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West Virginia: Office of Health Services Research Partners with Cancer Institute on NIH-funded Cervical Cancer Prevention Project

The West Virginia University School of Public Health’s Office of Health Services Research is partnering with Dr. Stephenie Kennedy-Rea, Ed.D., and the WVU Cancer Institute in a new, five-year effort funded by the National Cancer Institute to reduce health disparities in cervical cancer in Appalachia.

This effort spans eight health systems across Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Virginia. Dr. Adam Baus, research assistant professor in the School of Public Health’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Office of Health Services Research, serves as the health informaticist in engaging health systems in this effort and enabling evaluation and research across electronic health record platforms. Mr. Cecil Pollard, assistant director of the Office of Health Services Research, serves as liaison in creating and sustaining partnerships across participating health systems. The Office of Health Services Research team will help ensure that research findings are translated into sustained practice and policy change across partnering health systems.

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