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CHARISMA Program Application!

We are now accepting applications for 2020-21 undergraduate fellows for the Cultivating Health & Aging Researchers by Integrating Science, Medicine, & Aging (CHARISMA) Program.

NIA T32 Demography and Economics of Aging Program

Now accepting applications for predoctoral positions.

The Center for Health and The Social Sciences

For more than 75 years, The University of Chicago has been a leader in research and training at the intersection of health and the social sciences. The Center for Health and the Social Sciences, founded in 2005, continues this legacy through our support of interdisciplinary health research and training initiatives on campus.

CHeSS is a place and an idea. Our facilities comprise more than 10,000 square feet of dedicated offices, conference rooms, and research facilities in the heart of the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus. We support and promote innovation and collaboration, as well as excellence in research, scholarship, and training.

Our 106 faculty associates come from virtually all schools and divisions at the University, and collectively define CHeSS’s identity as an incubator of ideas and supporter of research in health and the social sciences. Throughout the year, CHeSS sponsors regular seminars and workshops on campus, and invites nationally-known scholars and policymakers to speak on a variety of topics, including new drug discovery and regulation, health economics, and national health care reform.

Moreover, CHeSS staff supports the writing and submission of grant applications and fundraising proposals, brainstorms and coordinates new research initiatives and projects, and provides expert research methods consultation during formative and operational phases of work.

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Outcomes Research Workshop

July 8, 2020
Matt Dapas, PhD
TL1 Postdoctoral Fellow, Human Genetics
Genetic heterogeneity of asthma in inner-city children

July 15, 2020
Anoop Mayampurath, PhD
Research Assistant Professor and Senior Statistician, Center For Research Informatics
Using Electronic Health Record Data to Predict Deterioration in Hospitalized Children

July 22, 2020
Pooja Gala, MD
TL1 Postdoctoral Fellow, Hospital Medicine
Improving Care Coordination in Udupi district, India: utilizing the principles of the Comprehensive Care Program in a preliminary analysis

July 29, 2020
Alex Tate, PhD
TL1 Postdoctoral Fellow, Hospital Medicine
Machine learning approaches to measuring advance care planning documentation in the electronic health record

August 5, 2020
Loren Saulsberry, PhD
Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences

August 12, 2020

August 19, 2020

Health Economics Workshop

Please note that the location for HEW has changed. This quarter it will be held in the boardroom on the 4th floor of the Keller center.

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Jonathan S Skinner, PhD
James O. Freedman Presidential Professor, Dartmouth College
Hospital Productivity and Healthcare Input Choices