Community Engagement Small Project Grants program awardees announced

The Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS) and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Health, Community and Policy, are happy to announce that five community-academic partnerships from South Texas have been awarded $5,000 grants as part of the Community Engagement Small Project Grants program.

This program enables partnerships to develop activities that lead to the translation of research for public health benefit. Grants are available to newly developed or current partnerships with projects focused on research/assessment; education/training; and/or dissemination/communication of research results, program features or policy implications.

The 2024 awardees are:

  • Adolph Delgado, PhD, UTSA College for Health, Community and Policy
    • Project: What R We Doing with our Data: A Community-Academic Approach to Assessing HIV Data using RStudio
  • Doshie Poper, PhD, University of the Incarnate Word, Department of Criminal Justice
    • ​​​​​​​Project: Encountering the Other, Conversations with the Least of Thee: A Reassessment of Faith-Based Reentry
  • Joyce Turner, FNP, CHW, Lela Pharmacy
    • Project: ​​​​​​​CHW/RN Collaboration for Skill Expansion on Geriatric Specialty Populations
  • Jason Rosenfeld, DrPH, UT Health San Antonio Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics
    • ​​​​​​​Project: Nurturing Young Minds: When Brain Health Meets Art
  • Vidya Sharma, MA, RD, UT Health SA Translational Science PhD Program and UTSA College for Health, Community and Policy
    • ​​​​​​​Project: Project ECHO Nutrition & Brain Health Training for Primary Care Providers: A Stakeholder-Engaged SOARNet Study

The IIMS would like to thank all applicants for submitting proposals. The institute would also like to thank its Community Health Advisory Board members — Ann Salamone  of Rochal Industries, Kate Martin and Rhonda BeLue, UTSA College of Health, Community and Policy Health — for serving on the Grants Review Committee.

Click here for more information about the awardees.

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