TAFP Foundation votes to fund two family medicine research projects

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TAFP Foundation votes to fund two family medicine research projects

posted 03.06.12

As part of its mission, the TAFP Foundation funds practice-based, primary care research. The Foundation met during Interim Session and approved funding for two new studies. The next round of applications is due June 1. For more information and to apply, go to Research page of the TAFP Foundation website.

The first funded study is “Practical Opportunities for Healthy Behaviors” by Robert Ferrer, M.D., of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Department of Family and Community Medicine. Ferrer et al. “seek to evaluate the social and environmental contexts that shape primary care patients’ health behaviors” and will “test the validity of a measure of practical opportunities for diet and physical activity that primary care practices can use to assess a patients’ potential success in altering those behaviors,” particularly those receiving care through the Residency Research Network of Texas.

The second is “Comparative Analysis of the FRAX and the Male Osteoporosis Risk Estimation Score” by Alvah R. Cass, M.D., S.M., of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Department of Family Medicine. The authors seek “to compare the effectiveness of the Male Osteoporosis Risk Estimation Score (MORES) and FRAX® to identify men at risk of osteoporosis, who would benefit most from a diagnostic DXA scan.”

Support for TAFP Foundation Research is made possible by the Family Medicine Research Champions.

Gold level

Richard Garrison, M.D.
David A. Katerndahl, M.D.
Jim and Karen White

Bronze level

Joane Baumer, M.D.
Carol and Dale Moquist, M.D.
Lloyd Van Winkle, M.D.
George Zenner, M.D.

Thank you to all who have donated to an endowment.

For information on donating or creating a new endowment or applying for research grants, contact Kathy McCarthy at kmccarthy@tafp.org.