Investing in healthcare

Dr Martha Sajatovic, professor of psychiatry and of neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Willard Brown Chair in Neurological Outcomes Research and Director of the Neurological and Behavioral Outcomes Research Center at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, has received two major research grants.

The first is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center for Health grant in Tanzania. As principal investigator (PI), Dr Sajatovic will work with colleagues at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Services to reduce the burden of chronic psychotic disorders using a customised adherence enhancement programme combined with injectable, long-acting antipsychotic medication.

The second grant is from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and will see Dr Sajatovic working with two PIs from the University of Colorado Denver, Dr Bethany Kwan and Dr Jeanette Waxmonsky. This is for a diabetes intervention project comparing two evidence-based treatments: patient-driven diabetes shared medical appointments (SMAs) versus standardised diabetes SMAs.