Awards and Announcements

HDRC director honored with the Shadow of a Leader award

Christine L. M. Joseph, Ph.D. director of the Health Disparities Research Collaborative received the 2013 Shadow of a Leader award. This award is given to leaders who consistently go out of their way to make a positive difference in the workplace.

HDRC director honored for web-based asthma program

In July of 2012, Health Disparities Research Collaborative director Dr. Christine Joseph and staff were awarded the American Heart Association NOVA Award: Web-based asthma management for urban teens for the Puff City program. AHA NOVA Awards honored five programs based on their effective, collaborative programs focused on improving community health status. Puff City is a web-based asthma management program for urban teens.

HDRC members participating in the CRN Scholars Program

The Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN) consists of the research programs, enrolled populations, and data systems of 14 health maintenance organizations nationwide. The overall goal of the CRN, and the NCI initiative under which it was funded, is to use this consortium of delivery systems to conduct research on cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, long-term care, surveillance, and cancer communication and dissemination and implementation research. The CRN Scholars Program is a 20-month training activity that aims to help junior investigators develop research independence, specifically, being a PI on a successful investigator-initiated grant and/or being first author on a peer reviewed, published article reporting original research.

Participants of the Program develop grant applications and/or manuscripts through one-on-one mentoring by one of the co-directors of the Program and by participating in twice-monthly conference calls with their peers in the Program. They also work with a local research mentor. Additionally, the 20-month Program introduces participants to the people, resources and opportunities in the CRN, promoting research collaboration among CRN sites. The Program "curriculum" is based on principles of adult learning: participants identify their own needs and faculty act as facilitators.

  • 2007-2009: Dr. Andrea Cassidy-Bushrow, PhD, Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology
  • 2009-2011: Dr. Melody Eide, MD, Department of Dermatology and Dr. Christine Neslund-Dudas, PhD, Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology

Michael L. Pollock established investigator award (AACVPR)

Dr. Steven Keteyian, PhD, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, was selected as the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation's 2009 recipient of the Michael L. Pollock Established Investigator Award. The Michael L. Pollock Established Investigator Award is presented to an individual who has made significant advances in the field of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation through research contributions and has earned national prominence in his/her field through contributions in contemporary research. For additional details, please see the program for the 24th Annual AACVPR Meeting. Congratulations Dr. Keteyian!

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