Current Projects

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Palliative Care Research Program for Older Adults at IFAR ranks among the top 10 percent of long-term palliative care research programs around the world. Major research projects are outlined below.



NIH UH2/UH3 1UH2AT008507
Mitchell (PI)
7/1/14 – 6/30/19                   

Title: PROVEN: Pragmatic trial Of Video Education in Nursing homes

Goal: This is a large pragmatic cluster randomized trial in 400 nursing homes testing the effectiveness of a video decision support intervention to improve advance care planning.


NIH-NIA K24AG033640
Mitchell (PI)
03/01/09-02/28/19

Title: Mid-Career Investigator Award for Patient Oriented Research in Aging

Goal: Supports Dr. Mitchell’s mentoring activities and research program


NIH 2R37AG032982* Merit Award          
Mitchell (PI)
08/20/17-10/01/21

Title: Trial to Reduce Antimicrobial Use in Nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease and other Dementias (TRAIN-AD)

Goal: Improve infection management among nursing home residents with advanced dementia.