Mississippi

Child Health Extramural Research by State and Country

Principal Investigator: Brown, Andrew C.
Title: Addressing Preventable Medication Use Variance in Mississippi
Institution: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
E-mail: abrown@medicine.umsmed.edu
Project Dates: 09/30/01-09/29/04
Project No.: U18 HS11923
Summary: The aims of this project are to: (1) identify the causes of preventable health care errors and patient injury in health care delivery; (2) develop, demonstrate, and evaluate strategies for reducing errors and improving patient safety; and (3) disseminate the results of the project's research and strategies throughout the health care industry. Researchers will focus on ten study sites throughout the state that includes priority populations (e.g., inner-city and rural areas, low-income and minority groups, women, children and the elderly).

Principal Investigator: Rachal, Valerie
Title: Creating Online NICU Networks to Educate, Consult, and Team
Institution: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
E-mail: valerie.rachal@usm.edu
Project Dates: 09/30/05-09/28/08
Project No.: UC1 HS016147
Summary: This project will (1) expand an electronic medical records-sharing initiative for high-risk infants and their families in Mississippi, linking new health centers and clinics and serving a rural area that spans 17 counties; (2) use telemedicine technologies to enhance evidence-based developmental care for newborns in acute care hospitals; and (3) create Web-based decision support resources for physicians who care for infants. Patients in this study will include Hispanic or Latino and African Americans, ranging from birth to 3 years of age.

Principal Investigator: Siders, Jane
Title: Creating Online NICU Networks to Educate, Consult and Team
Institution: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
E-mail: jane.siders@usm.edu
Project Dates: 09/30/04-09/29/05
Project No.: P20 HS014996
Summary: This study will develop, implement, and evaluate a cooperative effort using health information technology to facilitate a continuum of appropriate medical and developmental care for infants most at risk for long-term neurodevelopmental problems. The project will include development of a viable, cost-effective mechanism for information sharing, decisionmaking, and professional collaboration. Such a mechanism will ensure the benefits of early developmental care are attained during the inpatient NICU stay and maintained through developmental surveillance, once the infant leaves the hospital and enters the South Mississippi community care mainstream. High-risk infants, including Asians and African Americans from birth to 24 months, will be represented in this study.

Principal Investigator: Southward, Linda H.
Title: Mississippi Building Research Infrastructure and Capacity (MSBRIC) Project
Institution: Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
E-mail: linda.southward@ssrc.msstate.edu
Project Dates: 09/30/01-09/29/02
Project No.: P20 HS11849
Summary: The aim of this project is to develop an innovative multidisciplinary research program to improve the health care and health outcomes among underserved, rural, predominantly minority children in 12 of the most impoverished counties of the Nation, located within the Mississippi Delta.

Principal Investigator: Southward, Linda H.
Title: Mississippi Building Research Infrastructure and Capacity (MSBRIC) Project: Phase II
Institution: Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
E-mail: linda.southward@ssrc.msstate.edu
Project Dates: 09/30/03-09/29/06
Project No.: R24 HS11849
Summary: The aims of this project are to build upon the research infrastructure and collaborations established during Phase I, with a particular focus upon engaging child care centers as research venues, to continue a systematic research agenda for identifying the best practices for the prevention of dental disease among very young children, and to develop strategies to use the MSBRIC childcare centers as a research model by which results may be replicated among other high-risk populations and similar sites in other underserved and/or rural areas. Both male and female minority children are included in this study.

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Current as of March 2009
Internet Citation: Mississippi: Child Health Extramural Research by State and Country. March 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/child-state-country/stlist_ms.html