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.