The University of Chicago is requesting continued support from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (hereafter, AHRQ) for the National Research Service Award (hereafter, NRSA) program entitled the Health Services Research Training Program. The Health Services Research Training Program will provide two to three years of support to outstanding candidates from predoctoral programs from both the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, leading to careers in health services research. The University of Chicago has been an ideal site in which to provide broad-based training in health services due to the extraordinary strength of its faculty in health services research and in the social science, biomedical, and statistical disciplines upon which health services research draws. The high caliber of students at the University of Chicago has been a notable strength of the ongoing and proposed programs. These students will now be able to draw on mentors from Northwestern University and trainees from there can interact with faculty at the University of Chicago. The support of AHRQ and the availability of NRSAs for students in the past fourteen years have helped the institution to expand upon the existing, successful research and training programs in health services by making the University more attractive to students with such interests, as well as attracting even more of this institution's talented and promising students into the field. We expect that the renewal of the predoctoral program will continue to strengthen training in health services research at the University.

Public Health Relevance

With healthcare at the forefront of our national dialogue and pressure to shift how we provide care, it is essential for us to understand the forces that shape and direct the current systems. They include employers, the general public, patients, healthcare providers, politicians and other institutions involved in healthcare delivery. The purpose of this grant is to fund outstanding researchers, trained through sound scholarship who will inform sound decision-making on structures, policy, training and service delivery.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32HS000084-17
Application #
8690884
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZHS1)
Program Officer
Benjamin, Shelley
Project Start
1998-07-01
Project End
2018-06-30
Budget Start
2014-07-01
Budget End
2015-06-30
Support Year
17
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Chicago
Department
Internal Medicine/Medicine
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
City
Chicago
State
IL
Country
United States
Zip Code
60637
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