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DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The Northwestern University-Patient-centered Intervention and Engagement Training (NU-PATIENT) K12 Scholars Program will promote a rich environment to train tomorrow's leading scholars to conduct high-impact patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). We will teach and enable scholars to conduct comparative effectiveness research (CER) across two critically-important research themes: Patient-centered intervention research and Patient engagement and activation. These unique themes comprise areas that reflect a national training need, and in which NU is particularly strong. NU-PATIENT will provide a new paradigm for fostering the next generation of PCOR Scholars with the range of technical, methodological and strategic skills necessary to break new ground in its impact and application. We propose a CER network, linking methodologists, clinical researchers and stakeholders across Centers of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM), its partner departments of Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences, and the Quantitative Methods (Q) Center of the Institute for Policy Research. Our combination of research themes and training resources will be directed toward integrated, high-impact training in PCOR, launching 10 independent scholars over 5 years. Scholars will choose concentrations in Patient-centered Intervention Research (Patient Reported Outcomes, Clinical Trials or Health Systems Change), where we propose a mentoring environment to help scholars fully integrate the patient's perspective into the interpretation of clinical trial data and the implementation of improvements in health care delivery; or 2) Patient Engagement and Activation (Health Literacy and Communication, Risk Analysis and Decision Science, and e-Health / m-Health), where we will provide models of patient and other stakeholder engagement that help people make good decisions with full knowledge of risks and benefits, and fully engage in implementing those care decisions with the help of novel technology. Our emphasis on health literacy and communication helps reduce health disparities. Scholars will choose a concentration area and cross-train in other areas, including didactic training led by IPHAM & Q Centers and the NU Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute: Stakeholder Partnership, Health Equity, and Dissemination Planning, Comparative Effectiveness Methodologies, Engineering and Technology in Health Care, and Pathway to Scientific Independence. We have identified 75 committed faculty whose work centers on PCOR and CER outlined in the proposal and focus on AHRQ priority populations. Scholars' programs will be tailored to include coursework, topical seminars, and experiential (mentored research) training, rotations in ongoing research programs and stakeholder contexts, and career development seminars. This program will be conducted under the leadership of an executive committee of senior PCOR leaders working closely with an external advisory board of scientists and stakeholders, and an evaluation committee which will oversee rigorous evaluation of program quality, scholar experience, and long-term scholar success.
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Area; Benefits and Risks; career development; Caring; Clinical; Clinical Trials; Commit; Communication; comparative effectiveness; Data; Decision Analysis; Educational process of instructing; effectiveness research; eHealth; Engineering; Environment; Evaluation; experience; Faculty; Fostering; health care delivery; health disparity; health equity; health literacy; Health system; Healthcare; Institutes; Intervention; Intervention Studies; Knowledge; Leadership; Link; Medical; Medicine; Mentors; Methodology; Methods; mHealth; Modeling; NCI Scholars Program; new technology; next generation; Outcomes Research; Pathway interactions; patient oriented; Patient Outcomes Assessments; Patient-Focused Outcomes; Patients; Policy Research; Population; Preventive Medicine; Program Evaluation; programs; Research; Research Personnel; Research Training; Resources; Risk; Rotation; Science; Scientist; SECTM1 gene; skills; Social Sciences; success; Technology; Training; Translational Research; United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Universities; Work


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City:  CHICAGO    
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State Code:  IL
District:  07
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Fiscal Year: 2014
Award Notice Date: 14-Mar-2014
DUNS Number: 005436803
Project Start Date: 01-Aug-2014
Budget Start Date: 01-Aug-2014
CFDA Code: 226
Project End Date: 31-Jul-2019
Budget End Date: 31-Jul-2015
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