Projects
9/1/2011 to 8/31/2015
  This study evaluates understanding about living kidney donation (LKD) among Hispanic/Latino patients and evaluates whether a culturally sensitive, web-based, multimedia educational resource on LKD in Spanish and English increases knowlkedge.       PI: ...
1/1/2012 to 4/30/2016
This project evaluates the Illinois Breast Cancer Quality Screening and Treatment Initiative’s Patient Navigation Pilot Models throughout the state of Illinois as required under the IL Law (Public Act 095-1045). PI: Melissa Simon MD Research Themes:  ...
3/15/2012 to 2/28/2017
The objectives of this study is to use disseminate and implement the well tested patient navigation model to promote, screen and perform breast and cervical cancer screening among Chinese women in Chicago’s Chinatown community. PI: Melissa Simon MD ...
9/30/2012 to 7/31/2015
The aims of this study are to: 1. Redesign a thoracentesis procedure curriculum, based on the mastery learning model, using simulators, ultrasound, and web-based didactic instruction to train medical residents. 2. Measure changes in medical resident ...
9/30/2010 to 9/29/2015
The major goals of this project are to evaluate the costs and effectiveness of national health plan policies to provide coverage for early diabetes screening and prevention programming for adults with pre-diabetes. Duration of Project:  Thursday, ...

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Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Public Health
9/1/2013 to 8/31/2015
The goal of the program is to help patients become more educated about their health and manage it according to the best standard of care. Duration of Project:  Sunday, September 1, 2013 to Monday, August 31, 2015 Sponsoring Organization:  Northwestern ...

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Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Public Health
1/1/2014 to 12/31/2016
This collaborative aims to implement and evaluate a novel community service and professional development initiative that will promote community awareness, education, and healthy behavioral changes, while training a more prepared and proactive medical ...
2/8/2010 to 2/7/2015
The Chicago HIT Regional Extension Center (CHITREC) aims to create a neutral and multi-stakeholder non-profit organization to provide meaningful use of EHRs to a broad range of primary care providers and their patients in Chicago.   Research Themes:  ...

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Associate Professor
11/1/2013 to 10/31/2014
This study proposes to assess both quantitatively and qualitatively the dissemination and implementation of a simulation-based learning curriculum. We will assess change in Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI), identify individual and ...
7/1/2014 to 6/30/2016
The objective of this study is to analyze decision making of patients and breast surgeons when faced with the option of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) for surgically treating breast cancer.   PI: Karen Kaiser Collaborating Investigators:  ...

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