The RBH Endowment Fund
The RBH Endowment Fund is a seed funding program at the University of Chicago, executed through the Center for Health and the Social Sciences (CHeSS), that seeks to accelerate research to advance the connection between oral and systemic health and well-being through the biological and social sciences, clinical care, policy and other academic and professional disciplines throughout the University.
Center on Healthy Aging Behaviors and Longitudinal Investigations (CHABLIS)
The goal of CHABLIS is to promote a sustained research and infrastructure development program and leverage longitudinal data, from both observational and interventional studies, to examine how demographic and economic factors facilitate or suppress individual healthy aging behaviors (HABs) and, in turn, influence outcomes among older adults over the life course. Through this infrastructure, we aim to enhance and lead innovation in the demography and economics of aging and cultivate the next generation of leaders in social science approaches to aging research with attention to demographic methods and approaches.
Summer Program in Outcomes Research Training (SPORT)
The Summer Program in Outcomes Research Training (SPORT) provides an intensive introduction to outcomes research for fellows and junior faculty and includes coursework in health services research, biostatistics, research methods, and clinical epidemiology. The program also offers participants opportunities to develop a research proposal that could form the basis of an NIH or other career development award. All SPORT participants attend the weekly Outcomes Research Workshop (ORW) as well as a number of other workshops and training opportunities throughout the summer.
A number of trainees have used SPORT as a way to jumpstart a master’s degree in Public Health Sciences (MSCP), but SPORT can also function as a stand alone program.