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SCCM Congratulates Members on Research Awards

The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved 51 new awards, totaling $88.6 million over three years, to fund patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research projects under the first four areas of its National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda.  The Society of Critical Care Medicine congratulates the following members for their award-winning projects related to critical care:

  • Christopher Ethan Cox, MD, MPH – Improving Psychological Distress Among Critical Illness Survivors and Their Informal Caregivers
  • J. Randall Curtis, MD, MPH – Health System Intervention to Improve Communication About End-of-Life Care for Vulnerable Patients
  • Elliott R. Haut, MD – Preventing Venous Thromboembolism: Empowering Patients and Enabling Patient-Centered Care via Health Information Technology
  • Rebecca Aslakson, MD – Utilizing Advance Care Planning Videos to Empower Perioperative Cancer Patients and Families
  • Erik Paul Hess, MD, MS – Shared Decision Making in the Emergency Department: The Chest Pain Choice Trial; and Shared Decision Making in Parents of Children with Head Trauma: Head CT Choice
  • Debra Kay Moser, DNSc, RN – Reducing Health Disparities in Appalachians with Multiple Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors
  • Rachel Berger, MD, MPH – Using the Electronic Medical Record to Improve Outcomes and Decrease Disparities in Screening for Child Physical Abuse

We congratulate these members for their dedication to evolving research and to the field of critical care medicine.

$50,000 in Funding Available for Research Projects

Through generous funding from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), a Vision Grant of $50,000 is offered to support member researchers. Submit your application by August 31, 2013, to be considered for grant support in 2014.

Eligible research should focus on one or more of the following areas of investigation:
Education: Evaluation, enhancement, and expansion of education to caregivers and families in providing patient-centered critical care.
Integrated Team of Dedicated Experts: Promotion of patient-centered critical care delivered by an integrated team of dedicated experts, including quality and health service delivery.

Outcome Measurements and Reporting: Development and measurement of quality of care provided in the ICU, thereby reducing errors and increasing patient safety.

Continuous Improvement: Focus on patient-centered care in the ICU, which includes ongoing efforts in quality improvement.

For more information or to download the application, visit www.sccm.org/VisionGrant. Learn more about last year’s winner.