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NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS AT CECR

CECR Associate Director  Named "Champion of Change" for Precision Medicine

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Elizabeth Cohn, RN, PhD, Associate Director of the Irving Institute's Community Engagement Cores Resource (CECR) was recognized by the White House on Wednesday, July 8, as a "Champion of Change" for Precision Medicine. 

Dr. Cohn's research focuses on the ethical and social issues at the intersection of precision medicine and health disparities. Her model for lab to living room translation promotes interactions between scientists and the communities they serve. Through this work she has developed an interactive graphic novel, a community education program on precision medicine, and a decision tool for community faith-leaders who are advising congregants on research participation. She is part of the leadership of the Communities of Harlem Health Revival, a member of the New York State Health Equity Council, a Fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine, and she mentors investigators in community-based and community-engaged research. 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CORE RESOURCE

The Irving Institute’s Community Engagement Core Resource (CECR) promotes health research that contributes to the health and well-being of our Upper Manhattan communities. CECR fosters community partnerships and participation in health research through educational, funding, and outreach opportunities. Our goal is to offer services and resources that leads to community involvement in health research.

CECR collaborates with several Irving Institute Resources including the Biomedical Informatics Resource, the Clinical Research Resource, the Regulatory Knowledge and Ethics Resource, as well as other CUMC centers and multi-sector stakeholders in northern Manhattan.

CECR fosters community-engaged research between CUMC researchers, multi-sector stakeholders, and the community at-large by:
  • (1) Providing educational, training, and funding opportunities
  • (2) Developing health-literate resources and services to facilitate recruitment and retention of research participants
  • (3) Providing informatics tools to promote community outreach, social networking, and research dissemination to community stakeholders
  • (4) Providing off-campus space for health research, education, and promotion activities
  • (5) Linking community residents to health research, information, and services

Site/Environment – information on Irving Institute resources and facilities appropriate for NIH’s Resource and Facilities Section.

LEADERSHIP

Ana Ana Abraido-Lanza, PhD
Co-Director, CECR
Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
afl7@columbia.edu


Rafael Rafael A. Lantigua, MD
Co-Director, CECR
Professor of Clinical Medicine
ral4@cumc.columbia.edu


Dr. cohn Elizabeth G. Cohn, RN, PhD
Associate Director, CECR
Assistant Professor of Nursing
ec2341@cumc.columbia.edu
   

CONTACT US

For more information on any CECR service or program contact Alejandra N. Aguirre, Senior Program Manager.

If you have a CUMC UNI, you may submit a request using our online system.

Staff

Alejandra N. Aguirre, MPH
Senior Program Manager
ana2104@cumc.columbia.edu
(646) 697-2272
Nayrobi Rivera, MPA
Project Coordinator
nr2538@cumc.columbia.edu
(646)697-2270
Dora Ventura
Administrative Clerk
dv2247@cumc.columbia.edu
(646) 697-2274

Location
Columbia Community Partnership for Health
390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10033
Map

Directions to CCPH
CCPH is located at 390 Fort Washington Avenue between, 177th and 178th Streets, across from the George Washington Bridge, in the Washington Heights section of northern Manhattan.

By Public Transportation
Subway - Take the A train to the 175th Street
Bus - Take the M4 bus to 177th Street

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 9:00a - 5:00p
Evenings & Weekends, upon arrangement
Health Library & Computer Lab: Monday - Friday, 9:30a - 4:45p

Telephone & Fax
Main Telephone: (646) 697-CCPH (2274) (if calling within CUMC dial 697-2274)
Fax: (212) 568-3453

Social Media
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   Accessibility
CCPH and its facilities are wheelchair accessible.

CITE THE GRANT
Funding for the Irving Institute, which supports CECR and CCPH, depends upon continued demonstration that outstanding research is being conducted and published using CECR services and facilities. We ask that you cite the grant on any publications related to your protocols that used CECR services and/or facilities. 

Required Language
“This publication was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through Grant Number UL1 TR000040, formerly the National Center for Research Resources, Grant Number UL1 RR024156. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.”