Bethany Rhoten has been named a V-POCKET Scholar.

Bethany Rhoten, PhD, RN, VUSN Postdoctoral Fellow, has been named a V-POCKET Scholar. As such, she will develop a patient-centered outcomes study to address gaps in current knowledge about communication between surgeons and patients with recurrent head and neck cancer. The study will also identify factors that influence patient choice of treatment, desired outcome and patient satisfaction with their treatment.

V-POCKET is Vanderbilt’s $3.3 million, five-year, institutional K-12 grant in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) awarded by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

The V-POCKET Executive Committee, the V-POCKET Internal Advisory Board and project officers from AHRQ approved her application and selected her to be a member of the inaugural class of V-POCKET scholars which starts Aug. 1.