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Institute for Public Health and Medicine

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The Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) serves as a central hub for investigators and their collaborators to find core resources to innovate in new areas. The institute offers administrative and technical assistance for proposals and awards and connects investigators to data, networking and space resources.

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Research and Intervention Design & ConductData Collection, Management & Analysis
Sponsor: NUCATS
Provides expertise, technical assistance and other forms of support for study design, data management and statistical analysis.
Data Collection, Management & Analysis
Sponsor: NUCATS*

*Enterprise Data Warehouse requests for IPHAM members are currently being offered via a complimentary IPHAM voucher. In order to take advantage of this voucher, please follow these instructions carefully.

A single, comprehensive and integrated repository of all clinical and research data sources on the campus to facilitate research, clinical quality, healthcare operations and medical education. It currently stores over 67 billion observations on 2.9 million patients. 

Data Collection, Management & Analysis
Sponsor: IPHAM’s Center for Health Information Partnerships (CHiP)
Expertise and resources relating to clinical informatics and data science needs, such as large clinical dataset integration, electronic health record optimization, natural language processing and machine learning.
Data Collection, Management & Analysis
Sponsor: Chicago Area Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN)
Contributes data and expertise to enable population-wide and patient-centered outcomes research by linking 10 large clinical systems throughout the great Chicago area.
Data Collection, Management & Analysis
Sponsor: IPHAM’s Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes, the Department of Medical Social Sciences
Consultation and technical assistance in patient-reported outcome measure development, validation, expansion, assessment technologies and application of measures in a range of settings.
Sponsor: IPHAM’s Center for Community Health
Fosters collaborative research between community-based practitioners and Northwestern University full-time faculty. The program provides assistance and coordinates activities across several partnering primary care practice networks.
Research and Intervention Design & Conduct
Sponsor: NUCATS
Provides access to technical assistance, tools and other resources that support the design and successful conduct of clinical research.
Research and Intervention Design & Conduct
Sponsor: Northwestern's Pritzker School of Law
National experts provide intensive training in how to design and consider threats to the validity of natural or quasi-experiments and of pure observational studies.
Research and Intervention Design & Conduct
Sponsor: Department of Preventive Medicine
Provides expert consultation and technical assistance with the use of technology to address target behaviors and improve health. Examples include web-based, mHealth and sensor-based interventions.
Research and Intervention Design & ConductData Collection, Management & Analysis
Sponsor: IPHAM’s Center for Engineering and Health
A collaboration between Northwestern Medicine and the McCormick School of Engineering to provide expertise and resources relating to models and methods of optimization, methods of statistical and machine learning.
Research and Intervention Design & Conduct
Sponsor: Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering
Applies a human-centered approach to problem-solving, expanding the research frontiers of design to many areas that include health systems and innovative health IT.
Research and Intervention Design & Conduct
Sponsor: Department of Medicine's Division of General Internal Medicine
Houses a diverse team of experts who collaborate to leverage health and consumer technologies to "hardwire" patient education, counseling and monitoring activities in primary care settings to improve chronic disease self-management.
Research and Intervention Design & Conduct
Sponsor: IPHAM’s Center for Healthcare Studies, Department of Surgery
Expertise and resources for the development of conduct of surgical comparative effectiveness research and other forms of research that seek to improve surgical quality and patient safety.
Career Development
Sponsor: IPHAM’s Center for Education in Health Sciences
Pre- and postdoctoral fellowship training in areas of health services and outcomes research; healthcare quality and patient safety; public health; and policy.
Career Development
Sponsor: IPHAM’s Center for Health Information Partnerships
Supports the research career development of junior faculty who aspire to advancing patient-centered outcomes research within learning health systems and facilitate rapid implementation of evidence into those systems to improve the quality and outcomes of healthcare.
Sponsor: Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research
Brings together experts from the social, life and biomedical sciences to understand the origins, consequences and policy solutions for contemporary health inequalities in the United States.
Funding
Sponsor: Office of Research Development

Developed in response to gaps and needs that were identified as possibly hindering the pursuit of bold research at Northwestern University; consists of three tiers of non-sequential seed funds awarded to interdisciplinary teams of Northwestern faculty.

Funding
Sponsor: Feinberg School of Medicine Dean’s Office

Intended to support new applications, preferably to NIH, that involve at least two faculty members from outside the home department of the principal investigator.

Funding
Sponsor: Office of Research Development
Interim funding to continue federally funded research projects that have a demonstrated likelihood of continued federal funding pending resubmission of a grant proposal.
Data Collection, Management & Analysis
Sponsor: Northwestern University Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)
Provides support for the use of data science approaches that will advance the research and career of PIs and/or trainees, will increase the likelihood of extramural funding and/or will increase Northwestern’s external visibility in data science.
Funding
Sponsor: NUCATS

Designed to accelerate research by providing rapid, targeted funding to address small but critical gaps in clinical and translational research work that is not currently funded by other sources.

Sponsor: NUCATS Institute (via Center for Community Health)

The Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities and the Practice-Based Research Program seed grants are offered for investigators and community-based collaborators to develop research partnerships and projects.

Data Collection, Management & AnalysisFunding
Sponsor: NUCATS Institute
Allows young investigators to obtain feasibility or early pilot data in order to seek sustained funding. The expectation is that once these projects receive external funding, the external grant will fund subsequent project work by the NMEDW.
Funding
Sponsor: NUCATS, Northwestern Memorial Foundation
Provides funding to support original and innovative clinical and translational research. Ideal prospective proposals should challenge existing paradigms or clinical practice, explore an innovative hypothesis or address critical barriers to progress.
Sponsor: Center for Community Health, IPHAM and NUCATS

Supports the full spectrum of community-engaged research by facilitating community partnerships, delivering capacity-building workshops, providing one-on-one technical assistance, administering seed grants and advocating for supportive institutional policies.

Sponsor: IPHAM’s Center for Community Health
Connects investigators with panels of community stakeholders who have expertise in a certain research topic and can provide feedback on their studies.
Administrative Support
Sponsor: IPHAM

IPHAM members have access to a wide variety of communications-related support. This includes grant and manuscript editing services as well as strategy development, social media, and dissemination support. 

Administrative Support
Sponsor: IPHAM

The Research Administration Team oversees and manages pre and post-award administration, including approvals of procurement and expense reports, proposal development, award setup and management, budget preparation, compliance, effort reporting, financial management and financial reporting and projections.

Administrative Support
Sponsor: IPHAM

The Financial Administration Team provides overall fiscal management, accounting, and financial reporting for all IPHAM centers. They are involved in daily transaction processing and manage accounts payable and receivable. They also play a key role in the annual budgeting and forecasting processes.

Administrative Support
Sponsor: IPHAM

Professional Affairs Coordination partners directly with Northwestern’s Human Resources department to provide human resources support to IPHAM faculty and staff. Professional Affairs can assist faculty and staff with recruiting fresh talent for both faculty and staff appointments, onboarding new hires, overseeing performance evaluations, distributing merit increases, managing employee relations issues such as corrective action, sending a monthly HR newsletter with IPHAM HR updates and applying for visas for faculty and staff. Professional Affairs is also available for any coaching or mediation from which faculty or staff members might benefit.

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