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Research in the News: Mastering the Media (Lunch & Learn Series)

February 2022

This interactive discussion and training will include strategies for interviews with journalists, as well as positioning newsworthy research.  Taking place February 252022 from 12-1 p.m. at the University Marketing and Communications, 55 E. Jackson, 20th floor/Zoom (hybrid)RSVP: Lunch & Learn: Research in the News: Mastering the Media (​

Convergent Research- Part 2: Strategies to Support Collaborative Partnerships (Lunch & Learn Series)

November 2021

A panel of faculty will share their best practices for successfully connecting and collaborating with faculty to address multidisciplinary issues. Faculty will have an opportunity to network with others and ask questions regarding the Convergent Research Grant Competition.  Taking place November 5, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm at the Loop Campus, 14 E. Jackson, Rm 303/Zoom (hybrid).  RSVP: Lunch & Learn: Convergent Research, Part 2 (

Creating a New Normal in a Covid Society

October 2021

The Society of Vincent DePaul Professors (SVdPP) and the Office of Research Services present keynote speaker, Dr. Allison Arwady, Commissioner of Chicago Department of Public Health.  Dr. Arwady will discuss the impact of Covid on Chicago and the next steps for our community. A panel of SVdPP research panelists will follow, as they discuss their Covid-related projects and the implications for the future.  October 29, 2021 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm in DePaul Center 8005 and Zoom.

Convergent Research- Part 1: Creating Collaborative Partnerships to Advance Research (Lunch & Learn Series)

October 2021

Faculty will present on emerging trends in convergent research and their collaborative research study. The Convergent Research Grant Competition will be introduced in preparation for Innovation Day 2022 and faculty will have time to network to begin identifying shared research interests.  Taking place October 8, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm at the Loop Campus, 14 E. Jackson, Rm 303/Zoom (hybrid).  RSVP: Lunch & Learn: Convergent Research, Part 1 (

Sterling Bay's Prysm Institute and DePaul University Launch Entrepreneurship Initiative​

August 2021

Sterling Bay's Prysm Institute and DePaul University have launched an Entrepreneurship Initiative to supporting Students, Faculty and Alumni Seeking to Start Healthcare, Life Sciences and Tech Companies in Chicago.   The initiative is expected to create a unique professional community in Chicago that fosters collaboration in these growing sectors of business, while driving the creation and expansion of innovative startups.  ​​Link:

Lunch and Learn Series Creates Collaboration Opportunities

February 2021
In order to continue the synergy started at Innovation Day 2021, the Office of Research Services is hosting monthly Lunch & Learn sessions. These sessions will enable faculty to network with others across Colleges, share their research, and foster innovative partnerships. The meetings will be held virtually until they can be safely offered on campus.

DePaul University Joins the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC)

January 2021
The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC) is a member-driven non-profit, nonpartisan organization that cultivates technology-based economic development throughout Illinois. With its mission is to measure, connect, and enrich the Illinois innovation economy, ISTC delivers measurable economic impact and works to position Illinois as a national innovation leader. By joining ISTC as a member, DePaul University brings new opportunities for faculty, students, and staff to collaborate in research and teaching. Innovative activities increasingly depend on interdisciplinary insights. ISTC membership can help DePaul community connect and collaborate with corporations, non-profits, and startups to move innovation forward. Read more.

The Office of the Provost Launches the Research and Innovation Leadership Fellows Program

November 2020
The Research & Innovation Leadership Fellows Program offers select faculty members the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the administration of an academic research enterprise, community partnership, and/or technology commercialization. The goal is to transform research into concrete, impactful discoveries, insights, and innovation. This year, Dr. Marty Martin, Driehaus College of Business, and Dr. Kathryn Ibata-Arens, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, were selected as Fellows. Read more.

Sinai Health System and DePaul University Announce Collaboration on Education, Research, Clinical and Community Programs

August 2020
Sinai Health System and DePaul join forces to foster more opportunities for the institutions to work together for providing shared education programs for students and researchers, jointly pursuing research and grant opportunities, sharing expertise and data, and promoting sustainable community-academic partnerships aimed at addressing health inequities. The work will bring together expertise from across SUHI researchers and DePaul faculty, and provide opportunities for students to take research and data off the shelf and put it to work in the community. Read more.

DePaul Creates COVID-19 Research Initiative

June 2020
In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, DePaul called on its scientific community to address challenges in the areas of disease dynamics, health diagnostics, security, preparation for testing and clinical care related to the outbreak. In late spring, 15 proposals were submitted to the university's new "Contributing to the Understanding of COVID-19" initiative. Six projects were approved, and research began this month. Read more.

ORS Initiative Helps Faculty Build Grant Writing Skills

June 2020
Earlier this month via Zoom, Academic Affairs and the Office of Research Services, in collaboration with the deans' offices of the College of Science and Health and the College of Computing and Digital Media, launched the second phase of its grant proposal writing workshop. Five faculty from College of Science and Health and six faculty from College of Computing and Digital Media, are members in the phase two cohort, which runs through September. Read more.

University Announces SUHI-DePaul Research Fellows

April 2020
This month, DePaul announced the first cohort of Sinai Urban Health Institute-DePaul Research Fellows. The program allows faculty to collaborate to understand health disparities and improve health equity in Chicago by translating research into scalable actions. Read more.