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Community Collaborative Grants Program

Program Overview
This funding program supports community-university pilot research projects that address important health issues identified by Minnesota communities. Awards are designed to stimulate high-impact research, while building and sustaining long-term partnerships between U of M researchers and community representatives. CTSI can help interested applicants identify potential research partners, and will award a total of approximately $270,000 to up to 8 proposals from the latest application cycle (released January 2014; not currently accepting applications).

Application Instructions
This program is not currently accepting applications. Download the RFA from the previous application cycle. 

More Information
View materials shared at the Pre-Application Workshop:

2014 Grantees 

Improving Maternal and Child Health by Increasing Doula Support for Diverse Minnesota Women 
Mary Williams, RN - Everyday Miracles
Katy Kozhimannil, PhD, PMA -  School of Public Health

Impact of Complementary and Integrative Healthcare on Health and Wellbeing for Adults with Chronic Disease
Teri Verner, RN, DNP - Hennepin County Medical Center
Pamela Jo Johnson, PhD - Academic Health Center

Exploring Mental and Behavioral Health Outcomes Among Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence
Angela Lewis-Dmello, MSW - Domestic Abuse Project, Inc.
Lynette, Renner, PhD, MSW - School of Social Work

The Health Care Home in Supporting Chronic Disease Management: Understanding Team Member Roles and the Integration of Community Health Workers
Joan Cleary, M.M. - Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance
Elizabeth Rogers, MD, MAS - Medical School

Genomic Guided Assessment of Drug Therapy Effectiveness in Managing Hmong Adults with Hyperuricemia and Gout
Kathleen Culhane-Pera, MD, MA - West Side Community Health Services
Robert Straka, Pharm. D - College of Pharmacy

2013 Grantees

Load Experienced While Using a Stander in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Walter Trung, MD – Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Rajesh Rajamani, PhD – Mechanical Engineering

Respite Care: Effects on the Perceived Health and Health Care Utilization of Homeless Adults
Dawn Petroskas, PhD, RN – Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis
John Song, MD, MPH, MAT – Center for Bioethics/Medicine

Real vs Sham rTMS Combined with Conventional Therapy in Acute Stroke
Lars Oddsson, PhD – Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
James Carey PhD – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Integrating community-perspectives with decision modeling to address sexual health disparities in Greater Minnesota youth
Judith Kahn, MSW – Teenwise Minnesota
Eva Enns, PhD – Health Policy and Management

2012 Grantees

Personalized Early Intervention Program for Children with Behavior Disorders
Michael Bloomquist, PhD, LP – School of Medicine, Psychiatry
Joel Oberstar, MD – PrairieCare

Somali, Latino & Hmong Radio Stories about Children
Chrisa Arcan, PhD, MPH – School of Public Health, Epidemiology and Community Health
Kathleen Culhane – Pera, MD and Shannon Pergament, MPH – SoLaHmo/West Side Community Health Services

Holistic Stress Reduction Program for Children
Marilyn Calvert and Andrea Hoeppner – Compass Center for Healing

Using OnLine Learning to Improve Forensic Interview Performance with Child Victims
Jean King, PhD – Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development/Evaluation Studies
Jennifer Anderson – CornerHouse

Somali family and youth leadership intervention: pilot test
Cheryl Robertson, PhD, MPH, RN – School of Nursing
Sahra Noor and Bisharo Gardad – Somali Women’s Education Network

Understanding the medical and cultural contexts of diabetes self-management in a Latino population in rural Minnesota
Melissa Walls, PhD – School of Medicine, Duluth Campus
Jennifer Andrashko, Kent Cova-Suarez, and Jennifer Theneman – Open Door Health Center

Medical and financial impacts of cognitive screening in an elderly community population
Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, MD, PhD – School of Medicine, Neurology
Michael Rosenbloom, MD – HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research

Evaluation of mental health service delivery system for newly arriving refugees
Patricia Shannon, PhD – School of Social Work
Greg Vinson, PhD, MA - Centers for Victims of Torture

Does viewing 3D posture and center of gravity throughout posture modifying therapy improve patient experience?
Karen LaBat, PhD – Design, Housing and Apparel
Mark Wolf – Impact Physical Medicine

Transforming Evidence-based Obesity Guidelines into Clinical Practice
Karen Monsen, PhD – Nursing
Kristin Erickson and Diane Thorson – Ottertail County Public Health

View Past Grantees 


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