1999 HEALTHCARE GRANTS



$2,400
Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association, Inc.
Alan Dienstag, Psy.D., Principal Investigator
Proposal development - Comprehensive outcome study of supports groups for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease.
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$240,000
Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association, Inc.
Alan Dienstag, Psy.D., Principal Investigator
The Impact of Three Types of Group Interventions for Persons with Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease (over 3 years).
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$185,708
American Council on Science and Health
Ruth Kava, Ph.D., R.D., Principal Investigator
An Investigation of the Promotion of Dietary Supplements to the Elderly (over 1 year).

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$13,000
American Federation for Aging Research, Inc.
Knight Steel, M.D., Project Coordinator
An Advisory Group Meeting: Exploring the Feasibility of a Palliative Care Initiative in Long Term Care Settings.

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$50,000
Beth Israel Medical Center
Russell Portenoy, M.D., Principal Investigator
The First International Conference on Geriatric Palliative Care.
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$10,000
Choice in Dying
Karen Orloff Kaplan, M.P.H., Sc.D., Executive Director
Using Wit to Sensitize Medical Professionals to People's Perceptions and Concerns About End-of-Life Care.

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$61,568
Research Foundation of City University of New York
Roberta Graziano, D.S.W., Principal Investigator
Developing Social Work Curriculum to Better Serve the Health Needs of the Elderly in the Community (over 1 year).
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$118,500
Columbia University in the City of New York
Rita Charon, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator
The Parallel Chart: Developing Empathy, Reflection and Courage in Physicians (over 1 year).
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$269,700
Columbia University in the City of New York
Steven M. Albert, Ph.D., M.Sc., Project Director
M.P.H. Program in Aging and Public Health (over 3 years).
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$1,000
Grantmakers in Aging
Carol Farquhar, Executive Director
General funding.
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$7,500
Grantmakers in Health
Lauren LeRoy, Ph.D.
General funding.
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$325,000
Health Research Inc.
Michael Barth, Executive Director
Developing and Implementing Strategies for Improving Communication About End-of-Life Care in New York City Nursing Homes (over 2 years).
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$275,000
Margaret Tietz Center for Nursing Care
Allen Glicksman, Ph.D, Principal Investigator
Long Term Care Needs of Holocaust Survivors (over 18 months).
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$116,000
Medicare Rights Center, Inc.
Diane Archer, Project Director
Scripts for Effective Medicare Counseling (over 1 year).
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$47,000
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Rosanne Leipzig, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Ann Minnick, Ph.D., R.N., Co-Principal Investigator

Elderly Patients' Reports of Physical Restraint Experiences in Intensive Care Units (over 1 year).
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$21,000
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Rosanne Leipzig, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Ann Minnick, Ph.D., R.N., Co-Principal Investigator

Exploring the Impact of Administratively Controlled and Patient Variables on the Use of Physical Restraints in Hospitals (over 6 months).
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$344,000
The New York Academy of Medicine
Patricia Volland, M.S.W., M.B.A., Principal Investigator
A Model to Educate Social Work Students for Geriatric Practices in Health and Mental Health Care Settings (over 3 years).
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$25,000
The New York Academy of Sciences
Susan Raymond, Ph.D., Project Director
Conference support - Financing the Future: Biomedical Research and Medical Education in the 21st Century.
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$234,000
New York University
Gerald Landesberg, DSW, Principal Investigator
Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities in New York: A Critical Review and Perspective for the Future (over 30 months).
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$150,000
Soar Research, Inc.
Shaw Bronner, P.T., M.H.S., O.S.C., Project Director
Effect of Age and Training on Skilled Movement Organization (over 3 ½ years).
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$36,285
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Knight Steel, M.D., Project Director
A Program to Improve Palliative Care and End of Life Services for Individuals Requiring Long Term Care (over 30 months).
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$100,000
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Penny Hollander Feldman, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Promoting Elders' Health & Well-Being: Benchmarks for Supportive Communities (over 1 year). .
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$49,000
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Brian Carpenter, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Intergenerational Awareness of Psychosocial Preferences (over 14 months).
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$54,764
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Katy Ruckdeschel, Ph.D, Principal Investigator
Stability of Psychosocial Preferences Over Time (over 20 months).
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$21,000
Weill Medical College - Cornell University
Mark S. Lachs, MD, MPH, Co-Chief
Cornell Summer Geriatrics Program for Medical Students (over 2 ½ months).
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$221,000
Yale University of Medicine
Sharon K Inouye, M.D., M.P.H., Principal Investigator
Dissemination of the Elder Life Program: A Model of Care to Prevent Delirium in Hospitalized Older Patients (over 3 years).
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Grants Made From A Request For Proposals (RFP)

The following nine organizations received grants as a result of an RFP (request for proposals) program administered by Partnership for Caring (formerly Choice in Dying). The purpose of the initiative is to stimulate creative approaches to healthcare agency that enhance the healthcare experience of incapacitated patients and their families.


$107,082
Beth Israel Medical Center

Navah C. Harlow, M.A., Project Coordinator
Health Care Agent Program: Resident-Agent Communication: Enhancing Clinical Skills to Support Agent Decision-Making. (over 18 months).

$78,138
Fordham University

Irene A. Gutheil, D.S.W., Principal Investigator
Janna C. Heyman, M.S.W., Co-Principal Investigator

Strengthening the Role of the Healthcare Agent: Knowledge, Attitude, Comfort & Communication (over 15 months).

$60,000
Friends and Relatives of Institutionalized Aged, Inc.

Jean Murphy, J.D., Principal Investigator
Enhancing Compliance with End-of-Life Treatment Decisions (over 9 months).

$44,532
The Mount Sinai Medical Center

Tracy E. Miller, J.D., Principal Investigator
Promoting Health Care Agency in Managed Care: Analysis and Action Steps (over 1 year).

$95,236
New York Citizens Committee on Health Care Decisions, Inc.

Beatrice Greenbaum, M.P.H., Principal Investigator
Strengthening the Process of Health Care Agency: Citizen to Citizen (over 18 months).

$40,000
New York Downtown Hospital

Lester W. Blair, M.D., Project Director
Strengthening the Process of Healthcare Agency for Chinese Immigrant Patients (planning grant over 6 months).

$39,603
New York University

Melissa A.. Robbins, MPA, Principal Investigator
Identification of Factors/Characteristics Which Differentiates Health Care Agents Efficacy (over 1 year).

$162,000
St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York

Daniel P. Sulmasy, O.F.M., M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator
The Natural History of End-of-Life Decision-Making (over 3 years).

$116,229
Weill Medical College - Cornell University

Joseph J. Fins, M.D., F.A.C.P., Principal Investigator
From Contract to Covenant (over 1 year).
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