Zayas-Caban, Alagoz to use NSF grant to guide care transitions

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Gabriel Zayas-Caban (left) and Oguzhan Alagoz received a three-year, $425,018 grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Industrial and systems engineering faculty members Gabriel Zayas-Caban and Oguzhan Alagoz are teaming up on a project to improve patient transitions from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities.

The two—along with Maureen Smith, a professor in the School of Medicine and Public Health—have landed a three-year, $425,018 grant from the National Science Foundation, with Zayas-Caban serving as principal investigator.

Zayas-Caban and Alagoz, both of whom apply their expertise in mathematical modeling to healthcare questions, will develop analytical methods that can inform recommendations for these care transitions.

Author: Tom Ziemer