Congratulations to Kei Ouchi on his NIH R03 award!
Dr. Ouchi is an attending physician in Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Board certified in both internal medicine and emergency medicine, and a prior recipient of the Junior Faculty Career Development Award from the Emergency Medicine Foundation, Dr. Ouchi focuses on identifying older adults with limited life expectancy in the ED and empowering them to formulate their care preferences. He was recently awarded the Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists’ Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR R03) from the National Institute on Aging. Over the next two years, he will collect pilot data to demonstrate feasibility of a motivational interviewing intervention and also study the prognostic performance of the “surprise question” (“Would you be surprised if your patient died in the next 12 months?”) ask of emergency physicians using a large database. He hopes to scale up his intervention to other EDs after the completion of this award.