José Alejandro Luchsinger-Stuart Appointed Director of the Irving Institute’s Community Engagement Core Resource
|The Irving Institute appoints José A. Luchsinger-Stuart, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), as Director of the Community Engagement Core Resource (CECR), as of June 2016.n this role, Dr. Luchsinger-Stuart will work in partnership with the Irving Institute’s Executive Leadership and CECR Co-Directors, Drs. Rafael A. Lantigua and Ana F.I Abraído-Lanza as well as Associate Director, Dr. Elizabeth Cohn, to lead the community engagement efforts of a new five-year grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Irving Institute received a $58.4 million grant from NCATS, the third and largest Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) bestowed to the Institute. Dr. Luchsinger will spearhead new education, training, community informatics, and recruitment programs to enhance the ability to engage broad community stakeholders in all phases of the translational research enterprise.|
In addition to his research, he is also the Vice Chair of the executive board of ARC XVI Ft. Washington, a major community based organization in northern Manhattan. He was the recipient of a community service award from a local community based organization (Riverstone) in 2014. Lastly, he is a practicing bilingual (Spanish, English) physician in the community of northern Manhattan. Dr. Luchsinger-Stuart is passionate about planning and conducting translational research in collaboration with the community of northern Manhattan.
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 training, funding, and outreach opportunities. We offer services and resources to fosters 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.
- (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.
|Jose A. Luchsinger-Stuart, MD, MPH
Associate Professor Medicine and Epidemiology
|Ana Abraido-Lanza, PhD
Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
|Rafael A. Lantigua, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
|Elizabeth G. Cohn, RN, PhD
Associate Director, CECR
Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholar
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.
|Alejandra N. Aguirre, MPH
Senior Program Manager
|Nayrobi Rivera, MPA
Columbia Community Partnership for Health
390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10033
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
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.
“This publication was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through Grant Number UL1TR001873, 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.”