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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
R36HS016959-01A1
Yale University
Geographic Patterns in Recurrent Stroke Rates by Gender and Race
Advisor: Christian Tschudi, Ph.D.

Katherine Bellebaum
R36HS017381-01
Ohio State University
The Relationship between Nurses Work Hours, Fatigue, and Medication Administration Errors
Advisor: Craig A. Pedersen, R.Ph., Ph.D.

Ezra Golberstein
R36HS0017379-01
University of Michigan
Essays on Long-Term Care Dynamics
Advisor: Richard A. Hirth, Ph.D.

Eric Keuffel
R36HS016951-01A1
University of Pennsylvania
The Economics of Physical Activity
Advisor: Patricia M. Danzon, Ph.D.

Lauren Hersch Nicolas
R36HS016836-01A1
Columbia University
Medicare Advantage?
Advisor: Irwin Garfinkel, Ph.D.

Melinda Sandler
R36HS017375-01
University of Maryland
The Effects of Maternal Labor Supply on Child Health
Advisor: Judith K. Hellerstein, Ph.D.

Laura Smith
R36HS017382-01
Brown University
Home Health Agency Quality: Profit Orientation, Competition and Rehospitalization
Advisor: Vincent Mor, Ph.D.

Michael Stellefson
R36HS017387-01
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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