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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*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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Community & Stakeholder EngagementResearch and Intervention Design & Conduct
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.
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.
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.
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.