Projects
7/1/2013 to 6/30/2016
Remaining in their own home is one of the highest priorities of most older adults. Seniors rarely believe that they will be hospitalized, although people aged 65 years account for 35% of hospitalizations annually. As a result of hospitalizations, seniors ...

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Associate Professor
8/5/2011 to 4/30/2016
The purpose of this study is to determine whether increasing the circulating levels of CD34+ cells with granulocyte monocyte colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), or other therapies, may improve walking performance in patients with lower extremity ...

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Jeremiah Stamler Professor
8/1/2012 to 7/31/2015
When older adults leave the hospital after a hospital admission, they are often very confused and their memory is impaired. Findings from our research has shown that memory loss is prevalent when people are discharged from the hospital.  This memory loss ...

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Associate Professor
3/30/2012 to 3/29/2015
Seniors frequently seek care in Emergency Departments (ED) for acute health needs.  Through this research, we are working to make the Emergency Department "Senior Friendly" by specifically identifying and treating the geriatric needs of our ...
8/18/2011 to 6/30/2015
The objective of this study is to understand how health literacy and cognitive function change over time in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and affect self-management of this condition, and how social support may mitigate their ...
8/1/2012 to 7/31/2014
Nearly 20% of Medicare fee-for-service patients are rehospitalized within 30 days of discharge. However, evidence suggests that as many as three-quarters of such rehospitalizations are preventable. To prevent patients suffering through unnecessary ...
7/1/2012 to 6/30/2016
The overall study objective is to improve psychosocial quality of life among women with metastatic breast cancer by promoting patient participation during clinical encounters through use of a Patient Participation Aid (PPA).   PI: Marla Clayman, PhD/MPH ...
7/6/2012 to 6/30/2016
The objective of the study is to identify evidence-based ‘best practices’ for the labeling of both prescription and over-the-counter pediatric liquid medications in order to promote safe, appropriate use.   PI: Shonna Yin, MD Research Themes:  Health ...
5/1/2014 to 4/30/2015
Our research activities will comprise: 1) a review and analysis of existing California pharmacy container labels, post-implementation of the state law; 2) key informant interviews (patients, pharmacists, prescribers); 3) a ‘blue-ribbon’ panel of ...

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7/15/2013 to 6/30/2015
The overall goal of the program is to provide help desk support for the Illinois EHR Incentive program for the state of Illinois outside of Chicago. Research Themes:  Health Information Technology Quality Improvement and Safety Duration of Project:  ...

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Research Assistant Professor

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