Clinical Informatics

Steven Handler, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor with a primary appointment in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and secondary appointments in Geriatric Medicine, and Clinical and Translational Research focuses on clinical and translational informatics in the long-term care setting.  His interests include developing and testing active medication monitoring systems to enhance the detection and response to potential adverse drug events, improving medication safety and adherence during care transitions, and the application of information tech

PA Biosurveillance

Funding Agency: 
PA Dept of Health
Grant/Contract No.: 
SAP #40000012020
Project Dates: 
01/01/2008 to 06/30/2013

The purpose of the project was to maintain and expand the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s public health surveillance system.

The University of Pittsburgh's Comparative Effectiveness Research Scholars Program

Funding Agency: 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Grant/Contract No.: 
K12 HS019461-01
Project Dates: 
07/01/2010 to 06/30/2013

This intramurally awarded K grant provided me with salary support during my transition to becoming an independently-funded, translational scientist. It supported tuition for training in comparative effectiveness research and pharmacoepidemiology. As part of this grant, I developed my research program in informatics to improve medication safety.

The Quality of Warfarin Use in Veterans Affairs Nursing Homes

Funding Agency: 
VA Center for Medication Safety (VA Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM) Services)
Grant/Contract No.: 
PBM008
Project Dates: 
07/01/2008 to 09/30/2009

Using a Clinical Event Monitor to Detect Adverse Drug Reactions in Long-Term Care

Funding Agency: 
National Institute of Health, Roadmap/NCRR/University of Pittsburgh Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Award (Federal)
Grant/Contract No.: 
05KL2RR024154-04
Project Dates: 
07/01/2005 to 06/30/2010

NIH Loan Repayment Program (L30)

Funding Agency: 
National Institute of Health (Federal)
Grant/Contract No.: 
AG026830
Project Dates: 
07/01/2008 to 06/30/2010

Spore in Lung Cancer

Funding Agency: 
National Institutes of Health
Project Dates: 
09/16/2011 to 08/31/2016

The major goals of the UPCI Lung Cancer SPORE are to improve detection and treatment of lung cancer and to understand the mechanisms of increased susceptibility of women to lung cancer. 

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