GRANT: Vaughn awarded BUILD Health Challenge grant

MT-DIRC fellow (2016 Cohort) Nicole Vaughn, PhD, was recently awarded a competitive BUILD Health Challenge grant to increase healthy food options and income opportunities for residents of Camden, New Jersey. The multi-sector partnership called "Roots to Prevention" was one of only 18 funded from over 130 applications. Read the press release HERE. Read more about […]

GRANT: Rankin funded $576K for Lung Screening Implementation Work

Nicole Rankin, PhD was recently awarded a major grant (R01 equivalent) from Austrailia's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for her work in Lung cancer screening implementation work. Her application was one of only 12 awarded out of a total of 117 applications! Her work titled "Accelerating translation: Acceptability and feasibility of potential lung […]

GRANT: Lowenstein Funded to Implement Patient Decision Support

Lisa Lowenstein, PhD (2017 Fellow) was recently awarded funding by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for the D&I project entitled Implementing Patient Decision Support for Lung Cancer Screening through Tobacco Quitlines. Dr. Lowenstein serves as Dual-PI alongside Dr. Robert Volk, the project’s primary investigator. This grant will use the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research […]

GRANT: Salloum Awarded Funding to Address Tobacco Smoke Exposure

Ramzi Salloum, PhD (2016 Cohort) was recently awarded a grant from the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program entitled “Clinically-Efficient Strategies to Address Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Pediatric Practice.” The grant will assess the feasibility and efficacy of a scalable, automated EHR tool for tobacco screening and counseling, along with provider training on best […]

GRANT: Staras Awarded R01 for HPV Vaccine Work

Stephanie Staras, PhD, MSPH (2016 Cohort) was recently awarded an R01 from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) entitled "Text and Talk: A multi-level intervention to increase provider HPV vaccine recommendation effectiveness". The grant addresses the need for more effective and pragmatic preventive interventions to increase provider HPV vaccine recommendations. The goal of the proposal is to […]