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.

Register for this public release webinar highlighting key takeaways from a new report on sunscreens. The report will also be available for download on August 9.

The Pool Cool program was conducted in hundreds of centers and pools across the United States when the research was under way. Most recently, we learned about The University of Kansas Cancer Center sponsoring the Pool Cool skin cancer prevention program at many pools in Kansas. 

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and the Abramson Cancer Center’s Cancer Control Program  are pleased to announce two upcoming talks by Jonathan Jackson, PhD.  Dr. Jackson is an Assistant Professor of Neurology & Psychiatry, and Executive Director of the Community, Access, Recruitment, & Engagement (CARE) Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Please register for the April 27 event, as the experts show how research is making a difference. Don’t miss the keynote by Kevin Johnson, MD, MS, FAAP, FAMIA, FACMI. Artificial intelligence has transformed many high-profile industries. How can we see similar impact in medicine?

DEADLINE EXTENDED! 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. 

On February 22, 2022,  Dr. Glanz presented to the Center for Childhood Cancer Research (CCCR) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The topic was the “Impact of Real-Time Incentives on Fruit and Vegetable Purchases and Diet.”

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.

On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, UPenn PRC director, Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, co-chaired an NIH (trans-NIH) workshop called Food Insecurity, Neighborhood Food Environment, and Nutrition Health Disparities: State of the Science.  It was presented virtually for three days, and had over 3,500 registered participants. 


Learn more and register for this 3-day workshop addressing food insecurity, neighborhood food environment, and nutrition health disparities.


Established in 2009, the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Health Behavior Research is an institution-wide collaborative effort, dedicated to conducting health behavior research, fostering advances in measurement of health behaviors, advancing the use of health behavior theory, and promoting collaboration among faculty, fellows and students. 



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