Dr. Sherene Shalhub

Dr. Sherene Shalhub

August 8, 2020

The Aortic Dissection Collaborative, led by Dr. Sherene Shalhub, Associate Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery, has received a funding award through the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington Engagement Awards program to convene a collaborative of patients with—and at risk for—aortic dissection.

The team aims to improve the management of aortic dissection and increase quality of life for people impacted by this condition. To do so, the collaborative is engaging stakeholders to build a research infrastructure focused on patient-centered outcomes. It will feature research training; support and networking among patients, physicians and researchers with expertise in aortic dissection; research consortia dedicated to aortic dissection; industry stakeholders; and patient advocacy groups.

The main deliverable over the next two years is to create a virtual research network and establish research priorities among the stakeholder group, Shalhub explained. These research priorities will then be used to guide future research proposals that reflect patient centered priorities.