UPenn PRC helps to accelerate implementation of evidence-based cancer prevention and control

The Evidence Academy model was developed to bring together researchers, health professionals, advocates, and policy makers to accelerate the process of integrating research findings into practice. The University of Pennsylvania Collaborating Center of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) assembled local and national experts in three different Evidence Academies (EAs) on the UPenn campus from 2015 to 2018. The EAs were used to present research and discuss barriers and solutions to topics that affect the health of our communities. An article describing three EAs and the lessons learned were just published in the journal Preventive Medicine.

The focus of the Evidence Academies were:
Prostate cancer (2015)
Food access, diet and obesity (2017)
Tobacco control science (2018)

The paper on these EAs is a part of a special supplemental issue, produced by the CPCRN which is funded by the CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control and the National Cancer Institute. The goal of the network is to reduce the impact of cancers that affects all communities, by connecting public health practitioners, policymakers, and others to the research and strategies found to be most effective. Twelve articles come from centers across the United States linked by a common cause, “reducing cancer burden in diverse populations.”

The cancer prevention and control research network: Accelerating the implementation of evidence-based cancer prevention and control interventions (Guest Editor Commentary). Leeman J, Glanz K, Hannon P, Shannon J.

An application of the Science Impact Framework to the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network from 2014-2018. Ko LK, Jang SH, Friedman DB, Glanz K, Leeman J, Hannon PA, Shannon J, Cole A, Williams R, Vu T.

*This issue is open access

A 1-day conference on tobacco control and products in Philadelphia

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November 16, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Study at University City, 3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Featured Speakers

• Michael Amato, PhD
Methodologist and Research Investigator
Truth Initiative
• Michael Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA
Hilldale Professor of Medicine
University of Wisconsin
• Meghan Moran, PhD
Assistant professor in Department of Health, Behavior & Society
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
• Kurt Ribisl, PhD
Professor and chair in the Department of Health Behavior
University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
• Robert Schnoll, PhD
Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
• Andrew Strasser, PhD
Research Associate Professor of Behavioral Health in Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
• Anil Vachani, MD
Associate Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
• Jennifer Irvin Vidrine, PhD
Professor in the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
• Andrea Villanti, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry
Vermont Center on Behavior & Health at the University of Vermont

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Overview

This Evidence Academy will be a one-day conference designed to bring together researchers and health professionals, advocates, and policy makers, to accelerate the process of integrating research findings about tobacco prevention and control, into public health and clinical practice.

The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) and the UPenn Prevention Research Center (UPenn PRC) are funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and seek to improve health, reduce disparities, and bridge the gap between research and practice. This event is also sponsored by the Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center, a world leader in cancer research, patient care, and education.

Contact Jade at jade.avelis@pennmedicine.upenn.edu if you need assistance with the $35 fee.

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