What is the Community and Collaboration Core?

Oct 2, 2023 | Conduits News, Edition 2

The goal of the Community and Collaboration (CC) core is to improve the health of individuals and communities across the lifespan by expanding community engagement across ConduITS and the CTSA Network.

The CC core does this by: 

  • ensuring that research is rooted in community concerns   
  • sustaining/scaling innovative engagement 
  • fostering collaborative multidisciplinary team science to advance clinical and translational science that improves the health of individuals and communities across the lifespan 

We aim to develop the capacity of community members and organizations to conduct research and to help researchers develop the knowledge and skills to work with community stakeholder partners in a way that meets the needs of all parties. 

Find out more about their work through: 

Community and Collaboration Core Team: 

Community Engagement Core Director: Maida P. Galvez, MD, MPH
Community Engagement and Children’s Health Lead: Nita Vangeepuram MD, MPH
Community Engagement and Life Course Approaches Lead: Sarah Evans, PhD, MPH
Community Engagement Program Manager: Crispin Goytia
Director, Anti-Racism Initiatives & Environmental Justice Partnerships, Educator and Mentor Lead: Luz Guel
Community Engagement and Evaluation Lead: Sofia Curdumi Pendley, PhD
Community Partnerships, Outreach and Education Lead: Terry Thompson, DHA, MPH   

ConduITS is supported by NCATS of the NIH’s CTSA Program. Any use of CTSA-supported resources requires citation of grant number UL1TR004419 awarded to ISMMS in the acknowledgment section of every publication resulting from this support. Adherence to the NIH Public Access Policy is also required.  

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