The Innovation and Grants department oversees each step of all research projects and initiatives involving NAH. This work includes, but is not limited to:
- Research and evidence-based practice projects.
- Internal initiatives.
- Research collaborations with outside community partners.*
- Funded and non-funded research.
- Multi-site clinical trials.
- Population and community health.
- Bio-banks and registries.
- Medical resident and graduate student research required for graduation.
Examples of past projects
Examples of past research projects and innovations include:
- Goal-Directed Animal Assisted Therapy in an Acute Care Setting.
- Identifying Functional Characteristics of Patients with Successful Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty.
- Impact of an Independent Mobility Device on Mobility and Development in Special Needs Children.
- Developing a Wide Awake Hand Surgery Protocol.
- Evaluation of Non-Antibiotic Temporary Decolonization Program for Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections and Patient Isolation Days
NAH also conducts clinical cardiovascular research trials. Learn more about our award-winning program at the Cardiovascular Research Center.
*Outside community partners include: Northern Arizona University; Flagstaff Unified School District; Pathogen and Microbiome Institute; Translational Genomics Research Institute; Sunnyside Neighborhood Association; North Country HealthCare; Native Americans for Community Action; Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority; the Navajo Nation; and others.