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Research Initiatives

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.