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Temple Announces New Community Partnerships

Temple University’s College of Public Health (CPH) has announced recipients of pilot grants related to Community Driven Research Day (CDRD), an annual event held this past February.

For the past six years, CPH has participated in, and twice hosted, CDRD. The event brings together researchers and community organizations, both looking for mutually beneficial relationships that can improve community health. This year’s participants included area non-profits, community groups, public sector partners, and researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, The University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Drexel University, Jefferson University and other local academic institutions.

Temple faculty are encouraged to attend CDRD, meet community partners and submit grant requests to work with those organizations.

“The primary focus of chosen grants is not just on scientific merit but the strength of academic community partnerships, well defined roles and feasibility of accomplishing goals are extremely important,” according to Ms. Alice Hausman, senior director of the Office of Practice and Engagement at CPH.

After a rigorous review process following the last CDRD, the following three projects were selected for funding for one year: