Pilot grants to support community-based research

The following faculty have received pilot grants from the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) to support community-based research:

  • Drs. Ruth Engelberg, research associate professor, and Dr. Randy Curtis, professor (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) for their project: “Shape and Future of Advance Care Planning in WWAMI Region.”
  • Dr. Helen Chu, acting instructor (Allergy and Infectious Diseases) for her project: “Immunologic Correlates of Protection from Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection in Alaska Native Infants.”

WWAMI-region Practice Transformation Network

UW Medicine is one of 39 systems across the U.S. that will participate in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative. UW Medicine will receive $5.5 million the first year and up to $30.2 million over four years, to assist clinicians in the WWAMI region. The goals of the initiative are to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information and to spend healthcare dollars more wisely.

The Practice Transformation Network will support more than 6,700 clinicians, with potential impact to more than 1.9 million patients. The initiative was co-led by Dr. D.C. Dugdale, professor (General Internal Medicine).

John Scott receives Warren Featherstone Reid Award

Dr. Scott is awarded for his work with Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes), which brings cost-effective, quality care to people who would otherwise be unable to access it.