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New Research Grants Awarded from the Charles and Mary Latham Fund
Five MedStar Health investigators received funding to support new research initiatives. The study topics vary, to include, therapeutic massage for hospitalized patients receiving palliative care, differences in tumor biology, and problem-solving communication barriers in the emergency department with patients who have limited English proficiency.
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.