Grant: $98,671 - National Institutes of Health - Sep. 28, 2009
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Award Description: This award is to be used improve both events ascertainment collection and retention effors for the Hispanic Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (HCRIC) Study. The HCRIC Study is based at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and is a R01 funded ancillary study to the NIDDK sponsored U01 CRIC Study. UIC has enrolled 327 Hispanic participants with CKD in the HCRIC Study and 521 participants in the CRIC Study. As a result, almost 25% of the entire CRIC cohort is enrolled at the UIC Clinical Center. The UIC site has a number of unique characteristics, including lower socioeconomic status, more advanced CKD, and higher blood pressure levels. For these reasons, the UIC CRIC research team faces greater challenges with regards to events ascertainment and retention of these participants.Furthermore as CKD and other comorbidities progress, the effort necessary to maintain acceptable rate of retention and event ascertainment also increase. The over all objective of this supplement is to fund a 50% FTE coordinator and increase funding for participant transportation in order to achieve the following two specific aims. Aim 1: To accelerate and improve rates of event ascertainment. Aim 2: To increase retention rates and data collection by increasing reimbursement for transportation and off site visits to participant homes and dialysis units.
Project Description: The notice of award for this supplement was presented by the NIH on September 22, 2009. Since that time, a contract has been made with a taxi cab company to improve participant retention. Recruitment is underway to identify a 50% events ascertainment coordinator.
Jobs Summary: A 50% FTE coordinator position has been created with these funds. The coordinator will divide her efforts 80% events ascertainment and 20% home and dialysis visits. The coordinator will be responsible for the identifying events, collection of medical records and ICD-9 codes, de-identifying records, cataloguing records, and transmission of records to a data coordinating center. Also, a contract has been made with a taxi cab company to transport participants to protocol visits who would otherwise be unable to attend visits. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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