The Center for Healthcare Delivery Science & Innovation is comprised of staff, faculty, administrators, and trainees from across University of Chicago working at the intersection of healthcare delivery research and health system operations. HDSI welcomes inquiries from UChicago scholars interested in pursuing this area of inquiry.

HDSI Scholar Responsibilities:

  • Share and promote the Center’s Mission.
  • Mentor students, trainees, staff and faculty.
  • Teach in or direct Center-supported lectures and courses.
  • Attend, participate in or present at Center-sponsored events, including Journal Clubs, Outcomes Research Workshops (ORWs), and Idea Incubators.
  • Recommend, invite or host visiting speakers.
  • Serve on Center review committees (eg. grants, posters).
  • Collaborate with fellow scholars on grant submissions and manuscripts.
  • Author announcements, blogs or tweets about your HDSI research or programs.
  • Include your Center affiliation on mission-related presentations, abstracts and manuscripts, as well as your email signature.

HDSI Scholar Benefits:

  • Become part of and help shape a growing community of scholars and executive leaders committed to innovation in healthcare delivery.
  • Gain access to pilot funding and travel awards.
  • Gain access to resources to facilitate healthcare delivery science at UCM, including project management, evidence synthesis, and data analytics, to produce more impactful scholarship.
  • Gain access to resources to facilitate clinical innovation, including partnerships with UChicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and MATTER.
  • Gain access to resources to support external speakers and recruits in HDSI-related fields.
  • Receive invitations to invited speaker engagements and other HDSI-related events.
  • Gain opportunities to teach and provide mentorship.
  • Gain opportunities to receive mentorship and further training in HDSI.
  • Attract more competitive funding and recruits by advancing the reputation of HDSI at UCM.

Application Renewals

  1. HDSI scholars are asked to reapply every three years to maintain their scholar status.
  2. Renewal applications should demonstrate how scholars have fulfilled responsibilities over the prior three years, and how they plan to fulfill responsibilities over the next three years.
  3. Renewal applications will be reviewed by HDSI leadership.