Apply Now for a QSCERT-PC Post-Doctoral Fellowship
The Quality, Safety, and Comparative Effectiveness Research Training in Primary Care (QSCERT-PC) Post-doctoral Fellowship Program administered by CHPR is now accepting applications: Deadline March 15, 2018. Click here for more information>>
CHPR Affiliates Among Awardees of Improving Diagnosis in Health Care Seed Grants CHPR Director Joy Melnikow is pleased to announce that three CHPR members, Bryn Mumma, Elisa Tong and Nathan Kuppermann, have been awarded seed grants from the UC Davis Health Collaborative for Diagnostic Innovation. A multidisciplinary effort convened by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the Collaborative is intended to address the issues and challenges of accurate diagnosis in the practice of medicine, such as those raised in the National Academy of Medicine’s 2015 landmark report “Improving Diagnosis in Health Care” (National Academies Press). Dr. Mumma will serve as PI of a team investigating clinical implications of how heart attacks are diagnosed, while Drs. Tong and Kuppermann will be Co-Investigators on other multi-disciplinary teams researching lung cancer screening methods and diagnosis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), respectively. CHPR contributed funding to the seed grant program, partnering with many other departments and centers. The program originated with a generous gift from Brook and Shawn Byers. A total of more than $367,000 was awarded to support 17 multi-disciplinary projects over 12 months. Dr. Melnikow said, “We are excited to have contributed to this innovative, multidisciplinary pilot program supporting so many exciting research proposals.” Click here for more information>>
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR) welcomed a new Senior writer, Belinda Martineau. Belinda has been working at UC Davis since 2006, first as a principal editor with the Genome Center and, more recently, as the grant writer for the UC Davis Institute for Social Sciences. She has extensive experience helping researchers write grant applications, journal manuscripts, theses, and articles about scientific issues for lay audiences. She is available to help faculty affiliated with CHPR to identify funding opportunities appropriate for their research and to write the narratives of their grant applications.
Belinda earned her B.A. in biology from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in genetics from UC Berkeley.
Center for Healthcare Decisions and Center for Health Policy and Research, University of California, Davis, to Join Up
The Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR), University of California, Davis, and the Center for Healthcare Decisions (CHCD) are pleased to announce their merger, effective September 2017. The two organizations have teamed on projects for many years, and leadership of both organizations are enthusiastic about combining their respective bodies of work going forward. Read more>>