Dr. Fasiha Kanwal has been awarded a VA HSR&D Merit Review (Investigator Initiated Research, IIR) grant titled, "Integrating Veteran-Centered Care for Advanced Liver Disease (I-VCALD)." (Funding amount: $1.5M. Funding period: 4 years).
The objective is to conduct a randomized controlled clinical trial of a new advanced liver disease clinical care model which employs a whole person approach. The intervention includes identification of patients with advanced liver disease using a population-based health management system and integration of curative and early supportive care using a virtual outreach nurse care counselor.
Dr. Steven M. Asch, Professor at the Stanford School of Medicine will serve as an MPI. Co-Investigators include Ruben Hernaez, MD, PhD, Jennifer Kramer, PhD, and Amber Amspoker, PhD (IQuESt and BCM), Ramsey Cheung, MD, Thomas Taylor, PhD, Caroline Gray, PhD, Clara Dismuke-Greer, PhD (Stanford and VA Palo Alto HSR&D COIN), Arpan Patel, MD, PhD, Anne Walling, MD, PhD (UCLA and the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System), Ragesh Thandassery, MD (University of Arkansas and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Little Rock), and Tamar Taddei, MD (Yale University School of Medicine and VA Connecticut Healthcare System).
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Kanwal, the MPI, the co-Investigators, and project team on this accomplishment