George Yankey, MD, cardiovascular disease fellow, is among the recipients of the 2019 Duke REACH Equity Research, Education, and Training Subcore Research Scholar (trainees) and Research Voucher (faculty) award programs.
These awards support investigators at every career stage who are interested in conducting research related to the REACH Equity theme: addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health by developing and testing interventions that improve the quality of patient-centered care in the clinical encounter across settings, diagnoses, stages of illness, and throughout the life course.
Dr. Yankey's project is "Factors influencing under-utilization of aortic valve replacement (AVR) as a function of race and ethnicity," with mentor Larry Jackson, MD, assistant professor of medicine (Cardiology). The aims of this project are to examine racial differences in reasons for AVR non-receipt and to identify factors most predictive of AVR non-receipt in patients with severe aortic stenosis.
Learn more about Duke REACH Equity and see a full list of awardees.