ACTRI Co-Hosts April 5 Dissemination, Implementation and Improvement Science Webinar

March 14, 2017— A webinar, “Lessons Learned with Implementation of a Pragmatic Trial of Physical Activity Coaching in COPD,” will be presented by Dr. Huong Q. Nguyen on Wednesday, April 5, from Noon to 1 P.M.

ACTRI and IEM Invite Engineering Applications for 2017 Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) Awards

February 28, 2017–UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) and the Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM) invite engineers to submit proposals for Phase II of the Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) awards. The GEM challenge is composed of two phases with the overarching goal of building a collaborative ecosystem that leverages UC San Diego’s outstanding strengths in clinical care and engineering to develop and implement innovative healthcare solutions. Phase I of the competition invites clinically active UC San Diego faculty to submit a proposal identifying a specific challenge in patient care that is amenable to an innovative engineering solution. Phase II of the competition invites engineers to propose solutions to the top ranking Phase I proposals, with the aim of incentivizing engineers to work with clinicians to solve some of the most pressing challenges.

UC-Optum Labs Call for Proposals—Deadline is Feb. 2

January 31, 2017 – The University of California-OptumLabs partnership was established to help accelerate improvements in patient care and value. The 10-year strategic relationship will help transition California to a value-based health care system while leveraging the expertise of each organization to examine broader trends in care delivery. As part of the strategic relationship between UC and OptumLabs, OptumLabs will provide up to 7 UC researchers with complimentary access (aka: “research credits”) to its data warehouse. We are soliciting proposals for research ideas that leverage the OptumLabs data.