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Community-Engaged Research

In the following video, Nancy M. Bennett, M.D., M.S., and director of the URMC Center for Community Health & Prevention, describes the Center and its connections to the Clinical & Translational Science Institute. Dr. Bennett provides examples of research-community partnerships supported by the Center, and lists types of support available to teams interested in community-engaged research.

Research Support

The Center for Community Health & Prevention facilitates access to a range of consultation services related to community-engaged research. Services are offered to ensure that investigators have support for both project development and to conduct studies in the community.

Guiding Principles

The Guiding Principles for Community-Engaged Research were developed by the University of Rochester Medical Center's Community Advisory Board and were approved in 2008.

Research Toolkit

This Research Toolkit is chock-full of helpful information and resources for researchers, clinical practitioners, and community members. Here, you'll find information about building collaborations, developing proposals, starting up a study, conducting and managing projects, disseminating and closing research, and resources for training.

Community-Based Participatory Research Training Program

This training program aims to train University of Rochester researchers (faculty, trainees and students) and community members in community-engaged research using community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles. The course offers an introduction from basic CBPR principles, to communication, funding, and sustainability. Through the program, participants will form relationships and research teams to co-develop and submit proposals for the CBPR Pipeline-to-Pilot Awards. 

The spring 2019 program had 10 graduates and participants formed three research teams.

The schedule for the next course is available now. Contact Indrani Singh for more information.