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Dr. Ravi Parikh’s Proposal Wins Funding from NCCN Foundation

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Congratulations to Ravi Parikh, MD, MPP, FACP, whose proposal on machine learning and behavioral nudges to improve palliative care utilization in advanced cancer has won funding from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Foundation Young Investigator Awards Committee.

“This award is critical to taking the next step in using algorithms to improve patient-centric care and symptom management for patients with cancer,” Dr. Parikh said. “We are thankful to the NCCN Foundation for this honor.”

Find some of Dr. Parikh’s and colleagues’ work in this area below:

·       JAMA Oncology: Effect of Integrating Machine Learning Mortality Estimates With Behavioral Nudges to Clinicians on Serious Illness Conversations Among Patients With Cancer

·       JAMA Network Open: Machine Learning Approaches to Predict 6-Month Mortality Among Patients With Cancer

·       JAMA Oncology: Validation of a Machine Learning Algorithm to Predict 180-Day Mortality for Outpatients With Cancer

·       STATA nudge helps doctors bring up end-of-life issues with their dying cancer patients

Dr. Parikh is Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy and also a staff physician at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center. He is also an affiliated faculty member with the Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE).