Funding Source: NIH/NCCIH
Grant Number: UG3-AT009761
Performance Period: 09/15/2017 - 09/14/2022
Principal Investigator: Cynthia Long, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D.
Co-Investigators: Erin Krebs, M.D., M.P.H., Thad Abrams, M.D., M.S., Anthony Lisi, D.C., Jon Lurie, M.D., M.S., Paul Shekelle, M.D., Ph.D., Robert Wallace, M.D., M.Sc., Stacie Salsbury, Ph.D., Robert Vining, D.C., Richard Branson, D.C., Sally Haskell, M.D., Kei-Hoi Cheung, Ph.D.
Lead Project Manager: Amy Minkalis, D.C., M.S., C.C.R.P.
Project Manager: Anna Walden, D.C., M.S.
Award Amount: $7,087,730
Collaborating Institutions: University of Iowa College of Public Health, Yale University Center for Medical Informatics, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Spine IQ
Clinical Sites: VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Iowa City VA Health Care System, VA Greater LA Healthcare System
The award (UG3-AT009761) funds a two-year research planning project to address the short-term pain and functional outcomes associated with different numbers of chiropractic visits, and the long-term effectiveness of chiropractic care delivered at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) clinics. If the NIH determines initial project goals are met after the two-year planning phase the project and funding will extend over an additional four years totaling approximately $7,087,730, making it the largest award ever granted by the NIH to a chiropractic institution.
- 27/30 NIH milestones completed; VA Central IRB approval 1/19/2019; submission for transition to UH3 clinical trial in May 2019
The goal of this administrative supplement funding is to provide in-depth research experiences for two chiropractors. They are being mentored by investigators at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research and the Yale Center for Medical Informatics. In these roles, they are actively participating in the planning phase of the large, pragmatic clinical trial studying optimal patterns of chiropractic use outlined above.This funding is the first of its kind at a chiropractic college. Opportunities like this have the potential to grow the number of chiropractic researchers to continue important patient-centered work.