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PCORI to award $17 million to study disparities in asthma burden, care

June 20, 2013

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute seeks proposals for up to $17 million in funding for research to reduce disparities in asthma control among African-American and Hispanic/Latino populations. The announcement is the first in a series of planned funding opportunities on research to answer patients’ questions about health care options in specific, high-impact areas. “We heard from patients, health care professionals and other stakeholders that improving asthma care among racial and ethnic minority groups who are the worst affected is a high priority area of concern, and we responded,” said PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby, M.D. PCORI will host an informational webinar for potential applicants on July 9. Letters of intent to apply are due Aug.  1, and applications by Sept. 18.