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KM1 Career Award in Comparative Effectiveness Research

UIC’s Second KM1 in Comparative Effectiveness Research Awarded
The Center for Pharmacoeconomic Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Center for Health and the Social Sciences (CHeSS) at the University of Chicago are pleased to announce the three final awardees under the NIH-funded cross-institutional career development award in comparative effectiveness research (CER). Joshua Hemmerich PhD (University of Chicago), Gavin W. Hougham PhD (University of Chicago), and Anna Porter MD (University of Illinois at Chicago) are the recipients of the 2011 University of Chicago/University of Illinois at Chicago KM1 Career Development Awards in Comparative Effectiveness Research.

Funded under NIH Grant 1KM1CA156717-01 (PIs: David O. Meltzer, MD, PhD, from the University of Chicago, and Glen T. Schumock, PharmD, MBA, from the University of Illinois at Chicago), the two-year KM1 Scholar awards are available to junior faculty at either institution who hold a terminal clinical or research degree.  The goal of the award is to develop new investigators in comparative effectiveness research with the capacity to conduct systematic research comparing different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor health conditions.  This research is ultimately intended to inform patients, providers, and policy makers about which interventions are most effective for which patients in what specific circumstances or environment.

Because the field is relatively new, existing opportunities for training in comparative effectiveness research are limited. To meet the growing need for expertise in this critical area, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago proposed a collaborative, inter-institutional, interdisciplinary career development program in this area. The program will capitalize on curricular strengths and organizational infrastructure at both campuses. Scholars at one institution will have access to faculty mentors, didactic coursework and training, and research opportunities at the other, building on a well-established set of collaborative relationships linking the two universities.

For more information please visit: http://go.uic.edu/2011KM1_Awards.

Bharati Prasad, MD, MS in CTS Candidate, Valerie G. Press, MD, MPH, and Gregory W. Ruhnke, MD, MS, MPH are the inaugural recipients of the 2010 University of Chicago/University of Illinois at Chicago KM1 Career Development Awards in Comparative Effectiveness Research. For additional information about these first award recipients, visit: http://go.uic.edu/2010_KM1awards.