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Robert E. Burke, MD, MS, SFHMCHERP Investigator Wins Research Award
CHERP Investigator, Robert E. Burke, MD, MS, SFHM, received the 2024 Excellence in Research Award from the Society of Hospital Medicine for his work to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and long-term nursing home care.
Aaron L. Schwartz, MD, PhDCHERP Investigator Wins HeRO Award
CHERP Investigator, Aaron L. Schwartz, MD, PhD, was awarded the Local HeRO Award—Clinical Individual at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (CMCVAMC) 2024 High Reliability Organization (HRO) Safety Fair.
Eric T. Roberts, PhDResearch Finds Disparities in Community Care
CHERP Core Investigator, Eric T. Roberts, PhD, and colleagues used data from the VA Survey of Healthcare Experiences of Patients-Community Care and found persistent racial and ethnic disparities in community care.
Dr. Shari S. Rogal, MD, MPHCHERP Investigator Awarded $6.5 Million Grant
CHERP Core Investigator, Dr. Shari S. Rogal, MD, MPH, has been awarded a $6.5 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to improve cancer screening in Veterans.
Lena Makaroun, MD, MS (left) and Sonya Borrero, MD, MS (right)CHERP Investigators Invited to White House Events
CHERP Investigators, Lena Makaroun, MD, MS, and Sonya Borrero, MD, MS, were invited attendees to the White House Gun Violence Prevention Event and White House Convening on Access to Contraception.
Dr. Leslie HausmannCHERP Investigator Wins Health System Impact Award
CHERP Core Investigator, Dr. Leslie Hausmann, awarded 2023 HSR Health System Impact Award for leading the development and dissemination of the VHA Primary Care Equity Dashboard (PCED).
Dr. Daniel Hall, MD, MDiv, MHScCHERP Investigator Receives Eisenberg Award
CHERP Core Investigator, Dr. Daniel Hall, MD, MDiv, MHSc, has been awarded the 2023 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award by The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum for his Surgical Pause initiative.
Taylor Boyer and Dr. John Blosnich receive awardCHERP Researchers Receive Inaugural LGBTQ+ Award
CHERP researchers, Dr. John Blosnich and Taylor Boyer, are among the first recipients of the new national Monica Helms and Angela B. Sheedy TGD Research Paper of the Year Award through VA's LGBTQ+ Health Program Office
Eugene MarshDr. Eugene Marsh CHERP Pilots FY24
CHERP FY24 research pilots address high-priority issues for Veterans at high risk for health disparities. Successful projects inform future, larger Veteran-centric research or quality improvement initiatives.
Deirdre QuinnVA Shark Tank Selects CHERP Project
"Contraception on Demand" a winning 2022 Promising Practice in VA Shark Tank, expands Veterans’ access to contraceptives & improves experiences with reproductive health care at VA.

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