Strategic Priorities Pilot Awardees

The Strategic Priorities Pilot Award program offers awards that deploy institutional funds to address emerging strategic priorities. The program is designed to flexibly respond to pressing institutional, local, and national needs and jump-start timely research collaborations. The program focus will rotate every 1-2 years.

The 2022-2023 cycle focus was Learning Health System, as part of Columbia’s Learning Health System initiative.  The Learning Health System – Strategic Priorities Pilot Award, a collaboration of the Irving Institute, Columbia University Medical Center (CUIMC), ColumbiaDoctors and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (Columbia Engineering), supports proposals that apply a learning health systems approach that integrates informatics, research, and clinical practice programs to solve real-world problems at NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP)/CUIMC.

2022-2023 The Learning Health System – Strategic Priorities Pilot Award

Development and Implementation of a Novel Machine Learning Algorithm for Early Detection of Sepsis in Hospitalized Patients

  • Carri Chan, PhD, MS, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program, Columbia Business School (Principal Investigator)
  • Jason Adelman, MD, MS, Medicine and Chief Patient Safety Officer & Associate Chief Quality Officer, Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian
  • Benjamin Ranard, MD, MSHP, Medicine – Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

Piloting a Pediatric Equity and Quality Dashboard and Implementation Roadmap in the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital Emergency Department

  • Katherine Nash, MD, MHS, Pediatrics – Critical Care and Hospital Medicine (Principal Investigator)
  • John Babineau, MD, Emergency Medicine - Pediatric Emergency Medicine 
  • Sandhya Brachio, MD, Pediatrics - Neonatology and Perinatology 
  • Joan Bregstein, MD, Emergency Medicine - Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Dodi Meyer, MD, Pediatrics - Child and Adolescent Health 
  • Katherine Schlosser Metitiri, MD, MA, Pediatrics – Critical Care and Hospital Medicine