The New York Academy of Medicine has announced that the Glorney-Raisbeck Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases has been awarded to Dr. Parag Goyal. Dr. Goyal, currently a fellow in the Division of Cardiology, trained in internal medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine.
The Glorney-Raisbeck Fellowship is a one-year award that will support Dr. Goyal's research project, "Patient Identified Contributors to Readmission Among Older Adults with Heart Failure." The project will address gaps in knowledge related to causes of 30-day hospital readmission among older adults who have heart failure. "30-day re-hospitalization rates remain high despite a decade of ongoing research and efforts to reduce them, necessitating a reconsideration of the current paradigm of readmission prevention," explains Dr. Goyal. "By using a mixed-method design, our study uniquely aims to capture the patient experience of being readmitted, in order to identify modifiable psychosocial contributors to readmission, and subsequently develop novel interventions to reduce readmissions."
Dr. Goyal will receive mentorship from Dr. Mary Charlson, Chief of the Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluative Sciences Research, and Dr. Evelyn Horn, Director of the Perkin Heart Failure Program. "I look forward to continuing to work under the mentorship of Dr. Charlson and Dr. Horn, leaders in their respective fields, and appreciate all the support that I have received from both the Weill Department of Medicine and the Division of Cardiology to engage in meaningful research endeavors during my training," says Dr. Goyal.
The New York Academy of Medicine's Fellows program includes more than 2,000 individuals, elected by their peers, from across the medical and health professions. Awardees are known for "leading the conversation in medicine and health" and for embodying "the highest levels of achievement and leadership in urban health."