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Cross-Disciplinary Health Research at the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago has long been known for research that crosses traditional boundaries of disciplines. In studying health and health care, Family Medicine researchers collaborate with physicians and scholars from a wide array of departments, schools and programs.

Opportunities for interdisciplinary work are facilitated at the University of Chicago by centers that bring scholars together to share ideas and generate new knowledge.

The Center for Health and the Social Sciences

The mission of The Center for Health and the Social Sciences (CHeSS) is to support and encourage interdisciplinary health and social science research at The University of Chicago. The Center provides infrastructure including: administrative assistance for collaborations; pre- and post-award grants management; computer, data, and methodological support; and shared space.

Program on Medicine and Religion

The Program on Medicine and Religion at the University of Chicago seeks to promote rigorous study of and robust dialogue about the moral and spiritual dimensions of the practice of medicine. The Program reflects a collaboration between the Department of Medicine--and its MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, and the Divinity School--and its Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion.

The MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

Clinical medical ethics examines ethical issues that arise in encounters between patients, families, and physicians, and aims to improve the process and outcome of patient care. After twenty years, the MacLean Center is the leading program in the country devoted to the study and teaching of clinical ethics. The program has gained national and international prominence for its groundbreaking research and training in medical ethics.

Medical Education Research, Innovation, Teaching and Scholarship

MERITS is a University of Chicago-sponsored initiative to support and promote research, innovation, teaching, and scholarship in medical education with the goal of advancing patient care and the health of the public by improving the education of physicians.

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