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  • The Community Engagement and Research Core (CEAR Core) is now accepting proposals that foster community-engagement and increase the capacity for community-engaged research at the University of Pennsylvania.These funds are intended to develop tools and resources that facilitate community-engaged research, specifically in the areas of capacity building, measurement, and dissemination.Applications are due June 13, 2014. Two pilot programs will be funded and most grants awarded will be in the range of $2,000 to $10,000.For additional selection and eligibility criteria, see the full Call for Proposals.
  • The presentation slides from the seminar on February 20th, 2014 (Improving Community Health with Technology: The Latest from the Health Technology Innovation Incubator) are available here. Thank you to Nancy Hanrahan, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN for talking about her work with the Health Technology Innovation Incubator and to Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos, MSN, CRNP, WHNP-BC, IBCLC and Matthew Lee for sharing examples of their projects during the seminar.
  • We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 CTSA Community Engagement And Research Core Pilot Grants! Terri Lipman was awarded for her proposal "MyDiaText: Feasibility of a Text Messaging System for Youth with Type I Diabetes" and Judy Shea for her proposal "Store owner perspectives on an intervention to improve healthy food access." Congratulations to Dr. Lipman and Dr. Shea!
  • The presentation slides from the seminar on April 22nd, 2013 (Using Mixed Methods for Community Health Assessment in West Philadelphia) are available here. Thank you to our presenters: Maureen George, PhD, RN, AE-C, FAAN; Fran Barg, PhD; Shimrit Keddem, MS; and Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH.
  • Check out the April 2013 LDI Issue Brief which highlights three models of community-based participatory research.
  • The Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI) and the Community Engagement and Research (CEAR) core of the CTSA at the University of Pennsylvania are collaborating on a pilot grant program to fund research with public and community health relevance. The full text for this pilot grant program can be found online here.
  • Thank you to Charles Branas, PhD for giving an overview of the Penn Cartographic Modeling Lab during our seminar on February 7, 2013. The presentation slides are now available here.
  • Thank you to Shreya Kangovi, MD for talking about her work to develop and evaluate an intervention in which community health workers (CHWs) provide structured support to help patients set and achieve patient-driven health goals. The presentation slides are now available here.
  • Congratulations to the Netter Center! Penn's Netter Center for Community Partnerships held a conference in celebration of their 20th anniversary on November 12-13, 2012. Click here for a conference recap.
  • Thank you to Matt O'Brien, MD, MSc for talking about his work to establish a long-term academic/community partnership, Puentes de Salud, and his research to address Latino health disparities during our seminar on October 24, 2012. The presentation slides are now available here.
  • We are excited to announce Liz Lowenthal, MD has been awarded a K23 career award from the National Institute of Mental Health. Her award, entitled “Targeted Monitoring and Determinants of Adherence in Adolescents with HIV,” begins in September 2012. Dr. Lowenthal is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, and has been involved in research in Botswana for many years; Botswana will be the site of her newly awarded research project.
  • We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 CTSA Community Engagement And Research Core Pilot Grants! John Jackson was awarded for his proposal "Spirituality, Cultural Practices, and Cardiovascular Health" and Lisa Lewis for her proposal "Antiretroviral Medication Adherence Beliefs among HIV-Positive Individuals Post Release from Prison." Congratulations to Dr. Jackson and Dr. Lewis!
  • Click here to watch Dr. Karen Glanz discuss her new paper published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on supermarket strategies and obesity.
  • CHBR Research Assistant Lauren Johnson has been named a Hillman Scholar, a very exciting opportunity in the School of Nursing that admits undergraduate nursing students into the PhD program and provides substantial tuition support and mentorship. Congratulations Lauren!
  • Dr. Ronac Mamtani, MSCE student and mentee of Dr. Glanz, has had a fruitful year! His article “Long-term therapy with thiazolidinediones may be associated with increased incidence of bladder cancer: A cohort study” is being published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. In July, he begins a fellowship with the Cellular Molecular Biologics in Clinical Cancer Research program at the Abramson Cancer Center. He has also been awarded multiple honors by the American Society of Clinical Oncology including their Young Investigators Award, acceptance of an abstract into the Best of ASCO program, and the 2012 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Award.

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