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Monday, July 10, 2017

ARCC Awards $75,000 in Seed Grants

This year in their 10th round of funding, Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) awarded $75,000 in seed grants to support the development and growth of six community-engaged research partnerships. Each award supports a partnership that includes a community co-principal investigator from a local community-based organization and an academic co-principal investigator from Northwestern University for a project lasting 12-24 months. To learn more about the ARCC Seed Grant Program, visit here.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Keeping Score of CiteScore

Journal-based metrics can help determine the overall quality of a communication channel. A key metric for many years has been the Journal Impact Factor by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters). In December 2016, Elsevier introduced a comparative metric called CiteScore, which is part of a family of journal-based metrics.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. John Gotta for winning this year's Outstanding Teaching Award

Dr. John Gotta has been awarded the 2017 Outstanding Teaching Award by the American Statistical Association. This award recognizes an outstanding statistics educator and mentor in the health sciences. Dr. Gotta was selected because of his breadth and excellence of his educational expertise.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Northwestern Evaluators Welcome American Evaluation Association President and Form New Collaborative

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, evaluators from across Northwestern gathered to welcome American Evaluation Association (AEA) President Dr. Kathryn Newcomer to the university. Organized by the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program, the Center for Community Health (CCH) and the Department of Preventive Medicine, reception attendees represented more than 10 Northwestern departments and programs, and included many community partners such as the Chicago Department of Public Health.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Northwestern/INVO Forms Partnership with NCAI-CC for Imminent Funding Opportunity of Emerging Technologies

INVO is pleased to announce a new Northwestern partnership with NCAI-CC (NIH Center for Accelerated Innovations at Cleveland Clinic). The next funding round for the Technology Development Program closes on August 3, 2017

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Monday, July 3, 2017

The NIH All of Us Research Program Invites Involvement by Northwestern Researchers

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.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

ShARP-en Your Focus: Using Community Feedback to Improve Research

One way that the Center for Community Health (CCH) is helping translate research findings into practice more quickly is through Stakeholder-Academic Resource Panels (ShARPs). During a ShARP, research teams meet with community stakeholders who have professional and/or personal expertise related to the research project. Stakeholders offer feedback on ways to improve the relevance, feasibility and utility of a research study or proposal.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Testimonial: The Positive Life Impact of a Clinical Trial

Opt-In is a Northwestern Medicine Clinical trial conducted by Bonnie Spring, PhD, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Director of the Center for Behavior and Health in the Institute of Public Health and Medicine. The study examines how to combine different intervention components as efficiently as possible to create a weight loss treatment that is effective but also inexpensive and widely accessible.  

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Workshop Offers Insights on Designing Effective Multi-Component Interventions

Novel Experimental Approaches to Designing Effective Multi-component Interventions; a workshop focused on innovative designs for behavioral interventions was hosted by the Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Department of Preventive Medicine on May 3.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Putting Evidence Based Practice into Practice

For nearly two years Galter Health Sciences librarians have been making rounds with Department of Medicine residents at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. While this may seem like an unlikely combination, librarians Jonna Peterson and Corinne Miller are helping the residents apply evidence-based practice to their care.

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