The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a new Center for Health Organization Transformation site.
The school announced approval from the National Science Foundation this week. It’s a designation and honor only six universities in the United States can claim and only two new sites were selected this year.
The UAB CHOT, will be an industry-university cooperative research center with a focus to develop innovative solutions to issues challenging the U.S. health care system. Industry partners and collaborations across the university will be a priority.
Industry partners include Alacare, HealthSouth, LakeshoreFoundation, Our Lady of the Lake Health System and the UAB Health System.
The next step in the process will be working with the partners and prioritizing specific projects.
“This furthers the School of Health Professions’ strategy of seeking increased influence in addressing societal problems through partnerships with entities outside of the academic setting,” said UAB School of Health Professions Dean Harold P. Jones. “The CHOT is a perfect example of how our School is able to leverage community partnerships in order to make a significant difference in health care and impact people’s lives.”