Jan 192012

The South Carolina Clinical & Translation Research Center for Community Health Partnerships (SCTR/CCHP) has announced three teams to be selected for the 2012-2013 Community Engaged Scholars Program. The 18-month program provides training and pilot funds for community and academic partners to conduct community-based participatory research (CBPR).  The goal of this program is to increase the capacity of community-academic partnerships to conduct research with mutual ownership of the processes and products.

Three teams have been selected to participate.  These teams represent academic disciplines from across MUSC and partners from various community sectors.  The teams that have been selected to participate are:

Community Partner: Carrie Whipper, Palmetto Project
Academic Partner: Carolyn Jenkins, College of Nursing, MUSC
Project Title: An Integrated Approach to Diabetes Management and Associated Complications at Low Country Food Bank Sites

Community Partner: Akeem Bell, Lowcountry Alliance for Model Communities (LAMC)/ Environmental Community Advisory Board Academic Partner: Kristen French, Department of Medicine, MUSC
Project Title: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in the Neck area of Charleston County: investigation of health disparities related to environmental exposures

Community Partners: Marvin Sineath, Alpha-1 Association; Lucinda Shore, Alpha-1 Association; Jim Quill, Alpha-1 Association
Academic Partners: Pamela Holtzclaw Williams, College of Nursing, MUSC; Charlie Strange, Alpha-1 Registry, MUSC; Dawn McGee, Alpha-1 Registry, MUSC; Michael Graves, Alpha-1 Registry, MUSC
Project Title: Application of CBPR Framework to Assess and Prioritize Socio-political Needs of an Alpha-1 Community

For more information on the Community Engaged Scholars Program and future Request for Applications, please contact Brandi White at whitbm@musc.edu or (843) 792-2215.

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