Published October 3, 2012
Chester H. Fox, MD, professor of family medicine, has been named research core director of a $600,000 initiative to foster cooperative studies among practice-based research networks (PBRNs).
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality awarded the grant to the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network, a multidisciplinary group that accelerates the pace of translational research by nurturing learning collaboratives.
By stimulating high quality research among PBRNs, the initiative aims to generate new knowledge for primary care practices and ultimately improve the quality, safety and effectiveness of patient care.
Fox directs the Upstate New York Practice Based Research Network (UNYNET), nationally recognized for research that translates evidence-based care into practice.
His research focuses on community collaboration, health information technology, practice-based research, primary care treatment of chronic kidney disease and quality improvement.