University of Pennsylvania Prevention Research Center Special Interest Projects

Special Interest Projects (SIPs) are available only to PRCs and are awarded annually for varying topics and programs at CDC with varying levels and periods of funding. These projects can be collaborations with other universities and community partners.

Current SIPs Include:

The Healthy Brain Initiative Network Collaborating Center

This center will work with the CDC’s Healthy Brain Initiative Network to establish a research agenda to develop and disseminate messages that will educate and empower the nation about cognitive health and other Road Map priorities, and train the next generation of leaders in public health and cognitive aging.  [Karlawish and Jordan]

Grant Number: U48DP005053-S2

Culturally Relevant Messages and Strategies to Promote Awareness about Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease

This 2-year project will develop and disseminate an evidence base of culturally relevant messages and strategies to promote awareness about cognitive impairment to public health networks that will lead to increased detection and adoption of strategies to preserve cognitive health. [Karlawish and Jordan]

Grant Number: U48DP005053-S3

The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network

This Collaborating Center will work with the CPCRN network and local/state partners to accelerate the implementation of evidence-based cancer prevention and control in communities and enhance large-scale efforts to reach underserved populations, to reduce cancer risk, to improve screening utilization, to reduce death from cancer, and ameliorate health disparities in the community and within health systems. [Glanz, Guerra, Grande, Doubeni, & Kimberly]

Grant Number: U48DP005053-S1

Skin Cancer Prevention: Finding Messages that Work to Reduce Incidental and Intentional UV Exposure

This 3-year study will use a mixed-methods strategy to assess knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of adults to develop effective messages and test communication strategies for two categories of skin cancer risk behaviors among adults ages 18 to 49 years: indoor tanning and outdoor sun exposure. [Glanz & Jordan]

Grant Number: U48DP005053-SA

For more information, please visit the UPenn PRC website.

Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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