Community-Driven Research Day

Community-Driven Research Day (CDRD) is a program that encourages collaboration between researchers and community-based organizations (CBOs)/community groups that have research questions they are interested in answering.

CDRD

Through CDRD, Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and community groups interested in developing partnerships to conduct research participate in an interactive rapid presentation that highlights the organization’s/group’s mission, goals, and major accomplishments, as well as display research questions that they are interested in answering about how we can advance health and equity for their community members.

The event is jointly sponsored by the following institutions: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Temple University College of Public Health, Thomas Jefferson University, and The University of Pennsylvania.

We are committed to community-based participatory research, which includes the basic tenet that both community partners and research partners are involved in all phases of research, allowing community capacity and related opportunities to be developed and sustained. The focus of CDRD is about making connections and the CDRD organizing committee is willing to help facilitate connections.

Small grants are awarded to promising community partner-researcher collaborations annually through a competitive submission process.

CDRD 2022
Thank you to all participants of CDRD 2022, which was held on January 27, 2022 with a theme of Advancing Health and Equity Through Community-Academic Partnerships.

 

2022 Academic Institution Keynote Speaker

Melicia Whitt-Glover, PhD

Melicia Whitt-Glover, PhD

President and CEO, Gramercy Research Group

Executive Director, Council on Black Health

Read more about Dr. Whitt-Glover here.

CDRD Information

2022 CDRD Flyer

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Call for Proposals, Submission, Selection

All attendees of the 2022 CDRD receive the "Call for Proposals" via email. Applicants are limited to community-based organizations that presented during the 2022 CDRD event on January 27 in partnership with a faculty member, student (with a faculty mentor), or postdoctoral fellow from a sponsoring institution. Sponsoring Institutions include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Temple University College of Public Health, Thomas Jefferson University, and The University of Pennsylvania.

Call for Proposals Flyer

Questions? Please Contact Us

2021 Awardees
Previous Awardees

Watch academic researchers and community partners share about the collaborative research projects that stemmed from Community-Driven Research Day.

A Domino Effect: Understanding the Impact of the Opioid Crisis on African American Older Adults


Utilizing Community-based Participatory Research to Implement Sustainable IPV Screening Practices


Perceptions of African Americans About Their Participation in Clinical Trials


 

Research Readiness Day

Research Readiness Day (RRD) is designed as a complement to CDRD to prepare participants to develop community-academic partnerships. RRD is a technical assistance event for CBOs and community groups interested in learning more about effective community/academic research partnerships.

This is a great opportunity for community organizations that presented posters at CDRD to gain technical assistance in developing their CDRD proposal.

Thank you to all who attended RRD 2022, which was held on February 10, 2022.

RRD Information

Topics Covered at RRD
  • Basics of community-academic partnerships
  • Developing and refining a research question
  • Finding connections
  • Pitching your idea
  • Beginning to build a proposal
  • Working with participants
  • Navigating the IRB
2022 RRD Flyer

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