Dartmouth SYNERGY Announces 2018 Community Engaged Research Pilot Grant Award

Community Engaged Research (CEnR) awards emphasize the community’s critical role in developing and translating knowledge into improvement in health. Proposals required involvement of a community partner in all aspects of the study plan, from design and execution to interpretation and dissemination of results.

Following a review of letters of intent, SYNERGY invited three full applications for review. After a detailed review, the CEnR pilot proposal chosen for funding is:

“Foundations of Fitness: A Clinic-Community Partnership to Address Pediatric Obesity.”

Auden C. McClure, MD (PI, Department of Pediatrics and of Community and Family Medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute) and Diane Gilbert-Diamond, ScD (Co-PI, Department of Epidemiology and of Community and Family Medicine) have been funded to conduct this study in collaboration with community partner Shelby Gile (Co-PI, Executive Director of the Carter Community Building Association).

This study will assess whether a community-delivered lifestyle program offered in addition to primary care obesity management to promote child health is feasible, acceptable, effective, and easily implemented in a rural care setting.

Unique to Community Engaged Research, the review committee is balanced including membership of specially trained non-scientist community members serving alongside academic researchers. These community members contribute equally to the review of each proposal and ensure that the proposals address the intent and purpose of community-engaged research supported by SYNERGY. Please join us in congratulating the research team and community partner!

Read More: https://synergy.dartmouth.edu/community-engagement-pilot-grant