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Newly Funded Research Incubator

September 27, 2019

Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, dean and distinguised University professorLaura N. Gitlin, PhD, FGSA, FAAN, distinguished University professor and dean at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, will co-lead one of eight core groups of a newly funded research incubator comprised of 30 of the top research institutes in the United States.

The initiative is called Imbedded Pragmatic AD/ADRD Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory. The $54.3M grant given by the National Institute on Aging to Brown University and Harvard University will significantly move the needle on Alzheimer’s and dementia research, because it will support 40 pilot projects aimed at improving care delivery, quality and outcomes for persons with dementias. The College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University will receive $1.5M of the grant award.

The dissemination and implementation core, which Gitlin co-leads with Joseph Gaugler, PhD, from the University of Minnesota, will benefit from her extensive expertise in translating evidence-based interventions for delivery in health care and community-based systems of care and end users. “This project will dramatically shift the paradigm of care for people living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias and their care partners,” announced Gitlin. “I am honored to help researchers nationally focus on imbedding interventions in health systems and facilitate broad-scale implementation of non-pharmacological care programs that improve the quality of life for both persons living with dementia and caregivers.” To read more about this grant awarded to Brown University and Hebrew SeniorLife, click here for the official press release.

List of university parterns associated with the Imbedded Pragmatic AD/ADRD Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory grant