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Christopher R. Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN
Elizabeth Tone Hosmer Professor
University of Michigan School of Nursing

Member, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center

Faculty Member, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation

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Welcome to my research webpage! Please click on the relevant links to review my professional biography, my past and present collaborations, publications, and information on my current research with both patients and with nurses.

The Friese laboratory is focused on measuring and improving the care received by patients with cancer. This is accomplished through health services and outcomes effectiveness research using administrative data, surveys of patients, and surveys of providers. A key aspect of our work is the examination of the organizational structure where care is provided.

Dr. Friese among eight selected for prestigious Health Policy Fellowship at the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Friese is principal investigator of a 4-year, $2.3 million study to examine the handling of potentially hazardous drugs in ambulatory oncology settings. The DEFENS study launched in Fall, 2014. Link to the press release is here.

Dr. Friese is principal investigator of a 3-year $1.3 million study to examine health information technology, clinician communication, and adverse patient events in ambulatory oncology settings. The OCTET study launched in 2017. Link to the press release is here.

Dr. Friese is pricnipal investigator of a 5-year $1.2 million project to train nurses and pharmacists on safe chemotherapy handling practice.

Dr. Friese co-directs the National Program Office for the Alliance to Advance Patient-Centered Cancer Care, supported by the Merck Foundation. More information may be found here.

Commentary on Farid Fata Case:

A summary of my commentary on the Farid Fata Case and other cancer safety issues.

1. Radio interview with Stephen Henderson of WDET, Detroit's NPR affiliate.

2. Radio interview with Michael Cohen of WILS, Lansing talk radio.

3. Online and in-print Op-Ed in the Detroit Free Press

4.  Q & A with the Oakland Press

5. Live interview on WXYZ, Channel 7-Detroit

6. My Op-Ed in the Detroit News on Senate Bill 237, introduced in 2015 to protect health care workers from hazardous drug exposure.

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