Fourth Round of CTER Pilot Study Funds Awarded 2017

Automated text messaging for gathering patient feedback to right-size opioid prescribing:  Creating scalable patient engagement for learning health systems; Anish K. Agarwal, MD, MPH, Department of Emergency Medicine

Understanding and improving health system disparities in ED wait times; Jaya Aysola, MD, DTMH, MPH, Office of Inclusion and Diversity

Developing a patient-centered approach to specialist palliative care delivery for seriously ill patients; Katherine Courtright, MD, MSPH, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, Department of Medicine

Recovery at home:  An assessment of patient, caregiver and clinician perspectives on modern post-surgical care; Rachel R. Kelz, MD, MSCE, Department of Surgery

Primary care within the University of Pennsylvania Health System:  Assessment of current status; Mary Naylor, PhD, RN, FAAN, School of Nursing

Measuring and reducing overuse in cervical cancer screening; Katharine A. Rendle, PhD, MSW, MPH, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Understanding the implementation of integrated behavioral health services in primary care; Courtney Wolk, PhD, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, Department of Psychiatry


The mission of CTER is to improve the effectiveness of existing therapeutics (including medications, devices, vaccines, and care plans) through clinical research.



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