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Pilots for young investigatorsVISN4 Health Equity Research Pilot Funding
CHERP Pilot Project Funding for VISN4 early career investigators available for FY20. A VISN4 investigator may serve as Co-I for a junior investigator who has not yet received VA research funding. Deadline 5/15/19
Michael Fine, MD, MScMichael Fine, VA HSR&D Mentor of the Year
Michael Fine, MD, MSc, is VA HSR&D Mentor of the Year. Director of CHERP 2001, Dr. Fine has mentored & trained 68 researchers at VA and the University of Pittsburgh, making a lasting impact on equitable healthcare.
VA StandDown for HomelessOp-Ed Praises VA Achievements
Ending homelessness and curing and treating Hep C in Veterans are recent accomplishments by the staff of Crescenz VA Medical Center, CHERP's site in Philadelphia. Read op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
CHERP's Sonya Borrreo and Michael FineReproductive health for women Veterans
"Improved understanding of racial/ethnic differences in pregnancy attitudes would allow for more culturally relevant and inclusive counseling strategies," writes CHERP Associate Director Sonya Borrero, MD, MS.
Rachel Werner, MD, PhDCHERP’s Werner Elected to Ntl Academy of Medicine
Rachel Werner, MD, PhD, Philadelphia VA Staff Physician and CHERP Core Investigator, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the nation’s highest honors in biomedicine.
Rebecca Brown, MD, MPHExpert on vulnerable older Veterans joins CHERP
Rebecca Brown, MD, MPH, a nationally recognized expert on function and health among socioeconomically vulnerable older Veterans, joins CHERP as Core Investigator and Crescenz VA Medical Center as Attending Physician.
VA Shark Tank 2018Dr. Long Finalist in VA Shark Tank 2018
Evidence shows Community Health Workers can build trust with fellow Veterans and address needs, resulting in consistent health improvement. Dr. Judith Long's innovation is a finalist in the VA Shark Tank Competition.
John R. Blosnich, PhD, MPHBlosnich VA ICARE Award
CHERP Investigator John Blosnich, PhD, MPH, has received the Award of Excellence from LGBT Veteran Services. His HSR&D Career Development award is the 1st to study transgender health across the VA.
CHERP Investigator Amol NavatheHigh value care for high risk Veterans
Amol Navathe, MD, PhD, CHERP Core Investigator, leads a newly-funded study to apply clustering methods to VA data and identify key insights into how to tailor care for high-risk, high-need vulnerable Veteran patients.
Robert Burke, MD, MSFrom hospital to SNF for older Veterans
Robert Burke, MD, MS, studies improving transitional care for older Veterans from hospital to skilled nursing facility. Dr. Burke recently joined VA CHERP, the UPENN faculty and Crescenz VA Medical Center.

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