October 2022
Five U-M faculty, including four IHPI members, have been recognized for their contributions to a broad range of topics, including cardiovascular disease, epidemiology, hepatology, health inequities, and anesthesiology informatics and clinical research. IHPI members elected to NAM include:
The newly launched Impact Accelerator Program: Policy and Communications Training aims to help IHPI members expand the reach and visibility of their work in order to make meaningful contributions to health policy and practice discussions, debates, and decisions.

Participants will develop skills to help bridge the gap between research and policy through interactive skill-building sessions, practical policy and communications learnings and tools, and an interactive faculty expert panel to learn how other members have engaged firsthand with policymakers and the media.

Application deadline: November 18, 2022
Program dates: May 16–18, 2023, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. each day
Our Fiscal Year 2022 report describes how IHPI has played an important role in keeping U-M’s health services research engine powered and productive throughout the challenges of the last few years.
Looking for ways to help our neighbors in need this winter? Participate in Michigan Medicine's fifth annual clothing drive! All donations are tax-deductible and will go directly to The House by The Side of the Road. Donations will be accepted through Monday, Nov. 14.

  • Amazon shopping list for donations.
  • If you would like to donate in person, you may also drop off new winter clothing at NCRC Dock 90.
  • Donate directly to The House by the Side of the Road

Our experts
Groundbreaking research, innovation, and intellectual energy
Climate change can affect health and health care systems in a variety of ways. In a new video, IHPI members Carina Gronlund, Ph.D., M.P.H., Sue Anne Bell, Ph.D., FNP-BC, FAAN, and Richard Hirth, Ph.D., M.A., discuss their work examining various climate-related health impacts.
New findings from the National Poll on Healthy Aging show that nearly half of adults age 50 to 80 have bought at least one kind of at-home health test, including 32% who purchased COVID-19 tests, and 17% who purchased a DNA test. Over four in five older adults said they would be somewhat or very interested in using an at-home medical test in the future.
Member achievements, awards, 
and appointments
Robin Roberts with Good Morning America surprised Feranmi Okanlami, M.D., M.S., clinical assistant professor of family medicine, with $1 million from the Craig H. Nielsen Foundation in support of his work leading the Adaptive Sports and Fitness Program at U-M. The program was formed in 2018 to address the inequitable access to physical activity opportunities for
U-M students with disabilities.
Feranmi Okanlami
Regents approve new faculty professorships
Nine IHPI members were approved for named professorships this year.
Holtom-Garrett Family Professor of Neurology
Arlene Susan Kohn Professor of Social Policy
Kevin K. Tremper, Ph.D., M.D., Research Professor
Kim Lane Scheppele Collegiate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies
Richard and Norma Sarns Research Professor
of Cardiac Surgery
University Diversity & Social Transformation Professor
Julian T. Hoff, M.D., Professor of Neurosurgery
Berit Ingersoll-Dayton Collegiate Professor of
Social Work and
University Diversity & Social Transformation Professor
Marcia A. Valenstein, M.D., Collegiate Professor of Psychiatry
Learn something new
Education, training, grants, and skill building
The Office of the Vice President for Research, in partnership with public engagement units across campus, stewards the Public Engagement Faculty Fellowship, which works to foster more effective faculty public engagement at the University of Michigan. 
NIH Loan Repayment Program
The Extramural Loan Repayment Program has six subcategories that aim to recruit and retain highly qualified biomedical and behavioral scientists to engage in NIH-mission-relevant research. Each new LRP recipient can receive up to $100,000 to repay qualified educational debt in exchange for a two-year commitment to research.

Deadline: November 17, 2022
CAPRA's Pilot Core is seeking novel, population-based pilot projects that aim to reduce the health and financial burden of dementia and improve government and healthcare organization policy. In addition to financial support, the Pilot Core will provide technical assistance and project guidance to investigators transitioning into Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) research.

Deadline: December 2, 2022
Advanced Research Computing (ARC), a division of Information and Technology Services (ITS), is providing researchers with no-cost, high-performance computing and research storage services. The U-M Research Computing Package includes 80,000 CPU hours of high-performance computing for sensitive and non-sensitive data. 
Led by the American Health Care Association (AHCA), the Long-Term Care Data Cooperative brings together healthcare systems and data management resources to create the largest integrated database of detailed, normalized electronic health record (EHR) data from nursing homes in the United States.
This resource provides descriptions of publicly available data relevant to research and programs aiming to reduce health disparities.

Interested in additional resources? Write mlibrary-ncrc@umich.edu. Other resources: Health Services Research Guide
Save the dates
Events that connect and engage
Date: Monday, November 7
Time: 2:003:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom
Presenter: Pooja Lagisetty, M.D., M.Sc., Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School

This presentation will discuss how policies have led to unintended access barriers for both people with chronic pain and opioid use disorders. It will walk through how these barriers manifest and highlight potential solutions moving forward.
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom

Leaders from the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) and the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) will provide insight into key health-related topics that will be a focus for state and federal policymakers in the coming years. The discussion will also shine a light on state-federal partnerships and on future priorities and considerations for the broader health policy ecosystem which may offer opportunities for evaluation, research, and innovation.
2022 Healthcare Engineering & Patient Safety Symposium
Date: Monday, November 14, 2022
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Robert H. Lurie Engineering Center | 3rd & 4th Floors

Join this symposium to learn how the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety (CHEPS) is improving the safety and quality of healthcare delivery by identifying, fostering, and promoting collaborative projects across the University. The symposium will feature posters representing collaborations between the College of Engineering, Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Nursing, Michigan Medicine, and more.
Coffee & Donuts with IHPI
Date: Tuesday, November 29
Time: 9:00 10:00 a.m. ET
Location: NCRC, Building 16, 4th Floor

Please join us for coffee and donuts and to reconnect with your IHPI community. This month's gathering will also showcase IHPI's new fancy coffee maker (think lattes and mochas) and "Zen Den" drop-down space available to IHPI members.
During a research seminar on October 13, National Poll on Healthy Aging leaders, colleagues from AARP, and a faculty collaborator discussed the impact of the poll to date and highlighted ways for researchers to get involved with the poll.

Browse upcoming seminars, lectures, and conferences, and catch recaps of past events from the archives.
In the news
Our members making headlines
A national study suggests that risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as age, smoking and diabetes–not pre-existing heart disease–are the main contributors to death and poor outcomes for critically ill COVID-19 patients. Senior author Salim Hayek, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine, and a team of Michigan Medicine researchers analyzed outcomes for more than 5,100 patients admitted to intensive care units.
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The Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation is committed to improving the quality, safety, equity, and affordability of healthcare services.

To carry out our ambitious mission, our efforts are focused in four areas:
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  • Improving the health of communities
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2800 Plymouth Road, Building 16
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Eileen Kostanecki
Policy Engagement & External Relations Director

Christina Camilli-Whisenhunt
Communications Director

Kara Gavin
Research and Policy Media Relations Manager

Meghan Petiprin 
Communications Specialist