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Continuation of Funding for Graduate Psychology Education Program (GPE) grant

Susan P. KeaneDr. Susan Keane (Primary Investigator) was awarded continuation funding  ($306,416) for Year 2 from the Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) for the Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program grant on Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care.

The project title is “Behavioral Health/Primary Care Integration: Reducing Barriers to Care in Underserved Populations” and it prepares doctoral students for careers as behavioral health specialists in primary care settings.

Eight students will receive $25,000 stipends to obtain inter-professional training and provide integrated care services at the following sites in academic year 2017-18: Cone Family Medicine (2), Cone Pediatrics, Cone Center for Children’s Health, Piedmont Pediatrics, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) of the Triad, Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine (TAP-M), and the Durham VA.  Drs. Rosemery Nelson-Gray, Gabriela Stein and Blair Wisco are Co-Investigators on this project.

A recent outcome of the project is a forthcoming poster entitled “Enhancing Culturally Competent Care for Latino Youth in a Primary Care Setting”, accepted for presentation at the Sept 13, 2017  HRSA Virtual Conference and co-authored by Andrea L. Kulish,  Alexandra Cupito,  Gabriela L. Stein, and Susan Keane. The presentation emerged out of work done in the 2016-17 academic year, when graduate students Ande Kulish and Ali Cupito were funded GPE trainees.