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Dr. Elizabeth Cox and Collaborators Awarded National Cancer Institute Grant

Elizabeth CoxHIP Investigator, Dr. Elizabeth Cox and her PROKids team, in collaboration with the investigators at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and West Virginia University, have received a 5-year P01 grant from the National Cancer Institute focused on improving rates of HPV vaccination. The study will implement and evaluate an evidence-based intervention, “the Announcement Approach,” in over 40 pediatric and family medicine practices who are members of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality or the West Virginia Practice-Based Research Network.

Statewide Partnership Awarded $3 Million to Address Health Disparities in Wisconsin

Dr. Maureen SmithDr. Joan NeunerThe Medical College of Wisconsin’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Wisconsin Partnership Program have announced a joint three-year, $3 million grant to launch an expansive new statewide partnership that will study, measure and recommend solutions for health inequities across the state of Wisconsin.

HIP Investigator, Dr. Christie Bartels becomes Rheumatology Division Chief

Christie BartelsHIP Investigator, Christie Bartels, MD, MS, was appointed permanent chief of the Division of Rheumatology within the UW Department of Medicine.

Dr. Bartels currently investigates ways to reduce health disparities and improve the cardiovascular health and longevity of patients with rheumatic or other inflammatory diseases. Her team is also examining how retention in care affects lupus outcomes, using a Centers for Disease Control/World Health Organization-endorsed model from HIV to reduce health disparities.

Congratulations, Dr. Bartels!

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Dr. Jennifer Weiss Receives Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Funding Award

Jennifer WeissHIP Investigator, Dr. Jennifer Weiss recently received funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for her research project, “Measuring Modality-specific Interval Colorectal Cancer Rates Across Healthcare Systems.” The goal of the project is to expand the existing definitions of interval colorectal cancers (cancers identified after a negative screening or surveillance exam and before the date of the next recommended exam). The project team will develop a measurement implementation strategy with standards for reporting that can be easily adopted and compared across healthcare systems.

HIP Investigators received the 2020 ICTR Dissemination & Implementation Research Pilot Award

BP CheckHIP Investigators Christie Bartels (PI), Edmond Ramly (Co-I) and Heidi Brown (Co-I) received the 2020 ICTR Dissemination & Implementation Research Pilot Award for this project: Extending BP Connect: Implementing in diverse specialty clinics and for out-of-network follow-up

Dr. Elizabeth Cox and Collaborators Receive Carbone Cancer Center’s Rural Cancer Pilot Award

Elizabeth CoxHIP Investigator, Dr. Elizabeth Cox in collaboration with the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ), Dr. Melissa Gilkey (University of North Carolina), and members of the PROKids team received a Carbone Cancer Center Rural Cancer Pilot Award. The project, “On-Time HPV Vaccination for Rural Wisconsin Youth” will help inform interventions at the healthcare system-level that focus on low rates of HPV vaccination in rural Wisconsin. The project will use WCHQ data to develop and validate metrics of on-time HPV vaccination initiation and completion in Wisconsin health systems.

Dr. Elizabeth Cox Named Associate Director of the Primary Care Research Fellowship

Elizabeth CoxHIP Investigator, Dr. Elizabeth Cox has been named the Associate Director of the Primary Care Research Fellowship. The fellowship is administered in the UW Department of Family medicine and Community Health and funded by HRSA. A principle objective is to train primary care physicians and PhD scientists interested in careers in medical research related to the organization, delivery, or effectiveness of primary health care and preventive medicine. The Primary Care Research Fellowship is among the oldest, most successful primary care research fellowships in the nation. Since 1993, it has trained more than 60 post-doctoral fellows for careers in primary care medical research at academic medical institutions.

Dr. Jen Weiss receives research award for colorectal cancer screening research

Jennifer WeissColorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Wisconsin. It is also the most preventable, yet least prevented cancer. Screening is important for early detection, but disparities in screening rates exist between Wisconsin clinics. HIP Investigator, Dr. Jen Weiss and a team of investigators received a research award through the Wisconsin Partnership Program Collaborative Health Sciences Program to identify strategies from high-performing clinics to improve colorectal cancer screening rates at low-performing clinics in rural and urban communities in Wisconsin. The long-term goal of the research is to decrease statewide colorectal cancer incidence and mortality.

PROKids team awarded NIH funding to develop guidance on use of pediatric PROMIS metrics in ambulatory populations

Elizabeth CoxThe PROKids team, led by Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD, received new NIH funding to develop standard guidance for the use of pediatric PROMIS metrics in ambulatory clinical populations.  In collaboration with leadership from prominent child health advocacy organizations and delivery systems nationally, as well as other PROMIS experts and the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Dissemination and Implementation Program, PROKids will interview healthcare stakeholders to understand, and ultimately address in the guidance, the challenges and opportunities of assessing pediatric population health with patient-reported metrics.     

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