RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute
The RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute (RUPHI) is a formal collaboration between RAND Health, a division of the RAND Corporation, and the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences. RUPHI’s primary goal is to build a collaborative, interdisciplinary health services research enterprise focused on addressing important local and national health care problems. The collaboration encompasses shared activities in research, education, and training, with a particular focus on creating and broadening synergies across a range of local institutions in the following areas:
- Expanding collaborative research opportunities in women’s health, through ongoing partnerships with Magee Women’s Research Institute and Magee Womens Hospital.
- Expanding collaborative research opportunities in behavioral health, with investigators at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and Community Care Behavioral Health.
- Improving patient safety in collaboration with clinical scientists at UPMC.
- Translating new knowledge into evidence-based health care practice in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
- Building a global health research program involving researchers across RAND Health, the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
- Conducting comparative effectiveness research to provide evidence on the effectiveness, benefits, and harms of different treatmen options to inform health care decisions.
Announcements:Applications for the RAND-University of Pittsburgh Scholars Program are currently NOT being accepted, click here for more information.
New grant program: RUPHI-Health Policy Institute Translating Research into Policy Funding projects up to $75,000. Proposals due: April 30, 2012. Click here for more information.