The PCRC is pleased to announce two sets of awards. Congratulations to the award winners of the PCRC grants to support the secondary analysis of existing data in the PCRC Data Repository. The award winners are: Kathleen M. Akgün, MD, MS, Yale School of Medicine, “Polypharmacy, statin use and 6-month dyspnea trajectories among older adults with serious, life-limiting diseases” Angela Ghesquiere, PhD, MSW, Hunter College, City University of New York, “Exploring Psychological Symptoms as Moderators of Treatment Outcomes in the REST Study” Yael Schenker, MD, MAS, University of Pittsburgh
We are happy to share that the PCRC Executive Committee recently published a paper in collaboration with Karen Kehl and Jeri Miller from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). The Journal of Palliative Medicine (JPM) publication, titled, “Better together: The making and maturation of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group,” explores the important steps that the PCRC has taken in order to advance the quality and impact of palliative care research. The publication is now available on JPM’s website: http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/jpm.2017.0138
The PCRC was highlighted recently by Research!America. The article highlights the PCRC's high-impact research, namely the Statin Discontinuation Trial. Read more here: http://www.researchamerica.org/blog/palliative-care-research-improves-quality-life
A new, upcoming funding opportunity from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), entitled, “Symptom Management for Patients with Advanced Illness” will be announced on June 23, 2017. This advanced notice, which can also be found on the PCORI website , is being provided to allow potential applicants additional time to identify collaborators, obtain stakeholder input on the research question, and develop responsive, high-quality proposals. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions related to this funding announcement and please see below for further details
The RFA for the 2018 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76) has just been announced: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-18-006.html . Be sure to take a look!
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT: Call for proposals for data to be included in the PCRC de-identified Data Repository Do you have data from a completed palliative care and/or end-of-life study that has unanswered questions? Do you (or your protégés) wish that you could access existing data to conduct secondary analyses? This opportunity is for you! Resources are available through the PCRC to support inclusion of de-identified data in the PCRC de-identified Data Repository . Please use this link to apply: https://redcap.ucdenver.edu/surveys/?s=E3CLHPYTRW Applications are due May 04, 2017 .
Applications due by May 2, 2017 Call for proposals for secondary analysis of data that currently exist in the PCRC Data Repository . The PCRC will grant two $50,000 awards to conduct a secondary analysis of repository data. Applications are due May 2, 2017 by 11:59 PM Mountain Time. We strongly encourage you to look at the studies briefly described below, their data dictionaries (linked below) and to search the literature for papers that have been published from these studies previously. The PCRC Executive Committee and Data Informatics and Statistics Core (DISC) leadership will review the
SAVE THE DATE! Early May Application Period Opens Mid-June Application Period Closes Mid-August Course Begins Nov 30 & Dec 1: In-Person Training, Bethesda, MD One of the most critical issues impeding improvements in public health today is the enormous gap between what we know can optimize health and health care and what actually gets implemented in everyday practice. The science of dissemination and implementation (D&I) seeks to address this gap by understanding how best to ensure that evidence-based strategies to improve health and prevent disease are effectively delivered in clinical and