Project to Enhance Research Literacy (PERL) - Collaborating with Other Institutions

Examples of Collaborative Efforts 

The following links provide examples of programs and initiatives that foster collaboration between traditional and integrative healthcare academic institutions. 

Building Bridges: Qualitative Assessment of a Clinical Faculty Exchange between a Naturopathic and an Allopathic Medical Training Program (2011).
This publication outlines a faculty exchange program between Bastyr University and the University of Washington School of Medicine. Discusses benefits of the program and how this enhanced inter-disciplinary collaboration.

Basic Clinical Research Methods Graduate Certificate
List of the required courses to obtain a graduate certificate from University of Washington School of Public Health (Document provided courtesy of Bastyr University). This collaborative effort provided an incentive for faculty participating in the Research Training Program, a research mentor program between the two institutions.

Coordinated Degree Program
The National University of Health Sciences has partnered with the University of Illinois at Chicago to offer two coordinated master degree programs. The following link will take you to their website.

Developing a Student Mentored Research Program between Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Traditional, Research Intensive Universities to Foster Evidence-based Practitioners and Clinician-researchers (2013)
This meeting abstract outlines a collaborative mentoring program which heightened the research participation of Doctor of Chiropractic students. Success of the semester long program was atributed to the collaborative environment and clealrly defined ojectives.

Collaboration in White Spaces: Librarians as Leaders in Evidence-Based Practice at CAM Institutions (2013)
This publication outlines the crucial collaborative leadership role of the librarian at three CAM institutions. Included are details of joint efforts to expand library resources (pg. 8).

IAMSE Featured Symposium Presentations
A series of presentations addressing research literacy was given at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the International Association of Medical Science Educators. Included is a description of the symposium and three slide presentations (provided courtesy of Georgetown University, and the presenters) that provide various challenges, descriptions, and methods to enhance research literacy.


Mentoring the Mentors

Evidence-Based Practice Competencies

Clinical Research Literacy Curriculum

Development of a Student-Mentored Research Program Between a Complementary & Alternative Medicine University & a Traditional, Research-Intensive University (2014).
This publication outlines the formation process, and results, from a collaborative research mentorship between NUHS and the University of Illinois at Chicago. It also details some unexpected benefits of collaboration, including an increase of NUHS research mentors.