An overview of previous and current Seed Grant Projects. Click on previous projects to access presentation materials from the annual May Symposium.

IHQI provides funding, coaching and technical assistance through its seed grant program. Applications for FY18 are available here.

2016-2017 Projects

Cystic Fibrosis Care Transition

Lead: Jennifer Goralski, MD

Decreasing Risk of Falls and Fall-related Injuries

Lead: Vicki Mercer, PT, PhD

Improving Patient Sleep and Decreasing Noise

Lead: Christine Hedges, PhD, RN

Decreasing Metabolic Side-Effects of Second-Generation Anti-Psychotics

Lead: Jennifer Richards MD, MBA and Takahiro Soda MD, PHD

Optimizing Tarheel Trauma Care

Lead: Daryhl Johnson, MD, MPH, FACS

Increasing Screening and Interventions for Unhealthy Alcohol Use

Lead: Dan Jonas, MD, MPH

2015-2016 Projects

Perioperative Blood Management

Lead: Greg Balfanz, MD

Carolina Conexiones: Satisfaction & Flow for Spanish-speaking Families

Lead: Kori Flower, MD, MS, MPH

Peripartum Hemorrhage Reduction

Lead: Tom Ivester, MD, MPH

Palliative and Oncology Care for Patients with Advanced Cancer

Lead: Laura Hanson, MD

Central Line Insertion Course

Lead: Joanna Grudziak, MD

Daily Goals in the Intensive Care Unit

Lead: Casey Olm-Shipman, MD

Lung Cancer Screening

Lead: Dan Reuland, MD, MPH

Depression Treatment in Primary Care

Lead: Sarah Smithson, MD, MPH

 2014-2015 Projects

Discharge Time at North Carolina Children's Hospital

Lead: Kathleen Bradford, MD

Enhanced Recovery after Major Gastrointestinal Surgery

Leads: Rob Isaak, DO, Lavinia Kolarczyk, MD and H.J. Kim, MD

Lung Protective Ventilation

Lead: Thomas Bice, MD

Preventive Services Outreach in Primary Care

Lead: Shana Ratner, MD

Survivorship Care Plans

Lead: Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN

Unplanned Hospital Admissions for Cancer Patients

Lead: Bhisham Chera, MD