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Health policy researchers given grants

The Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation, of Highland, last week announced over $100,000 in awards to support health policy research, giving grants to five graduate researchers at the Johns Hopkins University, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina and Old Dominion University. The dissertation support grants will go to research in a variety of health policy topics, including consumers’ health coverage habits, increasing physical activity for people with diabetes and aspects of tick-borne infections. The recipient from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Emily Adrion, is working on a dissertation titled “Health Plan Participation in the Medicare Managed Care Market.” Awards range from $13,000 to $30,000.