Recent Funding Announcements:

  • Drs. Graham Nichol and Kelli O'Laughlin are PI and Site PI, respectively, on a project titled Innovative Support for Patients with SARSCOV2 Infections (INSPIRE) Registry. This CDC funded project aims to address the lack of empirical data that has limited our understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of age and other factors in prognosis. The objective of the INSPIRE Study is to rapidly generate knowledge around long-term implications of COVID-19.

    This will be done in partnership with Hugo Health, a digital health platform, that will enable the investigators to collect and analyze real-time data, and feedback the information to participants. The investigators will be recruiting individuals who have recently tested for COVID-19 and use their self-reported health information to assess their physical and mental health over an 18-month follow-up period. They will also capture data from the patient's electronic health record to help them understand the long-term sequala of COVID-19 and how these differ based on participant characteristics.

  • Dr. Lauren Whiteside will serve as a site-PI for a multi-site study funded by the CDC and lead by Dr. Jason Goldstick at the University of Michigan. The overarching goal of this study is to 1) externally validate an existing tool (SAFETY score) to determine risk for firearm involvement in young adults utilizing the ED for care 2) Use novel methods including machine learning to improve the SAFETY score which will improve firearm violence prediction among young adults in the ED. As site-PI, Dr. Whiteside will recruit patients aged 18-24 years old in the ED at Harborview Medical Center who will complete a self-report survey on firearm use and carriage, violence, substance use and other behaviors. All participants will provide follow-up information by phone and follow-up interviews will continue for one year. Other data collection sites include Hurley Medical Center (Flint, Michigan) and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) in Philadelphia, PA. Recruitment for this study will start summer, 2021.