Applications are now being accepted for the Community Scholars-in-Residence program which will be focused on cancer prevention and control research.
Please contact Jill McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a program application.
Through this program, scholars will develop relationships with a community research partner of their choosing, identify research opportunities, and co-develop research projects during a one to two-year tenure with a community partner organization.
Eligibility: Standing pre/post docs with an interest in conducting community-engaged health research Project Topics: Projects must focus on cancer prevention and control research, and must be co-developed with a community partner Program Duration: 12-24 months Funding: Each Scholar/Community Organization team will receive up to $5,000 for their project Program Start: September 2018. Application Deadline: June 1, 2018 EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE!
Faculty Mentorship: Scholars will identify a mentor from qualified faculty in the area of cancer prevention and control research. Mentors will guide the development, implementation and evaluation of the project. Scholars are expected to meet with their mentor on a monthly basis. Mentors will receive $500 (for discretionary funds) for their support.
Community Partner Organization: The community partner organization should be identified by the scholar and can include any community organization that provides, plans for, coordinates, organizes, pays for, or regulates health/public health services or impacts health outcomes in the community.
Time Commitment: Scholars will devote an average of 4-6 hours per week to this program and it is expected that a majority of the time will be spent with the community partner.
Formal Training: Scholars will participate in a one-day kick-off workshop that will cover key community-engaged research skills and participate in regular meetings and trainings that will provide opportunities for sharing personal experiences and lessons learned. Representatives from the community partner organizations will be invited to participate in the meetings.
Funding: Scholars will develop a project and submit a proposal for funding (up to $5,000 per project). We suggest building in a minimum of $500 for your host organization.
Funding for this program comes from Community Engagement and Research Core in the Penn CTSA and the UPenn Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN).
On November 29, 2017, three of University of Pennsylvania’s distinguished professors presented their collaboration on Health Disparities in the second PIK seminar. Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) is a program where the hand-picked professors collaborate and “bring knowledge together across disciplines and use that knowledge to illuminate some of the most fundamental issues of our time.”
Sarah Tishkoff, Dorothy Roberts, and Karen Glanz with Provost Wendell Pritchett.
The speakers were Karen Glanz, MPH, PhD of Perelman School of Medicine and School of Nursing, Sarah Tishkoff, PhD of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences, and Dorothy Roberts, JD of Penn Law and School of Arts and Sciences, with an introduction by Provost Wendell Pritchett. They presented their ideas on Health Disparities: Integrating Knowledge from Genomics, Social Sciences and Law to a group of about 140 at the Law Auditorium in the Jordan Medical Education Center. There was a live-stream of the presentation for those that couldn’t make it.
You can view the live-stream video of the seminar HERE.
Each presentation is also featured on the Penn LDI site HERE.
After taking questions, the speakers and audience continued the conversation at a reception in the beautiful atrium.
The atrium at Jordan Medical Education Center.
UPenn PRC Director, Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, joined other PRC Directors in a session to mark the 30thAnniversary of the CDC’s Prevention Research Centers Program at the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Annual Meeting March 20-22, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia.
Dr. Glanz and her fellow PRC directors discussed the past accomplishments of their centers and the prevention challenges they are currently addressing. Other session topics included the Congressional and administrative history of the program, the future goals of the program, and its interaction with other federal research funders.
The Prevention Research Centers Program, a network of 26 academic research centers in 24 states, studies how people and their communities can avoid or counter the risks for chronic illnesses. These centers are located at either a school of public health or a medical school that has a preventive medicine residency program. The centers are leaders in translating research results into policy and public health practice.
(Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH, Health Promotion Research Center, University of Washington, Lisa Powell, PhD, Illinois Prevention Research Center, University of Illinois – Chicago, Mehran S. Massoudi, PhD, MPH (CAPT, USPHS), Director, PRC Program, CDC, Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, University of Pennsylvania Prevention Research Center, University of Pennsylvania, Carolyn Johnson, PhD, MS,Tulane Prevention Research Center, Tulane University)
The Penn Institute for Urban Research, in collaboration with the Center for Public Health Initiatives, announced the winner of its 2016 photo contest on the theme of public health and the urban environmental landscape at the “Shaping the Urban Health and Environmental Landscape” symposium, held on February 25th in the Fisher Fine Arts Library at the University of Pennsylvania. The contest was judged by the symposium’s panel of experts, who looked for compelling images that emphasize ways that urban design has succeeded or failed to promote public health and well-being. The winning photograph, “Summer’s Day at John Kelly Pool, Fairmount Park, Pa.,” was taken by Ben Chrisinger.
“Schuylkill River Trail” by Rob Lybeck, and Teng Teng’s “Spruce Street Harbor Park, Philadelphia.” were the runners-up.