May 2012

Community Grant Winners Announced

Dr. Nicole Vaughn and Rev. Carey Davis were awarded this year’s annual Community grant for their ability to show commitment to community-based participatory research in their submission entitled, “Understanding How to Support and Build Resilience within Community Leaders.”

The Drexel University School of Public Health received the award over sponsoring academic institutions Temple University, University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. All four organizations are part of the Philadelphia Collaborative Violence Prevention Center. With this grant, Drexel’s pilot program will collect initial data, analyze secondary data, and test research methodologies as a means to attract the support of larger, external funding sources in order to foster interdisciplinary, community-based research.

With this award, the School of Public Health is now considered a “Community Driven Research Day Scholar.” The school will have a year to develop innovative methodologies in health related research that have the potential of informing local, state, and national policy and programming before they are required to present results at the annual Community Driven Research Day scheduled to take place in Fall 2013.