Mini-grant recipients to present at annual scientific meeting

February 3, 2017

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In 2012 and 2013, nine research projects were funded under a mini-grants program of the McGovern Center’s Campus-Wide Ethics Program. One of these studies, “Ethical Dilemmas in Surgical Interventions for Fragility Hip Fractures in Older Dementia Patients” by investigators Nahid Rianon, MBBS, DrPH, Catherine Ambrose, PhD, Paula Knudson, and Sheryl McCurdy, PhD, will be presented as a poster at the annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society. The team will present their preliminary analysis of qualitative data collected during their research, which focused on examining how clinical teams decide whether or not to surgically intervene for fragility hip fractures in older, demented patients.