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Calling All Up and Coming Researchers - Next Friday is the Deadline to Submit for the New Investigator Research Award

The New Investigator Research Award, created and funded by The Center for Health Design's Research Coalition is designed to encourage more up-and-coming researchers to turn their attention to studying how the built environment impacts outcomes in healthcare environments.


October 10, 2013   Awards Program Announced

January 17, 2014   Submission Deadline

March 3, 2014   Award Recipient Announced

Download Full Application Requirements Here

Who Can Enter: The award is open to Ph.D. students and other recent research degree recipients whose early contributions reflect their potential to create, promote, and disseminate research that supports therapeutic, safe, efficient, and effective healthcare settings. Depending on the quality of the proposals received, The Center for Health Design may select two award recipients as follows:

The 2014 New Investigator Research Award “Winner of Distinction" will receive the following:

  • Cash award of $10,000 to support the proposed research study, as described in the budget section of the proposal.
  • Stipend of up to $1,000 to support travel and one-night’s lodging at the Healthcare Design Conference in November 2015, during which the award recipient will present the results of the study.
  • Free registration to attend the Healthcare Design Conference, 2015.
  • A seat on the Research Coalition for 12 months, beginning in October 2014.

The 2014 New Investigator Research Award Winner will receive the following:

  • Cash award of $10,000 to support the proposed research study, as described in the budget section of the proposal.

Be a Part of a Growing Team of Experts Who Are Recognized as Thought Leaders in the Industry -
The Call for Presentations for He
althcare Design 2014

The Center for Health Design and Healthcare Design are now accepting presentation proposals for the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference, November 15-18, 2014, at the San Diego Convention Center.

Submission Deadline is Friday,
January 24, 2014

Presentation ideas are now being accepted for consideration around:

  • evidence-based design research studies, reports and case studies
  • patient safety and satisfaction 
  • high performance hospital/sustainable practices 
  • ambulatory care
  • remodeling/renovation/conversions
  • innovations in facility planning and management 
  • design challenges and solutions 
  • impact of technology
  • design for wellness
  • specialty facilities and/or departments
  • financing and operations
  • clinical perspectives
  • international trends and practices


Mark Your Calendars and Join Us for the Next Networking Reception & Educational Session for Healthcare Facility Design Professionals

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

One Workplace
475 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

You are invited to come, meet and connect with CHD Affiliate members and the regional healthcare design community  at the Healthcare Facility Design Professional Networking event in San Francisco.  An educational session, worth one EDAC/AIA CEU will be presented at 4:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres immediately following. 

This event is FREE to CHD Affiliate Members and CHD volunteers -
please RSVP by February 11, 2014, here.

Other professionals can attend for a small donation of $40.

Questions?  contact Callie Unruh, Membership Development Manager, at, or 925.521.9404, ext 121.

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EDAC Exam Risk-Free Offer Extended
There's no better time to become EDAC certified - the EDAC Exam Risk Free offer has been extended through January 31, 2014. More information here.

Healthcare Design Academy
The next regional Healthcare Design Academy providing educational sessions and resource connections for architects and facility administrators, is February 27 - March 1, 2014 in Washington DC.  More info here.


Environments for Aging
Mark your calendars for the EFA Conference in Anaheim, CA on May 3 - 6, 2014 at the Disneyland Hotel.  More information.



A Visual Reference to Evidence-Based Design
A must-have EBD resource, Jain Malkin's lively writing style makes research read like an adventure story with fascinating discoveries at every turn. Learn more here.

EBD Journal Club
Did you miss the any or all of the last three EBD Journal Clubs?  Not to worry, you can watch them all here.


On-Demand ICONS and Innovators Webinars
Need CEUs? Watch any or all on-demand ICONS and Innovators webinars at your convenience, here.

About Us:
The Center for Health Design is a nonprofit 501c(3) whose mission is to transform healthcare environments for a healthier, safer world through design research, education and advocacy.

Looking for ways to support our work?
Become EDAC Certified, Join our Community of Affiliates; Become a Pebble Partner; Add to our Knowledge RepositoryDonations make a difference; Watch our on demand webinars; Ask us about volunteer opportunities. Contact us.


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