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Director of Research at LDI

K. Armstrong

Dr. Katrina Armstrong, has been appointed  Director of Research at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, LDI Executive Director Dr. David Asch announced.

Dr. Armstrong is currently Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology in the School of Medicine, and has been a Senior Fellow of LDI since 1998. She has created and directs a large and innovative research program reaching across many of the schools and programs within the University in the areas of cancer, genetics, and health services research and epidemiology. In recent years, she has received the Robert C. Witt Research Award for the best paper published by the American Risk and Insurance Association, the Outstanding Lecturer Award from the School of Medicine class of 2004, the Leonard Berwick Memorial Teaching Award, and the Society of General Internal Medicine Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award.

LDI Senior Fellows currently receive approximately $40 million annually in research grants. Dr. Armstrong's role will be to coordinate and expand LDI's research enterprise, and facilitate the scholarship of Senior Fellows across the campus.  She will oversee an expanding pilot projects program, new staff support for the development of proposals, and new staff and facilities in programming and data management.

"Given Katrina's extraordinary leadership and energy, I am tremendously excited by our prospects for enhancing health services research on our campus," Dr. Asch said.

 

 


  Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 2, September 7, 2004

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