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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.
MedStar-Georgetown Surgical Outcomes Research Center Launches Program to Support Residents
The MedStar Health Research Institute and MedStar Health Academic Affairs, in conjunction with the MedStar-Georgetown Surgical Outcomes Research Center have officially launched their first joint program to support residents’ interest in conducting research.
Medical Student Awarded Mental Health Research Scholarship
The MedStar Health Research Institute, in conjunction with the Georgetown University School of Medicine, has awarded Baljeet Rai a summer research internship through the Pines-Kleinman Mental Health Fund. She will study the link between motor symptoms of Huntington’s disease and overall disability, while working with Karen Anderson, MD, at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
MHRI INVESTIGATORS ARE PROVIDING THE EDUCATION DIABETES PATIENTS NEED
Presented at the Annual Diabetes Association meeting, MHRI investigators Michelle F. Magee, MD, Victoria Hsiao, MD, and Gretchen Youssef, MD, shared the progress being made through the “Diabetes to Go” program, which is funded by an NIH grant. With 125 participants, the program included both in-person and virtual visits to education the patients on diabetes and care.
MHRI Investigator Comments on Success of the SUSTAIN 4 Trial
At the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 25th Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress (AACE), Vanita Aroda, MD, commented on the encouraging results of the SUSTAIN 4 trial for control of diabetes.
MedStar Health Research Institute Awards Funding to Five New Investigators
Five new physician-investigators were awarded funding for their medical research projects to advance the health of the community, through funds raised in the 2015 MedStar Health Associate Giving Campaign.
Two Medical Students Awarded Pellegrini Research Scholarships
The MedStar Health Research Institute, in conjunction with the Georgetown University School of Medicine, has awarded two Pellegrini research scholarships to second-year medical students, Conner McMains and Jessica Martin, to study clinical quality and patient safety.
MedStar’s CANDOR Project Released Nationally as an AHRQ Online Toolkit
Kelly Smith, PhD, research director, Quality and Safety, led 14 hospitals from three healthcare systems nationwide in the implementation of CANDOR. Short for “Communication and Optimal Resolution,” the CANDOR program of the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) gives hospitals and health systems the tools to respond immediately when a patient is harmed and to promote candid, empathetic communication and timely resolution for patients and caregivers.