Eileen Rubin, JD, of ARDS Foundation Approved for $50,000 Funding Award by PCORI

Fighting For Every Breath
Fighting For Every Breath
CHICAGO - Oct. 17, 2017 - PRLog -- Eileen Rubin, JD, along with Negin Hajizadeh, MD and Michael Wilson, MD, have been approved for a $50,000 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support a project on Humanizing the ICU for Patients and Families.

Our team will use the funds provided through PCORI's Pipeline to Proposal Awards program to identify methods to improve the humanization of ICU medicine by partnering with ICU patient survivors, family members, physicians, nurses, other healthcare team members and researchers. Our purpose is to build a partnership team to: 1) identify experiences of and causes of dehumanization of ICU patients and family members, 2) explore and prioritize solutions to reduce dehumanization and increase compassionate patient-centered care, and 3) synthesize participants' feedback into high priority feasible comparative effectiveness research questions.

Pipeline to Proposal Awards enable individuals and groups that are not typically involved in clinical research to develop the means to develop community-led funding proposals focused on patient- centered comparative effectiveness research (CER). Established by the non-profit PCORI, the program funds help individuals or groups build community partnerships, develop research capacity, and hone a comparative effectiveness research question that could become the basis of a research funding proposal to submit to PCORI or other health research funders.


"The Pipeline to Proposal Awards program is a manifestation of PCORI's commitment to the meaningful involvement of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other stakeholders in all our research endeavors," said Jean Slutsky, PA, MSPH, PCORI's Chief Engagement and Dissemination Officer. "It provides support to those who may not otherwise have an opportunity to contribute to the field of comparative effectiveness research. We're pleased to follow the awardees' progress as they develop partnerships and begin to form research questions."

PCORI is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2010 to fund comparative effectiveness research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence needed to make better-informed health and healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.


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