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Recruitment, Outcomes, and Assessment Resource (ROAR)

The goals of the Recruitment, Outcomes and Assessment Resource (ROAR) are to develop resources for population and clinical/transitional research that can:

  • Enhance collaborative, multidisciplinary population research
  • Enable observational, behavioral, clinical translation and interventional studies
  • Avoid inefficiency in the development and execution of these studies.

The ROAR, which is led by Dr. Karen Glanz, is comprised of three interdigitated and coordinated components: The Research Implementation Component (RIC), the Recruitment, Retention and Outreach Component (RROC), and the Tumor Tissue and Biosample (TTAB) Component.

Visit the ROAR website or contact Sheila Kelly for more information about the ROAR Core.

Community Engagement and Research Core (CEAR Core)

The purpose of the CEAR Core in the Penn CTSA is to facilitate community-based research and community engagement, especially community-based participatory research, and enhance the translation of research and technological developments to key public health and community stakeholders.

CEAR Core Goals

  1. Foster community-based participatory research projects through developing training programs and integrating lectures into existing academic programs
  2. Determine community health needs and priorities
  3. Promote community-based research within the area of health disparities through seminar series
  4. Continue the involvement in community outreach and education events to engage the community
  5. Fund the conduct of CEAR Core pilot studies
  6. Facilitate the use of academic-community partnerships to aid in the recruitment of subjects

Resources Include:

Click here for FAQ's about the CTSA, ITMAT and the Community Engagement and Research (CEAR) Core.

Please click the links below for more information about ITMAT and the Penn CTSA.

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Prostate Cancer Community Engagement, Evaluation and Dissemination Core (Pro-CEED Core)

Pro-CEED is one of four cores in the P60 Center of Excellence in Prostate Cancer Disparities. The purpose of the Pro-CEED Core is to provide consultation and assistance with the development of evidence-based strategies to ensure timely recruitment of subjects and implementation of study activities, and to begin the process of translating the findings into action to reduce health disparities. This core develops and implements community-based participatory strategies for disseminating the results from P60 projects to appropriate stakeholders.

Pro-CEED Core Goals

1. Establish community engagement in P60's program of research and training from start to finish.
2. Assist the research projects to achieve recruitment and implementation goals in a manner that is both scientifically rigorous and community-responsive.
3. Begin the process of disseminating research findings to community, policymakers, and academic stakeholders in order to use them as a foundation for action to reduce prostate cancer health disparities.

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