Search
ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTER FINDINGS

   findings home/archives       contact us       other AHC publications   

January 2004 Issue

OTHER ISSUE STORIES
SEND US YOUR NEWS
 
RSS feed

$900,000 Grant Awarded to Marilyn Sommers

Published January 2004

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, has awarded Marilyn Sommers, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of Nursing, approximately $900,000 in grants for the Acute Care, Rehabilitation, and Disability Prevention Research Program. Funding for her study, "ED Intervention to Reduce Risky Behaviors in Drivers" was announced in October. The three-year grant extends from Oct. 1, 2003 through Sept. 30, 2006. Michael Lyons, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, is the co-principal investigator. Co-investigators include Brian Gibler, MD, chair, Department of Emergency Medicine; Steven Howe, PhD, professor in the Department of Psychology; and Chuck Schafer, associate professor, College of Nursing.

A number of consultants across the nation support this work. The specific aim of this trial is to test the effectiveness of a brief intervention to limit risky driving behaviors and problem drinking in drivers during an emergency department visit.

 back to list | back to top