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Dr. Sarah Goff receives national research career development award

July 27, 2015

Dr. Sarah Goff has received a four-year K 23 award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to study pediatric practices across the state of Massachusetts.

Patient satisfaction

Dr. Goff is on the faculty of the Center for Quality of Care Research. She will be working with Dr. Peter Lindenauer to examine quality and patient experience ratings for hospitals around the state. They will use mixed qualitative and quantitative methods to identify the factors and strategies associated with high quality and high patient satisfaction scores.

The K 23 mentored patient oriented research career development award supports investigators who have made a commitment to focus their research endeavors on patient-oriented research.

"These awards are highly competitive and very prestigious," said Dr. Lindenauer, Director of the Center for Quality of Care Research. "They are important milestones for young clinician investigators on the path towards achieving independence as a researcher."