Distinguished professor Barbara Mark received $1.64 million from the
National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health to continue, for five additional years, a predoctoral and postdoctoral training program designed to improve healthcare quality and patient outcomes.
The new funding will support 12 predoctoral and eight postdoctoral trainees, preparing them to focus on clinical outcomes measurement and research translation/health policy.
Mark’s work is influenced by the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) existing criteria for quality health care: safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency and equity. It also aligns with a new partnership between the IOM and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — the Initiative on the Future of Nursing. The new initiative is designed to study, in part, ways to improve healthcare quality through nursing.