Kellogg School of Management
Linda Emanuel, MD, PhD,
is the director of the Health Section of the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is also the director of the Ford Center's Medical and Biotech Initiative
at the Kellogg School of Management
a professor in the Social Enterprise Program at the Kellogg School of Management
The Buehler Center has developed an affiliation with Presbyterian Homes in Evanston, IL through Celia Berdes, PhD, MSPH, the director of research. Her research interests include long-term residential care and the correlates between quality of care and satisfaction with care; the role of affective relationships in quality of care for residents and their caregivers; and the organizational culture and quality of care in long-term care environments. She is also responsible for optimizing the research-related skills of the staff at Presbyterian Homes and facilitating access of academically-based researchers to conduct research at Presbyterian Homes facilities.
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Linda Emanuel, MD, PhD,
is on the Board of Directors for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
(RIC), and both RIC and the Buehler Center have collaborated previously on clinical research projects. RIC is a medical center specializing in physical rehabilitation, and has over 30 locations around the Chicago area. Every year since 1991, US News and World Report has ranked RIC as the top rehabilitation hospital in America.
Warren Barr Pavillion
Warren Barr Pavilion
is a skilled nursing facility located in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast that specializes in rehabilitation and Alzheimer disease care. Warren Barr was designed specifically to help those residents who can no longer live alone to maintain their independence while receiving the care they need. Through Karen Glasser Scandrett, MD, MPH
the Buehler Center has collaborated with Warren Barr on multiple research projects designed to improve the quality of care in nursing homes and similar assisted living facilities.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Program
The Northwestern Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Program
provides care to patients and family members when pain and other symptoms impair the quality of life. The team is composed of physicians, nurses, social workers, pastoral counselors, bereavement counselors, volunteers, and other health care professionals who focus on relieving pain and other distressing symptoms in patients with acute or chronic illnesses. The Buehler Center's Joshua Hauser, MD
is actively involved with the Palliative Care Program.
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
of Northwestern University is dedicated to advancing medical knowledge and and engaging in research that will lead to new scientific discoveries. It is the only comprehensive cancer center in Illinois and one of only 40 in the nation. In addition, the Cancer Center is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
, an exclusive alliance of 19 of the nation's leading cancer centers.
Several Buehler Center faculty are members of the Lurie Center and the two have long history of collaborative research.
Council for Jewish Elderly
has at its core a deep and abiding commitment to Jewish communal values and the dignity of the older person. CJE's range of services extends from assisting those who live in their own homes but need occasional physical or psychological support to helping those who need the most protection and care in a long-term care facility. CJE's services are provided in Chicago and the suburbs. Herbert Sier, MD, associate chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine, serves as the VP of medical affairs at CJE SeniorLife.