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2019 ARCHES Request for Proposals

Opportunity Information

Title
2019 ARCHES Request for Proposals
Description
The Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation [Jump ARCHES] Endowment offers this Request for Proposals to members of faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, members of faculty of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, and/or OSF HealthCare clinicians. The goal of this select competitive grant is to improve health care quality and patient safety through the combined efforts of researchers, engineers, and clinicians.
The award is for 1 year of startup/seed money support. Requests for continuing funding will be based upon reported progress.

For the preparation of a responsive application, please contact:
Antonios Michalos, M.D., M.S.,
Associate Director
(217) 244-4563
michalos@illinois.edu

For questions on the submission of the application, please contact:
Seth Stutzman, SS, BS, BS,
ARCHES Program Coordinator
(309) 308-9409
seth.t.stutzman@jumpsimulation.org

Goals
Through new technologies, methods, or training, this program will use our combined expertise in the broad areas of Sensing Devices, Materials and Mechanics, Health Information Technologies, Simulation, Human Factors/Industrial Ergonomics, Artificial Intelligence, Design and Social and Behavioral Sciences for executing collaborative projects. These projects will be directed to the current or the future state of Community Health. Community Health refers to the health status of a population of people, and the actions and conditions, both private and public, to promote, protect, and preserve their health. Disparities in the distribution of health care access and its non-clinical drivers produce inequitable health outcomes in communities throughout the world.

Successful proposals in this cycle will explore and apply technologies and systems in the following areas:
• Jump ARCHES is exploring solutions to Community Health disparities involving advanced data analytics in the identification and assessment of vulnerable populations.
• Also, we are looking for in home and coordinated community tools, technologies and networks for assessing wellness and the social determinants of health while promoting access to health care, health literacy and community resources. This may also involve the creation of digital tools for community health workers and integrating AI, machine learning and robotics to provide better delivery of health care.
• The training and evaluation of current and future medical professionals including AR, VR, XR and technologies for tele-health.
• Innovative new solutions using AI, machine learning and robotics to provide better monitoring and delivery of health care at home and health care facilities.
• Novel sensors, cloud-based systems, and other technologies for early detection of health risks which could be included into algorithms to determine immediate need to notify a doctor or the user’s emergency contacts
To pair with OSF's radical access initiative we are looking to support solutions to the health care challenges in providing health care to rural communities. We anticipate that a new ARCHES rural health care testbed will be operational in the near future. This testbed could help in catalyzing and testing proposed solutions.
• The misuse of and addiction to opioids is a serious national crisis that is responsible for 130 casualties in the US every day. To address the strains on public health and social and economic welfare, projects involving
predictive analyses to identify people at risk and addressing underlying conditions that if treated well could prevent opioid addiction, will be considered
• New solutions to health care issues will require broader assessments of the role of agents, AI and machine learning as it relates to health literacy, social determinants assessments, and other behavioral health concerns. Involving the examination of human factors that influence whether people will adapt to assistive technology options as part of the more direct assessments is significant to any of these possible solutions.

Special Response for Proposals

1. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication that affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today. Through our efforts with OSF Children's Hospital of Illinois, Developmental Pediatrics, special projects will be considered for support. Specifically, projects involving early diagnosis, treatment, and quantitative assessment of the treatment of ASDs, as well as supporting children and adults with ASDs, allowing them to be more functional at home, school, and the workplace, while exploring technologies to utilize the unique skillset of these individuals with ASDs to advance new knowledge.
2. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neuromuscular disease that affects roughly 30,000 people in the United States, with 5,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Building on the existing relationship between the Illinois Neurological Institute, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, new proposals are solicited that propose novel technologies, systems and assistive devices for communication and immobility associated barriers experienced by people with ALS and projects addressing the difficulties of their families and caregivers.

Evaluation Criterion

Proposals will be specifically evaluated for their respective alignment to program goals [Relevance], the potential impact on patient and learner outcomes [Impact], and the proposed plan and quality of the team proposed [Approach].

Who can submit a proposal? The Primary Investigator may be from any discipline. Additionally, proposals are REQUIRED to include one Investigator from the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and one Investigator from either the health care providers of the OSF HealthCare or the University of Illinois College Of Medicine at Peoria Faculty.

The steering panel for Jump ARCHES will prioritize:
• Applied research programs that evaluate the improvement of patient outcomes.
• The creation of equipment and facilities to evaluate and improve health care.
• Contributions to scholarship and support for advanced degrees to prepare new generations of experts in the field.

Continued Funding
For the current ARCHES grantees, we invite you to submit a proposal for funding to continue your project, if excellent progress has been made during the initial phase(s) of the project. Will require a final report before the continued funding request is reviewed. In addition, evidence of proposal/s submitted for extra-mural funding and technology disclosure to UIUC OTM or OSF OIM must be presented. The proposal must show potential for translational research or external funding opportunity.

For more information: http://webstage.jumpsimulation.org/jump/media/images/research/arches/arches-application-guide-for-submission-2019.pdf
Fund Activity Category
Science and Technology and Other Research and Development
Category Explanation
Medical Simulation, Computational Modeling, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, Sensors, Mobile Health, Social and Behavioral Health, Population Health, Industrial Design, Human Factors, Ergonomics, Applied Health Sciences, Advance Care
Opportunity Manager
Seth Stutzman
Posted Date
3/1/2019
Archive Date
Funding Opportunity Number
CFDA Number
Is Published
Yes

Award Information

Submission Information

Submission Open Date
9/3/2019 12:00 AM Central Standard Time
Submission Close Date
11/4/2019 5:00 PM Central Standard Time
Submission Timeline Type
One-Time
Submission Timeline Additional Information
Continued Funding: For the current ARCHES grantees, we invite you to submit a proposal for funding to continue the project, if excellent progress has been made during the initial phase(s) of the project. Will require a final report before the continued funding request is reviewed. The proposal must show potential for translational research or external funding opportunity. Extended proposal deadlines are the same as described earlier. Information will be captured in the form intake process.
Allow Multiple Applications
Yes

Eligibility Information

Eligibility Type
Private
Eligible Applicants
Individuals
Additional Eligibility Information
Proposals must identify two Co-Investigators: one from the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and one from among the clinicians providing care within OSF Healthcare System.

Additional Information

Additional Information URL Description
Description and guidebook.