Community Driven Research Day 2024

via CHOP Center for Violence Prevention and CDRD

Community-Driven Research Day (CDRD) is a program that encourages collaboration between researchers and community-based organizations (CBOs)/community groups that have research questions they are interested in answering.

Through CDRD, Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and community groups interested in developing partnerships to conduct research participate in an interactive rapid presentation that highlights their mission, goals, and major accomplishments and displays research questions they are interested in answering to health and equity for their community members.

The 2024 Community-Driven Research Day will be held on February 9, 2024 in Philadelphia.  The event will open with a panel of past CDRD awardees and community-driven research experts presenting on effective community-academic collaborations. Following the panel discussion, CBOs and community groups will participate in an interactive poster session to highlight research questions of interest to researchers, public sector partners and others interested in community-academic partnerships.

The event is jointly sponsored by the following institutions: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University, Temple University College of Public Health, La Salle University, Thomas Jefferson University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

We are committed to community-based participatory research, which includes the basic tenet that both community partners and research partners are involved in all phases of research, allowing community capacity and related opportunities to be developed and sustained. The focus of CDRD is about making connections, and the CDRD organizing committee is willing to help facilitate connections.

Small grants are awarded to promising community partner-researcher collaborations annually through a competitive submission process.  

 

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

 

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ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Researcher readiness for participating in community-engaged dissemination and implementation research: a conceptual framework of core competencies

Shea et al., 2017 Translational Behavioral Medicine

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Glanz receives top honors in medicine and research

A Legacy in Ink and Impact

 

On November 17th, Dr. Glanz was joined by colleagues and guests at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia as she became a Fellow of the College of Physicians. This historic society, dating back to 1787, is dedicated to “better serving the public and lessening human misery.” Dr. Glanz’s signature now joins a legacy of medical luminaries, a testament to her exceptional contributions to the field.

Glanz joins many colleagues at Penn and in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology who are fellows, including Drs. John Holmes, Kevin Johnson, Ann O’Sullivan, and Dean Sara Bachman of the School of Social Policy and Practice.

 

Shining a Light on Women in Science

 

Dr. Glanz’s inclusion in Research.com’s ranking of Best Female Scientists 2023 is equally inspiring. Glanz was ranked as one of the Best Female Scientists for the 2nd year in a row!

The full details on their ranking process can be found on their website, where Dr. Glanz was ranked 546 out of 166,880 female scientists. Sixteen women at the University of Pennsylvania are also on the list.

The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of top female scientists in the world is based on data acquired from a wide range of bibliometric sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist’s overall H-index.

This ranking of best female scientists in the world comprises of leading female scientists from all key areas of science. It was based on a detailed analysis of 166,880 profiles.​

 

Health Behavior: Theory, Research, and Practice, the book for which Dr. Glanz is the lead Editor, has been cited 11,170 times (3rd edition, 2008). This speaks volumes about the book’s impact, which plays a major role in shaping the way we approach understanding health-related behavior and empowering individuals to make informed choices about their well-being. See the list of some of her most-cited publications at the bottom of her profile page on Research.com.

These honors are not just accolades; they are testaments to Dr. Glanz’s many productive years of work and her unwavering dedication to improving health through research.

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ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Researcher readiness for participating in community-engaged dissemination and implementation research: a conceptual framework of core competencies

Shea et al., 2017 Translational Behavioral Medicine

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Two CEAR-funded pilot projects continue to make an impact

In 2021, Dr. Nadav Schwartz (Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology) received a CEAR Core Pilot Grant to study the feasibility of remote fetal monitoring for high-risk pregnancies. The team has gone on to receive an NICHD-funded R01 to further expand this research, which has the potential to improve access to care for underserved and disadvantaged women. Schwartz notes that the CEAR-funded work was instrumental in the planning and design of their larger trial. For more information, see their recently published Research Letter in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

 

Sara Jacoby, MPH, MSN, PhD (Associate Professor of Nursing) Sara Solomon, MPH (Penn Injury Science Center Deputy Director), and community-based organization ACHIEVEability. received a Community Driven Research Day grant in 2022. The team evaluated the implementation of the 60th Street Strong Coalition and developed data systems to assess the program’s initial impacts on gun violence and youth. The team has since received grants from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, PNC (Racial and Social Justice grant), the Eagles Foundation, and Wells Fargo to further their research efforts in minimizing gun violence impact on youth.

CDRD Pilot Grants at Penn are co-funded by CEAR Core of ITMAT and the Penn Center for Public Health.

Pilot Grant Awards for 2023-2024

The Community Engagement and Research Core (CEAR) at the University of Pennsylvania has awarded pilot grant funding for 2023-2024. Two projects were selected to receive funding through the CEAR Pilot Grant Program, and one project was selected to receive funding through Community Driven Research Day and will be co-funded with Penn Center for Public Health (formally Center for Public Health Initiatives, CPHI)

 

CEAR pilot grant recipients:

Screening for Nutrition in Oncology Settings for Underserved Rural Communities with Food Insecurity and Social Determinants of Health Challenges

  • Tamara Cadet, PhD, MPH (Associate Professor, Social Policy & Practice)

 

Health Care Use Among Patients Newly Insured via Hospital-Based Insurance Linkage

  • Elinore Kaufman, MD, MSHP (Assistant Professor, Surgery)

 

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.

 

CDRD pilot grant recipient:

The Preparation and Pilot Implementation of HOPE-ish: A Mental Health Awareness Program

 

Community-Driven Research Day (CDRD) is a program that encourages collaboration between researchers and community-based organizations (CBOs)/community groups that have research questions they are interested in answering.

Request a Consult

Submit a consultation request using our online form.

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Researcher readiness for participating in community-engaged dissemination and implementation research: a conceptual framework of core competencies

Shea et al., 2017 Translational Behavioral Medicine

VIEW MORE

Call for Proposals – Connecting Penn Research to Communities

The Community Engagement and Research (CEAR) Core of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT) at the University of Pennsylvania is sponsoring a pilot grant program to fund small-scale and developmental research with public and community health relevance. This year’s priority themes are cancer risk and cancer prevention. We are especially interested in receiving applications under these themes but will also consider applications on other topics. We expect to fund 3-5 projects in the range of $5,000 to $20,000.

Learn more HERE

Call for Proposals – details HERE

Application due date: March 24, 2023 by 5pm

Research Readiness Day 2023

Research Readiness Day

Research Readiness Day (RRD) is designed as a complement to CDRD to prepare participants to develop community-academic partnerships. RRD is a technical assistance event for CBOs and community groups interested in learning more about effective community/academic research partnerships.

This is a great opportunity for community organizations that presented posters at CDRD to gain technical assistance in developing their CDRD proposal.

RRD 2023 will be held virtually on February 16, 2023 from 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Learn more here.

Click here to register.

Community Driven Research Day 2023

  

via CHOP Center for Violence Prevention

Through CDRD, Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and community groups interested in developing partnerships to conduct research participate in an interactive rapid presentation that highlights the organization’s/group’s mission, goals, and major accomplishments, as well as display research questions that they are interested in answering about how we can advance health and equity for their community members.

The 2023 Community-Driven Research Day will be held on January 26, 2023 from 9:30am – 12:30pm in the DiPiero Grand Meeting Room (Room 221) at Drexel University’s Gerri C. LeBow College of Business on 3220 Market Street, Philadelphia PA. To open the event, a panel of past CDRD awardees and community-driven research experts will present on effective community-academic collaborations. Following the panel discussion, CBO’s and community groups will participate in an interactive poster session to highlight their research questions of interests to researchers, public sector partners, and others interested in community-academic partnerships.

The event is jointly sponsored by the following institutions: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Temple University College of Public Health, Thomas Jefferson University, and The University of Pennsylvania.

We are committed to community-based participatory research, which includes the basic tenet that both community partners and research partners are involved in all phases of research, allowing community capacity and related opportunities to be developed and sustained. The focus of CDRD is about making connections and the CDRD organizing committee is willing to help facilitate connections.

Small grants are awarded to promising community partner-researcher collaborations annually through a competitive submission process.  

REGISTRATION for 2023 is closed.

See highlights from the event HERE.

Community Driven Research Day pilot grant awards for 2022-2023

The Community Engagement and Research Core (CEAR) and Penn Center for Public Health (formally Center for Public Health Initiatives, CPHI) at the University of Pennsylvania have awarded pilot grant funding for 2022-2023. Two projects were selected to receive funding.

Evaluating the gun violence prevention potential of the 60th Street Strong Coalition
Building capacity to address equity in sexual health and wellness among transgender and gender nonbinary communities in Philadelphia

Community-Driven Research Day (CDRD) is a program that encourages collaboration between researchers and community-based organizations (CBOs)/community groups that have research questions they are interested in answering.

Call for Proposals: Connecting Penn Research to Communities

The Community Engagement and Research (CEAR) Core of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) at the University of Pennsylvania is making pilot grant funding available for research with public and community health relevance. We are especially interested in proposals that address prevention and management of heart disease and cancer risk.

This call for proposals is open to faculty and postdocs with significant public and community health-related experience at Penn and is intended to:

  • Foster interdisciplinary research in public health at Penn that will have meaningful results at the community level.
  • Assist in garnering external support for large-scale studies in the field of public health.
  • Encourage additional faculty and staff at Penn to become involved in public health research.
  • Identify the innovative methodologies in the field of public health that have the potential of informing local, state, and national policy and programming.

Click HERE for the Call for Proposals.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications for the 2022-2023 funding cycle are due Thursday, April 7, 2022 by 5pm for a June 1st, 2022 start date.

Any questions should be directed to Krista Scheffey (krista.scheffey@pennmedicine.upenn.edu).

CEAR Core also awards pilot grant funds through Community-Driven Research Day (CDRD). Community-Driven Research Day is a collaboration between community groups and researchers at Penn, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Temple University, Drexel University, and Thomas Jefferson University. CDRD is an opportunity for members of community organizations and academic researchers to come together to meet and discuss potential collaborations and community-academic partnerships.

 

2022 Community Driven Research Day – January 27

Community-Driven Research Day (CDRD) encourages collaborations between researchers and community-based organizations (CBOs) and community groups who have research questions that they are interested in answering, specifically in ways that address social determinants of health. The 12th annual CDRD will take place virtually on Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 9:30am-12:30pm EST.

Through virtual presentations in themed breakout sessions, CBOs and community groups will highlight their questions to CDRD participants, who will include area nonprofits, community groups, public sector partners, and researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, The University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Drexel University, Thomas Jefferson University, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. CBOs, community groups, academic researchers, and students will be able to virtually meet and discuss mutually-beneficial collaborations around the 12th Annual CDRD theme of “Advancing Health and Equity Through Community-Academic Partnerships.” 

Following CDRD, a competitive pilot grant program supports partnerships formed as a result of participation in CDRD between academic researchers and community-based organizations. The eight $10,000 grants are limited to faculty of The University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University, Thomas Jefferson University, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine who have significant community health-related research experience, and are working in collaboration with community partners who present at CDRD.

CDRD Details & Additional Information

The 12th Annual CDRD will be held virtually on Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 9:30am-12:30pm EST. Registration is now open for both presenters and attendees.

Call for Submissions: CBOs and Community Groups

CBOs and community groups interested in developing partnerships to conduct research are urged to participate in an interactive virtual poster presentation that will highlight the organization’s/group’s mission, goals, and major accomplishments. Posters/Powerpoint will also display questions that they are interested in answering about partnering for healthy and safe communities.

Submissions are due by Monday, January 10, 2022. Click here to apply to present(link is external).

Register to Attend: Non-Presenting Participants

All non-presenting individuals interested in attending Community-Driven Research Day, including academic faculty, staff, students, lay community members, and representatives of non-academic institutions should register by Thursday, January 20, 2022. Click here to register(link is external).

Click here to access the 2022 CDRD flyer.(link is external)