The Community & Urban Health Project Development Team (CUH PDT) works with investigators to increase academic participation and partnerships in translational research focused on improvement of health outcomes and sustainability in communities and urban environments.

Our committee of interdisciplinary researchers assists investigators in developing ideas/hypotheses into well-designed translational research proposals. The team serves as a “one-stop-shop” by providing investigators access to proposal development, pilot funding, biostatistics, IRB/regulatory support, and facilitation of collaboration with other investigators all in one meeting. CUH PDT proposals should be pertinent to the aims of the

Proposal Guidelines

CUH PDT proposals should be pertinent to the aims of the Center for Urban Health and be collaborative and translational in nature. An investigator may present at any point he/she thinks input from the CUH PDT would be helpful. This may be during the development of a concept/research idea or after drafting a formal proposal.

PDT Process

PDT members include a broad representation of researchers at IU/IUPUI interested in urban health issues. Each new proposal will be assigned a primary reviewer on the PDT, and every member will critically review the proposal prior to the meeting. The investigator(s) will have the opportunity to do a brief presentation regarding their proposal with ample time for questions and feedback from PDT members. This input will be unique given the interdisciplinary nature and specific expertise of the PDT. After each meeting, the investigator(s) will be given written feedback from the meeting and, if applicable, will be provided with an action plan indicating when the proposal will be next reviewed and/or funded.

Meeting Time

The CUH PDT meets the fourth Wednesday of each month from 2:00 – 3:30 pm.

Helpful Community Engagement Resources

1. Principles of Community Engagement (2nd edition) Complied by the Community Engagement Key Function Committee of the CTSA consortium

2. CBPR curriculum A website that provides valuable information about CBPR. Unit 1 explains the core principles of CBPR

3. CCPH CBPR materials

4. Community-Engaged Research: A Quick-Start Guide for Researchers

5. Community-Engaged Research with Community-Based Organizations: A Resource Manual for UCSF Researchers

6. References for Practicing Community-Engaged Research