Drs. Pickhardt, Kim Receive National Institutes of Health Grant

Posted on August 2011

We are excited to announce that a National Institutes of Health R01 grant proposal prepared by UWSMPH Radiology’s Drs. Perry Pickhardt and David Kim has been awarded $965,137 over the next five years.

The awarded project, titled “Comparative Effectiveness of Virtual and Optical Colonoscopy for CRC Surveillance,” impressively scored within the 1st percentile. The grant is part of a multi-center trial which includes the UWSMPH, Mayo Clinic Rochester, and Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Dr. Pickhardt is serving as the UWSMPH principal investigator for the project while the co-investigators include Dr. Kim and Dr. Sam Lubner from clinical oncology. Steph Schiro, an incoming research specialist, is acting as the study coordinator.

This is the second virtual colonoscopy–related R01 grant currently in progress.

Learn more about 3-D Virtual Colonoscopy at UWHealth.org

Congratulations to everyone involved!