Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Dr. Sherene Shalhub

Dr. Sherene Shalhub, Associate Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery, received the 2-year, $250K Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award for her research initiative titled “Engaging Patients with Type B Aortic Dissections as Partners in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research.”

Her research project details those patients with type B aortic dissection (TBAD), who face complex decisions regarding the management of their aortic dissection. The objective of this initiative is to build a collaborative aortic dissection research infrastructure that will facilitate patient centered outcomes research training, support, and networking among patients with TBAD, surgeons, cardiologists, researchers, industry stakeholders, and patient advocacy groups. The main goal of this work is to assemble a broad network of patients with TBAD and stakeholders, who are well informed and who will guide the research prioritization in TBAD research.

Dr. Shalhub comments, “I am personally very excited for the opportunity to work on this. We anticipate that as we work together, we will identify findings that are relevant to daily clinical practice, can be immediately adapted for wide dissemination and will identify TBAD related knowledge gaps that would benefit from patient centered outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research. Creation of the community will also allow us to evaluate patients’ willingness to participate in future randomized TBAD related research studies which are very much needed for this disease process.”