About Us

  Learn more about CHSIE’s grant-funded projects and funding contributors.

Funding and Structure

The University of Washington (UW) Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice (CHSIE) was founded in 1997 as the Health Sciences Partnerships in Interprofessional Education (HSPICE). Initial funding was provided by internal UW initiatives to develop new models of clinical education that would collaboratively engage students from dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work. It is now being sustained as the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice (CHSIE) through a combination of external grant funding and university funding.

We would like to recognize our generous funding contributors who have given CHSIE the resources to further our aims:

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. Our current HRSA grants include:

Education-Practice Partnership to Improve Advanced Heart Failure (AHF) Training and Outcomes for Rural and Underserved Populations in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Grant

1 D09 HP 28670-01-00 (PI: Zierler)

07/01/15-06/30/18 (NCE 06/30/19); $644,215/Yr

The goal of this grant is to improve training by providing: 1) nurse practitioner students at the UWSON 160+ hours of hands on experience providing care for AHF patients at the RHC, 2) weekly educational conferences for students and community providers to discuss AHF cases and care with experts from the RHC and 3) web-based training materials so students, their instructors, and community providers can learn about AHF care as well as recommendations about how best to help students learn during hands on experiences. Partners: UWMC Advanced Heart Failure Teams and Regional Heart Center. 

Academic-Practice Partnerships: Enhancing the Primary Care Nursing Workforce in WA State Grant

1 UK1HP317110100 (PI: Zierler)

07/01/2018-06/30/2022; $699,854/Yr

This project is designed to recruit and train nursing students and current registered nurses (RNs) to practice at the full scope of their license in community-based Primary Care teams.  It will emphasize chronic disease prevention and management including mental and substance-use health conditions in Health Professional Shortage Areas for PC (HPSA-PC), medically underserved (MU) and rural PC settings. Partners and collaborators: Kaiser Permanente Washington and Washington AHEC. 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) 

NCATS encourages partnerships that cross many scientific disciplines and research sectors in pursuit of translational success. Under NCATS’ leadership, the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program supports a national network of medical research institutions called hubs that work together to improve the translational research process to get more treatments to more patients more quickly. The hubs collaborate locally and regionally to catalyze innovation in training, research tools and processes. CTSA Program support enables research teams including scientists, patient advocacy organizations and community members to tackle system-wide scientific and operational problems in clinical and translational research that no one team can overcome. CHSIE is the Team Science and Collaboration Core partner of the UW Institute of Translational Health Studies (ITHS), the awardee of the following grant:

Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA)

1UL1TR002319-01 (Co-PIs: Disis, Ramsey, Martin, Tuttle)

06/01/17-05/31/22; $261,109/Yr

This project focuses on developing, implementing and testing team science education and training models in four research laboratories to support existing and new interdisciplinary research teams. In addition, we plan to create and test institutional policies and guidelines that support and promote team science in diverse interdisciplinary research teams. Other partner institutions include Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s. 

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

The Macy Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of the public by advancing the education and training of health professionals. Our current Macy Foundation grants include:

Train-the-Trainer Interprofessional National Faculty Development Grant

B15-02 (Co-PIs: Zierler & Hall)

01/01/15-08/31/18 (NCE 08/31/19); $12,700/Yr

Lead development, implementation and evaluation of national curriculum for IPE faculty training. This grant will establish three regional IPE faculty development training centers in the US (University of Missouri, University of Washington, and University of Virginia). Each of these three sites are serving as a faculty development “hub” during this grant, offering two training sessions for IP faculty each year.

The Hearst Foundation for Health

The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations and institutions working in the fields of Education, Health, Culture and Social Service. Their goal is to ensure that people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.

The University of Washington Board of Health Sciences Deans

The UW Board of Health Sciences Deans supports development and coordination of curriculum and IPE programming for UW health sciences students.