New R21/R33 Funded

New R21/R33 Funded

By: Alexandra de Leon Date: September 21st, 2021

Congratulations Laura C. Prater, MPH, MHA, PhD for your R21/R33 funding for your project titled, Shared Decision-Making for Firearm Safety among Older Adults with early changes associated with Alzheimer’s Disease/Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD).

Certain conditions, prevalent among older adults, including early cognitive changes associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD), place them at high-risk for firearm suicide. A new study at the University of Washington, Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center will create a video tool which aims to help improve firearm safe storage and reduce decisional conflict among persons with early AD/ADRD and/or depression. Co-Principal Investigators Dr. Laura Prater and Dr. Elizabeth Phelan will focus on the WWAMI region targeting patients with early AD/ADRD and/or depression. The study hopes to learn more and assist AD/ADRD patients in shared decision making (in a primary care context) with their provider, to encourage safer firearm storage. This project will be funded by the National Institute of Health; National Institute on Aging.

Funding total: $1.49 million over 5 years

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