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Connecting Community Organizations to Local Researchers

Connecting Community Organizations to Local Researchers

Jan 7, 2021

Community-Driven Research Day (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.

This event is jointly sponsored by the following institutions: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Temple 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.

Register for the Virtual Event

The 11th Annual Community-Driven Research Day will be held virtually on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 10:00AM-12:30PM EST.

Theme: Resilience and Action to Improve Health

Registration Deadlines

Jan. 29, 2021: CDRD presenters
Feb. 3, 2021: CDRD non-presenters

Keynote Speaker:

Barbara Israel, DrPh

Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan's School of Public Health
Director, Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center
Read more about Dr. Israel here

To register and to learn more about presenting, click HERE.

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About CHBR

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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