Webinar Overview

The NCI/AcademyHealth Healthcare Delivery Research Visiting Scholars Program offers mid-career scientists a year-long, funded part-time opportunity to pursue projects at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Rockville, Maryland. Scholars are expected to lead a project of their own design and to collaborate with NCI staff on at least one other project. As a benefit of the program, scholars have the opportunity to present their research findings during a poster session at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research meeting and via a public webinar.

This webinar will feature the work of 2017-2018 NCI/AcademyHealth Healthcare Delivery Research Visiting Scholar, Larissa Nekhlyudov, M.D., M.P.H., who will present on her project on developing a framework for quality measurement in cancer survivorship care that may be used to drive research, policy, and clinical care in diverse settings. NCI’s Dr. Ann Greiger will provide the webinar’s opening remarks. AcademyHealth’s Dr. Margo Edmunds will moderate and provide an overview of the program.

Project Overview

One decade after the National Academies of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine) report recommended the development of quality of cancer survivorship care measures, there remains little progress in achieving that goal. Dr. Nekhlyudov’s project, conducted in collaboration with NCI staff, included a scoping review using a variety of sources to develop a framework  that can promote a systematic approach to designing effective, evidence-based clinical care for cancer survivors in diverse settings, expansion of research initiatives to address identified gaps in quality measurement, and development of policy recommendations to encourage the implementation of standardized measures for quality improvement. 

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About the NCI/AcademyHealth Healthcare Delivery Research Visiting Scholars Program  

The NCI/AcademyHealth Healthcare Delivery Research Visiting Scholar(s) are housed in NCI’s Healthcare Delivery Research Program (HDRP).  HDRP’s mission is to advance innovative research to improve the delivery of cancer-related care and it accomplishes this work through its three Branches: Healthcare Assessment Research BranchHealth Systems and Interventions Research Branch, and Outcomes Research Branch.  More information about HDRP, including current research and funding initiatives, is available on their website.

Interested in becoming a scholar? Please add your information to the interest list or contact AcademyHealth staff for information on when the next cycle will open. 

Glossary Terms

Cancer survivor -  individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis, through the balance of his or her life.

Learning Objectives

By the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:

  • Have an understanding of Dr. Nekhlyudov’s  work on developing a framework for measuring quality of cancer survivorship care, and
  • Be familiar with the NCI/AcademyHealth Healthcare Delivery Research Visiting Scholars Program.


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Margo Edmunds, Ph.D.

Vice President, Evidence Generation and Translation - AcademyHealth

As Vice President for Evidence Generation and Translation, Dr. Margo Edmunds leads AcademyHealth's portfolios ... Read Bio

Dr. Ann M. Geiger

Ann M. Geiger, M.P.H., Ph.D

Deputy Associate Director of the Healthcare Delivery Research Program - Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Dr. Ann M. Geiger is Deputy Associate Director of the Healthcare Delivery Research Program (HDRP) within the D... Read Bio