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Early Signs of Success for Chicago Street Outreach Collaboration

September 10, 2021
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A report from the Northwestern Neighborhood & Network Initiative shows collaboration reaches and helps those at high risk for gun violence.

How Did Illinois Child Care Programs Fare with COVID-19 Funding?

September 9, 2021
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IPR developmental psychologist Terri Sabol finds that Illinois did equitably grant funding to child care programs during the pandemic.

Study Examines COVID-19 Antibody Response

August 30, 2021
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IPR biological anthropologist Thomas McDade finds that prior exposure to COVID-19 does not guarantee a high level of antibodies.

COVID-19 Media and Research

September 16, 2021
Stay up-to-date with latest IPR faculty mentions in the news about COVID-19 and other IPR news related to the coronavirus.

Research Excellence. Policy Impact.

Rigorous, interdisciplinary social science research for the common good

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We connect policymakers with nonpartisan research relevant to policy debates in city halls and state houses, as well as the halls of Congress and of international organizations.

Browse our trending research or contact us if you need help finding an expert or research on a specific topic.

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The Media

IPR faculty researchers are leaders in their respective fields and stand ready to share their expertise. If you are interested in interviewing an IPR faculty member or covering their research, use the resources below or contact us. We're here to help you get the story.

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Here at IPR, we support a vibrant and diverse scholarly community, where robust debate and discussion are encouraged. If you would like to learn more about IPR research in your area of interest or join our events, browse the resources below.
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We seek to educate and enable next-generation scholars and policy specialists through cross-disciplinary teaching and training. Find opportunities or get involved by using the resources below.

Join the Policy Discussion

Get involved in policy research discussions by following @IPRatNU on social media or attending one of our events.

IPR Events

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IPR Colloquia
Join us this year as we host our events on Zoom. Each academic year, we organize more than 40 policy-relevant events. Sign up for notification of our events and join our community for robust debate and discussion.