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2022 CHIE

Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Improving public health through interdisciplinary research and partnerships

When people use their collective expertise to create sustainable models of change, they spark the greatest breakthroughs in public health. To foster this spirit of innovation, the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health created the Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CHIE). Established in 2021, the CHIE will be a central hub for scholars, community partners, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and students to meet at the intersection of health care, social justice, and business and engage in purpose-driven research with the goal of reducing health inequities and improving health care delivery for all.

What we're about

Improving healthcare for all by serving as a vehicle for communication across all disciplines with a focus on innovation.

Translating knowledge to action and outcomes through experiential learning and application.

Providing opportunities to activate entrepreneurial energy from a public health perspective as we embrace the University-wide Strategic Plan, For the Greater Good, which seeks to increase our agility to respond to rapidly changing situations and needs over the next five years and well beyond.

What we do

As the Center evolves, it will host a robust schedule of programming–including seminars, panels, bootcamps, and fellowships–that offers diverse opportunities for students, faculty, staff, community partners, and entrepreneurs to engage, connect, and collaborate. Connect with us to learn more about our various programming and how you can get involved.

INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION

CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE

The Parkinson School and CHIE are proud to sponsor two events as part of the 2022 Climate Change Conference hosted by Loyola's School of Environmental Sustainability. This year's conference will examine the intersection of climate change, human health, and justice. 

BEYOND CRISIS MANAGEMENT 

In partnership with Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business, the Parkinson School launched the webinar series, Beyond Crisis Management, to help provide timely, actionable guidance to leaders on how to address the challenges of COVID-19. View past webinars.

I-CORPS@NCATS

Learn what it takes to bring an innovation to market, and enroll in the I-Corps@NCATS (National Center for Advancing Translational Science) training program. This course is based on the National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps and I-Corps at National Institutes for Health (NIH) Entrepreneurial Training Program, which combines training using the Business Model Canvas and the customer discovery process.

The program encourages experiential learning and team science. It is open to teams of academics, biomedical scientists, clinicians, engineers and students. The curriculum provides a real-world, hands-on, immersive learning experience in how to transform innovations into successful products and services.

Learn more about our upcoming I-Corps@NCATS sessions!

MATTER PARTNERSHIP

The Parkinson School is uniquely positioned to improve population health equity and healthcare delivery. As we inspire, mentor, and train Parkinson students to become public health and healthcare entrepreneurs, we partner and collaborate with organizations in this space. We're excited to collaborate with MATTER’s community of healthcare entrepreneurs that will help spark innovation within the Parkinson School. MATTER is a global healthcare startup incubator, community nexus, and corporate innovation accelerator headquartered in Chicago. 

On November 16, 2021, the CHIE welcomed its partners from MATTER for a virtual conversation about health equity and the role of innovation. Learn more about Rebuilding Beyond COVID-19: Healthy, Sustainable, and Resilient Health Systems.

INNOVATION CHALLENGE

From developing more sustainable products and processes to providing care to those affected by climate change, the U.S. health care system plays a vital role in accelerating progress to combat climate change. Loyola and MATTER invite innovators across industries and disciplines to submit forward-thinking and creative solutions, ideas, or concepts for technologies, methodologies, and services that create more sustainable health delivery or reduce or treat the health effects of climate change.

Learn more about the Innovation Challenge

FALL SESSIONS

The Parkinson School is offering a Fall seminar series centered around Using Implementation Science to Improve Health Outcomes. The courses are open to Loyola students, faculty and staff, as well as Institution for Translational Medicine (ITM) faculty and members. 

Be the Change: Using Implementation Science to Improve Health Outcomes

In this introductory, seminar-style course, we will discuss why implementation science is needed, some of the key theories and frameworks related to implementation science, engagement of key stakeholders and community in the process, the importance of identifying barriers and facilitators to change, and how to sustain and spread change.

Instructor(s): Fran Weaver, PhD, Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH, CPH and other distinguished implementation science experts. 
Time/Date(s): Held virtually on Zoom, Tuesdays from 12-1PM, CT (September 20, October 18, November 15, December 13)

https://luc.zoom.us/j/81270278350

 

Our Team

Our team is built with industry leaders who are immersed in technology, innovation, and problem-solving to develop advancements in the areas of sustainability and health equity for public health solutions.

  • Michael Bloom, Founding Director, Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Associate Clinical Professor Meet the director
  • Merly Thomas, Administrator, Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Connect with us

Looking to learn more about partnership opportunities? Or maybe you want to get involved in a student fellowship? Contact Merly Thomas, CHIE administrator.

Improving public health through interdisciplinary research and partnerships

When people use their collective expertise to create sustainable models of change, they spark the greatest breakthroughs in public health. To foster this spirit of innovation, the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health created the Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CHIE). Established in 2021, the CHIE will be a central hub for scholars, community partners, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and students to meet at the intersection of health care, social justice, and business and engage in purpose-driven research with the goal of reducing health inequities and improving health care delivery for all.

What we're about

Improving healthcare for all by serving as a vehicle for communication across all disciplines with a focus on innovation.

Translating knowledge to action and outcomes through experiential learning and application.

Providing opportunities to activate entrepreneurial energy from a public health perspective as we embrace the University-wide Strategic Plan, For the Greater Good, which seeks to increase our agility to respond to rapidly changing situations and needs over the next five years and well beyond.

What we do

As the Center evolves, it will host a robust schedule of programming–including seminars, panels, bootcamps, and fellowships–that offers diverse opportunities for students, faculty, staff, community partners, and entrepreneurs to engage, connect, and collaborate. Connect with us to learn more about our various programming and how you can get involved.

Our Team

Our team is built with industry leaders who are immersed in technology, innovation, and problem-solving to develop advancements in the areas of sustainability and health equity for public health solutions.

  • Michael Bloom, Founding Director, Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Associate Clinical Professor Meet the director
  • Merly Thomas, Administrator, Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Connect with us

Looking to learn more about partnership opportunities? Or maybe you want to get involved in a student fellowship? Contact Merly Thomas, CHIE administrator.