Research Awards Fuel New Studies


Breakthroughs in research boost health care innovation, and more funding now at Morristown Medical Center will exponentially increase the number of studies taking place here in the years to come.
A first-ever collaborative effort between the Foundation and the Atlantic Center for Research awarded $146,725 to five of 14 applicants this past spring, following a competitive peer-review process. 
Researchers will be studying the following: what’s abnormal for post-partum protein, led by Michael Aziz, MD; heart function in childhood eating disorders, led by Philip Levy, MD; how a diagnosis affects quality of life, led by Michelle Neier, MD; how to decrease catheter time after surgery, led by Charbel Salamon, MD, and whether valve catheters may decrease urinary tract infections, led by Vaneesha Vallabh-Patel, DO.
The initiative will award another $150,000 in 2017. The Foundation will try to help applicants not chosen find other funding options.
Any topic will be considered, but high-impact research with an emphasis on addressing emerging trends in clinical care are priority issues.