Satellite Healthcare Awards $800,000 in Applied Pragmatic Clinical Research Grants

San Jose, California, UNITED STATES

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Satellite Healthcare, a leading not-for-profit dialysis provider, today awarded $800,000 in Applied Pragmatic Clinical Research Grants to four academic clinical research programs. Each recipient will receive $200,000 over two years; results from the research will be used to improve care for kidney patients. The 2017 grant recipients and their research topics are:

  • Shuchi Anand, MD, Stanford University, A Multi-Center Exercise Intervention for Persons Transitioning to Dialysis Using the “Exercise is Medicine” Framework 
  • Tara I, Chang, MD, MS, Stanford University, Timing of Antihypertensive Medications on Key Outcomes in Hemodialysis: THE TAKE-HOLD STUDY
  • Rakesh Malhotra, MD, University of California, San Diego, The Utility of Pervasive Sensing Technology to Measure Physical Activity in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients
  • Shayan Shirazian, MD, Columbia University, Improving Outcomes for Hemodialysis Patients by Addressing Poor Quality of Life with Cognitive Behavioral Strategies 

Satellite Healthcare has funded more than $15 million in research to improve the lives of patients with kidney disease since 2000. In addition to funding grants, the program also includes an annual symposium where grant recipients share their findings, receive constructive feedback and participate in a free exchange of ideas with peers and members of the Satellite Healthcare Research Committee. The symposium offers the opportunity for past grant recipients to present their work and evaluate new research applications.

About Satellite Healthcare:
Satellite Healthcare, Inc. has been among the nation's leading not-for-profit providers of kidney dialysis and related services since 1974. Through its affiliated services, Satellite WellBound, Satellite Dialysis, and Satellite Research, Satellite Healthcare provides unparalleled early patient wellness education, personalized clinical services, and a complete range of dialysis therapy choices. In addition, Satellite Healthcare has a well-recognized, enduring commitment to philanthropy and community service, from funding millions of dollars in research grants to sponsoring kidney programs nationwide. Satellite Healthcare is committed to advancing the standard of chronic kidney disease care so patients can enjoy a better life.

Kyle McGuire
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