Find the latest news from CEAR Core faculty and community stakeholders, including presentations, events, and awards.

Pilot Grants awarded to two recipients, helping communities thrive

June 8, 2021

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.

Watts named team leader in inaugural Projects for Progress 

May 18, 2021

The University of Pennsylvania announced its inaugural Projects for Progress prize recipients, which include three teams of Penn students, faculty, and staff. The teams, awarded up to $100,000 each to support their initiatives, all enhance and promote equity and inclusion in Philadelphia by addressing health care, education, and environmental justice, respectively.

CEAR Core Steering Committee member, Caroline Watts, is the team leader for “Bridging Gaps and Building Capacity: Student and Educator Supports for School Reopening in Learning Network 2.”

PDA Public Service Award Recipient, Dr. Joan I. Gluch

May 4, 2021

Joan I. Gluch, PhD, RDH, PHDHP, Chief of Penn Dental Medicine’s Division of Community Oral Health, has been honored by the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) for her public service to the community as the 2021 recipient of the PDA Public Service Award. The award recognizes her commitment to underserved communities through her insightful innovations to improve their oral health.

Dr. Glutch is a CEAR Core Steering Committee member.

2021 ITMAT Symposium

October 11-12, 2021

The 2021 ITMAT Symposium will again enlist outstanding speakers from the U.S. and abroad to address topics of direct relevance to translational science. The theme this year will be “Translational Science in a Pandemic World.”

The event will allow for virtual and in-person attendance. More details will be announced later this summer about the format.

Dates: Monday and Tuesday, October 11–12, 2021

Smilow Center for Translational Research
Rubenstein Auditorium and Lobby
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Call for Proposals

April 5, 2021

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.

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

Applications are due Monday, April 5th by 5PM. (CLOSED)

2021 Community Scholars Symposium and Pitch Presentation

March 22, 2021

This symposium offers insights into developing, pitching, and funding innovative project ideas that utilize community-academic partnerships, while offering an opportunity for networking among the community, academics, and grant-makers. Pitches are judged by a panel of funders and academics and the top three presenters will receive a financial award.

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

Shea et al., 2017 Translational Behavioral Medicine