2021 CEAR Core Pilot Grants awarded

The UPenn ITMAT Community Engagement and Research (CEAR) Core has awarded pilot funding to two proposals for the 2021-2022 pilot grant cycle.

The two proposals that are being funded are:

  • “Caregiving youth: an invisible cause of inequity” led by Dr. Joanna Hart
  • “A telehealth solution to improve community access to fetal monitoring in high-risk pregnancies: a feasibility pilot study” led by Dr. Nadav Schwartz.

Dr. Hart, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics & Health Policy, is leading a project to better understand the needs of youth who are informal caregivers for ill or disabled family members. She will be working with Dr. Victoria Miller at CHOP and collaborators at Mastery Charter Schools and Temple University’s Intergenerational Center.

Dr. Schwartz, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is leading a pilot study to evaluate a novel telehealth solution for remote, in-home fetal non-stress tests for monitoring high-risk pregnancies. He will be working with Drs. Rebecca Hamm and Meghan Lane-Fall at Penn and Dr. Marjorie Mogul at the Maternity Care Coalition.

These proposals were selected from a highly competitive applicant pool. Congratulations to Dr. Hart and Dr. Schwartz!

The Community Engagement and Research (CEAR) Core of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) at the University of Pennsylvania has made pilot grant funding available for research with public and community health relevance since 2014.