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December 22, 2017 | 4:10 pm
MedStar Researchers Investigate the Impact of Interruptions in Medical Care

Led by Raj Ratwani, Ph.D., from MedStar Health's National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, the study was published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Cognitive science and psychology studies suggest interruptions generally cause people to commit five to 10 times more errors than they would without interruption. Read more.  Contact: Eva Hochberger Marketing &…

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October 15, 2017 | 6:00 pm
Researchers Publish on Racial Gap in Medicaid Expansion

Led by Waddah B. Al-Refaie, MD, FACS, researchers from the MedStar Georgetown Surgical Outcomes Research Center and Georgetown University have found that the expansion of the New York State Medicaid in 2001 widened the racial disparity gap when it came to access to high-quality hospitals for cancer surgery. The study was recently published in the…

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August 3, 2017 | 5:11 pm
MedStar Health Collaborates with Indivumed to Advance Precision Oncology Research

MedStar Health will collaborate with Indivumed to advance our understanding of the molecular basis of cancer through collection and analysis of biospecimens and clinical data, making possible new individualized diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

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July 25, 2017 | 3:03 pm
Pellegrini Research Scholarship Awarded to Two Medical Students

The MedStar Health Research Institute, in conjunction with the Georgetown University School of Medicine, has awarded summer research internships to two rising second-year medical students, Ester Chung, to study patient safety under the guidance of Seth Krevat, MD, and Kelly Smith, PhD and Anasha Janna Islam to study quality improvement under Chris Goeschel, ScD, RN.

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July 10, 2017 | 2:12 pm
Mental Health Research Scholarship Awarded to Georgetown Medical Student

The MedStar Health Research Institute has awarded a scholarship for a summer research internship through the Pines-Kleinman Mental Health Fund to a Georgetown University medical student.

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Palmer Foundation Funds MedStar to Study Effects of Massage Therapy on Pain for Palliative Care Patients
June 27, 2017 | 5:16 pm
Palmer Foundation Funds MedStar to Study Effects of Massage Therapy on Pain for Palliative Care Patients

MedStar Health Research Institute and MedStar Washington Hospital Center, in partnership with Healwell, are the recipients of a Palmer Foundation grant to study and compare effective dosages of massage therapy on pain and distress relief for hospitalized palliative care patients.

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June 12, 2017 | 2:54 pm
Researchers Investigating New Solutions for Diabetes Management in Minorities

The MedStar Diabetes Institute, led by Michelle Magee, MD, investigated the potential of community health workers and mobile health services as part of diabetes management for minority populations.

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June 5, 2017 | 9:00 am
MedStar Health Research Institute Awards Funding to Six Investigators

The MedStar Health Research Institute recently awarded five MedStar Health investigators funding for their medical research projects. These awards are through the New Investigator—Associate Giving Grant Fund and the MedStar Diabetes Research Grant.

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June 3, 2017 | 6:47 pm
Foundations for an Academic Health System

Stephen R.T. Evans, MD, executive vice president for Medical Affairs and chief medical officer for MedStar Health and Neil J. Weissman, MD, president of MedStar Health Research Institute, collaborated on guest commentary in Modern Healthcare on building an integrated academic health system to support the care of all patients.

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May 8, 2017 | 5:04 pm
Advancing Health Through Research: 2017 MedStar Health Research Symposium

May 1 marked the 6th Annual MedStar Health Research Symposium.

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