Published May 5, 2021
David Jacobs, PharmD, PhD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, is the recipient of a five-year, K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
“Integrative Informatics Approach to Predict Readmissions and Improve Outcomes in COPD” will focus on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and work to combine social information with rich clinical data to build predictive models, personalize patient care, and improve clinical outcomes.
“Our goal is to apply innovative informatics techniques to the development of risk prediction models for hospital readmission that personalizes care management interventions,” Jacobs says.
The K23 program supports the career development of individuals with a clinical doctoral degree, who have the potential to develop into productive clinical investigators and have committed to focusing their research on patient-oriented research.
The project is an interprofessional collaboration between the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (JSMBS), and the School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP). The mentorship team includes Sanjay Sethi, MD (JSMBS), Peter Elkin, MD (JSMBS), Katia Noyes, PhD, MPH (SPHHP), Rachael Hageman-Blair, PhD, MS (SPHHP), and Bonnie Vest, PhD, MA (JSMBS).