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GIM Physicians Win Primary Care Grants

Several GIM faculty members have been granted funding by the Johns Hopkins Primary Care Consortium (PCC); GIM members will participate in four of the seven projects that the PCC chose for funding. Their awards will support the research endeavors described below:

GIM’s Wendy Bennett, MD, MPH is co-principal investigator of a research project entitled “Bridging the Postpartum Gap: Mommy and Me Transitional Care.”

GIM part-time faculty member Sajita Chaudry, MD, MPH, MBA is co-principal investigator of a project titled “Advancing the Population Approaches to Clinical Care Programs: A Collaboration between Johns Hopkins General Preventative Medicine Residency Program and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.”

GIM fellow Justin Roesch, MD and recently-graduated GIM fellow Najlla Nassery, MD, MPH will serve as co-principal investigator of a study known as “Sweetening House Staff Education: A Curricular Intervention on Insulin Use in Type II Diabetes.”

GIM’s Gail Berkenblit, MD, PhD is one of the collaborators on the investigation titled “Comparing Two Brief Interventions for Alcohol Use: A Feasibility Study.”

The Johns Hopkins Primary Care Consortium provides “a broadly collaborative and multi-disciplinary academic home for research, education, quality improvement, and innovation designed to improve primary care and health outcomes for the benefit of patients and society.” Visit the PCC's website by clicking on the link above for more information about the consortium's initiatives.

In keeping with the multi-disciplinary aims of the PCC, the GIM award-winners will be collaborating in their research with investigators from other units within the School of Medicine, such as Endocrinology and Pediatrics, as well as from both the School of Nursing and the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and from Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.

Kudos to all the awardees on being selected for funding of their excellent research projects!