Friday, October 28, 2011

Celebratory eating

With all of the eating that we do in our group, it's amazing we get anything done. Celebrated at staff meeting:
* Our group's article in Health Affairs (authors listed in blue on cake). Link: []
* Amy and SCDHEC winning a Dentaquest grant for improvement of oral health services for kids
* Nathan winning an RWJ grant to examine the results of shifting preventive services for kids from the public health to private care sectors
* Jordan winning an AHRQ dissertation grant to fund his examination of the association between use of clinical decision support systems and reduced disparities in care among minority and rural populations.
It's been a great couple of weeks!
The bell is a present to Amy and Jan, to be rung at celebratory moments (all others present retain the right to note when ringing should be stopped). I'm not commenting on the buffalo.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Kudos to SCRHRC staffer Jordan Mitchell

Almost allowed this to get by unnoticed: Jordan Mitchell of our Center has received funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to support his dissertation research. His dissertation. entitled "Association between Clinical Decision Support Systems and Healthcare Disparities," should keep him busy for the next couple of months (or quarters)!

His award was also spotlighted on our school website: