The Collaboration Network

  • Facilitates Collaboration
  • Shares Funding Opportunities
  • Identifies Resources
  • Builds Broad Networks of Faculty and Other Collaborators
  • Holds Weekly collaboration meetings (Thursdays 9:00–10:00 AM)​
  • Holds Quarterly Virtual Meetings on Special Topics (each quarterly meeting replaces one of our regular Thursday meetings, and runs from 9:00-11:00 AM, with a pre-meeting technology check for WebEx users from 8:30-9:00 AM)

Weekly Meetings:

  • In-Person in MSB 4305
  • WebEx on your computer (from your office, home, conference room)
  • WebEx on your phone (call-in from anywhere)
  • To receive meeting information (agendas, funding opportunities, WebEx information), email request to Laura Hildreth at hildrele@uc.edu.

Internal Funding Needs Assessment: Your Opinion Matters

You are invited to take the CCTST Internal Funding Needs Assessment designed to inform people who administer grant funding across CCTST partner institutions about what YOU need in regard to internal funding.  This survey will provide valuable information about the internal funding needs of our researchers, educators and service providers.

Click HERE to take the survey, or copy this URL into your browser: 

https://redcap.research.cchmc.org/surveys/?s=H8N887NWCK

Please forward this link to anyone you know who would like to share insights about internal funding opportunities across UC, UC Health, CCHMC and the VAMC. 


The Center for Improvement Science Collaboration Initiative

As a program within the CCTST, the Center for Improvement Science (CIS) aims to develop collaboration initiatives. Connecting investigators to resources and collaborations is a need across the CCTST partner institutions and the community. To address this need, the CIS developed The Collaboration Network (TCN) to overcome institutional and disciplinary barriers to connecting with colleagues with complementary interests.

TCN is a growing group of investigators, clinicians, and faculty that meet weekly to learn about each other, CCTST resources, and funding opportunities. The Thursday morning meetings take place in the Medical Sciences Building (MSB) on the UC Academic Health Center campus. WebEx is offered for those who are unable to participate in person. Members of the group receive a weekly agenda and can choose to participate based on the topics and their availability. Guests and experts are frequently invited to participate in order to provide information about a service or resource. On a monthly basis, the TCN highlights one of its members in the “Member Spotlight” session, in which a member presents their work, research, needs, and interests in collaboration. These sessions will be archived on the TCN website as a resource for TCN members and others.

The newest initiative of the TCN is a quarterly, topical WebEx conference with invitees from across the university, other CCTST partner institutions and community organizations. These virtual meetings are open to everyone via WebEx.

Over 100 from UC and the Cincinnati Community Attend Virtual Meeting on Social Determinants of Health

Over 100 participants from across the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati community organizations attended the April 4th Virtual Meeting on Social Determinants of Health hosted by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training’s Center for Improvement Science (CIS).

Participants convened via WebEx from UC’s Colleges of Allied Health Sciences; Arts and Sciences; Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services; Medicine; and Nursing; and the Institute for Policy Research; as well as the following Cincinnati community organizations: All Children Thrive Learning Network at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center (CCHMC), Bethany House Services, Community Action Agency, Council on Aging, Health Collaborative, Kroger, Mercy Health, Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio, Progressive Health Care Systems, Tri-Health, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, and Xavier University.

The two-hour session included five short presentations outlining current initiatives being undertaken by UC, CCHMC and other community organizations in the field of social determinants of health:

  1. United Way of Greater Cincinnati
  2. UC College of Nursing
  3. All Children Thrive Learning Network at CCHMC
  4. UC College of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine
  5. Health Collaborative

The session also included a general discussion about potential collaborations and next steps. The CIS team committed to creating a repository of resources from this and future sessions, and is organizing follow-up meetings to help newly established groups build collaborations and move forward on research, educational, service and care, and product development initiatives.

The goal of these virtual events is to create communication and collaboration networks to support broad-based initiatives, support faculty and investigators, and to support the missions of the organizational participants. The session presentations can be viewed on the CIS website.

The CIS will be assessing the value and impact of collaboration building initiatives on the creation and effectiveness of social/professional networks, the development of collaborative projects, grants, and educational programs, and the overall productivity of individuals and organizations.

For more information about the CIS, contact Jack Kues (kuesjr@uc.edu) or Laura Hildreth (hildrele@uc.edu)

APRIL 4th Presentations on Social Determinants of Health:

  1. Amy Weber - United Way of Greater Cincinnati
  2. Rebecca Lee, PhD, RN - UC College of Nursing
  3. Robert Kahn, MD, MPH - All Children Thrive Learning Network
  4. Saundra Regan, PhD - UC College of Medicine Dept of Family Medicine
  5. Kiana Trabue, MPH - Health Collaborative
  6. Jack Kues, PhD - Center for Improvement Science

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Virtual Meeting on Social Determinants of Health

This is the second quarterly Virtual Meeting and will focus on Social Determinants of Health.

Exciting opportunities for the pursuit of research and programs that touch on the field of Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) are available across UC, Children’s Hospital, UC Health, the VAMC, and the Greater Cincinnati community. To provide a forum for those interested in networking with potential collaborators in this widely diverse area, The Collaboration Network (TCN) is hosting a campus-wide Virtual Meeting on SDoH on April 4 from 9:00–11:00 a.m.

We will explore our institutional and community-wide expertise and capacity for research, educational and community programs, and identify interested investigators and groups with the capacity to write grants and execute projects. Please join us at one of the meeting locations listed on our website at https://cctst.uc.edu/programs/cis/collaboration, or join us from your computer by accessing the WebEx information below.

Moderator: Jack Kues, PhD, Director, CCTST Center for Improvement Science

Locations (for those who want to join a group to participate in the WebEx meeting):

  1. UC College of Medicine (Medical Sciences Bldg, Rm 4305; 231 Albert Sabin Way
  2. UC College of Nursing (Procter Hall, Room 288)
  3. Health Collaborative (615 Elsinore Place, Ste 500)

Agenda:

8:30: Pre-Meeting WebEx Set up (Participants can consult with UCIT technical support specialist - 30 min)

9:00: Introductions and Overview (Jack Kues - 15 min)

  1. Introduce facilitators at the different locations
  2. Review Agenda
  3. Challenges: Interest, Finding Collaborators, Working at a distance
  4. Discussion on Research Funding Opportunities
  5. Identify those with interest and capacity to write grants and execute projects

9:15: Invited Presenters:

  1. Amy Weber - United Way of Greater Cincinnati
  2. Rebecca Lee, PhD, RN - UC College of Nursing
  3. Robert Kahn, MD, MPH - All Children Thrive Learning Network
  4. Saundra Regan, PhD - UC College of Medicine Dept of Family Medicine
  5. Kiana Trabue, MPH - Health Collaborative

10:45: Integration: How to make the most of our new networks (All - 35 min)

  1. Connectivity, communication among interest groups
  2. Follow up Survey and Meeting(s)
  3. Education, Research, Service and Product Development groups

11:00: Meeting Adjourns

Following the meeting, participants are encouraged to visit a Virtual Reality simulation, Social Determinants of Health in Procter Hall, Room 305.
The VR Simulation will be available until 1:00 pm and visitors will go through in 15 minute increments.


VIRTUAL MEETING ON AGING — January 17, 2019

The inaugural quarterly session took place on January 17, 2019. It had 82 participants (based upon login information for the program). The topic of the session was Aging. The following colleges, institutions, and organizations participated:

University of Cincinnati Colleges and Units: College of Allied Health Sciences; College of Arts and Sciences; Blue Ash Campus; Clermont Campus; College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning; College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services; College of Engineering and Applied Science; College of Medicine, and College of Nursing.

Other Institutions and Organizations: Cincinnati Council on Aging, Episcopal Retirement Services (Marjorie P. Lee Residence), Live Well Collaborative, Maple Knoll Communities, Procter & Gamble, Tri-Health (Good Samaritan Hospital), UC Health (UC Medical Center-Evidence Based Practice Council), and the Cincinnati VA Medical Center.

The two-hour session included four short presentations from different locations: 1) Allied Health Sciences, 2) DAAP, 3) Nursing and Maple Knoll, and 4) Live Well Collaborative (including presentations by Live Well, P&G, CECH, and Council on Aging). The session also included a general discussion about potential collaborations and next steps. The CIS committed to creating a repository of resources from this and future sessions, including session recordings and slide sets. The CIS team is also organizing “next-step” meetings to help the group move forward on educational, research, and practice initiatives. The goal of these quarterly events is to create communication and collaboration networks to support broad-based initiatives, support faculty and investigators, and to support the missions of the organizational participants. The session and presentations can be viewed in the TCN website at: https://cctst.uc.edu/programs/cis/collaboration.

The CIS will be assessing the value and impact of TCN initiatives on the creation and effectiveness of social/professional networks, the development of collaborative projects, grants, and educational programs, and the overall productivity of individuals and organizations.

For more information about the TCN, contact Jack Kues (kuesjr@uc.edu) or Laura Hildreth (hildrele@uc.edu)

The topic of the session was Aging. Watch video here.

A group from the College of Nursing gathers in Procter Hall for the Virtual Meeting on Aging

A group from the College of Nursing gathers in Procter Hall for the January 17 meeting

Virtual Meeting on Aging - Agenda:

Presentations:

  1. CCTST TCN (Introduction)
  2. CAHS
  3. CON
  4. DAAP
  5. Live Well

Exciting opportunities for the pursuit of research and programs that touch on the field of Aging are available across UC, Children’s Hospital, UC Health, the VAMC, and the Greater Cincinnati community. To provide a forum for those interested in networking with potential collaborators in Aging, The Collaboration Network hosted a campus-wide WebEx meeting on Aging on January 17th.

We explored our institutional and community-wide expertise and capacity for research, educational and community programs on Aging, and identified interested investigators and groups with the capacity to write grants and execute projects.

Moderator: Jack Kues, PhD, Director, CCTST Center for Improvement Science

Refreshments: Coffee and donuts

Meeting Agenda

8:45 WebEx set up (Facilitators and UCIT Representative - 15 min)
9:00 Review use of WebEx for attendees (UCIT Representative - 10 min)
9:10 Introductions and Overview (Jack Kues - 15 min)
  1. Introduce facilitators at the different locations
  2. Agenda
  3. Challenges: Interest, Finding Collaborators, Working at a distance
  4. Transdisciplinary thinking
  5. Discussion on Research Funding Opportunities in Aging
  6. Identify those with interest & capacity to write grants and execute projects
9:25 Invited Presentations (10 min each, plus 5 min each for discussion)
  1. Live Well Collaborative (Craig Vogel, Cate O'Hara, Jenny Moe, Nancy Green)
  2. DAAP (Matt Wizinsky, Pravin Bhiwapurkar and Claudia Rebola)
  3. College of Nursing/Maple Knoll (Tami Bakas, Becky Lee, Jim Hoeh)
  4. College of Allied Health (Karlynn BrintzenhofeSzoc)
10:25 Integration: How to make the most of our new networks (All - 35 min)
  1. Connectivity, communication among Interest groups
  2. Follow up Summit/Retreat
  3. Grant Writing groups

Meeting Locations and Facilitators:

  1. French Hall West, Room 1151:
    1. Karlynn BrintzenhofeSzoc (CAHS)
    2. Greg Harris (CEAS)
  2. DAAP, Library - Eames Room:
    1. Matt Wizinsky (DAAP)
    2. Claudia Rebola (DAAP)
  3. Procter Hall, Room 288:
    1. Tami Bakas (CON)
    2. Becky Lee (CON)
    3. Jim Hoeh (Maple Knoll Communities, Inc.)
  4. Medical Sciences Building, Room 4305:
    1. Jack Kues (COM)
    2. Susan Tyler (COM)
    3. Jackie Knapke (COM)
    4. Jenn Holzberger (COM)
    5. Laura Hildreth (COM)
    6. Sharron DiMaurio (COM)
    7. Saundra Regan (COM)
  5. UCMC Faculty Conference Center, Room 104:
    1. Alison Trammell (UC Health)
    2. Amy Costanzo (UC Health)
    3. Lisa Seiler (UC Health)
  6. UC Blue Ash - Muntz, Room 339:
    1. Debra Frame (Behavioral Sciences)
    2. Judy Singleton (Behavioral Sciences)
  7. UC Clermont - Snyder, Room 143:
    1. Deborah Moffatt (Humanities & Social Science)
    2. Meera Rastogi (Psychology)
  8. 1819 Building, 3rd Floor, Room 355:
    1. Blake Lane (Live Well Collaborative)
    2. Craig Vogel (DAAP, Live Well Collaborative)
    3. Nancy Green (Council on Aging)
    4. Jenny Moe (Procter & Gamble)
    5. Cate O’Hara (CECH, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute/OLLI)