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Group Health Research Institute founder Dr. Ed Wagner wins William B. Graham Prize
Date:4/28/2011

SEATTLE, WA; ARLINGTON, VA; and DEERFIELD, ILIn recognition of his significant contributions to studying how best to provide health care, Edward H. Wagner, MD, MPH, has been named the 2011 recipient of the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research. The Prize is the highest distinction that health services researchers can achieve. The Baxter International Foundation funds the Prize, and the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) manages it. It will be awarded on June 25, 2011, at the AUPHA Annual Meeting in Charleston, SC.

Dr. Wagner founded Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) in 1983. It is a non-proprietary, public-domain research institution within the Group Health system. As director until 1998, with commitment to scientific inquiry, Dr. Wagner led GHRI's mission to improve health care through leading-edge research, innovation, and dissemination. In 1992, he established GHRI's MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation, which he still directs, where his team developed the Chronic Care Model, an evidence-based framework that seeks to improve the delivery of safe, effective, and collaborative care to patients. He is also the principal investigator for the Cancer Research Network, a National Cancer Institute-funded consortium of 14 health-plan-based research organizations in the HMO Research Network.

A professor of health services at the University of Washington School of Public Health, Dr. Wagner is best known for his work in chronic illness management, cancer care, and the aging and geriatric populations. Recognized as a champion of patient-centered care, Dr. Wagner has received numerous honors and awards and has written more than 250 publications.

"Dr. Wagner provides innovation and excellence in everything he does," said Kyle Grazier, DrPH, University of Michigan School of Public Health professor, and Graham Prize Selection Committee chair. "Through his Chronic Care Model, Dr. Wagner
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