GRANT: Lisa Lowenstein Awarded Funding to Implement Patient Decision Support for Lung Cancer Screening

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 […]

APPOINTMENT: Nielsen Appointed Chair of AUA QIPS Committee

MT-DIRC fellow Matthew Nielsen, MD, MS, FACS (2015 cohort) was recently appointed as Chair of the American Urological Association’s Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Committee. He will serve on the committee charged with fostering quality urological care from 2019-2022. Read the full story in the May 2nd edition of Vital Signs. Congrats Matt!!

AWARD: Birken receives UNC Award for the Advancement of Women

Sarah Birken, PhD (2015 cohort) was recently selected to receive UNC-Chapel Hill’s University Award for the Advancement of Women which recognized Birken for her efforts in elevating the status of women on the UNC campus, improving campus policies for the upward mobility of women and mentorship and professional development of other women. This award comes only […]