WORDOUT Research Dissemination Challenge winners (l to r): Rochel Tombosky, Rachel Sew, Sara Nevels, Erricka Hager, David Greve, Emily Anderson, Denise Hill, James Brown, Jennifer Jones, Jim Jackson, Mylynda Massart, Odell Richardson.
WORDOUT: Community Research Dissemination Challenge Precision Medicine:
GETTING THE WORD OUT – MAKING RESEARCH MATTER
The future of medicine is changing. No two people are the same so a “one-size-fits-all” way to treat diseases may not always be best. The Precision Medicine Initiative is changing that. It looks at your genes and your lifestyle and your environment to create a better picture of your overall health. Precision medicine aims to provide the right care, for the right person, at the right time.
The WORDOUT: Community Research Dissemination Challenge is an exciting opportunity for community organizations to offer creative ideas and innovative strategies to get the “word out” about precision medicine. Awardees will partner with Pitt researchers and clinicians who want to understand how community wants to learn about precision medicine. What is most important? What questions do they have? How do they see precision medicine affecting their health and treatment options?
Research dissemination is focused on spreading information and knowledge gained through research that many people can understand. Research findings can take up to 17 years to reach communities. This is too long! By partnering together, communities can hear about the latest research and best practices that affect the health of those they care about. This understanding can encourage people to use the best practices and make the best decisions about their health. Ultimately, this can build healthier communities.
The Community PARTners Core of the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) bridges relationships between community organizations and researchers.
The WORDOUT: Community Research Dissemination Challenge awarded three $10,000 grants.
Organizations receiving grants are Giving it Forward Together (GIFT), Pittsburgh Community Services, Inc. (PCSI), and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Family Support Centers. Throughout 2018, these three organizations will work the CTSI and the All of Us Pennsylvania Research program to disseminate information on precision medicine and engage diverse communities about current research through All of Us.
With any questions or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jennifer Jones, MPH, Community Engagement Senior Coordinator, at 412-864-3472.