The Surgical Center for Outcomes Research (SCORES) is pleased to announce the selection of the inaugural SCORES Scholars Award recipients. This year’s recipients are:
- Alexander Allori, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery, and Jonathan Routh, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Urology, for their proposal titled “Effect of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on Children’s Surgical Care”
- Rachel Greenup, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Advanced Oncologic and Gastrointestinal Surgery, for her proposal titled “Weighing the benefits of breast cancer treatment against overall poor health: Development of a decision model in medically complex patients”
The SCORES Scholars Awards were established by the Duke Department of Surgery in 2016 to foster new collaborations among Duke researchers, support research teams in obtaining preliminary data that will be used to apply for larger awards, and provide opportunities for mentoring and training for junior faculty, residents, and medical students.
The SCORES team convened a group of qualified reviewers from the Department of Surgery and several other departments to vet all SCORES Scholars proposals with rigorous NIH-style study sections. The top two proposals scored highly and were fully responsive to the RFA in that they were deemed “innovative, impactful, and centered in surgical health services research.” Each team will receive $15,000 of direct costs per year for 12 months to catalyze investigations of key questions in surgical outcomes research.
Congratulations to all applicants on putting forward strong proposals with the potential to advance health services research!