CHIBE partnered with three other centers and schools across the University of Pennsylvania to support The Quartet Pilot competition. The grants provides support for innovative or exploratory research projects leading to National Institutes of Health grant applications. “We are seeing increasing synergy in the scholarship between our faculty at the Perelman School of Medicine, the Population Studies Center in Arts & Sciences and Wharton represented in the Quartet,” Kevin Volpp, CHIBE’s Director, said. “This creates a nice opportunity for us to help facilitate further interdisciplinary interaction between our groups, and we are quite excited about that.” Heather Schofield, an affiliated faculty member at CHIBE, recently received funding from the Quarter Pilot Research Project Competition. Beginning on July 1, Schofield will begin her year-long research on “The Impact of Pain Reduction on Productivity and Cognitive Function in a Low-income Population,” which measures pain’s impact on the lives of women in Chennai, India, specifically when it comes to economic productivity, decision-making and health outcomes. To read more about the award or the other recipients, click here to go to Penn News.