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Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

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The Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR) facilitates research activities in the areas of health policy, healthcare delivery, quality, and comparative effectiveness. 


Under the direction of Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H., the CHPR is a valuable resource to researchers in these areas who need assistance in grants development, project implementation and management, or financial administration.  Center members work with our experienced teams to move research projects through all phases, from proposal to final reporting, and everything in-between.

Grants Development

Grants Development

CHPR project team

Our pre-award team has recently responded to calls from a variety of funding agencies, including:

• The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
• The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

• The National Institutes of Health (NIH)

• The National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH)
• American Cancer Society (ACS)
• UC Berkeley California Program on Access to Care (CPAC)
• Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
• Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

 

Grants development team members are familiar with a variety of funding agency requirements, and can navigate the maze of paperwork and online submission materials that typically accompany calls for proposals.

Team members obtain ongoing training to assure that they are knowledgeable in the most current requirements, both from funding agencies and from the UC Davis Office of Research.

 

Project Management

Project Management

CHPR project team

 

Funded projects need strong project managers and research teams.  Our staff includes seasoned managers who are familiar with the nuanced requirements of health services related research.  Project managers work with investigators and stakeholders (both internal and external) to oversee skilled teams of researchers, research assistants, analysts, and biostatisticians, all with specialized expertise in the areas of health services, health policy, healthcare quality and cost effectiveness research. 

 

 

Financial Management

Financial Management

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Nowhere is the unique nature of academic research more fully apparent than in the often frustrating area of financial management.   Our financial managers are adept at working with the special needs associated with complicated research budgets.   We pleasantly and proactively work with investigators to make sure projects stay on track and within budget. 

 

Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

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The CHPR regularly sponsors a variety of educational events.  Annual conferences provide in-depth opportunities to learn more about a topic related to the work that we do, and typically feature presentations from renowned subject matter experts. 

Our popular weekly Seminar Series features research-related presentations on a wide variety of topics, and also provides an opportunity for junior faculty and others to present preliminary results or discuss work-in-progress with senior faculty and research mentors. 

 

The Center also manages the Quality, Safety, and Comparative Effectiveness Research Training Fellowship Program (QSCERT) , under the direction of CHPR Director Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H. and Patrick S. Romano, M.D.  In this program, postdoctoral fellows are trained and mentored for academic careers. See more at http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/chpr/fellowship