Including Latino Family Caregivers in Research

Doctoral student Sara Masoud earns $250,000 grant to partner with Latino communities for dementia care research

SAN ANTONIO – Sara Masoud, MPH, a doctoral student in translational science at UT Health San Antonio and staff member at its School of Nursing, has received a nearly $250,000 Eugene Washington Engagement Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. This grant will fund Masoud and her project team to collaborate with South Texas communities to identify research priorities and outcomes that are important to Latino stakeholders in dementia care.

PCORI is an independent nonprofit, nongovernmental organization based in Washington, D.C., working to better translate research to health care decisions.

With the grant, Masoud will conduct research and engagement activities guided by a council of key stakeholders including Latino family caregivers and individuals living with dementia who often are excluded from participating as partners in research. The project will focus on a region of South Texas from San Antonio to the southern Coastal Bend and Rio Grande Valley.

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