Dale Lupu is leading a study designed to help patients with kidney failure understand the options available to them.
Wrenching personal experiences first interested Dale Lupu, research professor in George Washington University’s School of Nursing, in end-of-life issues. When two of her closest friends faced terminal illnesses, she learned how important it is to respect the individual’s choices—whatever they are.
Now, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has announced a five-year, $11.9 million contract for Lupu to lead a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional study designed to improve shared decision-making and patient choice for people with kidney failure. The key collaborators are:
- Alvin Moss, MD, West Virginia University - Co-Principal Investigator
- Nieltje Gedney, Home Dialyzers United - Co-Investigator, Co-Chair of National Advisory Group
- Christine Corbett, DNP University Health Kansas City- Co-Investigator
- Fergus Caskey, MD - University of Bristol, UK - Co-Investigator
- Glenda Harbert, RN - Co-Chair, National Advisory Group