The Greenville Health System (GHS) announces a Call for Transformative Research Seed Grant applications supporting research informing population health. This call defines population health as the health outcomes of groups of patients and/or populations potentially served by the health system.
All applications must include an investigator from GHS and an investigator from GHS Academic Health Center (AHC) partner (Clemson University, University of South Carolina and/or Furman University). The proposal must demonstrate collaboration between GHS and at least one AHC primary partner.
The Academic Health Center’s three strategic Research Portfolio Areas motivate research consistent with the GHS vision to transform healthcare for the benefit of the people and communities we serve. Each seed grant proposal should address at least one of the following:
Heal Compassionately: Investigate Patient Centered Models of Care
This portfolio goal is to develop, implement and evaluate new care models improving patient outcomes through care management. The scholarship may address:
- Patient-centered team-based care
- Patient self-management support
- Models stimulating population health-based care delivery and practice innovation
Teach Innovatively: Study Methods to Build Workforce Capacity
This portfolio goal is to support scholarship improving education and training programs for health and healthcare professionals. Scholarship consistent with this portfolio facilitates and supports research activities for the Academic Health Center’s scholars and trainees including students and residents. Research may examine:
- Interprofessional education
- Innovative teaching
- Life-long learning strategies for population health-based care delivery
Improve Constantly: Compare Effectiveness of Interventions and Inform Policy
Research consistent with this portfolio assists consumers, clinicians, purchasers and administrators make informed decisions improving health care at both the individual and population level.
- Translational Research
Clarify “what” strategies practitioners may employ to improve health.
- Comparative Effectiveness
Clarify the preferred strategy among numerous viable strategies.
- Implementation Science
Explore processes for implementing evidence-based strategies into standard practice.
Potential applicants and investigators are encouraged to contact HSC Research Directors with questions regarding potential co-investigators or feedback on proposal ideas.
Larry Fredendall, PhD
CU HSC Director
Ronnie Horner, PhD
USC HSC Director
Rebecca Russ-Sellers, PhD
USCSOMG HSC Director
Eli Hestermann, PhD
Furman HSC Director
GHS Office of Sponsored Programs
The receipt deadline for 2016 Transformative Research Seed Grant applications is Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 by 4:00 p.m.
Applications should be submitted as a single PDF attachment via email to the GHS Office of Sponsored Programs at ResearchGrants@GHS.org.
2015 Transformative Seed Grant: Awarded Projects
- A Prospective Randomized Comparative Parallel Study of Amniotic Membrane Wound Graft in the Management of Venous Stasis Ulcers (Oliver, Mercuri) $20,000
- Mindfulness Intervention to Improve Symptomology Among Cancer Survivors: Focus on Sleep and Stress Improvement (O’Rourke, Robb, Wirth, Herbert, Hudson) $19,891
- A Novel Group Prenatal Care Model for Pregnant Women with Diabetes and/or Obesity: A Pilot Study (Schellinger, Zhang, Chen) $19.801
- Immune Reactivation and Apoptosis Induction in Breast Cancer w/Bifusional Fusion Proteins Using Nanotechnology (Wei, Edenfield) $20.000
- Evaluating the Effects of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Taxane Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (TIPN) (LeClair, Franco, O’Rourke) $20,000