Peterson, Pamela

Summaries of Independent Scientist (K) Awards

Summaries of recently funded projects for Independent Scientist and Mentored Clinical Scientist Development K Awards.

Institution: University of Colorado, Denver
Grant Title: The Comparative Effectiveness of Single versus Dual Chamber Cardioverter Defibrillator
Grant Number: K08 HS019814
Duration: 5 years (2010-2015)
Total Award: $736,400

Project Description: There are two main aims to this research:

  1. In a community-based population undergoing implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation for whom a single chamber device would be clinically reasonable, determine the proportion of patients who receive a dual chamber device and the patient and physician factors associated with this 'discretionary' dual chamber device use.
  2. Compare the outcomes of patients receiving discretionary dual-chamber ICDs to a similar population of patients receiving single-chamber ICDs among all patients and in important subgroups.

Career Goals: Dr. Peterson is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Denver Health Medical Center and University of Colorado Denver. She is also the Director of the Denver Health Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and the Denver Health Healthy Hearts program. She received her MD from Tulane University and did her residency in Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center followed by a Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Colorado, Denver where she also earned her MSPH. Dr. Peterson's long-term career goal is to improve outcomes for patients with heart failure through comparative effectiveness research.

Progress to Date: This grant has just started.

Highlights and Specific Accomplishments:

  • Outstanding Research Fellow, University of Colorado Denver, 2005.
  • Pfizer Visiting Professorship Award, 2007.

K-Generated Publications: None thus far.

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Page last reviewed October 2014
Page originally created March 2012
Internet Citation: Peterson, Pamela. Content last reviewed October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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