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Comparative Effectiveness Research


Multiple academic medical centers and researchers across the state are making individual applications for federal Comparative Effectiveness Research based on their specific expertise and area of interests.  There is currently no centralized approach or listing for all NC applications.

UNC anticipates receiving a postdoctoral training grant on comparative effectiveness research.  This will, over the next three years, support five fellows for two years each.  The award is anticipated to start on July 1.  This award will be through the Sheps Center.

UNC also anticipates receiving a faculty development award on July 1 that will support four junior faculties for a period of three years to begin their careers in comparative effectiveness research.  These faculty are new hires, a great advance in these financially constrained times.  This award is through the School of Public Health although the faculty supported will likely be in Medicine, Nursing and Public Health.

UNC also anticipates about $5M (over three years) in contracts coming in mid July.  This will be CER pharmacoepidemiology comparing treatments in two areas:  prostate cancer and treatment of anemia in patients on dialysis.  These awards will be through the AHRQ funded DEcIDE mechanism.  Principal Investigators are through the Schools of Medicine and Public Health.

Contact Information

Tim Carey
The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, UNC


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