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Researchers Awarded Grants for Pilot Studies

March 16, 2017

Mihaela Stefan, MD, PhD and Tara Lagu, MD, MPH have each been awarded grants in the latest cycle of Baystate's  Research Pilot Award Program (RPAP).

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.

Dr. 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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