Stefan, MD, PhD and Tara Lagu, MD, MPH have each been awarded grants in the latest cycle
of Baystate's Research Pilot Award
With the goal of increasing the number of investigators whose research is supported by NIH or other external funding, RPAP supports each project for two years, enabling investigators to gather and analyze the pilot data required to develop and submit a fundable grant.
Stefan’s study, “Association of Frailty with Short and
Long-term Outcomes in Patients with Acute
Respiratory Failure Treated with Non-Invasive
Ventilatory Support,” will examine the impact
of frailty on the risk of intubation, disability,
and mortality in patients with acute respiratory
failure initiated on NIV support. Stefan is board-certified in internal medicine and palliative care, and is Co-director of Scholarly Activity in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate.
Dr. Lagu’s study,
“Improving Access to Care for Patients with Lower
Limb Mobility Impairment,” will examine barriers
to care and devise a bundle of clinic-level practices
that may transform standard care for patients with
lower limb disability. Lagu is a board-certified internist and an academic hospitalist in the Department of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate.
Both investigators are on the core faculty of the Center for Quality of Care Research.
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