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HIP-ACTSI-GSU Seed Grants in Healthcare Innovation Recipients

The Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP) in partnership with the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), Georgia State University (GSU), and Winship Cancer Institute (Winship) is pleased to announce the recipients of the eighth round of research seed grants in Healthcare Innovation.  

The Healthcare Innovation Seed Grant program funds multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary teams examining healthcare services and clinical effectiveness.  The awards support innovative approaches that address issues of healthcare quality, costs, and/or access.

Barriers to tuberculosis preventive treatment in patients with newly diagnosed
diabetes mellitus and latent tuberculosis infection

PI:  Matthew Magee, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Georgia State University
Henry Blumberg, MD
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Global Health, Emory University School of Medicine and School of Public Health
Jeehea Sonya Haw, MD
Instructor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Memorial Hospital
Russell Kempker, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine
Susan Ray, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Memorial Hospital
Guillermo Umpierrez, MD
Professor of Medicine and Director, Diabetes & Endocrinology Section, Grady Memorial Hospital/Emory University

Next generation prognostic models for patients with lymphoma

PI:  Christopher R. Flowers, MD
Associate Professor, Hematology and Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University School of Medicine
Co-PI:  Turgay Ayer, PhD
Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering & Health Systems Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology 

Clinical Decision Support Systems for Effective Management of Patients with
Barrett-s Esophagus using Optical Endomicroscopy
PI:  May D. Wang, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
Co-PI:  Kevin E. Woods, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine

Assessing the Accuracy of the Technology-based Eye Care Services (TECS) Protocol
to a Standard Clinical Ophthalmic Exam
PI:  April Maa, MD
Assistant Professor and Director of Tele- Ophthalmology and Comprehensive Services, Atlanta VAMC/Emory University
Co-PI:  Danny Haddad, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Global Health, Emory University School of Medicine and School of Public Health 

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