Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD will be the principle investigator for a $6.3 million PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) grant, “Specialty Medical Homes to Improve Outcomes for Patients with Inflammatory bowel Disease (IBD) and Behaviroal Health Conditions”.  Dr. Szigethy submitted this grant in collaboration with the UPMC Center for High Value Health Care.  Dr. Szigethy is a professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Pediatrics, and is a faculty member with the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, where she directs Total Care-IBD, the UPMC IBD medical home and is the founder of the Division’s Visceral Inflammation & Pain (VIP) Center.  Dr. Szigethy also directs UPMC Behavioral Health through UPMC’s Chief Medical and Scientific Office.