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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

For more information about ORW including upcoming workshops, please click here.

January 13, 2021

Joel Jones, PharmD, Director of Population Health Informatics at EPIC & Peter DeVault, Vice President of Interoperability and Genomics at EPIC

EPIC Cosmos Overview and Demonstration

This session is sponsored jointly with the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation. Connect via WebEx here 

January 20, 2021
Ishanu Chattophadhyay, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago

Deep Pattern Recognition In Uncharted Comorbidities for Early Screening in Diverse Disorders: Autism, Manic Switch in Bipolar Disorder, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, and Alzheimer’s Disease

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Health Economics Workshop

For more information about HEW including upcoming presentations, click here.

Thursday, January 7, 2021
Jayanta Bhattacharya, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
Measuring and Rewarding Novelty in Biomedicine

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Thursday, January 14, 2021
Dan Sacks, PhD
Assistant Professor, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
Zero-Price Effects in Health Insurance: Evidence from Colorado

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