization: University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
Project number: AHCPR grant HS09850
Project period: 5/1/99 to 4/30/00
Funding: $25,000

Multicultural health information institute conference
Project director: Carmen R. Nevarez, M.D.
Organization: Public Health Institute
Berkeley, CA
Project number: HS10071
Project period: 4/24/99 to 9/30/99
Funding: $25,000

National Research Service Award

Obesity, weight loss, and access to preventive care
Fellow: Christina C. Wee, M.D.
Organization: Beth Israel Hospital
Boston, MA
Project number: NRSA fellowship F32 HS00137
Russell S. Phillips, sponsor
Project period: 1-year fellowship
Funding: $41,680

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