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AGING Initiative Webinar on Funding Opportunities in Multiple Chronic Conditions Research

The AGING Initiative is hosting a January 23rd webinar featuring funding opportunities in Multiple Chronic Conditions Research with representatives from NIA, PCORI, and AHRQ.  See the announcement below:

Funding Opportunities in Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCCs) Research

Date: January 23, 2017
Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm EDT
3:00pm EDT | 2:00pm CDT | 1:00pm MDT | 12:00pm PDT


Marcel Salive, MD, MPH
Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology,
National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Neeraj K. Arora, MS, PhD
Senior Program Officer, Improving Healthcare Systems,
Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

 Arlene S. Bierman, MD, MS
Director, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)


Early registration is highly encouraged.
Register here:
Webinar Registration.

 Webinar Access link:
Phone Number: 415-655-0002 |Access Code: 662 765 729

The webinar will be presented by Dr. Marcel Salive, NIA, Dr. Neeraj Arora, PCORI and Dr. Arlene Bierman, AHRQ. Learn more about the developing funding priorities and upcoming funding opportunities relating to multiple chronic conditions in older adults.

Questions you’d like to be answered during the webinar will be accepted prior to the webinar;  Please send questions to [email protected] by Wednesday, January 18.


The HCSRN-OAICs AGING (Advancing Geriatrics Infrastructure & Network Growth) Initiative is an NIA-funded endeavor with the goal of connecting investigators and resources within the Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN) with those in the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAICs) to create a national resource to advance an interdisciplinary research agenda focused on older adults with multiple chronic conditions (MCCs).  This webinar series is hosted by the Dissemination Workgroup, co-led by Dr. Leah Hanson, HealthPartners, and Dr. Heather Whitson, Duke University, of the HCSRN-OAICs AGING Initiative.

For more information about joining this webinar, please contact Kathryn Anzuoni at: [email protected]


‘Dying in America: Conversations About Care at the End of Life’ – A Four Part Series Launches on ReachMD

For the millions of Americans who work in or with the healthcare sector – including clinicians, clergy, social workers, caregivers, and support staff – providing high-quality care for people who are nearing the end of life is a matter of professional commitment and responsibility. ReachMD has partnered with the National Academy of Medicine, part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, to broadcast a new series across the ReachMD network based on the report ‘Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life’. The report is from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a division of the Academies.

The four topics in the series include:

  1. Improving Palliative Care Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life, featuring Dr. James A. Tulsky
  2. Interdisciplinary Teamwork in Palliative Care, Successes and Challenges, featuring Dr. Jean S. Kutner
  3. Toward Higher Quality Communication and Advance Care Planning, featuring Dr. Patricia Bomba

  4. Policy and Payment Systems for Care Near the End of Life, featuring Mr. Leonard D. Schaeffer

The ‘Dying in America’ podcast series on ReachMD can be found across the ReachMD distribution network, which includes ReachMD, iHeartRadio, Tunein, iTunes, and Stitcher.


Vanderbilt Medical Center Invites you to
Participate in a research project

Do you have a child between the ages of 7-17 who has cancer? Participate to have a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card in a Vanderbilt University Study. Your child will create a digital story that reflects who they are, including music, photographs, and video.

Visit the website to learn more, or contact Dr. Terrah Akard at 615-343-6025 or [email protected].
Flyer: Children-with-cancer-study_PCRC

Care Management Summit 2014: Achieving Excellence

Binghamton University presents the Care Management Summit 2014:
Achieving Excellence
Thursday and Friday, May 22–23, 2014

The College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) at Binghamton University invites you to attend a professional networking summit that offers TRANSDISCIPLINARY CONVERSATIONS and ACTIVE LEARNING . . .

For more information and to register, visit