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AHRQ announces new grant awards for Health Services Research Dissertation (R36)

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) supports dissertation research undertaken as part of an academic program to earn a research doctoral degree. Through this program, AHRQ seeks to expand the number of researchers who address its mission "to improve the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of health care for all Americans."

Recently, the Agency awarded two dissertation grants to the following individuals from universities across the country:

Norrina Allen
Yale University
Geographic Patterns in Recurrent Stroke Rates by Gender and Race
Advisor: Christian Tschudi, Ph.D.

Katherine Bellebaum
Ohio State University
The Relationship between Nurses Work Hours, Fatigue, and Medication Administration Errors
Advisor: Craig A. Pedersen, R.Ph., Ph.D.

Ezra Golberstein
University of Michigan
Essays on Long-Term Care Dynamics
Advisor: Richard A. Hirth, Ph.D.

Eric Keuffel
University of Pennsylvania
The Economics of Physical Activity
Advisor: Patricia M. Danzon, Ph.D.

Lauren Hersch Nicolas
Columbia University
Medicare Advantage?
Advisor: Irwin Garfinkel, Ph.D.

Melinda Sandler
University of Maryland
The Effects of Maternal Labor Supply on Child Health
Advisor: Judith K. Hellerstein, Ph.D.

Laura Smith
Brown University
Home Health Agency Quality: Profit Orientation, Competition and Rehospitalization
Advisor: Vincent Mor, Ph.D.

Michael Stellefson
Texas A&M University
Efficacy of DVD Technology in COPD Self Management Education of Rural Patients
Advisor: James M. Eddy, D.Ed.

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