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Creighton Health Services Research Program Receives Federal Grant

Creighton Health Services Research Program Receives Federal Grant

The Creighton Health Services Research program (CHRP) has been awarded $499, 979 for its Building Research Infrastructure Capacity (BRIC) program funded through the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Kimberly Galt, CHRP director and associate dean for research and professor of pharmacy, is the principal investigator of the two-year grant.

The BRIC program is a merit-based, peer-reviewed program in response to Congressional intent to broaden geographic distribution of health services research funding among institutions located in states in which the collective success rate for applications to the AHRQ have historically been low.

The health services research grant will help Creighton University achieve and sustain long-term competitive funding while improving capacity and support for the research faculty as well as developing processes that support forming and maintaining interdisciplinary research teams and support timely dissemination of research products generated through the conduct of health services research.

The Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions created the Creighton University Health Services Research Program (CHRP) in 2004 to coordinate and support research and training efforts among faculty within an interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment. Program faculty and staff serve the research interests of governmental agencies, health care facilities, employers, health care industry companies, and educators.

Three CHRP Research Fellows will participate in this grant: Karen Paschal, M.S., PT., associate professor of physical therapy; Mark Siracuse, Pharm.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacy sciences; and Andjela Drincic, M.D., assistant professor of medicine. The larger community of faculty who are associated with CHRP will also participate in research development components of this grant. For additional information about this program visit http://chrp.creighton.edu.

Posted: 4/4/06