The CPHI Digest
April 5,  2016
CPHI Events

Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, 1st Floor
3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

*This event has no pre-registration. Seats will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.*

Please join Penn Medicine Program for LGBT Health, The Center for Public Health Initiatives and Nurses PUSH in hosting Dr. John R. Blosnich in discussing the prevalence of trauma and adverse childhood events (ACEs) among LGBT individuals and its impact on health disparities.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Claire M. Fagin Hall Auditorium
418 Curie Blvd.

Join the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), and the Center for Public Health Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania to explore new ideas and opportunities for building financial health and well-being in the Philadelphia area. Speakers at this event will examine the intricate link between financial health and public health and will explore promising solutions for public health and community development stakeholders to work together in building financial well-being. Emphasis will be placed on social disparities and initiatives targeting low-income populations

Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Ten Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106
CPHI Fellows in the News

Senior Fellow & CPHI Director of Research Karen Glanz's recent publication is an analysis and commentary of the contributions of multiple disciplines to assessment and change of the built environment related to obesity/nutrition and physical activity

Senior Fellow Dennis Culhane says ending homeless is possible.


Associate Fellow Dominic Sisti heads a study that focuses on mental health care in the prison system. 

Associate Fellow and senior author David Grande finds that Penn's Innovative Community Health Worker (CHW) model, shown to reduce admissions and lead to better health outcomes for hospitalized patients, can now be used in outpatient settings. Senior Fellow Karen Glanz also co-authored this paper.

Want to become a CPHI Fellow?
CPHI welcomes new voices and representations from various sectors related to health. 
To become a Fellow, please visit our website and apply!

Other Public Health Events

Tuesday, April 5, 2016; 12;00 pm
Mobilization of Social and Medical Resources for Health: Practices of AIDS Patients in a Composite Care System in Uganda
Location: Africana Studies, Suite 330A, 3401 Walnut Street
Dr. David Kyaddondo,  a medical anthropologist and senior lecturer at Makerere University in Uganda, will present his work. RSVP

Wednesday, April 6, 2016; 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Health Equity and Addressing Social Determinants of Health
Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research, Auditorium, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.
This lecture, which is a part of Health Equity Week, will feature Keynote Speaker:  Georges C. Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association. 

April 14-15, 2016
Location: Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA
This two-day conversation will explore issues of safety and violence facing under-resourced urban communities. The Science of Safety for Our Cities conference will consider emerging research, funding approaches, the roles of policy and urban design in violence & injury prevention, and the importance of partnerships to produce science with greater impact. Register here.

Friday, April 15, 2016; 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Becoming the Healthiest City by 2032: Lessons Learned in Milwaukee...and Beyond
Location: Ritter Hall 100, Temple University, 13th and Montgomery (enter from Montgomery Street)
Temple University College of Public Health presents Dr. Magda Peck as she returns to her hometown for a presentation and discussion on what it really takes for major urban communities to achieve health and vitality for all women, children and families.  RSVP

August 15-19, 2016
Health Disparities Research Institute
Location: 6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 800, Bethesda, MD 20892
The program will support the development of individual research projects by promising scientists early in their careers and will stimulate research in the disciplines supported by science on minority health and health disparities. Read more . Apply by June 1, 2016
Innovations & Resources in the Field

Call for Proposals in Interdisciplinary Public Health & Community-Based Research 
The Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI) and the Community Engagement and Research (CEAR) core of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) at the University of Pennsylvania are collaborating on a pilot grant program to fund research with public and community health relevance. The mission and goals of each of these entities are aligned and the Calls for Proposals (CFP) are similar, so researchers can apply simultaneously to both programs if they meet the criteria of each entity. 

This call for proposals is open to faculty with significant public and community health-related experience at Penn and is intended to:
  • Foster interdisciplinary research in public health at Penn that will have meaningful results at the community level.
  • Assist in garnering external support for large-scale studies in the field of public health.
  • Encourage additional faculty and staff at Penn to become involved in public health research.
  • Identify innovative methodologies in the field of public health that have the potential of informing local, state and national policy and programming.
  Applications are due May 6, 2016 by 5:00pm.  Awarded grants will be in the range of $2,000 to $20,000.
All applications should be submitted electronically to Sarah Green (  Please see the attached call for proposals for complete details. 
Read more for criteria.
In case you missed the College of Physicians of Philadelphia Grand Rounds on February 17, 2016, here is a video recording of the presentation: Increasing Access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraception for Philadelphia Women.
Public Health Job & Fellowship Opportunities

Clinical (Instructional) Assistant Professor
Columbia, South Carolina
The Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior at the University of South Carolina (USC) Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH) is seeking applicants for a clinical (instructional) faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree in public health, health behavior, or a related social-science field, and experience teaching at an academic institution. Read more.

Policy Analyst
Los Angeles, California
The WORLD Policy Analysis Center (WORLD) at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH) seeks a Policy Analyst who will play a vital role within WORLD by enhancing global health and social policy research and policy capacity at UCLA's FSPH, as well as in translating our research findings into action at the global, national, and local levels. Read more.

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