Dr. Carpenter, together with co-principal investigator, Dr. Betsy Sleath, have received a $50,000 pilot award from the UNC TraCS Institute to improve the inhaler technique of children with asthma. The study will test whether MEDUCATION, an innovative online tool that generates custom medication instructions, leads to improvements in inhaler technique in a group of 100 Latino children with asthma. The study will also document whether MEDUCATION is well-received by children and their caregivers.
To learn more about MEDUCATION, click here.
To learn more about the UNC TraCS Institute, click here.
During the month of May, Delesha will be a visiting scholar at the UCLA Center for Communication, Language, Interaction and Culture (CLIC). While there, Delesha will work on a project focused on identifying racial biases in provider-child-caregiver communication during medical visits.
To learn more about CLIC, visit the website below:
The INFORM Study is a research study for people who are currently taking at least one medicine to treat their osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. The goal of the INFORM study is to understand where arthritis patients get information about their medicines and whether they have received conflicting information about their medicines.
In this study, participants will be asked to complete a confidential on-line survey. To be eligible, you must have a diagnosis of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, currently be taking at least one medicine on a routine basis to treat your arthritis, be able to read and understand English, have access to the Internet, and be at least 18 years of age.
If you have a spouse or partner, he/she also may be eligible to participate in the study.
Please visit the INFORM website to learn more about the study and take a brief screening questionnaire.