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The goal of the George H. Miller Memorial Fund HSSR Award is to promote mentored interprofessional research by students enrolled in health science colleges at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). There is increasing recognition that interdisciplinary models of care are needed to address the multiple needs of complex medical patients.  For AY2016, the Vice President for Health Affairs (VPHA) therefore intends to fund up to three (3) $10,000 HSSR Awards addressing the use of interdisciplinary care models for patients served by the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health). 

The primary objective of the AY2016 HSSR Award is to promote greater understanding about suitable interdisciplinary models of care for specific conditions or patient populations served by the University of Illinois at Chicago, including stakeholder engagement activities in developing potential care models.  

The AY2016 HSSR Award is not intended to sponsor research that evaluates the effectiveness of interdisciplinary care models at the University of Illinois at Chicago; results of projects funded by AY2016 HSSR Awards will, in part, inform future efforts focused on project implementation and evaluation. The project supported by the HSSR Award should involve a condition or population served by the University of Illinois Hospital, University of Illinois Outpatient Care Center, or Mile Square Health Center (including School Based Clinics and Integrated Health Care clinics). 

The Office of the Vice President for Health Affairs hosted an HSSR Applicant Town Hall to review the funding announcement and answer any questions that potential applicants may have.  The Town Hall was held via webinar on October 21, 2015, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm CST.  The slide deck used at the Town Hall and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document generated from the questions received are available in the Questions section below.