Grants - General Internal Medicine

Hilary Mosher Received an “Intent to Fund” Letter for her VA QUERI Grant
Hilary Mosher received an “Intent to Fund” letter from the VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) for her proposal entitled “Effective hospital practices to prevent immediate and delayed opioid adverse events while improving pain and functional outcomes.” Hilary’s research will focus on improving pain management in the inpatient setting and will test ways to best implement new guidelines on safer opioid use in hospitalized patients (guidelines that she co-authored). If successful, she could receive $1 million to implement her protocol across all VA. Working alongside her on this project are also Heather Reisinger and Amy O’Shea. Congratulations Hilary and team!

Peter Kaboli to serve on funded project as Co-Investigator
Peter Kaboli will serve as co-investigator to Brahmajee Nallamothuon his IRR resubmission of “ResCU II: Improving In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Care and Discovering Keys to Super-Survivorship.”

Eli Perencevich and Heather Reisinger have CDC Grant Funded
Eli Perencevich and Heather Reisinger are set to lead a “new and unique infection control-focused, practice based research network (PBRN) that will be jointly funded by VA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).” Eli will lead the 15-site PBRN while Heather leads the VA-funded implementation core that will support the new network. To read more about the new program and partnership, read the write-up that they were featured in in HSR&D News. In addition to this write-up, Eli and Heather were also interviewed as part of the HSR&D News Spotlight Feature.

Marin Schweizer receives VA Merit Grant
Marin Schweizer has been awarded a 3-year, $912,000 VA merit grant through Health Services Research and Development. This award will help her to potentially develop more reliable guidelines for prescribing indefinite oral antibiotics, also known as chronic antibiotic suppression (CAS).

Mary Vaughan Sarrazin has NIH R01 Funded
Mary Vaughan Sarrazin
received the news that her NIH R01 “Dosing of Direct Oral Anticoagulants for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation” was funded. In addition to hearing this exciting news, Mary also received a congratulatory email from U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley’s Health Policy Director, Karen L. Summar.

Thad Abrams funded on a NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory – Pragmatic Clinical Trials Demonstration Projects (UG3/UH3)
Congratulations to Thad Abrams who was funded with Christine Goertz on a NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory - Pragmatic Clinical Trials Demonstration Projects (UG3/UH3) through Palmer College of Chiropractic to study “Chiropractic Care for Veterans: A Pragmatic Randomized Trial Addressing Dose Effects for cLBP”

Terry Wahls receives funding from VA
Terry Wahls recently received funding from the Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Visual Loss (VAMC) for the grant entitled Dietary Approaches to Treat MS Related Fatigue. Terry will provide her expertise in dietary approaches to treating multiple sclerosis related to fatigue as determined by ocular testing via smartphone applications.

Eli, Heather, & Marin receive funding from the CDC
Eli Perencevich, Heather Reisinger, & Marin Schweizer receive funding from the CDC for the VA / CDC Partnered Infection Control Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN). This one-year, renewable for 5 years grant to the ICVA Research Foundation provides support for each of 15 VA-affiliated sites to have a research coordinator trained to monitor infection control processes.

David Katz and Mark Vander Weg receive funding to lead project
David Katz & Mark Vander Weg were recently funded by NCI to lead the project “Nurse-facilitated Tobacco Treatment in the Oncology Clinic.” The primary aim of this implementation trial is to determine the effectiveness of a nurse facilitation strategy in improving tobacco treatment during the course of routing oncologic care. This is a P30 Cancer Administrative Supplement that will run through 2018.

Heather Reisinger receives funding by VA
Heather Reisinger received VA Funding for a competitive renewal of her “Building an Optimal Hand Hygiene Bundle: A mixed Methods Approach” grant. This will allow for an implementation core for the VA-CDC network for the next two years.