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    ROCC Sponsored Award Programs

    Learning Health System Research Awards

    The AAMC Learning Health System Champion and Pioneer Research Awards recognize innovations in medical education, care delivery, research, and diversity and inclusion. The research awards recognize institutions that have implemented or wish to enhance capacity of innovative, system-wide processes that improve the opportunity for research.

    AAMC | Donaghue Foundation Grants

    Community/Academic Partnered Research

    This funding opportunity, part of the AAMC AHEAD initiative, asked researchers to develop proposals focused on improvement of population health outcomes that actively engage their health system, educational enterprise, and community partners. The following two projects were selected:

    Title: Community Academic Partnerships to Improve Birth Outcomes
    Principal Investigator: Wendy Gwirtzman Lane, M.D., M.P.H.
    Institution: University of Maryland School of Medicine

    Title: Reducing the Lung Cancer Burden in Northeast Kentucky through an Academic/Community Partnership: A Terminate Lung Cancer (TLC) Study
    Principal Investigator: Roberto Cardarelli, D.O., M.P.H.
    Institution: University of Kentucky College of Medicine

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    Advancing Effectiveness Research and Implementation Science in our Own Backyards

    Awarded grantees developed proposals focused on priority health improvement topics that actively engaged their institution’s health system and educational enterprise. The following two projects were selected:

    Title: Electronic Health Record Simulation to Improve Communication and Reduce Errors in the ICU
    Principal Investigator: Jeffrey A. Gold, M.D.
    Institution: Oregon Health and Sciences University
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    Title: Bridging the Gap between Operations, Research, and Education: Integrating the HEART Pathway to Improve the Quality and Efficiency of Care for Patients with Acute Chest Pain
    Principal Investigator: Simon Mahler, M.D., M.S.
    Institution: Wake Forest Baptist Health
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