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Winter 2015

Funding Opportunities for Quality Research

The University of Texas System has announced three types of grants available to all UT faculty to research related to the safety and quality of care we provide patients.
Faculty interested in the funding opportunities must submit proposals by Friday, April 3, 2015, and should be emailed to patientsafetygrants@utsystem.edu.

Funding Opportunities

  • Medical Education in Quality, Safety, Medical Errors and Patient Outcomes
    Purpose: Develop innovative approaches to undergraduate and graduate medical education regarding quality, safety, medical errors and patient outcomes.
    Award Details: One to two grants will be awarded, depending upon the number and quality of applications. It is suggested that the programs be 1-3 years in duration. See RFP Medical Education (pdf) for more information.
    Maximum award: $75,000; no indirect costs allowed
    Contact: Bruce Meyer, M.D. (bruce.meyer@utsouthwestern.edu)
  • Collaborative Efforts in Clinical Programs
    Purpose: Initiate inter-professional and multi-organizational collaboratives to promote safe environments or implement evidence-based best practices in safe care
    Award Details: One application is expected to be awarded. The projects should last no longer than 24 months. Funding for an individual collaborative is one time, and not renewed. See RFP Collaboratives (pdf) for more information.
    Maximum award: $50,000; no indirect costs allowed
    Contact: Jan Patterson, M.D. (pattersonj@uthscsa.edu)
  • Quality of Care Research Grants
    Purpose: Advance knowledge about how to measure and improve the quality of care, as defined by the Institute of Medicine
    Award Details: One to three applications are expected to be awarded, depending on the number and quality of applications. The projects should last no longer than 24 months. See RFP Research (pdf) for more information.
    Maximum award: $95,000; no indirect costs allowed
    Contact: Eric Thomas, M.D. (eric.thomas@uth.tmc.edu)

Brent James Sessions March 6

Brent James, M.D., chief quality officer of Intermountain Healthcare, will lecture to CS&E in Houston March 6 and his lecture will be televised live at other UT campuses. If you are MD Anderson, you can view the event at inside.mdanderson.org/live. To view at other campuses, check with your CS&E program.

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