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Research funding opportunities available to improve access of care

DOs interested in improving patient care can submit grant proposals. Students also can enter essay contest about patient safety.


Researchers looking to improve health care for patients living in low-resource communities or to improve the integration of care between patients, physicians and the health care team may find funding through two grant opportunities. Students also have an opportunity to submit an essay about applying principles of patient safety to reduce the incidence of medical error.

Research funding opportunities include:

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Grants are available for projects that support the identification and evaluation of promising innovations that improve health and health care quality for patients living in low-resource communities. Brief proposals are due by Dec. 10, 2015.
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute: The institute will award grants of up to $250,000 for projects that encourage the integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians and other health care stakeholders. Letters of inquiry must be received by Feb. 1, 2016.
  • Doctors Company Foundation: Third- and fourth-year medical students are invited to share their insights on the importance of patient safety. Essays for the Young Physicians Patient Safety Award contest are due Jan. 25, 2016.

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