LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 9, 2014) — Debra Moser, professor at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, has been awarded a prestigious Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Grant (PCORI) to advance her research in risk-reducing interventions for cardiovascular disease in Kentucky’s Appalachian region.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute is authorized by Congress to conduct research to provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make more informed decisions. PCORI’s research is intended to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment and care options available, and the science that supports those options.
The $2.1 million grant will be distributed over the next three years.
Appalachian Kentucky is in the top 1 percent of the nation in cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality, placing it among the worst CVD health disparity areas in the U.S. Individuals in Appalachian Kentucky have extremely high risks of multiple CVD risk factors, amplified by the distressed environment. Moser's research will focus on interventions individualized to patients' specific needs and barriers to success.
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