Saczynski Award to Examine Geriatric Elements of Atrial Fibrillation
Northeastern University School of Pharmacy faculty member Jane Saczynski, PhD, and co- principal investigator David McManus, MD, of the University Of Massachusetts Medical Center, were recently awarded an R01 grant for their project entitled “Systematic Assessment of Geriatric Elements in Atrial Fibrillation” (SAGE-AF). The four-year, $4 million study is jointly funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The study will enroll 1200 older adults with atrial fibrillation at high stroke risk and will compare those who receive anticoagulation therapy with those who do not. Subjects will be assessed regularly for psychosocial and cognitive functioning and frailty to study how these factors may have determined who received anticoagulation therapy as well as the efficacy of the treatment.
The results will be used to build an interactive dashboard for anticoagulation decision making. (For more information on Dr. Saczynski’s work http://www.northeastern.edu/bouve/directory/jane-saczynski/ )