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If you are considering conducting research in primary care practices, Center for Community Health (CCH) and its practice-based research networks can help you. CCH can introduce you to clinician partners, identify ways to implement your research in practice settings and focus your research to optimally addresses clinician needs.

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Funding to cover critical gaps in clinical and translational science research is available through the NUCATS voucher program. These awards of up to $2,500 are available on a rolling basis. Additional information, including application instructions and eligibility criteria, is available here.

To apply for a voucher click here.

Registration is available for the upcoming Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) series, mandatory for all postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty who have received NIH or other training awards that require RCR training. Classes will be held from 3:30 - 5pm on Wednesdays from Sept. 20 through Dec. 6 in Wieboldt Hall on the Chicago Campus.

Click here to register. 
Access the fall syllabus here.

Funders are increasingly encouraging the active engagement of patients, clinicians and stakeholders to ensure that the research answers questions important to patients and other stakeholders and that the research findings can be shared and implemented efficiently and effectively. The Center for Community Health (CCH) can help researchers, community-based clinicians, and/or community or patient groups to connect with each other.

Consult with CCH about strategies and assistance with brokering and building partnerships.

Are you worried about the quality or predatory nature of the journals you’re publishing in? Check out these tips on evaluating your target journals from Karen Gutzman, Impact and Evaluation Librarian.

If you would like additional assistance, contact the Metrics and Impact Core at Galter Library to learn more about the metrics available for evaluating the quality of journals.

The Northwestern All of Us research team is seeking the involvement and input from the Northwestern research community.

Formerly known as the NIH/White House Precision Medicine Initiative, the All of Us Research Program is planning to recruit 1 million people living in the United States with the ultimate goal of collecting a variety of data elements to enable a new era of “precision medicine”. This will be done through research, technology, and policies that empower patients, researchers, and providers to work together toward the development of individualized care.

The study is open to all people living in the United States and could grow to include thousands of patients with diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, coronary heart disease, various cancers, Parkinson’s disease, or rheumatoid arthritis, to name a few. If you would like to learn more, or are interested in becoming involved in this research, please contact Joyce Ho, PhD at, (312) 503-5387, or click here.

Upload your items to DigitalHub to increase your digital footprint and get your research into the most influential spaces. See how DigitalHub had helped with other research projects.

How to disseminate research findings into the community.

Are you trying to disseminate research findings into the community? The Alliance for Chicagoland June Communities (ARCC) within the Center for Community Health (CCH) has developed dissemination and communication tools including project website examples, creative strategies for sharing research in community settings, guidance specific to engaging policy-makers, and tips for writing about community engaged-research in academic journals.

Access the resources.
Consult with CCH on identifying strategies that may be the best for your research.


Let’s Talk Evaluation: An Afternoon with AEA President Dr. Kathryn Newcomer.

The Northwestern University community welcomes the President of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), Kathryn Newcomer, PhD, MA. This gathering will include brief remarks from President Newcomer and Northwestern faculty and staff engaged in evaluation.

Please join us for conversation and networking!
Wednesday June 28th
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Remarks at 3:30pm

Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing
Northwestern University
625 N. Michigan Avenue, 14th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611


Register now: Dissemination, Impact, and Access Workshop.

Attend a one-day interactive workshop on dissemination, impact, and access hosted by Galter Library and NUCATS on July 20. Register here.


Request for Applications - Dixon Translational Grants Initiative - Deadline August 14, 2017.

The Dixon Translational Research Grants Initiative is seeking proposals for highly innovative, multi-disciplinary clinical and translational research collaborations to accelerate the identification and implementation of new treatments to improve human health. Ideal proposals will clearly demonstrate the following elements:

  • Innovation and novelty of proposed clinical and translational research
  • A strong team and appropriate infrastructure to support the project
  • Strong potential to lead to meaningful impact on clinical care – successful proposals will provide a clear description of this impact
  • Clear objectives, a detailed timeline, anticipated results and outcome measures
  • Priority is given to projects with near term (1-3 year) clinically relevant results, or results that can be translated to patient care within 1 year of project completion
  • A plan to secure future funding from other sources upon completion of the project

Applications can be submitted here by 5pm on August 14, 2017. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Tiffany Lamar, Philanthropy Associate, Grants Administration, NMF at 312.926.6183 or Questions regarding NITRO Competitions may be directed to