Congratulations to Mary McDermott on New Award for Patient-Centered Research
Dr. Mary McDermott has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for a research study designed to improve outcomes for patients with lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD). Dr. McDermott’s study entitled, Patient-Centered Home Exercise Program for Peripheral Artery Disease, aims to develop a patient-centered home exercise program to help patients with PAD avoid walking disability. Patients with PAD have atherosclerosis blocking their leg arteries, resulting in impaired oxygen supply to the leg muscles during walking activity. The objective of the three-year research project is to improve walking ability and prevent mobility loss for men and women with PAD, which affects 8 to 10 million people in the United States. With input from patients and clinicians, Dr. McDermott will first develop the exercise program, and then conduct a clinical trial to test it.