Fellows of CINCCH - Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare
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Fellows of CINCCH

Select past fellows are listed below with several of their accomplishments/funding. Their bios or emails are linked to their names.

Margaret Fitzpatrick, MD, MS
• Completed OAA/HSR&D Post-Resident MD Fellowship 8-9-2016
• Infectious Disease Physician Hines VA Hospital
• Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
• Associate Investigator, CINCCH
• Member, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, appointed member on research committee

Dustin Lange, PhD
• Left OAA/HSR&D PhD Fellowship 9-9-2016
• Member of CINCCH Steering Committee
• Associate Director, Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education University of IL Urbana-Champaign
• 2013 recipient of Robert P. Larsen grant for research in career development 
• Co-author of "Camo to Career: The Veterans Guide to Career Success"

Swati Lederer, MD
• Completed OAA/HSR&D Post-Resident MD Fellowship in 2016
• Chief Nephrology Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago
• Developing a research program focused on improving care for low-literacy Veterans with chronic kidney disease

Sandra Kletzel, PhD
• Completed OAA/HSR&D PhD Fellowship in 2015
• Career Development I Award from VA RR&D. “Cognitive Biomarker Targets for Treatment in Veterans with Parkinson's Disease”
• Interprofessional Polytrauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabiliation Research Fellow
• Intent to fund received for-Career Development II Award from VA RR&D
• Intent to fund received for-VA RR&D SPIRE

Abigail Silva, PhD, MPH
• Completed OAA/HSR&D PhD Fellowship in 2015
• Elekta Impac Award for Journal of Registry Management: Best Paper of the Year 2014: Honorable Mention “Assessing the quality of race/ethnicity, tumor, and breast cancer treatment information in a non-SEER state registry” J Registry Manag. 2014;41:24-30
• AcademyHealth Award Diversity Scholars Network Scholarship
• Assistant Professor, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago

Sara Locatelli, PhD
• Completed OAA/HSR&D PhD Fellowship in 2014
• Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Fellow to perform psychosocial research in the spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) population 
• Trainee Research Award, Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP).

Amy Herrold, PhD
• Completed OAA/HSR&D PhD Fellowship in 2013
• National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Switzer Merit Fellowship 
• Career Development II Award from VA RR&D to build on research related to alcohol cravings and TBI

Carol Kostovich, PhD, RN, CHSE 
• Completed OAA/HSR&D PhD, RN Fellowship in 2012
• Nurse Educator Fellow for 2015 and 2018, Illinois Board of Higher Education
• Fellow in the Institute of Medicine Chicago
• Co-Investigator HSR&D funded SDR 12-280-current
• CINCCH investigator
• Associate Dean for Simulation-Based Teaching and Learning and Associate Professor, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago 

Karen Saban, PhD, RN, APRN, CNRN, FAHA, FAAN
• Completed OAA/HSR&D PhD, RN Fellowship in 2010
• Co-Site Lead for the VA Women’s Health – Practice Based Research Network (WH-PBRN) at Hines VA Hospital
• American Heart Association Fellow (FAHA)
• American Academy of Nurses Fellow (FAAN)
• Physiology, Behavior, Genomics & Society Research Section Early Investigator Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society
• CINCCH CORE investigator
• Associate Dean for Research, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON), Loyola University Chicago

Timothy Hogan, PhD
• Completed OAA/HSR&D PhD Fellowship in 2009
• My HealtheVet Clinical Advisory Board, Research Infrastructure Subgroup
• Implementation Research Coordinator eHealth QUERI
• Director, eHealth Partnered Evaluation Initiative 
• CORE Investigator, Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research
• Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Elizabeth Tarlov, PhD, RN
• Completed OAA/HSR&D PhD Fellowship in 2006
• CINCCH CORE investigator
• Assistant Professor, UIC College of Nursing

updated 1-16-19