Hopkins study to examine fall-related injuries

Johns Hopkins will participate in a federal study designed to prevent fall-related injuries in older adults.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announced Wednesday it is one of 10 institutions selected to carry out a five-year patient-centered study.

The $30-million project is funded and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. It is awarding $2 million to Johns Hopkins researchers.

They will both recruit subjects for the overall study and lead a pilot study trial.

Johns Hopkins investigators plan to enroll 500 to 600 seniors who have one or more “modifiable risk factors” for a series fall.

Recruitment for the study will begin this fall at Johns Hopkins.