Dr. Lani Gao, associate professor in statistics most recently won an internal grant BRIC ($25,000), which is the UT Health Science Center and UT College of Medicine are partnering with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga to support new inter-institutional collaborative research pilot grant program
The title of the project is “Association of Hyperchloremia and In-Hospital Mortality Among Critically Ill Adult Patients”. The award period is from January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020. The aim of the this project is to investigate the association between hyperchloremia and in hospital mortality. The proposed retrospective study of associations between hyperchloremia and mortality for intensive care patients will add to the existing body of knowledge and has the potential to lead to the development of a clinical intervention to rapidly identify and treat ICU patients to reduce in-hospital mortality rates.
As the PI of UTC campus, Dr. Gao will design, develop and conduct statistical methods for the data analysis and collaborate with Dr. Patrick Koo and Dr. Jensen Hyde from UT College of Medicine and Erlanger Hospital to seek future external grant opportunities.
Dr. Gao is will be seeking one graduate student who is interested in this project and the selected graduate student can be partially supported by this grant.