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Sponsor:  Indiana CTSI, Project Development Teams (PDT)
                  pilot grant (Grant #TR000006)
Title: PATH Study: Promoting Autonomy in Teen Health
PI: J. D. Fortenberry & C. G. Shields, Co-Principal Investigators,
      S. Alexander, Investigator
Total Yrs: 09/01/13 - 08/31/15
Total $: $15,010

Sponsor: Purdue Center for Cancer Research
Title: Evaluation of the Affecting Cancer Program
PI: C.G. Shields & Teasa Thompson, Co-Investigators
Total Years: January 2013-August 2013
Total $: $10,000

Purdue's Center for Cancer Research sponsors the Affecting Cancer Together (ACT) program that uses barbershops as a way to encourage cancer prevention within the African American Community. (see http://www.cancerresearch.purdue.edu/about/act) Dr. Shields is a faculty member of the Center for Cancer Research and is being funded by the center to conduct an evaluation of the ACT program.


Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Title: Social and behavioral influences on clinical communication
and pain management

PI: C.G. Shields & R.M. Epstein, Co-Investigators
Total Yrs: 5 years, 1/1/2011 - 12/31/2016
Total $: $2,700,000

The major goals of this project are to identify the degree to which social
disparities exist in physicians' communication about important clinical
issues with patients with serious and life-limiting illnesses. We will also
study patient communication behaviors that exacerbate or attenuate those
disparities. Results from this research will inform interventions for physicians and patients to promote better communication and thereby reduce or eliminate social disparities in care.


Sponsor: Purdue Research Foundation
Title: Following doctor’s orders: Does patient and spouse communication
with healthcare providers improve dietary adherence among patients with
diabetes?

PI: C.G. Shields & M.M. Franks, Co-Investigators
Total Years: June 2010 – May 2011
Total $: $16,795

The purpose of this study is to examine Type II diabetes patients and their
spouses’ interaction with the patients’ physician during a routine medical
visit. Patients are asked to come to their next physician visit accompanied
by their spouse. We will examine the association of spouse involvement in
the session with patient adherence to medical recommendations and glycemic control. We will also examine the association between the couples’ relationship and the patients’ adherence and glycemic control.

Sponsor: Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
Title: Following doctor’s orders: Does patient and spouse communication
with healthcare providers improve dietary adherence among patients with
diabetes?

PI: M.M. Franks & C.G. Shields, Co-Investigators
Total Years: June 2009 – May 2010
Total $: $39,900

 

 

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