Better health for Kentucky. Together.
The Institute for Health Innovation (IHI) at NKU develops pioneering solutions to the health challenges facing Northern Kentucky. We drive change that directly addresses urgent unmet health needs.

IHI FACULTY FELLOWS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The Institute for Health Innovation is committed to supporting faculty activities at NKU. As part of our initiatives to enhance faculty accomplishments, we are offering two bi-annual funding opportunities. 

Seed Grants provide support for faculty research, scholarship, creative endeavors, or teaching efforts in health, health literacy, healthcare, and the social determinants of health. 

Branch Awards provide support for faculty in moving from “discussion” of interdisciplinary collaboration to action, which will heighten their professional visibility or the impact of NKU in the fields of health, health literacy, healthcare, or the social determinants of health. 

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Individuals may request up to a maximum of $3,000 and proposals are due Monday, November 26, 2018, 5 pm.

 

 

 

What We Do


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Linking Community

No greater opportunity exists to change and improve lives than addressing population health challenges. The Institute is taking on the biggest, most important health challenges facing our communities.

Working Together

The Institute's focus on working together is a key piece of NKU’s commitment to forging partnerships to address population health initiatives. When we come together, we can uncover breakthrough solutions to our society's most challenging population health problems.

Innovative Solutions

Working with our campus and community partners, we are transforming health science education to better equip, empower, and most importantly, inspire health workers of tomorrow.

 


 Focus Areas



News



Events


Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Support Group

Friday, October 19, 12:30 pm
Kenton County Public Library, 502 Scott Blvd, Covington, Kentucky 41011

RSVP: Email noec2@nku.edu for our catering headcount.

The Institute for Health Innovation at Northern Kentucky University and the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Coalition of Kentucky (NASCKY) are proud to partner on the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Support Group. Parents, grandparents, and other guardians of children diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome are invited to come to the meeting for support and to discuss opportunities for awareness and advocacy of NAS in the Northern Kentucky region.

Activities for children provided
Lunch provided
Free parking available

 

National Drug Take Back Day

Wednesday, October 24, 10 am - 2 pm
NKU Student Union

Safely dispose of any unwanted, unused, or expired prescription medication. We'e also giving away free Dispose Rx Packets and lock boxes to use at home. Enter into the Fitbit Raffle!

Sponsors: Institute for Health Innovation, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Health, Counseling & Student Wellness, University Wellness, Campbell County Drug Free Alliance, NKU Campus Police, and the Office of Sustainability.

 

Think Tank Featuring Justin Pasquariello

Keynote

Monday, October 29, 6:30 pm
NKU Student Union Ballroom

Think Tank Session

Tuesday, October 30, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
NKU Student Union Ballroom

REGISTER HERE

Join us as we examine the far-reaching issue of poverty in our region, share programs currently in place to address it, and consider how we can work across the community to provide solutions that help those impacted by poverty overcome it.


 Featured Faculty & Staff


 

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Mary Kishman

Mary joined the Northern Kentucky University community as Chair of the Department of Nursing and Associate Professor in July 2014. Most recently, she served as Interim Dean for the College of Health Professions. She currently serves as Chief Nurse Administrator, Director of the Nursing and Interprofessional Research Collaborative, and Assistant Director of the Nurse Advocacy Center for the Underserved. Previously, Mary was Chair of Graduate Nursing and MAGELIN Program Director at Mount St. Joseph University. She taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including pediatric nursing, medical surgical nursing, pharmacology, research and evidence-based practice.

Mary obtained a BSN from Xavier University, and an MSN and PhD from the University of Cincinnati. The focus of her MSN was Medical Surgical Nursing - Burn-Trauma. Her doctoral dissertation examined the “Lived Experience of Adolescents Following a Burn Injury”.

Mary’s primary area of expertise is burn-trauma nursing and qualitative research. She worked for 30 years at Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Cincinnati Burn Unit assuming a variety of clinical and administrative positions.Scott Fennell, Director of the Center for Environmental Restoration, has been with NKU since 1999. In addition to directing the CER, Scott’s primary responsibilities are managing the Northern Kentucky Stream and Wetland Restoration Program, an in-lieu fee compensatory mitigation program, and serving as its principal restoration engineer. Prior to coming to NKU, Scott was an environmental engineer and scientist working primarily in brownfields assessment and remediation. Scott has a BS in chemical engineering and a masters degree in environmental science, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky.
Scott Fennell, Director of the Center for Environmental Restoration, has been with NKU since 1999. In addition to directing the CER, Scott’s primary responsibilities are managing the Northern Kentucky Stream and Wetland Restoration Program, an in-lieu fee compensatory mitigation program, and serving as its principal restoration engineer. Prior to coming to NKU, Scott was an environmental engineer and scientist working primarily in brownfields assessment and remediation. Scott has a BS in chemical engineering and a masters degree in environmental science, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky.
Scott Fennell, Director of the Center for Environmental Restoration, has been with NKU since 1999. In addition to directing the CER, Scott’s primary responsibilities are managing the Northern Kentucky Stream and Wetland Restoration Program, an in-lieu fee compensatory mitigation program, and serving as its principal restoration engineer. Prior to coming to NKU, Scott was an environmental engineer and scientist working primarily in brownfields assessment and remediation. Scott has a BS in chemical engineering and a masters degree in environmental science, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky.
Scott Fennell, Director of the Center for Environmental Restoration, has been with NKU since 1999. In addition to directing the CER, Scott’s primary responsibilities are managing the Northern Kentucky Stream and Wetland Restoration Program, an in-lieu fee compensatory mitigation program, and serving as its principal restoration engineer. Prior to coming to NKU, Scott was an environmental engineer and scientist working primarily in brownfields assessment and remediation. Scott has a BS in chemical engineering and a masters degree in environmental science, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky.
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