OHSU Researcher Awarded American Cancer Society Grant

02/21/11  Portland, Ore.

David I. Buckley, M.D., is awarded a $706,000 grant for research into cancer screening, prevention for disabled adults in rural primary care practices.

David I. Buckley, M.D., research assistant professor of family medicine, and medical informatics and clinical epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, has been awarded a $706,000 mentored research scholar grant in applied and clinical research by the American Cancer Society. Buckley is examining receipt of cancer screening and preventive services in community-based primary care settings among adults with disabilities living in rural areas.

The research will be conducted in the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN) in collaboration with the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center at OHSU.  Buckley is a research investigator with ORPRN. His mentors for the grant include Patricia A. Carney, Ph.D.,professor of family medicine and associate director of population studies in the OHSU Cancer Institute, and Cynthia Morris, Ph.D., professor and vice chairwoman of medical informatics and clinical epidemiology and research director of ORPRN.

Buckley was one of 109 investigators at 77 institutions nationwide awarded a grant from the American Cancer Association.

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ORPRN is an active clinical research network serving approximately 150,000 patients spanning rural communities throughout the state of Oregon. The mission of ORPRN is to improve the health of rural populations in Oregon through conducting and promoting health research in partnership with the communities and practitioners we serve.