U-M health science deans award health care implementation grant
After months of scientific review and deliberation, the health science deans at U-M are pleased to announce they have selected the faculty team to be awarded the first-ever Early Implementation Grant (for up to $250,000) in U-M’s groundbreaking Interprofessional Exchange (IP-X) Research Stimulus program.
“Stemming a Public Health Crisis: Using an Interprofessional Approach to Compare the Effectiveness of Two Different Diet and Lifestyle Interventions for Adults with Overweight or Obesity, Hypertension, and Prediabetes or Type 2 Diabetes,” has been selected for the funding award.
The project’s principal investigator is Laura Saslow, Ph.D., assistant professor at the U-M School of Nursing. Her interprofessional team of U-M coinvestigators includes Lenette M. Jones (School of Nursing), Heidi Diez (College of Pharmacy), Julia Wolfson (School of Public Health) and Caroline Richardson (Medical School). The team will focus on interprofessional diet and lifestyle approaches for patients with co-occurring obesity, diabetes and hypertension.
A call for the second round of IP-X proposals for both pilot and implementation grants will go out in late winter 2018. It will be hosted on the website of the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education, which manages the IP-X program for the deans of the Health Sciences Council.
“The purpose of the IPX Research Stimulus Program is to position U-M as a national and international leader in the science of interprofessional approaches to health care,” explained Health Sciences Council (HSC) chair Lynn Videka, also dean of the U-M School of Social Work. “The HSC aims to fund innovative projects that test well-defined and innovative interprofessional health care treatments for their effectiveness and efficiency in treating important health problems.”
The finalist projects focused on important health problems and strong science in testing innovative interprofessional health care. The submitted projects demonstrate U-M’s creativity and innovation in solving today’s most complex health challenges.