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Patient Engagement, Diversity and Health Literacy

Effective August 2016, the Patient Engagement, Diversity and Health Literacy Merck Investigator Studies Program (MISP) Committee will accept proposals within our current areas of interest (AOI) up to September 30, 2016. This is a competitive process that will be conducted by the Patient Engagement, Diversity and Health Literacy MISP this year. Decisions will be made on the basis of scientific merit and strategic fit within the AOI.

The following areas are of interest to Investigator Studies Program Committee:

Science of Patient Engagement/Input:
  • Studies to evaluate the effectiveness of quantitative or qualitative tools, methods or processes to deliver new, sustainable approaches/standards for patient engagement or insights during the drug development process.
  • Studies to evaluate the benefits (improvement in efficiency, effectiveness, or diversity) of engaging patients during the drug development process.
Diversity and Inclusion/Population Health:
  • Studies evaluating the benefits of improved health literacy on health behaviors or health outcomes in a target population.
Health Literacy Areas of Interest:
  • Studies evaluating the benefits of improved health literacy on health behaviors or health outcomes in a target population.

Please complete a full protocol and detailed budget via Visiontracker, the Company's on-line study management system (in US) or your MSD country representative (outside US). The proposals will be collectively reviewed and selected by the Patient Engagement, Diversity and Health Literacy MISP Committee.

Critical Activities and Timelines:
Deadline Dates/Activity Review Cycle
Full Protocol Submission with Detailed Budget September 30, 2016


Grant Application


Contact Information

Elisa Martinez
Telephone: (267) 305-3183
E-Mail: elisa.martinez@merck.com


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