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Ifna Ejebe Receives Pre-Doctoral Awards from the AHRQ and NIH

Ejebe receives NIH and AHRQ awards
Oct
04

Ifna Ejebe was awarded the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) R36 Health Services Dissertation Award and the NIH Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD Award (F30) through the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).  Ifna will serve as the Principal Investigator of the project “Diabetes Self-Management Education and Associated Healthcare Use in US Adults.”  The overall objective of this study is to investigate the distribution of diabetes self-management education and its contribution toward persistent disparities in diabetes outcomes, medical expenditures, and healthcare use. The sponsor for both awards is Elizabeth Jacobs MD, MAPP and the co-sponsor is John Mullahy, PhD.  

Dane 1 in 4: Integrating Mental Health Care with Primary Care

Oct
02

A new effort led by Dr. Nancy Pandhi to integrate mental health care into the primary health care system is being undertaken by several Dane county healthcare organizations and UW-Madison programs. The project, Dane 1 in 4, kicked off Monday, September 20 with a forum at the United Way that involved attendees from more than 15 health delivery systems, advocacy organizations, school mental health programs, and other agencies. Starting in October, Dane 1 in 4 will be seeking patient feedback through an anonymous survey that will be available on their website (dane1in4.org) and in various Dane county clinics and health centers.

Elizabeth Cox's Project Featured in the Wall Street Journal

Cox featured in Wall Street Journal
Sep
30

Dr. Elizabeth Cox's project funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is featured in a recent article on patient engagement in clinical trials in the Wall Street Journal. In the project, Dr. Cox and colleagues are working with children and their families to determine the optimal way to tailor a family-centered diabetes management program to pediatric patients' specific needs.

Ann Sheehy Named One of Top 10 Hospitalists

Sheehy Top 10 Hospitalist
Sep
19

Dr. Ann Sheehy was selected as one of the top 10 hospitalists in the nation in 2014 by the American College of Physicians (ACP). Dr. Sheehy has testified twice before Congressional committees this year to advocate for reform of Medicare rules on onbservation and inpatient status, and serves as the Chief of the UW Division of Hospital Medicine.

Abiola Keller Awarded Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant

Abiola Keller Awarded RWJF Grant
Sep
15

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently awarded Abiola Keller, PhD, MPH, clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Marquette University, a 2-year $100,000 grant through the New Connections program. She will be evaluating the increasing role of non-physician providers in improving the quality and equity of depression treatment in the United States. View the official press release here.

Elizabeth Cox's Project Featured in PCORI Board of Governors Meeting

Sep
15

Dr. Elizabeth Cox's project funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study family-centered tailoring of pediatric diabetes self-management resources was recently featured in the PCORI Board of Governors meeting. The slides for the meeting will be linked here when they become available on the PCORI website.

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