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NIA T32 Demography and Economics of Aging Program

Now accepting applications for predoctoral positions. Apply online by August 19

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 10, 2019 

John Fahrenbach, PhD and Louis Heelan, PhD
Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation
Use of Multi-method Simulations for Understanding Health System Operations

July 17, 2019

Seth Shaffer
Advanced IBD Fellow with Gastroenterology
Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Establishing a Fecal Microbiota Transplant Centre for the Treatment of Recurrent Clostridiodes difficile Infection

July 24, 2019

Susan Rubin 
Director, Women’s Neurology Center at Glenbrook Hospital Department of Neurology, NorthShore University Health System
The Benefits of Structured Clinical Documentation Support for Neurological Outcomes Research

July 31, 2019

Nirav Shah
Attending Infectious Disease Physician & Vice Chair, Quality, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Electronic Decision, Order and Communication Support (eDOCS): The Next Iteration of Clinical Decision Support Systems

August 7, 2019

Tracy Weiner
Academic and Professional Writing Workshop

August 14, 2019

Thomas Best, PhD
CHeSS Manager of Research Analytics
HSR Lecture (For SPORT participants only)
Simulation for Modeling Healthcare Processes and Systems

August 21, 2019

Brian Tuohy
Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA 

Health Economics Workshop

HEW will be on hiatus until Fall 2019. 

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