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1936

First master of social work degree

U-M offers its first master of social work degree (MSW) through the Institute of Public and Social Administration (later to become the Institute of Social Work in 1946).

1990

SPH Professor Avedis Donabedian publishes the Seven Pillars of Quality. The Donabedian Paradigm forms the basis for the statistical model used to rank hospitals and health care facilities. 

1998

Michigan Comprehensive Hand Center for Innovation Research (M-CHOIR) established

M-CHOIR, the research arm of the U-M Comprehensive Hand and Upper Extremity Center,  conducts a wide array of clinical and health services research.

2005

Center for Managing Chronic Disease established

The U-M Center for Managing Chronic Disease (CMCD), dedicated to helping people control the effects of chronic illness by conducting research that develops new and better ways to support patients and their caregivers in disease management, is established at U-M.

2008

The Curtis Center for Health Equity Research and Training is established

Located at the U-M School of Social Work, the Curtis Center for Health Equity Research and Training is dedicated to furthering society’s understanding of social and behavioral health conditions and to improve the lives of marginalized populations.

2015

Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education is established

The Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education brings together the health science schools on all three U-M campuses to support the advancement of curriculum, culture, faculty development, and research to transform the future of collaborative health practice.

2016

CHEAR becomes a fully recognized research center within the U-M Medical School.

2016

Inaugural IHPI Clinician Scholars Program cohort

In collaboration with the National Clinician Scholars Program, IHPI’s first Clinician Scholars begin their two-year training program on addressing new and emerging issues related to healthcare delivery and improving the health of communities. IHPI’s inaugural CSP cohort includes nurse, physician, and pharmacist researchers.

2016

Michigan Integrated Center for Health Analytics and Medical Prediction (MiCHAMP) is established

MiCHAMP is a multidisciplinary research collaborative harnessing existing national, regional and local healthcare data to develop medical prediction models that address complex clinical problems.

2016

Acute Care Research Unit (ACRU) is established

ACRU represents a group of investigators based at U-M and a number of other institutions researching ways to improve Access, Costs, Utilization, Transitions and Effectiveness through multidisciplinary health services research across the acute care continuum.

2017
2017

Center for Evaluating Health Reform (CEHR) is established

CEHR is charged with advancing our knowledge of health system reform through improving the process of academic research.

2017

Center for Eye Policy & Innovation (CEPI) is established

CEPI’s work spans many areas of health services research in ophthalmology, collaborating across the U-M and beyond using an interdisciplinary approach to address some of the most pressing issues facing patients and the delivery of eye care.

2017

IHPI launches National Poll on Healthy Aging

IHPI, with sponsorship from AARP and Michigan Medicine, launches the National Poll on Healthy Aging (NPHA). The poll taps into the perspectives of people throughout the U.S. to help inform clinicians, researchers, and policymakers about a range of aging-related topics.

2017

Center for Improving Patient and Population Health (CIPPH) established

CIPPH works to address the most vexing problems faced by patients and vulnerable populations.

2017

IHPI reaches 500 members

IHPI membership grows to 500 faculty across U-M.

2018

The Concussion Center is established at U-M

The Concussion Center conducts multi-disciplinary research to answer crucial questions about concussion prevention, identification, diagnosis, management, and outcomes to advance patient health and support outreach and engagement programs for communities.

2018

CHEAR receives a gift from alumni Susan and Paul Meister. The Center is renamed the Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research Center.

2018

Center for Precision Health Data Science established

The Center’s mission is to democratize the use of big data to improve human health by disseminating user-friendly analytic and visualization tools for health researchers aspiring to reduce disease and improve health for the population and the patient.

2018

The Cognitive Health Services Research Program is established

The COG-HSR Program‘s mission is to perform interdisciplinary research, publishing, and training that aims to optimize brain health and impact public policy in order to protect and improve the health and well-being of individuals.

2018

The Pivot Hub is established at U-M

The overarching aim of the Preventing Harms through Discovery and Innovation (Pivot) Hub at the U-M School of Nursing is to revolutionize thinking around preventing healthcare-associated harm through training, collaboration with healthcare systems, and research.

2019

IHPI reaches 600 members

The institute grows from its original cohort of 318 members to 600 and counting. IHPI members hail from 18 U-M schools, colleges, and institutes, span 3 U-M campuses, and represent 20+ specialized health services research centers and programs.

2019

Center for Disability Health and Wellness (UM-CDHW) is established

UM-CDHW develops and applies innovative research, clinical, and educational strategies to address inequities in healthcare access, quality, and outcomes experienced by individuals with physical, sensory and developmental disabilities across the lifespan.

2020

The Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation & Research Center – Life Sciences Institute (CHEAR-LSI) Child Health Policy Scholars fellowship program is established.

2021
IHPI Turns 10

IHPI Turns 10

On May 19, 2021, the Institute marked its first decade of developing, sharing, and implementing evidence and critical insights in healthcare policy and practice. Read more in 10 Years of Collaboration, Evidence, and Impact.