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CDC Public Health Research: Health Protection Research Initiative Graduate Training Program Grant (T01)

In FY 2007, CDC awarded three graduate training program grants to institutions of higher education for $3.5 million. The purpose of this program is to continue existing graduate training program grants (T01) that are focused on health protection and support Master’s and Doctoral level training in order to ensure a continuing supply of well-trained scientists prepared to lead and conduct cutting-edge public health research. A two-year cycle grants were awarded in FY 2007 to the current recipients of the initial OPHR graduate training grants funded in FY 2004 under the RFA-CD-04-003. This program uses the T01 award mechanism for competing renewal applications.


Individual funded projects include:

Adolescent Health Protection Research Training- Linda H. Bearinger, PhD, MS
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities developed an Adolescent Health Protection Research Training Program (AHPRT) with a priority focus on vulnerable youth, as a result of pressing national needs reflected in the Health People 2010. The program prepares health professionals from the fields of nursing, medicine, psychology, and public health nutrition, in adolescent health. The program has successfully recruited fellows from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups in order to expand a research focus on issues facing young people from underrepresented groups and minority communities. Currently, 19% of those enrolled in AHPRT are from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups. During the first three years of AHPRT trainees have developed research and translational skills through a common public health-oriented core curriculum grounded in an ecological model that focuses on prevention and health promotion through population-focused interventions with youth. Years 4 and 5 allow for continued support of current pre- and post-doctoral trainees while adding additional trainees to AHPRT. Project Abstract

Arcan C, Neumark-Sztainer D, Hannan P, van den Berg P, Story M, Larson NI. (in press). Parental eating behaviors, home food environment and adolescent intakes of fruits, vegetables and dairy foods: Longitudinal findings from Project Eat. Public Health Nutr.

Garcia C. Duckett L, Saewyc EM, Bearinger LH. (2007). Perceptions of health among immigrant Latino adolescents from Mexico. J Holistic Nurs. 25(6), 81-91.

Garcia C, Skay C, Sieving R, Bearinger LH, Naughton S. (in press). Examining relationships of family protective factors and mental health indicators among 9th and 12th  grade Latino adolescents. J Sch Health.

Neumark-Sztainer D, van den Berg P, Hannan PJ, Story M. (2006). Self-weighing in adolescents: Helpful or harmful? Longitudinal associations with body weight changes and disordered eating. J Adolesc Health, 39, 811-818.


Research Training in Health Protection and Preparedness- Marc N Gourevitch, MD, MPH
New York University School of Medicine

The goal of the New York University School of Medicine proposal is to solidify and evaluate the effectiveness of an innovative new program to train post-doctoral, physician fellows in health protection and preparedness research and create sustainable research linkages between academic institutions and front-line public health agencies. After a rigorous and focused curriculum in core public health disciplines and research methods, fellows work with one of a cadre of outstanding mentors investigating real-world challenges at the interface of medicine and public health. Organizational partners include the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, and the New York University Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response, allowing for a broad diversity in exposure to health protection and preparedness research as well as bidirectional transfer of experience and expertise. Six full-time fellows in the program graduated with a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from New York University School of Medicine in June 2007. Project Abstract


Gany F, Trinh-Shevrin C, Aragones A. (in press) Cancer screening and Haitian immigrants: The primary care provider factor. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.

Shah N, Aragones A, Gany F. Language proficiency and referral for screening colonoscopy in an urban immigrant population [Abstract]. Journal of General Internal
Medicine 2006; 21: s4.

Yin HS, Dreyer BP, Foltin G, van Schaick L, Mendelsohn, AL. (in press) Association of low caregiver health literacy with reported use of non-standardized dosing instruments and lack of knowledge of weight-based dosing. Ambulatory Pediatrics 2007.

Yin HS, Forbis S, Dryer BP. Health literacy and pediatric health. (in press) Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care 2007.


The Illinois Public Health Research Fellowship Program- Rosemary K Sokas, MD, MOH
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

The goal of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health is to continue to build the Illinois Public Health Research (IPHRFP) Fellowship Program to foster health protection research in preparedness and primary prevention across life stages. The program now in its third year supports 12 post-doctoral fellows and four pre-doctoral students. Of the 12 post-doctoral fellows, four completed the program and have left to pursue academic and/or research careers. Fellows participated in the Emergency Response Team that helped to meet the public health needs of Katrina evacuees and to evaluate that response. In 2007, fellows have authored 17 manuscripts that have been accepted for peer-reviewed publication. In the past two years, IPHRFP fellows made over 75 peer-reviewed scholarly presentations, and are developing solid multidisciplinary mentored research projects that have been directly influenced by advisory partnering public health departments. Project Abstract

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