Grant: $600,000 - National Institutes of Health - Sep. 1, 2009
33% voted satisfied - 67% voted not satisfied - 3 vote(s) cast
Award Description: This NCRR Administrative Supplement to the Idaho INBRE Program parent award is for a collaborative project with the University of Washington’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (ITHS). The proposal is within the scope of the scientifically-reviewed aims of both parent awards and enhances community engagement and community-based participatory research infrastructure. It leverages the existing Boise VA Medical Center’s outreach clinics, the INBRE Network, and the ITHS’ resources to expand telehealth networks linking underserved populations in rural communities and veterinary clinics in Idaho for the purpose of biosurveillance of infectious diseases. The project will create a real time, statewide, web-based system of entering, recording, compiling, and disseminating information regarding multiple infectious diseases and clinical syndromes in Idaho. The Idaho communities, the INBRE Network, the VA physicians, and the ITHS resources will be coupled to achieve four Specific Aims: 1) Develop software to interact with the VA VISTA/CPRS electronic medical records program; 2) Monitor bacterial infections, culture results and antibiotic sensitivities from rural outreach clinics (Mt. Home, Twin Falls, Salmon, Caldwell, and LaGrande); 3) Establish a Website; 4) Disseminate the infectious disease-specific information to the general public (in lay terms) and to health care providers. Website features will include: searchable repository for statewide infectious disease data; easily printed reference documents; resource for infectious disease information written for the general public; current statewide infectious disease statistics and distribution and; simple data entry by users with limited computer skills. The critical collaboration between the Idaho INBRE Program and the ITHS will result in: 1) developing Idaho databases through the ITHS Biomedical Informatics and Biomedical Statistics cores, 2) creating working partnerships with communities and community organizations through the Community Outreach and Research Translation core, and 3) communicating scientific concepts and knowledge to the public. The supplement fits the objectives of the ARRA by enabling the hiring of four individuals: two physician postdoctoral fellows, a program manager, and a web expert.
Project Description: As defined in the award description field. All subcontract paperwork has been submitted to for preparation of a subcontract with MSTMRI and are pending signatures.
Jobs Summary: NA (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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