Pitt Pediatrics congratulates Ana Radovic, MD, MSc, assistant professor in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, on receipt of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R21 grant to develop a community-based adolescent health program.
This new grant will apply the technique of implementation mapping and a youth stakeholder-driven approach to implement a Supporting Our Valued Adolescents (SOVA) Peer Ambassador program. The program aims to address adolescent depression and anxiety, particularly among racial and ethnic minorities, which lead to serious clinical and societal consequences. A second phase of this research encompasses a pilot randomized clinical trial comparing the SOVA program to online journal writing.
Radovic's grant, 1R21MD016143-01A1, provides $428,014 in total funding through December 31, 2023.
(Photo: Ana Radovic, MD, MSc. Credit: UPMC)