Acknowledgements for Funding
As a testimony of their visionary philanthropy and a reflection of their ongoing commitment to innovative healthcare, Kevin and Lisa Schoeplein and OSF HealthCare Foundation have worked together to create the Kevin and Lisa Schoeplein Innovation Endowment. This will help fund collaborative work with Bradley University to advance community health outcomes in Greater Peoria and Central Illinois. Funded research will provide direct impact in the areas of the social determinants of health, rural health and cancer treatment and prevention.
In addition, support for three awards is provided by the Bradley University’s Division for Strategy and Innovation with the goal of advancing the development of interdisciplinary programs and activities. These awards will be given to interdisciplinary teams who propose strategies that actively engage Bradley University students in the execution of the project to help them appreciate diverse ideas and perspectives, gain communication and problem-solving skills, and learn to work collaboratively. These twenty-first-century learning competencies equip students for the complex and multifaceted opportunities and challenges in today’s world.
Note: The definition for interdisciplinary projects used for the Challenge is: adapting and applying skills, abilities, theories, or methodologies gained from two or more disparate fields of study to create a deeper understanding of a complex topic or solve complex problems.