Applications for the 2023-24 Boot Camp have closed. Application for 2024-25 will be available in spring 2024.
IHPI partners with the U-M Medical School’s Mentored Research Academy: R01 Boot Camp to offer a health services research-focused R01 Boot Camp track. This multi-faceted mentoring program is designed to help IHPI early and mid-career faculty develop and submit their first R01 proposal.
The Medical School’s Mentored Research Academy offers two R01 Boot Camp tracks: 1) IHPI members who focus on health services research, and 2) all researchers (including IHPI members) who focus on basic, clinical, and other scientific research. IHPI members with a Medical School appointment should review both programs to determine which track will support their proposal development needs.
The nine-month R01 Boot Camp is offered annually from September – May and features:
- Large group events and workshops (3-4, hosted by the Medical School) that provide the requisite tools and knowledge to write successful R01 proposals. Topics include grant writing, a Q&A with an NIH program officer, and time management.
- Interdisciplinary, small group meetings (monthly, hosted by IHPI) that provide coach-led didactic training as well as coach- and peer-facilitated learning opportunities:
- IHPI senior faculty coaches with established track records of external funding and a commitment to mentoring provide group and individual feedback to their assigned participant.
- Participants share and review each other's proposal sections, present specific aims chalk talks, and provide constructive feedback during each monthly meeting.
- Internal subject matter experts provide one-on-one counsel on participants’ research plans, help them prepare and present a specific aims chalk talk, and review their proposal drafts.
- External subject matter experts review participants’ final proposals prior to submission.
The IHPI R01 Boot Camp track is open to all U-M assistant and associate professors who are IHPI members, regardless of the school or college in which they are appointed. Applicants must be well-qualified* early career faculty and:
- Are current IHPI members.
- Have not been a PI on a previous R01 grant.
- Will be ready to submit a health services research-focused R01 proposal within one year of completing the program.
*e.g., good research concept, developed specific aims page, and preliminary data
Application and Selection Process
Applications for the health services research track will be reviewed by the IHPI faculty leadership committee, and applications for the non-health services research track will be reviewed by the Medical School faculty leadership committee. Applicants for both tracks will be selected for program participation based on their readiness to prepare an R01 application, as well as a demonstrated need for additional support and guidance in order to submit an R01 successfully. If selected to the program, participants will be asked to:
- Sign an MOU that outlines responsibilities and expectations.
- Identify an internal subject matter expert who agrees to fulfill this program's mentoring requirements.
Applications will also be sent to chairs/division leaders for final approval into the program.
The IHPI R01 Boot Camp participants listed below were awarded funding for their submitted R01 proposals.
- Kayte Spector-Bagdady - Hospitals Sharing Patient Data and Biospecimens with Commercial Entities: Evidence-Based Translation to Improved Practice.
- Kate Bauer - Maternal Self-Regulation and Early Childhood Obesity
- Amy Bohnert - Reducing Non-Medical Opioid Use: An automatically adaptive mHealth Intervention
- Laurie Buis – MI-BP: mHealth to Improve Blood Pressure Control in Hypertensive African Americans
- Julie Wright-Nunes - Improving Outcomes in Kidney Disease Using Systems-Driven Education and Coaching
- Jennifer Waljee - oPIOIDS: Prevention of Iatrogenic Opioid Dependence after Surgery
- Golfo Tzilos Wernette - Technology-Based Intervention for Reducing Sexually Transmitted Infections and Substance Use During Pregnancy
- Julia-Adler Milstein - Synergies and Sequencing in Delivery and Payment Reform: Understanding What Works
- Michelle Macy - Tiny Cargo, Big Deal! Adaptive ED-Based E-Health Intervention to Promote Correct Inconsistent Size-appropriate Child Passenger Safety Behaviors and Reduce Disparities
- Beth Tarini - Unresolved Issues in Newborn Screening: Quantifying of Harms of a False Positive Result