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
 

This event is jointly sponsored by the following institutions: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Temple University, 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 2021
Thank you to those who attended the 11th Annual Community-Driven Research Day on Thursday, February 11, 2021. The 2021 CDRD theme was "Resilience and Action to Improve Health."

 

2021 Academic Institution Keynote Speaker

Barbara Israel, DrPh

Barbara Israel, DrPh

Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan's School of Public Health

Director, Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center

Read more about Dr. Israel here.

 

2021 Community Organization Keynote Speaker

Donele Wilkins

Donele Wilkins

President and CEO, Green Door Initiative

Read more about Donele Wilkens here.

 

CDRD Information

2021 CDRD Flyer

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Call for Proposals, Submission, Selection

All attendees of CDRD receive the "Call for Proposals" via email. Applicants are limited to community-based organizations that present a poster during the CDRD event 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, Thomas Jefferson University, and The University of Pennsylvania.

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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. The call for proposals is coming in February 2021.

Thank you to all who attended Research Readiness Day on Thursday, February 25, 2021.

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
2021 RRD Flyer

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