Mid-South Participates in the ADAPTABLE Kick-off Meeting
Mid-South CDRN PI, Dr. Russell Rothman, presents at ADAPTABLE study kick-off meeting
Sunil Kripalani, MD, M.Sc.
Daniel Munoz, M.D., MPA
Dr. Russell Rothman, Dr.  Robert A. Harrington, and Dr. Adrian Hernandez(from left to right)
ADAPTABLE (Aspirin Dosing: A Patient-centric Trial Assessing Benefits and Long-Term Effectiveness) trial is an emerging model for patient engagement in randomized trials. Patient leaders, study investigators, and operations and research staff gathered together on October 28, 2016 in Washington D.C. to discuss ideas and strategies for making this novel, pragmatic study a success. ADAPTABLE will compare two common aspirin dosages, 325mg and 81 mg, and involve 20.000 patients across the U.S.
The co-principal investigators for Mid-South CDRN’s part of the trial are Sunil Kripalani, M.D., M.Sc., Associate Professor of Medicine, and Daniel Munoz, M.D., MPA, Assistant Professor of Medicine. Russell Rothman, M.D., MPP, Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Health Policy, is Principal Investigator of the Mid-South CDRN, which is one of 29 PCORnet health data networks.
In A Clinician's Perspective on Finding the Optimal Dose of Aspirin for Patients with Heart Disease,    Daniel Munoz, a cardiologist at Vanderbilt Medical Center and an ADAPTABLE investigator, talks about how results from ADAPTABLE will help him make informed treatment decisions.
    ADAPTABLE patients, clinicians, and research team pose for a group photo.
    Robert Dittus, M.D

    Robert Dittus, M.D., Executive Vice President, Public Health and Health Care and the team from the Institute for Medicine and Public Health leads the Community Health Needs Assessment( CHNA) and Implementation Strategy (IS) process, focusing on identifying and addressing local health needs, particularly for low-income, minority and underserved populations. For more on this go to “Assessment identifies community health risks, needs.”
    Kerri Cavanaugh, MD, MHS
    Sunil Kripalani, MD, MSc
    RE-introducing the Center for Effective Health Communication
    Kerri Cavanaugh, MD, MHS and Sunil Kripalani, MD, MSc have been named the new co-Directors of the Center for Effective Health Communication (CEHC). CEHC is comprised of ten core faculty and staff members who provide national and international leadership in health communication research, education, and practice. Additionally, CEHC faculty and staff serve as expert consultants on the Effective Health Communication CoreThe mission of the Center is to improve the quality of healthcare by supporting health communication research, education, and practice to improve patients’ knowledge, self-management, care experience and health outcomes. Health Communication is a broad field that includes health literacy, numeracy, risk communication, medical decision making, patient centered communication, cross-cultural communication, and other related areas. 
    The Center is actively looking for faculty members engaged in health communication research who would be interested in collaborating to advance the mission of the Center.
    Please visit ou CEHC  website for additional information about our recent activities and resources.
    We are excited to hear from you!
    If you are interested in developing a partnership with the Center, please contact Kathryn Goggins at Kathryn.m.goggins@vanderbilt.edu or 615-936-4819

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