In 2017, the U-M Interprofessional Exchange (IP-X) Research Stimulus program was founded by the U-M Health Sciences Council (HSC), which includes deans from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor’s seven health science schools (dentistry, kinesiology, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work). Additional funding came from the Office of the Provost. The goal of the IP-X program is to fund the most exciting and innovative ideas from across the university to promote research on the benefits of interprofessional education and care on health professional learners, health outcomes, patients, and costs. Five projects were funded in year one.
This year the HSC and Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education have partnered to offer two tracks of IP-X Research Stimulus grants: one focused on practice outcomes and one focused on educational outcomes.
The HSC-funded IP-X Research Stimulus pilot grants, titled “Effects of interprofessional health care services on patient health outcomes, population health, and health care costs in the clinical care setting,” will focus on the effectiveness and efficiency of interprofessional health interventions with specific populations.
Up to four $60K grants (classic cubes) will be funded to stimulate trendsetting collaborative efforts in the areas of interprofessional health care that are inextricably tied to translational efforts in the delivery of clinical care, management of population health and prevention of disease. These grants should have transformative potential on interprofessional care outcomes and services (IPCS).
All questions about the Mcubed Diamond IP-X Research Stimulus Pilot Grant program should be sent to IPEcenter@umich.edu.