February 2023

Wednesday, March 22 | 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET
Presentation: 2:30–3:30 p.m. | Reception: 3:30–4:00 p.m.
Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Robertson Auditorium
or via livestream
Michael Chernew, Ph.D., the Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, will discuss strategies for improving the healthcare system through novel and evolving insurance designs, including Medicare Advantage and alternative payment models. He will also assess the causes and consequences of rising healthcare spending, and what these factors mean for the future of Medicare and healthcare reform.
Monday, April 17 | 2:30–5:00 p.m. ET
Deadline: March 15
The National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) at IHPI seeks a new Director to lead this premier healthcare research and policy training program. The IHPI NCSP Director will guide the program's leadership team, oversee scholar recruitment and selection, provide mentorship, and work directly with scholars to develop projects that cultivate unique research and leadership skills.
Deadline: March 17
IHPI is seeking an enthusiastic faculty lead for Digital Education to oversee its online courses, including Understanding and Improving the U.S. Healthcare System and Impacting the Opioid Crisis: Prevention, Education, and Practice for Non-Prescribing Providers. The ideal candidate will have a passion for education, health policy, healthcare systems, and an interest in online teaching. 
Our experts
Groundbreaking research, innovation,
and intellectual energy
The Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN) has released a new set of pediatric opioid prescribing recommendations based on three years of data collection and analysis of prescribing patterns and patient-reported outcomes. These recommendations add nearly 40 new procedures to its extensive list centered around pediatric surgeries.
In this episode, Geoffrey Hoffman, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of nursing, discusses the transition to the role of caregiver for partners of persons diagnosed with dementia–and the unique emotional burden and stress that they undertake. He also talks about using the Health & Retirement Study (HRS) to better explore the emotional stress and onset of depression in caregivers.
IHPI's National Poll on Healthy Aging publishes its data for public use on an ongoing basis to help advance research on aging. Fielded in June 2020, Wave 7 data covers older adults' experiences with social isolation, hearing loss, emergency department use, telehealth, advance care planning, and home environments.
Thirteen IHPI members will be the first to participate in the Institute's new Impact Accelerator Policy and Communications Training Program this May, to learn strategies for effectively communicating and maximizing the policy impact of their research. 
Member achievements, awards, 
and appointments
Through years of unprecedented collaboration and data sharing among Michigan healthcare providers and health systems, the Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium, a Collaborative Quality Initiative led by Scott Flanders, M.D., professor of internal medicine, developed two quality improvement measures that earned National Quality Forum endorsements in January. 
Learn something new
Education, training, grants, and skill building
This one-year master’s degree program (M.Sc.) is open to clinicians who want to learn about health policy, the sociocultural determinants of health, and various methods relevant to health services research. A limited number of clinicians are accepted every year to this tuition-based program and the class size is limited to 20.
Registration open now through March 17
This 12-week program, co-sponsored by IHPI and the Office of Faculty Development, is designed to help faculty with the skills necessary to increase research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. The program is open to all faculty, regardless of U-M school/college affiliation.
This program provides structured feedback to early- and mid-career faculty members on their K-series or VA-equivalent career development award proposals and R01 proposals.
IHPI encourages all members whose research involves telehealth,
e-health, mobile health, remote patient monitoring, or other health information technologies to join the IHPI Telehealth Research Network, led by Laurie Buis, PhD, MSI, associate professor of family medicine. To join the network and help shape its 202324 priorities, complete this form or contact project manager, Emma Steppe.
Deadline: March 14, 2023
Have you and your research benefited from the support of a U-M mentor? Consider nominating your mentor for the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research's 2023 Distinguished Clinical & Translational Research Mentor Award.
Bold Challenges, an Office of the Vice President for Research initiative, recently launched two new funding and support opportunities for research teams:

  • Boost, an annual cohort-based program to support multi-school teams working on significant transdisciplinary projects, providing up to $75K. Applications are due May 15, 2023.

  • Accelerate, a precision service to support and guide teams that are seeking transformational grants through an identified funding source. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Deadline: April 1, 2023
Award: $1,000,000
The American Cancer Society is interested in supporting rapid learning research to study the effects of health policy changes on patients, providers, and health systems.
Call for Applications: 2023 Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (MCDTR) Grant Opportunities
Deadline: April 4, 2023
Award: Up to $50,000
These grants are intended for new, early-stage faculty members. Grants should focus on type 2 translational research in diabetes that advances into widespread clinical and community practice.
Deadline: April 4, 2023
Award: Up to $50,000
These grants support partnered research between a U-M faculty researcher at any career level and a policy partner (e.g., government, health department, social services, or community organizations).
Deadline: April 10, 2023 (for Fall 2023 cohort)
This research incubator program offers hands-on project guidance and support to accelerate depression research activity of early-career faculty and emerging scholars across U-M.
Deadline: April 14, 2023
Award: $500,000
The PhRMA Foundation’s Frontier Award is a new funding opportunity for empirical studies that apply a published value assessment framework to determine the value of a health care intervention, such as a drug, device, or other health-related technology.
Created by the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), Guroo takes data from millions of healthcare bills and provides a ranged estimate of what services typically cost.

Interested in additional resources? Write mlibrary-ncrc@umich.edu. Other resources: Health Services and Policy Research Guide
Save the dates
Events that connect and engage
Friday, May 5 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET
In-person & virtual
Presenter: Keith Humphreys, Ph.D., Esther Ting Memorial Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Sciences, Stanford University

Moderator: Amy Bohnert, Ph.D., M.H.S., professor of anesthesiology
Hosted by Michigan Medicine, The Office of the Vice President
for Research, and IHPI
8:45−10:00 a.m. ET
12:15−3:45 p.m. ET

Featuring IHPI Director
John Ayanian, M.D., M.P.P.

Featuring IHPI National Advisory Board Member Joneigh Khaldun, M.D., M.P.H., of CVS Health

Early career faculty, Maria Papaleontiou, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine, and Justine Wu, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of family medicine, presented their recent work. Papaleontiou spoke about the complexities of thyroid hormone replacement. Wu discussed the practical and ethical challenges of person-centered and justice-informed translational contraceptive research.

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from the archives.
In the news
Our members making headlines
Residents of rural communities had lower rates of continuous health insurance before, during, and after pregnancy compared to those in urban cities, according to a new study led by Lindsay Admon, M.D., M.Sc., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology. Previous studies indicate that rural Americans, who often have less access to local obstetric services, are at higher risk of maternal morbidity and mortality.
In its first guidelines on childhood obesity in 15 years, the American Academy of Pediatrics is advising urgent and early treatment interventions, including medications and surgery at younger ages, rather than relying on wait-and-see treatments. Kate Bauer, Ph.D., M.S., associate professor of public health, discusses these guidelines and shares her expertise on the causes of and reactions to childhood obesity, especially in marginalized communities.
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