Internal Competition Completed


Principal Investigators Selected
  • Robert Cohen is authorized to submit, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Program Summary

Program Summary

DUE TO THE QUICKLY APPROACHING DEADLINE THERE WILL BE AN INTERNAL EXPEDITED REVIEW - DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 9 AT NOON

 

The purpose of this program is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with occupationally-related coal mine dust lung disease through the provision of quality medical, outreach, educational, and benefits counseling services. Applicants applying to serve a particular service area should propose a level of services commensurate with current efforts in that service area, though limited exceptions can be made. This approach is intended to minimize service disruptions and ensure continuity of care to coal miners in service areas currently served by BLCP awardees, while maintaining alignment with program regulations. Applicants must propose to serve the entirety of the service area they are applying to cover, as outlined below (See Section II.2.Table A). Applicants may only propose to serve one (1) service area, but they may propose to serve additional counties so long as they demonstrate how they will avoid duplication of services. HRSA recognizes that more than one clinic may be providing complementary services to coal miners in a given county. 

 

Funding requirements for new BLCP applicants:  New applicants should request a funding amount less than or equal to the amount allocated to the service area they propose to serve, as listed in Section II.2.Table A. ($632,786)

Illinois is Service Area C 

 

All applicants at a minimum must provide the following services to coal miners in their service areas: Staffing, Patient education and outreach, lung function testing, chest imaging, pulmonary rehabilitation, medical case management, compensation counseling, department of labor examination, data collection. 

Application Limits

Application Limits

University is limited to one proposal.

Additional Information

Deadlines

UIC Letter of Intent
February 9, 2017
UIC Internal Competition
TBD
Sponsor Letter of Intent
N/A
Sponsor Application
March 6, 2017

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent (LOI) Form

DUE TO THE QUICKLY APPROACHING DEADLINE, IN ADDITION TO THE ONLINE LOI, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING by NOON February 9th (one page):

1. Broad overview of the following:

  • Purpose of proposed project, summarizing project goals, objectives and expected outcomes
  • Describe unmet health needs in the service area 
  • Describe potential impact on existing providers 
  • Describe clear plan to provide current, evidence-based information that is delivered to coal miners
  • Describe how treatment would be evaluated and provided

 

Please contact Natalia Glubisz at RDS@uic.edu or 312-996-8348 with any questions.

 

If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.