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Grant Awarded to Spot Urinary Tract Infections among Spinal Cord Injury Patients
Suzanne Groah, MD, MSPH, awarded a $500,000 grant by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to support screening for urinary tract infections among patients with spinal cord injuries at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network.
New Study Shows Racial Differences in Eating Patterns and Food Purchases Among Urban Older Women
In collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, researchers at MedStar Diabetes Research and Innovation Institute coauthored a study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, to examine how dietary and shopping habits in elders may reduce disparities in nutrition-related health outcomes.
Making Hospital Care Safer Through Patient Safety Research
Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) selects MedStar to assess the accuracy, efficiency and usability of its Quality and Safety Review System used identify and trend instances of medical harm and prevent them from reoccurring.
MedStar Burn Research Supports Skin Regeneration Technology
The Firefighters’ Burn and Surgical Laboratory at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is helping to test the effectiveness of an investigational device called ReCell® by Avita Medical that enables clinicians to harvest skin cells from small sections of a patient’s own healthy donor skin, yielding a potential treatment for skin regeneration in a burn injury area up to 80 times the size of the piece of donor skin.