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July 6, 2019

Supporting cancer survivors

Assitant Professor Aasthaa Bansal’s team will look at care for colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, and chronic myeloid leukemia. Their approach will extend to other diseases, including pediatric cancers.

Aasthaa Bansal leads an NIH MERIT award-winning team to develop decision-making frameworks to guide post-treatment care for cancer survivors Despite…


May 14, 2019

Where to find CHOICE Students, Alumni, & Faculty at ISPOR 2019

To find the posters and presentations of CHOICE students, alumni, and faculty, please refer to the PDF attached here. CHOICE…


May 13, 2019

Dean Sullivan named OSU Icon of Pharmacy

On the evening of May 4th, 2019, Oregon State University College of Pharmacy alumni and friends gathered at Portland City…


Brouwer and Ko each win Garrison Prize in 2019

Lou Garrison presents the Garrison Prize to Lizzy Brouwer at the 2019 CHOICE retreat.

Congratulations to the 2019 winners of the Louis Sr. and Marilyn Garrison Endowed Prize in Health Policy and Economics, Elizabeth…


May 10, 2019

CHOICE students travel abroad to research cervical cancer and test a TBI screening app

Two CHOICE graduate students were recently awarded global health travel fellowships. Erik Landaas received the Global Opportunities (GO) Health fellowship…


Welcome new Research Project Manager Anthony Morgan to CHOICE

CHOICE Research Project Manager, Anthony Morgan

Please join us in welcoming Anthony Morgan (who goes by Morgan) to The CHOICE Institute! Morgan is serving as CHOICE’s…


Brouwer receives UW Population Health Initiative Travel Award

CHOICE PhD Student Elizabeth Brouwer

Congratulations to CHOICE PhD student Elizabeth Brouwer who received conference travel funds from the Population Health Initiative at the University…


Lauren Strand named 2019-2020 UWSOP Magnuson Scholar

Magnuson Scholar Lauren Strand with CHOICE faculty (right to left) Ryan Hansen, Josh Carlson, and Beth Devine

Congratulations to third-year PhD student in the CHOICE Institute, Lauren Strand who was named the UWSOP Magnuson Scholar for 2019-2020. Magnuson Scholars are selected…


April 4, 2019

UWSOP team wins the AMCP 2019 National Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Competition

Michael Sporck, ‘20, Eunice Kim, ‘20, Hanna Kleiboeker, ‘20 and Erin Ichinotsubo, ‘21 won first place at the National AMCP P&T competition

Congratulations to our PharmD students, Michael Sporck, ‘20, Eunice Kim, ‘20, Hanna Kleiboeker, ‘20 and Erin Ichinotsubo, ‘21, who won…


March 25, 2019

Bacci, White, and Zaraa awarded UW Population Health grant to study integrated care models for people living with epilepsy

Congratulations to Jennifer Bacci, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy; H. Steve White, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy; and Sabra Zarâa, CHOICE…


March 21, 2019

HECOR certificate expands program into Saudi Arabia

This year, the CHOICE Institute’s Certificate in Health Economics and Outcomes Research program has been reaching a wide audience. In addition to…


Doug Barthold was awarded the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Pilot Award

CHOICE faculty member Doug Barthold was awarded the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Pilot Award, for a proposal titled “Alzheimer’s disease…


Chuck Phelps delivers keynote at 2nd Annual CHOICE Symposium

The CHOICE Institute welcomed Professor Emeritus Charles E. Phelps, PhD, for the 2019 CHOICE Institute Annual Symposium. Dr. Phelps provided…


March 19, 2019

Stergachis helps veterans by serving on a National Academies of Sciences committee

Andy Stergachis, UWSOP Professor & Associate Dean

Associate Dean Andy Stergachis was appointed to a committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct…


March 18, 2019

Landaas presents PupilScreen app at Dawg Days in the Desert

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. CHOICE PhD student Erik Landaas has…


CHOICE Alumnae Bennette and Adamson to lead ISPOR short course

Blythe Adamson

CHOICE Alumnae Carrie Savage Bennette and Blythe Adamson, recent CHOICE alum, will be presenting/co-leading one of the short courses, Tools…


12 UWSOP students to present posters at ISPOR

Congratulations to the twelve UWSOP students, comprised of eleven CHOICE Students and fellows and one PharmD student (co-authored with a…


February 15, 2019

Marina Gano joins Department of Pharmacy and The CHOICE Institute

Marina Gano

Please welcome Marina Gano, the new Department of Pharmacy/CHOICE Institute Graduate Program and Operations Manager. Marina grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska,…


December 18, 2018

Devine and Chen debut Real-world Evidence Assessments and Needs Guidance (READi) Tool

CHOICE READi tool

CHOICE faculty member Beth Devine and CHOICE PhD student Shuxian Chen led an invited workshop last month at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy…


December 17, 2018

CHOICE director Anirban Basu and collaborators receive NIH grant to study costs of dementia care

PORPP Dir & Prof Anirban Basu

Team seeks to improve the projections of the future burden of the disease. Anirban Basu, director of the CHOICE Institute…


December 14, 2018

CHOICE PhD student Landaas studies PupilScreen app in Thailand

Erik Landaas, current CHOICE PhD student pictured with CHOICE alumnus, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk, PhD, in Thailand

CHOICE PhD student Erik Landaas received funding to conduct a mobile health validation study in Thailand. The study is funded by…


December 13, 2018

Kai Yeung receives grant for project looking at value in prescription drug benefit design

Kai Young, PhD, '15

Congratulations to CHOICE Institute alumnus and Affiliate Assistant Professor, Kai Yeung, PharmD PhD, `15, who received a research grant from…


December 7, 2018

Anirban Basu awarded Mid-Career Excellence Award by HPSS

PORPP Dir & Prof Anirban Basu

At the 2018 International Conference on Health Policy Statistics (ICHPS) held in Charleston, South Carolina, Anirban Basu was awarded the…


November 27, 2018

Barthold uses economics methods to improve dementia diagnosis and treatment plans across race, ethnicity, and sex

“Economists have a knack for identification strategies—using data in innovative ways to isolate the role of one specific drug and separate it from other confounders that may affect the outcome of interest,” said Doug (pictured right, with CHOICE  PhD graduate student Erik Landaas). 

The newest researcher in The CHOICE Institute at UWSOP, Doug Barthold is taking a couple of approaches that use data and…


Marcum takes a multi-prong approach toward developing a dementia prevention strategy

Zach Marcum, Plein Center Assistant Director of Research and Bailey Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

The prospect of developing dementia is terrifying for most people, particularly for those with family members who have had the…


November 15, 2018

UW Researchers Gray and Phelan to study the impact of deprescribing to reduce falls in older adults

Older adult hands holding medication

UW Pharmacy’s Shelly Gray and UW Medicine’s Elizabeth Phelan are teaming up to identify ways to prevent falls in older…


November 1, 2018

Researchers at UW and USC find a type of medication used to treat high blood pressure may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers Doug Barthold of the University of Washington and Julie Zissimopoulos of the University of Southern California published the first…


October 11, 2018

Lou Garrison named 2018 Value Assessment Challenge Award recipient

The PhRMA Foundation and the Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) announced that Lou Garrison is one of the first place recipients…


September 28, 2018

CHOICE faculty member, Aasthaa Bansal, awarded highly coveted NIH Merit Award

Aasthaa Bansal and Erik Landaas writing on whiteboard at the School of Pharmacy

Assistant Professor Aasthaa Bansal at the CHOICE Institute was recently awarded a $2.5M+, seven-year Method to Extend Research in Time…


July 26, 2018

Researchers at UW bolster study of how austerity devastated Greece’s health

Andy Stergachis, UWSOP Professor & Associate Dean

A new study by dozens of researchers from the University of Washington and around the world has found that Greece’s…


May 15, 2018

Neumann presents at joint HICOR/PHEnOM Seminar and PAA Katterman Lecture

The CHOICE Institute & the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR) Joint Seminar On Wednesday, May 2nd, Peter Neumann, Sc.D….


May 10, 2018

Strand awarded 2018 Garrison Prize in Health Policy & Economics

Congratulations to 3rd year, PhD student Lauren Strand who received the the Louis Garrison Sr. And Marilyn Garrison Endowed Prize in…


April 24, 2018

Marcum study finds metformin has mortality benefits even with low kidney function

Collaborative research between UW School of Pharmacy and VA Puget Sound looked at 175,000 patients In a recent study, researchers…


April 17, 2018

Basu trains Indian government and health leaders in health economics

2018 International Health Technology Assessment Fellowship Cohort

With India rolling out the one of the largest public health insurance initiatives in the world, it became more important than…


March 26, 2018

Our CHOICE PhD students continue to advance research to improve health outcomes

From all of us at CHOICE, we hope your year is off to a good start. Our PhD students have…


February 21, 2018

Meet Our Newest Faculty Member, Doug Barthold

barthold

We welcome Dr. Doug Barthold, PhD., Research Assistant Professor, to the faculty of the Department of Pharmacy and to The…


February 6, 2018

New fellowship will advance thoughtful health care innovation in Washington state

Partnership between Washington Research Foundation and The CHOICE Institute at UWSOP creates opportunities for students and researchers at non-profit research…


February 5, 2018

CHOICE alumnus Scott Strassels moves into leadership role at Ohio State U

Scott Strassels

The University of Washington School of Pharmacy congratulates Scott Strassels, PhD, PharmD, on his new position as assistant professor in…


December 8, 2017

Launch of The CHOICE Institute at UWSOP promises leadership in health economics and outcomes research

We are witnessing a period of renaissance, as current advances in medical technology and breakthroughs are unprecedented in human history….


November 16, 2017

Veenstra weighs in on genetic testing in Science Magazine

DNA sample for gene sequencing at Debbie Nickerson Lab, University of Washington.

The question about the benefits and pitfalls of genetic testing is discussed in, “Is health care ready for routing DNA…


July 13, 2016

UWSOP faculty and alumni elected to ISPOR leadership

UWSOP faculty and alumni past, present and future leaders of ISPOR (From left to right): Past President (2003-2004) Sean D. Sullivan, President Lou Garrison, President-elect Shelby D. Reed, Immediate Past President Daniel Malone, Past President (2010-2011) Scott Ramsey

Five UWSOP faculty and alumni have led ISPOR over the past 20 years UW School of Pharmacy faculty and alumni…


September 15, 2015

Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence for the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program (PORPP)

PORPP Retreat 2015

“Great scientists and great surfers share a common trait. They don’t position themselves where the big wave is now; they…