From November 16 – 18, 2016, the UPenn PRC hosted the Annual Meeting of the Prevention Research Centers in the CDC PRC program.The meeting also marked a milestone anniversary for the PRC program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, celebrating 30 Years of Creating Healthier Communities.

Coming from 24 states across the US, PRC researchers and staff gathered on the Penn campus to focus on identifying new ways to enhance collaboration across the PRC network and to increase the impact of the innovative, applied prevention research conducted by the PRCs.

The meeting kicked-off in the Lower Egyptian Gallery of the Penn Museum of Archeaology with a lecture by Patrick McGovern, the Scientific Director of the museum’s Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health.

On Thursday and Friday, participants met in working groups, committee meetings and CDC program sessions to share their work and focus on strengthening collaboration across the PRC network.  Thanks to everyone who made this an outstanding event!



Want to see more? Check out the links below to see slide shows of each day’s events.