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Lurie Institute for Disability Policy receives $4.375 million to establish Community Living Policy Center

Monika Mitra, director of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, headed by Director Monika Mitra, will become the new home of the Community Living Policy Center (CLPC), a research initiative with the goal to improve policies and practices that promote community living outcomes for people with disabilities in the United States. CLPC Principal Investigator (PI) Monika Mitra is joined by two co-PIs: Lurie Institute senior scientist Joe Caldwell, and Steve Kaye of the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). 

The CLPC is funded by a five-year, $4.375 million grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This constitutes the single largest award that the Lurie Institute has received since it was established in 2007. 

Learn more about this gift at the Heller School website.

Categories: Campus News, Giving
Date: October 22, 2018