Michelle Kelly, MD, Awarded ICTR Pilot Grant

Michelle Kelly, MD
Michelle Kelly, MD

Michelle Kelly, MD, was recently awarded a Clinical & Community Outcomes Research award from the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW ICTR) for her proposal, "Sharing doctors' notes to improve parent understanding of their hospitalized child's care plan." This 1-year, $75,000 pilot project will involve the sharing of daily doctors' notes with parents of patients hospitalized at American Family Children's Hospital, in conjunction with parent and nurse interviews and focus groups, to inform a future study to determine if giving families access to notes improves their understanding of their child's care and ability to recognize errors and partner with doctors' to prevent harm. The project also involves Pediatric advisors Ryan Coller, MD, MPH, Daniel Sklansky, MD, and Shannon Dean, MD. Congratulations!