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Announcing Our Fall 2021 Pilot Grant Program Awardees

Through PolicyLab’s joint pilot grant program with Clinical Futures, we have the opportunity to review innovative proposals for research studies aimed at answering cutting edge clinical questions, developing or informing clinical programs, or influencing practice and policy for children and families in our community. PolicyLab has proudly funded nine projects thus far, and I am excited to announce our fall 2021 Clinical Futures and PolicyLab pilot grant funding awardees:

  • Kate Wallis, MD, MPH, Diana Montoya-Williams, MD, Andrea Duncan, MD, MS, Nia Heard-Garris, MD, MSc — “Identifying Consensus Recommendations for Best Practices for Conducting Anti-racist Pediatric Research”
  • Sara King-Dowling, PhD, Lisa A. Schwartz, PhD, Alexandra Psihogios, PhD, Jonathan Mitchell, PhD, Allison Barz Leahy, MD, MSCE, Tracey Jubelirer, MD, Kristen DeVirgilio, PT, DPT — “Piloting an Innovative Methodology for Measuring and Reporting Physical Activity Among Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer”
  • Evan Dalton, MD, Stephanie Doupnik, MD, MSHP, Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH, Judy Shea, PhD — “Staff Perception of Physical Restraint Use at a Children’s Hospital“

A big congratulations to these talented individuals who will conduct these one-year projects that we believe can influence policy and practice changes and produce timely evidence so that the populations we serve receive the care they need. Be sure to visit Clinical Futures' website and our pilot grant landing page to learn more the program.