The core mission of the Center for Healthcare Improvement & Patient Safety at the University of Pennsylvania is to improve the quality of healthcare utilizing a comprehensive approach integrating health services research and research training. More About Us >.
Funding available for Pilot Study Research
Application Deadline April 15, 2013
The Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety (CHIPS) will fund multiple one-year pilot study projects, up to $15K per project. Funded projects will aim to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes or promote patient safety in the in-patient or ambulatory care setting. The awards will provide new investigators with funds to obtain preliminary data regarding feasibility and methodology, effect sizes and findings relating to new research ideas relevant to healthcare quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness. Eligible pilot projects should be designed to collect sufficient preliminary data to enable the investigator to prepare a hypothesis-based proposal for future research funding. For more information >
2013 Medical Student Fellowship
The Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety is pleased to announce a 2-3 month fellowship for one medical student this summer. The summer fellowship will involve participation in a quality improvement and patient safety research project and the opportunity to participate in educational activities related to the field. A stipend of $2500 will be provided. Interested students, please send a CV and one-page essay describing why you are interested in healthcare improvement and patient safety and this summer experience to Dr. Jennifer S. Myers by April 15th, 2013. Contact Dr. Myers if you have any questions about this program.