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.

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