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Pilot Projects

Data Management and Analysis Core for Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas

Call for Pilot ProjectsData Management and Analysis Core for Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas

The UTMB DMAC, funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, encourages all investigators in Texas academic and research institutions to submit pilot grant proposals on comparative effectiveness research on cancer in Texas. Proposals from screening, diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment surveillance, or survivorship are all welcome.

View the 2024 Call for Pilot Projects

Contact Us

Monica Cline, Research Project Coordinator
Phone: (409) 772-6355
Fax:  (409) 772-5272
Email:  mjcline@utmb.edu 
Mailing address:
UHC Building 4.530
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77555-1150

2023-2024 DMAC Pilot Projects

Below are details (grantee, institution, title, and DMAC mentor) on pilot grants funded through the Data Management and Analysis Core (DMAC). Institutions: UTMB - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Campus; UTEP - University of Texas at El Paso

  • Myrna Katalina Serna, MD, MPH (Assistant Professor, UTMB): Sex Differences in Healthcare Utilization and Patient-Reported Outcomes in Texas Medicare Decedents with Colorectal and Lung Cancer. Drs. Raji and Berenson, Mentors.
  • Jiefei Wang, PhD (Assistant Professor, UTMB): Enhancing Cancer Research Data via UTMB EHR Databases: A Prostate Cancer Study. Dr. Kuo, Mentor.
  • Jacob Martinez, PhD, RN (Assistant Professor, University of Texas at El Paso): Assessing Disparities in HPV-Associated Cancer Screening and Diagnosis Outcomes Among Hispanic Men. Dr. Lopez, Mentor.

2022-2023 DMAC Pilot Projects

Below are details (grantee, institution, title, and DMAC mentor) on pilot grants funded through the Data Management and Analysis Core (DMAC). Institutions: UTA: University of Texas at Arlington; UNT HSC: University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

  • Stacey Griner, PhD, CPH, RDH (Assistant Professor, UNT HSC): Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer Diagnosis and Access to Oral Healthcare. Dr. Kuo, Mentor.
  • Zhaoli Liu, PhD, APRN (Assistant Professor, UTA): Mammography Screening Behavior and Breast Cancer Outcomes among Hispanic Women in Rural Texas. Dr. Giordano, Mentor.
  • Uma R. Phatak, MD, MS (Assistant Professor, UTMB): Comparative Effectiveness Research on Rectal Cancer Care. Dr. Goodwin, Mentor.
  • Robert Yockey, PhD (Assistant Professor, UNT HSC): Assessing Barriers and Factors to Cancer Care among LGBT Older Adults. Dr. Lopez, Mentor

2021-2022 DMAC Pilot Projects

Below are details (grantee, institution, title, and DMAC mentor) on pilot grants funded through the Data Management and Analysis Core (DMAC). Institutions: TTUHSC: Texas Tech University Health Science Center; UT: University of Texas; UTMB: University of Texas Medical Branch.

  • Jessica Chacon, PhD (Assistant Professor, TTUHSC El Paso): A population-based cohort study on Acral Lentiginous Melanoma from 2006-present in the state of Texas. Dr. Lopez, Mentor.
  • Wei-Chen Lee, PhD (Assistant Professor, UTMB): Importance of Diabetes Management in Patients with Cancer using 2008-2018 Texas Medicare Data. Dr. Kuo, Mentor.
  • John D. Prochaska, DrPH, MPH (Associate Professor, UTMB): Machine Learning, Social Determinants of Health, & Cancer Prevalence. Dr. Jupiter, Mentor.
  • Meng Li, PhD (Assistant Professor, MD Anderson): The disparity in the use of immunotherapies in metastatic lung cancer. Dr. Giordano, Mentor

Last updated: May 23, 2024