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


Simply Home Exhibit

November 5 - 26
Health Innovation Center's Eva G. and Oakley B. Farris Collaboration Room (HE 221)

Shelter is a basic human need. Having quality, stable housing is the foundation for all successful life outcomes, but many of our friends, coworkers, and neighbors struggle to afford their homes. Simply Home is an exhibit about how affordable housing creates good neighbors and supports our families, workforce, seniors, and communities. View the exhibit in the Health Innovation Center’s Eva G. and Oakley B. Farris Collaboration Room (HE 221).

Promotional image of Simply Home exhibit presented by the Kentucky Housing Corporation.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Support Group

Thursday, December 13, 12 - 1pm
Florence Branch of the Boone County Library
7425 US-42, Florence, Kentucky 41042

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.

Lunch provided
Free parking available

RSVP to Carolyn Noe at noec2@nku.edu for our catering headcount.


 Featured Faculty & Staff


 

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Gary Ozanich

Gary Ozanich is Director of Northern Kentucky University’s Program in Health Informatics. He is the past  National Co-Chair of the Interoperability and Health Information Exchange Workgroup for the Health Information Systems Society (HIMSS) and was past National Chair of the HIMSS HIE Committee. He has conducted extensive funded research and consulting projects on health information exchange structure, interoperability, services, and sustainability, as well as projects examining care coordination and transitions in care. His current projects include working on the interoperability strategy for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, applying novel clinical decision support solutions in the treatment of diabetes mellitus, and working for the Office of National Coordinator on the Electronic Health Record Reporting Project. He has a private sector background which includes more than 12 years as a Vice President on Wall Street where he was an analyst of the technology and telecommunications industries. Dr. Ozanich also worked as a consultant at Booz-Allen & Hamilton. Relative to other academic positions, he was Associate Director of the Institute of Tele-Information at Columbia University, and has been on the faculties of Michigan State University and University at Buffalo. He holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

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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