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Barbara Given, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director of PhD Program and
University Distinguished Professor 

Charles W. Given, PhD
Dept. of Family Medicine

Uses a four-year, $2.2 million grant to lead a clinical trial to see if an automated phone call system can help patients take their chemotherapy pills properly. The calls remind patients to take their drugs and refers them to a handbook for managing symptoms and the drugs’ side effects. Funded by NIH/NCI.


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Sandra Spoelstra, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

Uses a two-year, $464,569 grant to test the effectiveness of text messages; reminding patients to take their chemo pills and requiring them to reply when they’ve done so. Funded by NIH/NCI.