AHRQ released a beta version of its Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Database in December 2020. The multi-year (2009 – 2018) beta data files draw from existing federal and other publicly available data sources.
Data variables correspond to 5 key SDOH domains:
The files can be linked to other data by geography (county and zip code). Explore the data here.
Created and maintained by NY Langone Health, the COVID-19 Neuro Databank/ Biobank (NeuroCOVID) will collect information from clinicians about COVID-19-related neurological symptoms, comorbidities, disease course, complications, sequelae, and outcomes as well as effects on pre-existing neurological conditions.
Healthcare providers and participating clinical sites across the US are invited to use the web-based data portal to submit de-identified information, along with relevant biospecimens, into the database.
Scientists are invited to explore NeuroCOVID data for research studies on preventing, managing, and treating neurological complications associated with COVID-19.
Starting September 15, 2021, users will be required to use 2-factor authentication through login.gov to access eRA Commons, ASSIST, Internet Assisted Review, and Commons Mobile. eRA first phased in the requirement for review meetings in IAR in February 2021, with the other eRA systems to follow before the mandatory deadline. Once transitioned to login.gov, a user's old eRA credentials (user name and password) become obsolete. All users are encouraged to switch to login.gov before the deadline.
To reduce or eliminate mental health disparities in rural communities, NIMH is seeking information from researchers and providers as well as affected patients, families, community members, and other concerned stakeholders on the following topics:
NCCIH's draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021 – 2025 is now available online for review.
The draft plan lays out 5 core NCCIH objectives for the next 5 years:
NIH seeks your thoughts on how you use CDEs, potential challenges to their adoption, and how NIH might facilitate and incentivize their use to help plan future CDE-related efforts. NIH welcomes feedback on CDEs regardless of the research topic or disease area but are especially interested in their use in COVID-19 research. Comments are being accepted here until May 10, 2021.
The Project in Osteopathic Medical Education and Empathy (POMEE) found Hispanic/Latinx/Spanish and African American osteopathic medical students score higher in empathy. Because empathy is positively correlated with clinical competence and patient health, a more diverse healthcare workforce could lead to improved health outcomes for all patient populations, including minority and underserved communities.
POMEE’s principal investigator Mohammadreza Hojat, PhD, research professor in Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, says, "Our assessment can not only help medical schools select the medical students most likely to become successful and caring clinicians but can also help close some of the troubling racial gaps that persist among medical education institutions."
PCC is starting a Journal Club this spring as part of a new project, Bridging the Gap in Primary Care Research. The club is open to all PCC executive members and supporters interested in making recommendations for research priorities and assessing the actionability of evidence.
Meeting quarterly, the club will evaluate articles identified by PCC’s new Research Dissemination Workgroup for academic rigor and potential impacts. It will also advise the workgroup to convey the most salient research findings to a broad stakeholder base.
Laura Lipke, MS, MLIS, Medical Librarian Liaison to KCOM, is now offering Virtual Research Appointments. KCOM faculty and staff may schedule a time to meet with Ms. Lipke for any research-related questions. Faculty and staff at other schools may contact their liaison librarian directly with inquiries.
Sponsored Programs routinely covers webinars on a wide range of topics tied to ATSU's strategic priorities and is happy to share key takeaways. Summaries of these webinars are available from Sponsored Programs staff upon request (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|February 3||Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)||Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy|
|February 23||Primary Care Collaborative (PCC)||Rolling Up Our Sleeves: The Effort to Vaccinate Americans|
Save the dates! Later this year, NCCIH will host 2 lectures with the theme, "Novel Approaches at the Intersection of Mental Health and Pain."
Healing the Opioid Crisis with Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE): Clinical Efficacy and Neurophysiological Mechanisms
Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW, Distinguished Endowed Chair in Research, Professor, and Associate Dean for Research, University of Utah
Cooperative Pain Education and Self-Management (COPES): A Technology-Assisted Intervention for Pain
Alicia Heapy, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine