ICHP Membership, Funding and Research Undergo a Growth Spurt

Published: May 14th, 2019

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Every five years, UF’s institutes and centers submit an activity report to the university detailing how each organization has contributed to its stated mission and goals, along with the university’s goal of achieving top 10 status among the nation’s public universities. We’re pleased to report that by any measure, during the past five years the Institute for Child Health Policy has experienced a real growth spurt. Highlights from the report:

  • A diverse and growing membership: ICHP has always had a diverse, multidisciplinary faculty and staff, which has grown over the past five years to 20 core faculty and 132 staff members. Among them are 106 women, seven African Americans, 11 Hispanics, 39 Asians, and one Alaskan Native. Our 33 faculty and affiliate members from complementary fields hail from all corners of campus, including the College of Education, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the College of Engineering, along with the UF Health Cancer Center and the College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics. ICHP also represents child health interests within the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium and the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at both the university and national level.
  • More extramural funding from national agencies: From 2014-2019, ICHP garnered $161 million in extramural research funding, including support from the National Institutes of Health, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the U.S. Department of Justice, and others. This represents a 200 percent increase compared to the last reporting period.
  • An impressive portfolio of research and publication credits: The 404 papers published by ICHP faculty members during the past five years reflect our accomplishments and innovation in using large, linked datasets combined with the science of health outcomes and biomedical informatics to address the most challenging child health issues of today. We have an unwavering focus on health disparities, particularly among rural and underrepresented minority populations. We improve health through the conduct of pragmatic clinical trials in real-world settings to better understand the effects of interventions in the context in which care occurs.

Read the full report here.