Because of large-scale macrosocial forces including globalization, urbanization, health disparities and population aging, the world’s health needs are changing. These complex problems demand interdisciplinary approaches and system-based solutions. Toward this end, we are building a vibrant community of scholars and cultivating interdisciplinary collaborations among faculty in the college, across the university and with other institutions to address complex public health problems.
To promote interdisciplinary research conversations and collaborations, in April 2018, we organized and co-hosted the joint college Ignite Research Colloquium. Sixteen faculty provided 2-minute, rapid-fire presentations followed by questions, discussion, and a reception with other faculty. Contact: Marie Harvey, DrPH, MPH
In Winter 2018, we organized and co-hosted the Division of Health Sciences and Linus Pauling Institute Ignite Research Colloquium, an informal venue to promote faculty research collaborations. Twenty faculty provided 2-minute presentations followed by questions, discussion and a reception with other faculty from the Division and LPI. Contact: Marie Harvey, DrPH, MPH
Following the Division of Health Sciences and Linus Pauling Institute Ignite Research Colloquium, we awarded two, one-year collaborative projects each with a PI from the representative units:
In Spring 2017, we organized and co-hosted Joint-College Ignite Research Colloquia during which faculty presented their research passions and expertise to spark interdisciplinary conversations and 'ignite' the audience with research ideas, stimulate thought and promote collaborations.
Following the Ignite Research Colloquia, we awarded funding for six, one-year collaborative projects each with a PI from the representative colleges: