June 17, 2021
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Can a primary care physician predict – and potentially reduce – the risk that an adolescent will be involved in gun violence? Can group acupuncture, performed in a doctor’s office, help patients manage pain without opioids?
We’ll find out. Gun violence and group auricular (ear) acupuncture are focal points for the scholars and research projects the AAFP Foundation has selected for the 2021 Family Medicine Discovers Rapid Cycle Scientific Discovery and Innovation Initiative (FMD RapSDI).
“Our goal for this program is to help practicing family physicians thoughtfully try to solve issues they see in their office,” says Dr. Rebecca Jaffe, president of the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees. “FMD RapSDI allows doctors who don’t typically do research to explore and scale great ideas, quickly.”
FMD RapSDI, a collaboration between the AAFP Foundation and the AAFP National Research Network, provides the infrastructure and support needed for physicians to explore small projects that can yield results in a 12-month timeframe. The scholars selected for the 2021 program and their topics are:
Results from the initial FMD RapSDI studies – covering domestic violence intervention and a new approach to providing patients with nutritional support – will be released soon. The 2022 FMD RapSDI application period opens July 1. Click on the button below for more information.