Community-DrivenResearchDay-Feb 3 2015

Bringing Together Community Based Organizations and Local Researchers in the Philadelphia area

2016 THEME:      “Health and Safety Across the Lifespan”

COMMUNITY-DRIVEN RESEARCH DAY encouraged collaborations between researchers and community based organizations (CBOs) and community groups with interest in the topics around health and safety across the lifespan.Through an interactive poster session, CBOs and community groups highlighted their questions to CDRD participants, who included area non-profits, community groups, public sector partners, and researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, The University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Drexel University, and Jefferson University. CBOs, community groups, academic researchers, and students met and discuss potential, mutually-beneficial collaborations.

WHEN:  Wednesday, February 3, 2016 : 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHERE:  University of Pennsylvania, Biomedical Research Building, Auditorium & Lobby:  421 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA


GlennBryan-Podiumrz1-2-3-16CommDrivResearchDay UPenn PRC Community Advisory Board member Glenn Bryan made the opening remarks to the Community-Driven Research Day audience.

Mr. Bryan is also the Assistant Vice President of Community Relations at the University of Pennsylvania.





CherylBettigole-Podiumrz1-2-3-16CommDrivResearchDay UPenn PRC Community Advisory Board member Cheryl Bettigole, MD, delivered the keynote address.

Dr. Bettigole is the Director of Get Healthy Philly, the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.





PosterLineUprz-2-3-16CommDrivResearchDayA poster session allowed community groups to share their topics and goals with academic researchers from major Philadelphia-area universities with teaching hospitals, such as Penn, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Drexel, Jefferson, and Temple.