UAB Insight Rheumatology Volume 5
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NIAMS Awards UAB 1 of 10 Multidisciplinary
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UAB Awarded NIH Multidisciplinary Clinical
The National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and
Skin Diseases (NIAMS) has awarded UAB a nearly $4.2
Singh First UAB Researcher to Garner Funding
From Federal PCORI
MD, MSc, a professor in the same division.
The MCRC contains an Administrative Core; a
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million, 5-year Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center
Methodology Core, led by David Redden, PhD, of the UAB
(MCRC), one of only 10 in the nation. The centers support a
School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics; as
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full range of outstanding multidisciplinary clinical research
well as two research projects:
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in the areas of arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases.
“The program is uniquely positioned to promote research
related to the causes, diagnoses, treatments, and improved
care of patients with arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases,”
Project 1. “Facilitating Treat-to-Target Strategies Using
Novel Health Technology with Decision Support,” will be
led by Jeffrey Curtis, MD, MS, MPH, principal investigator.
This project will extend and evaluate novel health
says MCRC Director S. Louis Bridges Jr, MD, PhD. Bridges
Bridges to Lead American College of
Rheumatology Division Directors Taskforce
information technology to enable the systematic collection
is director of the UAB Division of Clinical Immunology and
and integration of patient reported outcome and healthcare
Rheumatology. The center’s codirector is Kenneth Saag,
provider data in routine clinical practice. This data will
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