Nonprofit dialysis provider Satellite Healthcare has awarded $800,000 in applied pragmatic clinical research grants to four academic clinical research programs. Each recipient will receive $200,000 over two years.

2017 grant recipients

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, 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

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.