Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI)
The Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) was approved May 19, 2011 by the U-M Board of Regents. It will be housed at the NCRC.
The Institute’s mission is to enhance the health and well-being of local, national and global populations through innovative, interdisciplinary health services research. More than 500 researchers could eventually join the new Institute, with many more engaging virtually, making it one of the nation’s largest concentrations of healthcare policy and services researchers.
The Institute is an academic unit reporting to the Medical School and the director reports to James O. Wooliscroft, M.D., Dean of the U-M Medical School. Eventually, the new Institute is includes members from the U-M Medical School; the colleges of Literature, Arts & Sciences, Engineering and Pharmacy; the schools of Nursing, Public Policy, Public Health and Dentistry; the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System; Arbor Research and others.
The Board of Regents also approved a $13.7 million renovation project at NCRC Building 16 to accommodate the Institute. Renovations took down walls and created a more collaborative working space as well as brought the building up to safety and code standards. The renovation was completed in spring 2012, with the bulk of researchers moving in after the project was complete.
Find out more about IHPI by visiting their website: ihpi.umich.edu
If you would like to be more involved with IHPI or share your thoughts with IHPI leadership please email IHPIfeedback@umich.edu