Researchers at the University of Arizona recently received a $1.3 million new life science grant from the National Institutes of Health. The research funding was awarded in April of 2014 by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health. The project, entitled “The Cost-Effectiveness of School-Based Supervised Asthma Therapy” is being led by Dr. Lynn Gerald. Dr. Gerald is the Canyon Ranch Endowed Chair, Professor, and a Scientist in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences in the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. In addition to this project receiving NIH research funding, her research interests include clinical, behavioral and epidemiological research in asthma, COPD, and tuberculosis.
“A recent clinical trial demonstrated that supervised therapy of daily controller medication at school increased medication adherence and asthma control among primarily African-American students in urban, low-income elementary schools,” state researchers on the NIH Project Information page. “This study aims to evaluate: (1) the effectiveness of supervised therapy when administered by the community under real world conditions via a randomized controlled trial of 500 children with asthma in a large urban, predominantly Hispanic school system; (2) the cost-effectiveness of supervised therapy from the societal perspective using dollars per quality-adjusted life year (QALY) gained; and 3) the program's implementation fidelity, optimal delivery mechanisms, and construct validity via a comprehensive process evaluation.”
Dr. Lynn Gerald
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The University of Arizona received $393.7 million in research awards during 2013. Of that research funding, $1.5 million in new life science grants went towards the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and $3.2 million went towards medicine in general. $1.4 million in new life science grants went to the department of pediatrics. In total, the University of Arizona, Tucson College of Medicine received $62.7 million in academic research funding. The University of Arizona also received $14 million to research the health effects of metal-laden dust and contaminated water. Their 2012 Life Science R & D Expenditures were $295,481,000, and the Tucson campus covers 48 acres and employs nearly 5,000 researchers.
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