A proposal by Karin Rhodes and colleagues has been selected as the first to be funded by the interdisciplinary research program of Penn’s Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) and Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI).
Launched in January, the program, officially called the joint CCEB/LDI/CPHI program for Seeding Innovative New Directions in Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Research on the Health of Populations, operates like an in-house “incubator” designed to foster cross-disciplinary projects throughout Penn’s health policy research community.
The cross-center initiative’s first call for proposals offered a grant for a team of investigators to organize a seminar to examine an important health problem and identify the most fertile areas for further study.
The proposal selected for funding is a “Symposium to stimulate the development, implementation, and empirical testing of innovative transitions of care models” submitted by a team headed by Rhodes.
Rhodes, MD, is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine and Director of the Division of Health Policy Research at the School of Social Policy & Practice.