The Brown University School of Public Health has the following opportunities for funding:
The Nora Kahn Piore award has been established in recognition of the lifetime work of health policy expert, Nora Kahn Piore through the generosity of Margot Piore Onek, MD ’64, P’91 and Joseph N. Onek. These awards will be made annually to support undergraduate, graduate and medical students who wish to undertake research in health services, with a focus on health status and access to health care by poor and underserved people.
Amount of Award: up to $5000
Nominations deadline: (extended) November 22, 2013 More details
Medicaid has added about 3 million people to its rolls under “Obamacare.” A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that based on the recent history of Medicaid expansion in individual states, the increase in people with the insurance won’t result in reduced access to care for those who already have it.
A new three-year USAID “PEER” grant of nearly $450,000 will allow a team led by Judith Ongaji Kimiywe of Kenyatta University with guidance from Stephen McGarvey of Brown University’s School of Public Health to conduct a pilot implementation of the “Baby Friendly Community Initiative” in the rural district of Igembe North in Kenya. They will measure the nutrition and health status and practices of more than 1,000 mother-child pairs. http://news.brown.edu/shorts
Subspecialists are much more likely than hospitalists or generalists to insert a feeding tube in hospitalized elderly patients with advanced dementia, according to a new study in Health Affairs. The study helps to explain why the practice persists, in such frail, terminal patients. news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2014/04/tubes