Welcome to Ci3

The Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3) at the University of Chicago is a faculty-led initiative to advance sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice locally, nationally, and globally. Our members bring a wide range of expertise and come from diverse disciplines. Ci3 creates an intellectual hub for a network of faculty, staff and students to work collaboratively with partners from outside of the University to address critical problems in sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. With a particular focus on adolescents, women, and communities of color, our goal is to develop new research methodologies, evidence, intervention strategies, and novel solutions to advance human health and well-being.

Latest News and Announcements

News Release - Dr. Melissa Gilliam Inducted into the 2015 Class of the National Academy of Medicine

Dr. Melissa Gilliam Inducted into the 2015 Class of the National Academy of Medicine

For Immediate Release | October 17, 2016 

(Washington, DC) On Saturday, Oct. 17, 2016, Ci3 founder, Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH, was inducted into the 2015 Class of the National Academy of Medicine during its 46th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

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News Release - Kissa Kahani Small Grants Program Announces RFP

Operation Asha in Partnership with Ci3 at the University of Chicago Issues RFP

The Kissa Kahani Small Grants Program, a project supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, releases a request for proposals for youth-serving organizations in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Press Release | September 13, 2016 

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The Kissa Kahani Project Announces RFP

Operation ASHA (OpASHA), in partnership with Ci3 at The University of Chicago, will award grants to India-based, youth-led or youth-serving organizations to develop programs for youth that promote gender equity and family planning in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India and surrounding districts through the Kissa Kahani Small Grants Program.

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Kissa Kahani Enters Phase Two

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TSL's "Kissa Kahani" Makes News in India

The Outlook, India's leading current affairs magazine, recently interviewd Ci3 founder, Dr. Melissa Gilliam, to learn more about the Kissa Kahani project, which  is now underway in Ci3's new Transmedia Story Lab. Kissa Kahani is a two-year project that uses multimedia approaches, storytelling, and innovative research techniques to promote gender equity and family planning in the urban slums of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.  Read The Outlook's entire article here.

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